Wake Plastic Surgery is an AAAASF-certified surgical center that offers massage therapy including Lymphatic Flow Massage, which may aid surgical patients during recovery. We are very excited to be able to offer this beneficial treatment to all our non-surgical patients as well.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment that helps relieve tension in the body. There are many different styles and techniques of massage therapy, including, but not limited to, light pressure, deep pressure, therapeutic, medical, and hot stone.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Our body holds onto stress and injuries, which can present themselves in many uncomfortable ways. Massage therapy is an excellent tool for relaxing the body and mind, creating mobility in tight areas, increasing circulation, decreasing anxiety, and promoting a healthy balance in the body.
What You Can Expect During and After Your Massage
Your massage will primarily focus on relaxation and the treatment you prefer. Before your massage, your therapist will speak to you about any issues or injuries you may have and will ask if you have anything you would like your therapist to focus on during your therapy. Your therapist will want to make sure you are comfortable throughout your time together, so please be sure to voice any concerns or suggestions you may have before, during, or even after your treatment.
After your massage, please try to make time to relax and, most importantly, drink lots of water!
Lymphatic Flow Massage
60 minutes – $160
Lymphatic Flow Massage helps circulate immune cells throughout your body, rhythmically moving congested lymph fluid, and helping reduce inflammation. This massage flows with the pathways of the lymphatic vessels and ducts towards the lymph nodes. The specific strokes for Lymphatic Flow Massage increase the absorption and transportation of excess fluid. This gentle treatment is therapeutic because it boosts your immune response and equally calms the nervous system.
Lymphatic Flow Massage is a recommended therapy after any surgical procedure, but it is equally effective for anyone wanting to reduce edema or inflammation. Studies have shown great responses to this kind of manual therapy, as it works with the body to create self-healing and enlighten the body’s response to create natural balance.
When performed during the initial four to eight weeks of post-op/injury recovery, Lymphatic Flow Massage will help reduce the pain and swelling. This massage technique promotes healthy circulation. It is coupled with a warm massage table and a cool roller for moving around any scarring, and your therapist will tailor it to your specific needs.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help improve*
- Athletic injury
- Auto-immune disorders
- Bloating and indigestion
- Cancer treatment side effects, as well as recovery from radiation, mastectomies, lumpectomies, lymph node removal, and neuropathy
- Cellulite appearance
- Lymphatic pooling (swelling) in the ankles and feet
- Nervous system disorders
- Surgery (both pre- and post-surgical procedures), including facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift, chin augmentation, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation
- Thyroid issues
*Medical disclaimer – These are statements based on research. In no way will these sessions diagnose and override a doctor’s or provider’s diagnosis.
60 minutes – $120 | 90 minutes – $160
Pain patterns radiate, and they are deeply rooted. This session targets trigger points and helps to release problem areas. Examples of radiating pain include sciatica pain, tennis or golfer elbow/wrist, jaw pain that travels down the neck, lower back pain, and a myriad of other issues. Depending on how long the body has been holding this pain pattern, the release can be instant or take a few sessions to work out. This massage uses deeper pressure coupled with range of motion and stretching done by the therapist. Often, the client gets off the table feeling “lighter,” expressing that the heaviness of the congested areas have shifted or are completely released.
60 minutes – $110 | 90 minutes – $140
This style of massage is classically known as a Swedish Massage. Long, slow strokes calm the body as you float into relaxation. There is no deep work in this session. The gentle, rhythmic motions allow release in the body and bring peace to the nervous system. This may sound like an earned treat, but it is vital to keep your body stress free to achieve optimal body functioning. Anxiety, stress, heart conditions, neurological conditions, and poor circulation are only a few issues that gentle massage can treat.
Athletes Best Friend – Lower Body Therapy
60 minutes – $120
The body holds stress from our habits. Whether you sit at a desk all day or run 10 miles, the lower back, deep abdominals, hip flexors, glutes, knees, and legs hold pain patterns. These patterns often stem from pinpointed issues that your therapist can find by stretching and focusing just on the lower body. The therapist will offer stretches and ‘homework’ for you to do at home so your healing and mobility can continue to improve after you leave.
Stress Be Gone – Upper Body Therapy
60 minutes – $110
Most of us hold daily stress in our shoulders and neck. This congestion of the upper body can create pain just by trying to turn the head from side to side. A stiff cervical spine can stimulate headaches. These issues can be helped by specific attention to the upper body. Stunted range of motion in the arms and shoulders sometimes can be eliminated by treating issues that are in the chest, between the shoulder blades, or under the armpits. This massage will include stretching, range of motion, and deep and light pressure, depending on your preference. You will be offered stretches to help the specific areas that need to continue to heal for your best healthy mobility.
I Lava You – Hot Stone Massage
90 minute – $160
Heated Basalt stones are strategically placed on the body. Coupled with a specially blended oil, the therapist will use the stones to glide over muscles and warm you deeply. Long, slow strokes help promote relaxation as the heat permeates into the muscles and allows deep release without using deep pressure. This massage is slow and mellow.
MedSpa Signature Massage*
60 minutes – $120 | 90 minutes – $160
Create a therapy that works best for you by picking from the different styles, stretches, and releases we offer. This unique massage will have your fingerprint on it, and we can document it so you can enjoy it every time you come for therapy. The MedSpa Signature is the only session that will add extra focus towards foot and or hand care if that is what you would like to add.
*Excludes body scrubs and full body hot stone therapy