Promotes healing

Lymphatic Massage

Developed to manage fluid balance in the body and support the immune system.

Have you recently had a surgery that has left you swollen, stiff, and sore? Do you live with the chronic swelling of lymphedema?

Do you have fibromyalgia and experience flare-ups with deeper pressure massage? Are you looking for a natural way to manage sinus and allergy symptoms?

Book a lymphatic massage to help ease your symptoms.

Light and rhythmic, lymphatic massage, also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, feels relaxing while it does its work. Instead of targeting the muscular system like in a typical massage, the therapist focuses on the surface layers right below the skin to draw the lymphatic fluid towards the lymph nodes. At the lymph nodes, the immune system checks everything out to keep the body safe and healthy.

Pre and Post-Op

A full body lymphatic massage can help the body prepare for surgery.

After surgery, a series of sessions can support your healing process. At first, sessions will target any swelling or bruising. The therapist will work with a very light pressure to pull the swelling fluid through the lymphatic system so that you eliminate it naturally. We do not push fluid to drains or incision sites. Many people also feel an ease in pain and stiffness post-massage.

As healing progresses, we can help realign scar tissue that forms after your procedure. We work with clients undergoing orthopedic or plastic surgery.

Allergies & Sinus

Many people find this style of massage helpful for relieving sinus pressure. Especially those looking for natural ways to find comfort. Lymphatic massage to the face and head can help get things moving. Used alone, or integrated into a therapeutic massage, this technique can help provide some temporary relief.

Chronic Pain

Some research indicates that lymphatic massage can ease stiffness in people who have fibromyalgia. Its gentle nature makes it a good fit for those who don’t tolerate a lot of pressure. Similarly, some migraineurs show improvement with the addition of this type of work.

Chronic Lymphedema

Chronic lymphedema is a long-term condition often presenting as swelling in the extremities.  Lymphedema often develops after cancer treatment, like lymph node radiation or removal, even many years after the fact.  It can also develop after other surgeries, or due to genetic abnormalities within the vascular or lymphatic systems.  If you are suffering from chronic lymphedema, you should be working with your doctor, in addition to a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), to develop a protocol to manage your condition.  We are currently creating a program to help people with Stage 1 & 2 lymphedema.

Lymphatic massage is just one part of treating chronic lymphedema.  Self-care, compression and bandaging, and lifestyle modifications are crucial components to managing this life-long condition.  If you are experiencing any of the following, please obtain your doctor’s permission before scheduling lymphatic massage:

  • Chronic lymphedema
  • Chronic congestive heart failure
  • Chronic renal kidney failure
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Lymphedema due to cancer treatment


Many people say that Lymphatic Massage “flushes toxins” out of the body. We kind of hate this phrase as inaccurate marketing speak. The system constantly works to keep itself in balance. However, lymphatic massage was developed to enhance the body’s natural ability to process fluid, foreign bodies, and cellular waste through the immune system. And also manage swelling.

Although we offer lymphatic massage for the aforementioned needs, we do not currently offer Lipossage or Complete Decongestive Therapy for advanced lymphedema management (beyond Stage 2.)

When not to get a lymphatic massage

Lymphatic massage uses the body’s own circulatory and urinary systems to help process cellular waste.  Some medical conditions cause increased stress these systems, and due to increased risk for complications, we are unable to perform lymphatic massage if you have any of the following (you may be able to receive other types of massage – please consult your doctor) :

  • Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system)
  • Undergoing active cancer treatment
  • Acute congestive heart failure
  • Arterial insufficiency or other arterial condition
  • Acute renal kidney failure
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Blood clots
  • Cellulitis or other bacterial infection

Client Feedback

Revel is a wonderful caring kind healer and I couldn’t recommend them enough! It helped so much when my internal bruising wouldn’t go away after top surgery and helped so much with the pain!

– RK

I’ve been receiving lymphatic drainage massages after 360 lipo and bbl.  Grace has made me feel very comfortable.  The environment is very relaxing, and everytime I leave I feel 100% better as far as soreness and skin tighting.  Amazing!

– SS

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