Before the session
You are encouraged to tell your therapist if you have any medical conditions, including thyroid problems, a high fever or infection, acute heart or kidney conditions, a fresh scar or burn, or if you are menstruating or pregnant. Lymph Drainage should not be performed during menstruation but there is no problem receiving Lymph Drainage just before or after. You should also mention if you are wearing contact lenses.
For optimal results, and to prepare the system for the cleansing, please drink a lot of water or fresh, natural juice for the two to four days preceding a session.
At a minimum, eat lightly the day of your initial drainage in order to avoid possible toxic reactions. Raw fruits and raw steamed vegetables are preferred.
During the session
It is not necessary for you to disrobe. Please wear loose and thin pants, like yoga pants. No jeans. Share with your therapist if your back or neck are uncomfortable or if you feel cold. Prepare yourself to relax and be completely cared for - this is a special time for you.
The therapist will need to concentrate in order to achieve the best results; therefore silence is recommended during the slow, rhythmic movement of the lymph drainage. During the session, your practitionner may ask you to breathe deeply and slowly at various times in order to activate the lymphatic system.
After the session
You are encouraged to give any feedback or share any feelings or emotions you may have felt during the session.
You may or may not have post-treatment reactions. You may want to sleep a lot or you may experience sluggishness or muscles aches. This simply means toxins are being eliminated from your body. Be sure you are steady before driving.
It is very important for you to drink as much as possible to help flush out toxins. At the end of the work, you are invited to share any improvements or experiences you had during or after your sessions.