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    Anyone knows which salon/facialist is good at doing lymphatic drainage massage during facial?

  • #2
    I like Jesslyn from Fancl Tampines for my normal facials. She has good hands, know when to apply pressure at the right time. So I supposed she will be good at lymphatic drainage massage too. Think it's $80/treatment, IIRC.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zjaninez
      I like Jesslyn from Fancl Tampines for my normal facials. She has good hands, know when to apply pressure at the right time. So I supposed she will be good at lymphatic drainage massage too. Think it's $80/treatment, IIRC.
      I understand that Fancl does lymphatic drainage using machine...

      What I'm looking for is manual lymphatic drainage...

      Erm, and I have one more question, is drainage same as pressure point??

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      • #4
        Try Devotion at The Adelphi, look for Karen.

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        • #5
          my mum.

          lymphatic drainage uses very very light pressure because of the position and depth of our lymph nodes (according to my mum, if i quote her correctly), and therefore this massage is a veri gentle and soothing massage.

          it's my favourite massage for the face.
          Last edited by reveriee; 02-01-2004, 01:24 AM.

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          • #6
            how does the fancl one work?

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            • #7
              sorry to butt in here, but what does lymphatic drainage massage do?

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              • #8
                lymphatic drainage massage, or manual lymph drainage (MLD) helps to drain lymph from the lymph vessels. kinda self explanatory huh?

                anyways, the composition of lymph is very similar to blood plasma. it contains waste particles which are too large for the veins to carry, as well as material which could be damaging to the body.

                also, lymph is NOT pumped around the body like blood. instead, it relies on pressure from outside the lymph vessels to propel it along. like veins, larger vessels have valves which prevents the lymph from flowing backwards. that's where MLD helps, and it is often incorporated into anti-acne treatments.

                MLD also acts on the autonomic nervous system which consists of the SYMPHATIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, which makes us active and allows us to work, and the PARASYMPHATIC SYSTEM, which permits us to rest, sleep, and renew our strength. the two systems extend to all parts of the body; vessels, muscles, organs, and most importantly the skin.

                MLD has a calming effect on the symphatic nervous system, which means that after proper application of MLD, the patient becomes calmer, more relaxed, and some even fall asleep during the treatment.

                therefore, it is essential that manual techniques be carried out in a slow, monotonous rhythm. if performed too quickly, it will have just the opposite effect. it also affects the parasymphatic system, helping promote growth, recovery and restores strength.

                a soothing effect on the sensitive nerve endings is acheived and a certain detoxification of the skin.

                etc etc etc.

                dun wanna continue anymore. anyways, i learned all that while helping my mum with her projects. i hope it helps for those who are curious bout MLD.

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                • #9
                  Lymphatic drainage helps to dispel the toxins and helps in blood circulation. This treatment prepare the skin for repair and healing.

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                  • #10
                    to add on my own opinions... as a person who has experienced MLD...

                    as said before, this is one of my favourite 'massage' for the face. i have sensitive oily and dehydrated skin. and as far as i know, oily skin is NOT suitable for most facial massages. the MLD is one exception because the 'pressure' applied is so light, it does not stimulate your skin to produce more oil. also, it calms your skin and helps detoxify it.

                    because of my sensitive skin, i usually get blotches of redness all over after extraction during facials. even the 'lightest' extraction would make my skin red for days. imho, MLD helped. i usually notice that the redness subside considerably after an MLD session, and my face looks and feel clearer.

                    because of the calming effect of MLD, i always fall asleep during the session. its one 'massage' that gets me excited whenever my mum says she'd do it for me. there's no other facial massage i like as much (this includes aromatherapy massage.. etc.. im my mum's guinea pig, so i try all the massages at least once, even if my skin's not suitable for it >.<).

                    i would encourage everyone to try it at least once, ESPECIALLY so if you've got oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

                    edit:
                    to add on a lil, i am NOT doing any promotion for my mum even tho i do think that she's got brilliant massage skills as compared to many other facialist i've tried outside. in fact given a choice, i'd rather her give me a massage (body or face) than a facial. she's that good in massage, to me. you can find any facialist who has learnt MLD to do it, but make sure she's good so that you can get the maximum benefit from the treatment.
                    Last edited by reveriee; 03-01-2004, 10:38 PM.

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                    • #11
                      thanks reveriee! I found your posts very helpful and intriguing, so no worries. Anyway, you haven't even posted contact details for your mom so no one will think you're advertising!

                      But I have to say that I'm very intrigued. Has anyone else had good experiences with this type of massage? Especially interested because my lymph nodes are always getting infected.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jewel
                        Try Devotion at The Adelphi, look for Karen.
                        Hey dear, may I know roughly how much it'll cost?

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                        • #13
                          It's not cheap, Xue! haha.. but I saw clearer skin after 1st treatment! It's $140 per session. ;(

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ataraxia
                            thanks reveriee! I found your posts very helpful and intriguing, so no worries.
                            i'm glad i helped!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jewel
                              It's not cheap, Xue! haha.. but I saw clearer skin after 1st treatment! It's $140 per session. ;(
                              WHOA!!!

                              ok, can forget it now.

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