"Preventing lymph stagnation is the solution
you were looking for to resolve many health conditions."

In Philadelphia Therapivity offers lymphatic drainage massage for post-op cosmetic patients and for wellness purposes.

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

The lymphatic system is the body’s filtration mechanism that manages the fluid levels in tissues, removes waste and toxins, and brings nutrients and antibodies to our cells.

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) stimulates the lymphatic system through gentle strokes. These strokes enhance lymphatic circulation through your vessels, calm the nervous system, and de-stresses the body. 

Book Lymphatic Drainage for:

General Wellness

Chronic Fatigue




Digestive issues

Immunity Support


Fluid Retention

Post Surgical Swelling

General Stress

Migraine and Sinus Headaches 

Inflammation from Muscle Injuries

Lymphatic Drainage massage in South Philadelphia is given to ppl with digestive, fatigue, and cosmetic procedures.

Signs Indicating the Need for Professional Stimulation of Your Lymphatic System

  • Unexplained muscle and joint pain
  • Retaining fluid
  • Stiffness
  • Skin Problems (Cellulite)
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Chronic Puffiness behind knee
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Tender Lymph Nodes
  • Weak Immune System


Are walk-ins available?

We currently do not offer walk-in massage or MLD appointments. To ensure each client receives the best treatment, all appointments must be booked 8-12 hours before the appointment start time. 

However, you may contact us to see whether or not there are any last-minute massage cancellations. 

What should I expect during my first massage?

In the privacy of the treatment room, you and your massage therapist will go over your intake form and reasons for seeking massage therapy or MLD.  You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or to ask any questions you may have about massage therapy or MLD.  Your massage therapist will then briefly review a plan for your massage therapy session.  If you have any questions, feel free to speak up. 

Good communication is key to achieving the best results during your massage appointment.  This is your massage.  Be sure to give feedback to help your therapist meet your specific needs.  

Communicate with your therapist if you feel any pain or discomfort or if you have any concerns during your massage.  Some types of massage that work on deep layers of muscle and tissue, such as deep tissue or sports massage, will require more feedback to ensure that the pressure is not uncomfortable.

How will I feel after the massage?

After a massage, you should feel relaxed and mellow. That has to do with the changes in neurochemicals like serotonin and endorphins.

You should also feel some relief after a massage. Sometimes you may experience 24-48 hours of soreness, depending on how much pressure your LMT used. Bruising from cupping and IASTM can occur and may appear on the skin for a few days. The bruising is a result of the inflammatory process being activated which will contribute to healing. 

 Many people expect to be cured in an hour. An important question to ask yourself: “How long did it take to get this pain?” For many conditions, it’s a cumulative effect, and you may need several consecutive treatments. Please keep in mind that true healing and wellness are a journey.

Should I eat before my massage?

It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment and only have a light meal afterward.

The body needs time to digest your food. The digestion process directs the blood flow away from your peripheral tissues and concentrates it on the digestive tract.  Massage draws the blood flow to the area tissues being worked on and therefore draws the blood away from the digestive tract causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.

What to do after my Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) appointment?

Rest, hydrate, and stretch lightly on the day of your appointment.

You can return to regular activity the following day but continue to hydrate. Following an MLD session, your lymphatic system will be more active for about 72 hours. Staying hydrated aids in lymphatic flow during this time. 

Contact Us

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