Now offering Post-Op Lymphatic Massage at our member rate of $65/hour for weekly appointments!

Why is Lymphatic Massage necessary? 

Cosmetic surgeries all produce swelling as it is part of the body’s normal healing process. Liposuction and tummy tucks can disrupt the natural pathways taken by the lymphatic system due to the surgery location. This can cause a build up of fluids (or swelling). Some patients experience lumpiness to the areas affected with liposuction, which is normal for most patients after surgery. The lumpiness is caused by trauma from the surgical instrument that is used under the skin to extract fatty tissue. The tunnels which are created by the surgical instrument can fill with fluid and left-over fat and become swollen. This fluid and left-over fat tends to begin to harden 1-3 weeks after surgery; however, Lymphatic Massage can help combat against this!

Lymphatic Massage moves the fluid by gently pushing back into the lymph passages. This treatment has been demonstrated to show positive results, even after just a couple of massage treatments! Most patients need 4 to 6 weeks worth of Lymphatic treatments to remove most of the excess fluid; however, most patients can expect relief even after the first treatment! Doctors will advise their patients that, without massage, there is a risk that the swelling and inflammation could turn into fibrosis, which is a permanent hardening of the area. Lymphatic Massage ensures you’ll achieve the best results possible from your procedure!


What is Lymphatic Massage, and how soon/often should I get it?

Lymphatic Massage is a specialized massage technique that is recommended by plastic surgeons, after liposuction, to accelerate the recuperation period. Every patient is different, but most doctors advise their patients to begin their Lymphatic Massage treatment the 4th or 5th day after surgery to obtain the best, and fastest, results. A one hour Lymphatic Massage is recommended once or twice weekly during the first month of recovery. After the first month, half hour Lymphatic Massages once weekly are often sufficient. The science behind why this massage works is fairly simple. Stroking the areas of the body that process the lymph fluid, and the lymph nodes, causes the fluid to drain. Below is a link to a video example of some Lymphatic Massage techniques:

***Lymphatic Massage is NOT Lymphatic Drainage. We do not drain any fluids nor touch any incision site. We simply massage the excess fluid back towards the lymph nodes; therefore, helping the fluid to circulate through the lymphatic system and reduce build-up and swelling. 

Éminence Organic Facials starting at $35!

Treat yourself to an award winning organic facial that delivers beautiful results using products bursting with juicy pulp, seeds and herbs. Feel good about feeding your skin all natural products without harsh chemicals or parabens. Éminence addresses a variety of skin concerns such as: premature aging and wrinkling, sun damage, acne, loss of vitality, tone and radiance. Enjoy a custom Éminence facial specifically created to suit your needs and let the active ingredients bring health and beauty to your skin!

With Eminence Organics, an authorized spa is not merely a place for pampering. It’s a destination to transform your psychological and physiological well-being, as well as a trusted source for our fresh, authentic products. https://eminenceorganics.com/us

Here are some skin concerns and conditions that our Estheticians are equipped to address using our Éminence Organic products!

Acne / Breakout prone

Acne can affect skin at any age from adolescent to adult. It is usually characterized by oily to normal skin that persistently breaks out, is clogged, reactive and is sometimes inflamed. Acne is caused by a number of factors such as dirt and pollution on the skin’s surface, stress, an unbalanced diet, hormonal fluctuations and the overproduction of sebum, which is a naturally produced oil. The good news is that it can be alleviated over time by controlling stress, getting regular exercise to remove toxins from the body, following a healthy diet, and using natural organic skin care to keep skin clear and healthy. Continue reading “Éminence Organic Facials starting at $35!”

Dermaplaning Facials at Massage Works Fort Wayne!

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the face and ridding of fine vellus hairs (peach fuzz).  During a Dermaplaning facial, we use a sterile surgical scalpel specially designed for the face to gently remove the top layer of dead skin.  This method is more gentle, yet even deeper exfoliating than microdermabrasion.

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion

Results Include:

  • smoother skin
  • removes fine facial hair that traps dirt and oil.
  • enhances the effectiveness of other skin treatments (chemical peels)
  • reduces acne scars
  • reduces fine lines
  • immediate results

WHO IS Dermaplaning FOR?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acne prone skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.

This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.

HOW IS Dermaplaning DONE?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face.

First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she’ll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells as well as any small hairs

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

About 30 minutes

What is the average cost of Dermaplaning?

Massage Works offers this service in combination with our Signature Éminence Organic Facial for $85, our Demaplaning service itself for $65, while most Dermaplaning services typically cost $100 to $200 elsewhere

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF Dermaplaning?

There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF Dermaplaning?

You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.

RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?

Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

 

Consider Massage Works Onsite Massage in the Workplace

Onsite Massage

Thinking of a way to reward your office? Before you book a reservation for an office lunch why not do something for their health!

Working long hours, sitting for long periods of time, and having little time for physical fitness can take a toll on the body. Sometimes the effects of poor muscle and joint health don’t show until years down the road. Continue reading “Consider Massage Works Onsite Massage in the Workplace”

Tips For When You’re Diagnosed With Chronic Pain

Are you struggling with chronic pain? If so, then there’s no need to feel helpless. You have many options for minimizing the pain’s effects while empowering yourself to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. In this post, we’ll share some steps you can take right now to gain control of your diagnosis. You’ll see how making some small life changes can have big effects on your well-being. Continue reading “Tips For When You’re Diagnosed With Chronic Pain”

Reflexology and its History

Reflexology foot massage therapy

Reflexology is more than just a massage, its a form massage therapy. It’s believed by our ancient ancestors that different parts of our body can trigger and relieve pain. Its used as a form of massage therapy based on a system of reflex points that effect a physical change throughout the body. It can reduce stress, headaches, digestive disorders, arthritis, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, menstrual disorders and digestive problems Continue reading “Reflexology and its History”

Post Surgery Massage Therapy

Post surgery massage

Recovery from a surgery could involve weeks or even months of rehabilitation to nurture the area back to full health. Although massage is seen as a form of relaxation, using massage to feel better after surgery and heal faster is the oldest method of recovery, and it works wonders! Massage therapy can help the area not only heal faster, but also relieve pain and discomfort along the healing process. Doctors will usually recommend a physical therapist and a massage therapist to regain full functionality. Continue reading “Post Surgery Massage Therapy”