Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Carolina Pintos brings
Massage techniques from Brazil

If you’re looking to improve your physical and emotional well-being, look no further than Brazilian Lymphatic Massages. Different from regular lymphatic massages, Brazilian Lymphatic Massages utilize a unique combination of techniques and an in-depth understanding of human anatomy. Practitioners, who are often university graduates, use this practice in hospitals to help individuals post-surgery, pregnant, or with cancer or compromised immune systems. This level of expertise and effectiveness is what makes Brazilian Facial and Body Lymphatic Drainage highly sought after by those looking to improve their well-being.

Speed Up Surgery Recovery & Optimize Outcomes

Improve Blood Circulation

Boost Metabolism

Boost The Immune System

Detox & Improve The Elasticity of Skin

Reduce Appearance of Cellulite

Reduces Scar Formation

Reduces Swelling & Fluid Retention

The lymphatic system is a vital part of the human body, responsible for circulating extracellular fluid. Its primary function is to transport substances such as interstitial fluid, toxins, hormones, proteins, and fatty acids back into the circulatory system. Unlike the circulatory system, which is powered by the heart, the lymphatic system relies on muscle contractions and physical activity to move fluid through the body. When the lymphatic system is impaired, fluid can build up in the tissue causing bloating and sluggishness as the body’s normal functions are delayed. This is why many doctors recommend lymphatic massages, a therapeutic technique that uses gentle, rhythmic strokes to stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluid and unblock congested areas, improving the function of the system. Lymphatic massage is particularly beneficial for those with lymphatic dysfunction or at risk of developing lymphedema, a condition characterized by fluid accumulation and swelling in the tissue. In addition to improving the function of the lymphatic system, it may also reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost the immune system, making it a valuable option for overall health and wellness.

 Full Body Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic massage is usually done using very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes, and it is often used to reduce swelling and improve the circulation of lymph fluid. Some people also use lymphatic massage to help with conditions such as lymphedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and stress-related disorders.

 $129 | 50 minutes 
In-Office Lymphatic Massage
$249 | 50 minutes
In-Home Lymphatic Massage

Our loyalty program gives you $25 OFF after every 3rd visit


Facial Lymphatic Drainage

Facial lymphatic massage is a specific type of lymphatic massage that is performed on the face. It is typically done with a gentle touch and focuses on the lymphatic vessels and nodes in the face and neck area. The goal of facial lymphatic massage is to help improve the appearance of the skin and promote overall facial health.

Overall, the main difference between facial and regular lymphatic massage is the specific area of the body that is being treated and the specific goals of the massage.

 $129 | 50 minutes 
In-Office Lymphatic Massage
$249 | 50 minutes
In-Home Lymphatic Massage

Our loyalty program gives you $25 OFF after every 3rd visit


Referred by 25 Doctors in Houston

Voted Best in Houston by

Lady TeeLady Tee
15:31 10 Nov 22
Amazing- three weeks post-op I went for first visit. I had some complications post surgery and was hospitalized for a week. So when I was going for... first massage my anxiety level was still high. I was in that mental space of what else could go wrong. When I called for appointment I was greeted with a very kind voice on the other end and she secured me a spot same day for that evening. My therapist was extremely kind and immediately put me at ease. The office was very clean and relaxing. She was very gentle and explained everything she was going to do. She talked and assured me I was on track with most patients they see at my stage. She also gave me information of a great place to go and get fitted for a faja. She listened attentively as ai expressed my concerns and the recent journey and experience. The owner was out that day due to her daughter being sick, but when I got settled in the room she called via FaceTime to chat with me and look at my surgical areas and gave recommendations on what techniques to do for me. I thought that was very professional and kind and showed she cared about her business and clients. My second appointment went just as well and I met Carolina in person that day. Again she assessed all my areas and recommended treatment plan. The office is a little ways out from me but I’m not going anywhere closer because of the attentiveness and awesome care they have given to me. I went to see my surgeon and reported how nice and professional they were. He said well be sure and let my front office know, we will definitely let our other patients know. If you just had surgery and looking for a place to start your lymphatic drainage massages , don’t look any further, trust me they are the best. I’m also in the medical field RN for 25 years and I’m very impressed at their bed side manner, knowledge and how they handle and cared for me. Very refreshing to find.read more
Yunnessa GarciaYunnessa Garcia
17:48 27 Sep 22
Carolina and her team are the only people I would trust with my post op treatments. Carolina is very knowledgeable and makes sure things are done... correctly and effectively for you as an individual and not generalize for every patient. They not only provide the best treatment per session, they also make sure to give at home recommendations or exercises, answer questions that I have during the week, and recommend the best products that can help me. They are truly people you can count on. The staff and environment is very welcoming and full of great energy. Emily in the front desk is the best ! She always work with my schedule for the best appointment times. I highly recommend booking in advance since the schedule fills up quickly!!(because they are the best!)read more
Piper LeePiper Lee
11:29 24 Aug 22
Very professional setting. Best post-op massage ever! Easy to get in contact with. I work in the cosmetic surgery industry and I Highly recommend... them for all you post op needs. Did my post lipo lymphatic massage the day after my surgery and these wonderful ladies took such good care of me. I came out a whole new woman.read more
Nikki KingNikki King
18:16 18 Aug 22
My first time ever receiving any form of post op therapy and I am so happy that I found Carolina Pintos Therapy. I was nervous, thought it would be... painful BUT quite the opposite. Very gentle and soothing. I felt so much better after my first session, I cannot say enough about my experience. The office is beautiful, calming, in a great location and the staff are all wonderful and a special thank you to Carolina, the owner, who I had the pleasant surprise of having conduct my session. She isn’t just the owner and therapist she is a guide on this journey. Her guidance and recommendations are priceless. She doesn’t just treat you, and send you on your way. She is absolutely a diamond, and to her office manager Emily!!!! Emily is so welcoming and helpful. I’m will be coming here for years to come.read more
Donna CropperDonna Cropper
15:27 18 Aug 22
Amazing therapy. I had no idea how badly I needed this. Abdominal surgery was years ago (2004 and 2007). I wish I had known about this then. I wish... doctors would prescribe this. I have a lot of scar tissue and this is working! Thank you!read more
Cameshia EmersonCameshia Emerson
14:25 18 Aug 22
Carolina and her staff are AMAZING!!! Customer service is great. Everyone is kind as well as knowledgable. The establishment is clean with elegant... decor.Now most importantly, they make miracles happen! I had a lot of scar tissue after surgery and due to that my massages were extremely uncomfortable. The massage therapists were patient with me and they ensured that I understood the necessity of each thing they did. They gave me advice regarding steps I could take a home to promote healing. They also catered to some of my preferences regarding positioning on the massage table.Over time, I visited three massage therapist. Each of them were thorough and efficient. Carolina checked in during each of my visits to ensure that I was healing properly.I also love the point system they use which offers you the opportunity to get a discount after multiple visits. I love this place and would HIGHLY recommend them!read more
emily andrewsemily andrews
16:32 27 Jul 22
I love going here. The staff is wonderful. They don’t make you wait long. Liz is my favorite. She and the other staff are trained so well to provide... the best care. They help and inform me of everything going on and why they focus on areas. I highly recommend going. Best place of therapeutic help I’ve been to.read more
Emily CainEmily Cain
16:27 27 Jul 22
Let me first start off by saying that I absolutely love coming here. The environment is always the best all of the therapist are so awesome. I love... Liz she's my favorite the in therapist and the fact that she's so knowledgeable and is always educating me is something that is always amazes me!read more

General Questions About Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Massage FAQs

Q: What is the lymphatic system and what is lymphatic massage or Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)?

A: The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help the body get rid of waste and toxins. The function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid that has the infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. The lymphatic system contains vessels (similar to the veins and capillaries of the circulatory system) which connect to lymph nodes and is where the lymph is filtered. Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels. This is why all patients that undergo surgery have a lymphatic system that is hyperactive, and this is why lymphatic drainage is recommended after having surgery.

Q: What is an lymphatic massage like?

A: After an initial consultation, you will undress, lie down on a massage table in the face-up position, covered modestly with a sheet. The atmosphere is the same as a massage treatment room with dim lighting and soft music. Although you are in a massage setting, it is important to understand that a lymphatic massage is a specific form of bodywork designed to efficiently move lymph fluid in your body. Manual Lymphatic Massage (MLD) is completely different from deep tissue, Swedish, or relaxation massage that you may be expecting or have had in the past. Stimulation of the Lymphatic System activates the parasympathetic nervous system producing an automatic physiological relaxation response. Many clients fall asleep. Only the area being worked on is undraped at any time. Gentle, rotating, pumping motions with the therapist’s hands and fingertips begin at the collarbone area, then focus on areas where there is a concentration of lymph nodes (the underarms, abdomen, groin, and back of the knees). The session always starts face-up position because most of the areas of lymph nodes that need to be decongested are located on the front of the body, although some surgeries do require the patient to turn side to side or face down for a short time if tolerated. Starting on the back (even for fat injections to the buttocks) would not be indicated because it is necessary to open up the major lymphatic areas on the front of your body before the backside of the body can drain. It is very important to decongest the areas of drainage in the groin, abdomen, underarms, and collarbone areas before sending extra lymph fluid to them. Directing lymph fluid to nodal areas without opening the lymph nodes up first increases the discomfort and overwhelms the nodes, leading to increased recovery time. Each session is 50-minute.

Q: Is a lymphatic massage essentially the same as a deep tissue massage?

A: No. A deep tissue massage works on the muscular system, whereas a lymphatic massage targets the lymphatic system. Deep tissue massage and heat are not beneficial and are not recommended after liposuction. Although it may seem that deep tissue massage would assist in decreasing the hardness following liposuction, it actually increases inflammation and makes it harder to evacuate the lymph fluid. In summary, do not get a deep tissue massage, get a lymphatic massage instead. Even though a lymphatic massage is extremely light, it is the most efficient way to reduce swelling and bruising.

Q: What health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up?

A: There are several health conditions that can cause lymph fluid to build up, such as lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. Lymphatic drainage massages can be beneficial for people with these conditions because they can help to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and boost the immune system.

In addition to these specific benefits, lymphatic drainage massages can also provide a number of other benefits for people who receive them. For example, these massages can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation, as well as improve sleep and reduce fatigue. They can also help to improve flexibility and mobility, and may even help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Overall, lymphatic drainage massages are a safe and effective way to support the health and well-being of the body and can be beneficial for people with a variety of different health conditions.

Q: Is lymphatic massage painful?

A: A lymphatic drainage massage or Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), is a gentle massage technique that is not painful. The therapist uses light pressure and gentle, rhythmic strokes to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid and improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Some post surgery patients may experience mild discomfort during the massage, but in general, it should not be painful. 

Q: Will a lymphatic massage really work for me?
A: Yes. Patients typically feel a lot better after having just one lymphatic massage session, especially if they just had surgery. A typical sentiment after the lymphatic massage is feeling a reduction in swelling, an improved range of motion, and a general enhanced wellbeing.
Q: Does lymphatic massage help with fibromyalgia?

Lymphatic drainage massage is a potential adjunctive therapy for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. Lymphatic massage is a gentle massage technique that promotes the movement of lymph, a fluid containing immune cells, throughout the body. This technique may reduce inflammation, improve microcirculation, and enhance the overall function of the immune system, all of which are common symptoms of fibromyalgia. Additionally, Lymphatic massage may have a positive impact on sleep and stress, which are also common issues for individuals with fibromyalgia.

Q: Does lymphatic massage help get rid of bruising?
A: Yes. That is one of the best applications of lymphatic massage. Bruises are an accumulation of cellular debris and old red blood cells in the tissue. Lymph Drainage Therapy greatly reduces the healing time for bruises by cleansing the extracellular spaces where these substances are trapped.
Q: How often must I get a lymphatic massage if I'm healthy or after a surgery like liposuction?

A: If you are healthy and do not have any specific health concerns, you may not need to receive a lymphatic massage on a regular basis. If you have had a surgery such as liposuction, your healthcare provider may recommend a course of lymphatic massage to help with post-surgical recovery and to reduce the risk of lymphedema. In this case, the first week it is suggested that sessions be daily or every other day, if possible. The second week, every other day reducing in frequency after that. 

Q: Do I need a prescription for a lymphatic massage treatment?
A: No. Although many doctors recommend lymphatic massage, it is also perfectly fine to self-refer.
Q: How soon after my surgery can one get a lymphatic massage?

A: You can start getting a lymphatic massage as early as 24 hours after surgery, but many people prefer to wait until they can drive themselves to appointments before starting. It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning any post-surgery procedures.

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