How to Decide the Frequency of Lymphatic Drainage Treatments. Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle and non-invasive form of body work that can be especially helpful for those who suffer from common colds, cellulite and skin problems. Lymphatic drainage stimulates the entire lymphatic system and is thought to boost metabolism, boost the immune system and help the body to eliminate toxins. An important part of treatment for both the client and the practitioner is deciding the frequency of sessions.
Determine the frequency of lymphatic drainage sessions by first inquiring about regular exercise habits. Exercise stimulates the lymphatic system and helps to detoxify the body, meaning that people who lead sedentary lifestyles will require more treatments than others. For example, a person who is required to rest in bed may require one or two sessions per week, while a person who exercises three or more times a week may only need one a month, or even every two months.
Schedule a series of lymphatic massages after a period of time that you have been sedentary, for example, after healing from surgery or injury. In this case, you may only need three or four sessions to help get things flowing again.
Use lymphatic drainage massage if you have noticed a slow down in your metabolism. Often when people lose a lot of weight over a period of time, they may reach a plateau. This is not necessarily because they should exercise more or eat less, rather it can be a blockage in the lymphatic system. In this case, a person should schedule a serious of sessions and continue treatment until they notice a change in metabolism.
Treat yourself to one or two lymphatic drainage sessions every three months if you experience a high frequency of common colds, allergies or headaches. Regular lymphatic drainage can help manage your symptoms and boost your immune system.
Get regular lymphatic massage to treat and prevent cellulite and help to manage skin disorders. In this case, you should discuss massage with your practitioner and your dermatologist, as the frequency of sessions will depend on the severity of your skin problem.