One of the worst side effects from taking Prednisone every day is the fact that slowly over time, your face will become round and puffy and slightly dumb looking. I unfortunately have this exact face. Starting with the round face I got from my mother, it has gotten considerably worse in the last year two years. I had heard the words ‘lymphatic drainage’ being used in different circles, but always thought of it more as an indulgence than a beauty remedy. After a little investigation I started to think that perhaps there is something here for itp sufferers, not just as a means to move the moon face, but also as a flushing out of the lymph System that functions with the spleen
I felt like I had been tricked . . .
1. So how many of you really knew that your Spleen is part of your lymph system? Not me.
2. How many people have been told that there Spleen is playing a huge part in their ITP? Me, I was.
Because of the changes in my salt retention due to taking Prednisone, I knew that more fluid was being stored on my body. So perhaps Lymphatic drainage is the answer? I decided to head down to Ella Bache and check out what this whole thing was all about. $80 later I am little confused.
Firstly, I did not notice any aesthetic, physical or emotions changes after my first treatment. In fact I would go so far as to say I felt worse ( And not in a toxins flushing, about to feel healthy kind of way) I felt like I had been tricked into getting a really long massage by a woman who had lazy hands and did not want to touch my face, who then charged me twice as much as a massage could cost – But the whole thing wasn’t covered by my health insurance because it is not even classed as medicine.
Overall I still think that eating well, drinking plenty of water and doing regular exercise is the key to looking good. I am, however keen to hear of anyone that has been using it in relation to their ITP. I am willing to experiment with more visits if there is a for a good reason. Any suggestions? Should I go back?