lymphatic drainage therapist
Sylvia is a successful certified massage therapist and certified manual lymphatic drainage therapist.
In the course of the last 20 years Sylvia has established herself in the spa industry as a General Manager and later promoted to Salon and Spa Director. A graduate from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and certified through the highly regarded Dr. Vodder. Sylvia has successful hands-on experience providing comfort and care massage for pre and post-operative patients. Due to her technical expertise and ability to create a calm, nurturing environment, she has been privileged to receive referrals from many of top San Diego Plastic Surgeons.
Sylvia is here to answer any questions you have about Manual Lymph Drainage and how you can benefit from its powerful immediate and long-term effects.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, as well as non-cancellations / no-shows, will be charged 50% of your scheduled treatment(s).
Booking Your Appointment
When scheduling an appointment, please notify us of any physical conditions, disabilities or allergies that we should be aware of.
Our highly trained professionals will discreetly drape you to respect your privacy and comfort at all times.
Gratuities are not included with any of our services or gift certificates. All gratuities are at the client’s discretion.
Any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances made by the client will result in immediate termination of the session, and they will be liable for payment in full of the scheduled massage appointment.
Gift certificate sales are final
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any side effects associated with MLD?
How do I know if my lymphatic system is clogged?
Is MLD painful?
Lymphatic drainage or lymphatic massage is a very gentle, hands on technique and should not be uncomfortable.
Will MLD physically push fluid out of my body?
NO. It's alarming that I've heard a number of people say they've had "lymphatic drainage" performed while standing with someone physically pushing fluid out of their incisions. Not only is this medically dangerous, but it's out of the scope of practice for massage therapy, and more than that, is NOT ACTUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE.
Can MLD help get rid of bruising?
Yes. Bruises are an accumulation of cellular debris and old red blood cells in the tissue. MLD significantly reduces healing time for bruises by cleansing the extracellular spaces where these substances are trapped.
How do I find the right manual lymph drainage therapist for me?
Manual lymph drainage is a form of manual therapy. The strokes performed are very specific and have to follow the anatomy of the lymphatic system. Lymph drainage based on the teachings of Dr.Vodder have been proven the most effective and are recognized in the medical community all over the world. Your therapist should have attended a school who teaches this method and holds regularly review classes for their graduates for stroke reviews and sharing of the newest knowledge in the field of lymphatic studies.
I have never heard of lymphatic drainage massage. Where did it originate?
The original method of lymphatic drainage massage (also known as manual lymph drainage or MLD) was developed by Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife in the 1930s, in Europe. MLD is very popular in Europe, especially Germany. Other types of lymphatic drainage massage have also gained popularity since that time.
What Happens during a MLD treatment?
The session begins, in a private and warm room, with taking details of your medical history and the reason for your visit. You will be asked to lie down on a therapist table and appropriate covering will be placed over you—to ensure complete modesty and comfort.
The treatment commences at the neck to clear the area and “make space” for lymph fluid to be drawn there, and subsequently processed through the lymphatic duct, for re-entry into the circulatory system.
The next part of the sequence will depend entirely on the particular needs of the individual. Your practitioner will assess your lymphatic circulation and determine the best pathways for draining lymphatic stagnation for your individual needs.
Depending on the treatment, the session will last 50-80 minutes.
MLD is NOT a form of massage.