Pre- and Post-Surgical Applications of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Laurel has almost a decade of experience with hundreds of post-surgery clients, including liposuction, BBLs, tummy tucks, knee replacement surgery and much more. Multiple surgeons in and around the Austin area refer their patients to her for post-surgery care.

Lymphatic Massage assists to move the stagnant fluid caused by surgery trauma that can cause swelling, pain & possible infection, allowing the fresh lymph to replace it for optimal healing results and less recovery time*.

Sessions also can assist with releasing fascia adhesions or scar tissue that is inhibiting lymph flow.



Advanced Lymphatic Massage not only addresses the superficial lymph system (skin deep), it also addresses the deep nodes & pathways, muscles, fascia (fascia & scar tissue release), organs (including deep abdominal pathways; ie: gut inflammation, liver detox, Neuroinflammations of the Brain; ie brain fog, concussions, etc.), lymphatic mapping (identification of lymphatic flow direction) 

body rhythm rebalancing & harmonizing and more. 

In addition to advanced techniques, an ADA compliant, hydraulic massage table is provided for the ease of the client and topped with an Infrared, negative ion, hot stone therapy, heated crystal mat that contains over 18 lbs of crushed Amethyst with Jade & Tourmaline disks, designed to raise the frequency of the body's molecular structure and bring the body into vibrational alignment for optimal healing.

Laurel's training includes:

  • Level 1- 4 Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy

  •  Advanced LDT Neuroinflammations for the Brain & Autonomic Nervous System

  • LDT for Chronic Fatigue, MS & Fibromyalgia (auto-immune).

  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy from The Upledger Institute.



At least ONE LDT session is recommended pre-surgery, especially for patients prone to water retention, swelling, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, etc. One to three days prior to surgery.


  • Prepares Tissue for surgery. Allows for a clean incision with less tearing of the tissue & easier closure with minimal scarring.

  • Alleviates Edema: It may allow surgery to be scheduled earlier.

  • Detoxifies tissue.

  • Stimulates the immune system; accelerates the production of lymphocytes.

  • Induces a state of relaxation; promotes parasympathetic response.



For most procedures, 7-10 days post-surgery is recommended, (depending on procedure & surgeon approval).

For optimal results: Scheduling 1-2 sessions per week for six weeks post-surgery. Many clients find that they need maintenance sessions every 2-4 weeks after initial healing period of 6 weeks. For procedures on multiple  areas of the body, expect to need more sessions.


  • Alleviates Post-surgical edema

  • Helps stimulate lymphatic "reroutes"; Manual Lymphatic Mapping allows the Therapist to discover alternative lymphatic pathways.

  • Reduces pain.

  • Alleviates spasms (promotes parasympathetic response).

  • Detoxification helps reverse build up of toxins secondary to effects of medication, immobilization.

  • Stimulates fluid circulation, promotes urination.

  • Stimulates immune system and helps prevent post-surgical infections.

  • Improves skin regeneration and wound healing and optimizes scarring process.

  • May help to prevent the formation of adhesions, scars and hypertrophic or keloid scars.

  • *Healing time can be reduced by as much as 50% according to some surgeons who have recommended lymphatic massage to their patients.

1 hour Session:

(50-60 min session. includes discussion time)

For best results, multiple sessions recommended.