Post Surgery Massage
Alora Health Spa understands that pain and swelling are two of the most uncomfortable symptoms for those who have just had surgery. When excess fluids increase swelling at the surgery site, it's known as edema, which is a condition that can prolong the healing process and extend your discomfort.
To help you combat this, our licensed lymphatic massage therapists offer a relaxing and non-invasive way to recover from surgery called Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). One of the huge perks of this technique compared to a massage is that it can be done within days (if not hours) after surgery. Its gentle touch does not disrupt the tissue around the incision, so it will not slow healing.
Are you scheduled to have an upcoming surgery and looking for ways to boost healing and minimize downtime? We can help. Phone (407) 613-5507 to book a consultation.Schedule a risk-free consultation
MLD techniques are employed in our post-op massage work to improve the healing environment surrounding the surgical site by acting as a stimulant. Lymph fluid transports WBCs (white blood cells) and helps remove waste from an incision site. By helping to move lymph fluid to its proper drainage areas, we're ultimately helping WBCs migrate and ensure that wastes are also being removed.
After surgery, one of the biggest problems with scar tissue is that it doesn't uniformly re-create cells. It also disrupts the lymphatic flow, causing increased edema, pain, and decreased range of motion. While MLD therapy may be used as soon as 21 days post-surgery, it's been proven effective for regenerating lymph collectors through scar tissue if performed earlier in the healing process.
Our certified technicians have experience treating the whole lymphatic system, which extends to all parts of your body. Connect with our team to explore the benefits a post-op massage can help in your healing.
Conditions a Post-Op Lymphatic Drainage Massage Can Help Alleviate
After undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks, or arm, thigh, and Brazilian butt lifts, the lymphatic channels are disrupted. This can take up to two to three months before they re-establish their old connections. Plastic surgeons agree that adding a series of lymphatic massages can benefit a patient's recovery after these types of surgery.
In addition to cosmetic procedures, post-op lymphatic drainage can help to reduce pain, swelling, problematic scar tissues, and fluid retention at the surgical site following procedures such as:
- Hip replacement surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Lymph node removal
- ACL surgery
- Breast reduction
- And much more
Suppose you're considering how a lymphatic massage might help you recover faster, or you have questions about the procedure. In that case, we encourage you to reach out to book a consultation that poses no risk or financial obligation on your behalf.
Benefits of Getting a Massage After Surgery
Post-surgery massage therapy will improve your circulation, providing increased oxygen for your tissues and organs. It also helps reduce swelling and stiffness. In addition, getting a massage to promote relaxation during your recovery process offers psychological relief by providing a compassionate form of therapy while you are still healing.
After surgery, your risk of infection increases when your lymphatic system is not doing its job of removing toxins from building up at the incision site. Getting a massage after surgery has many benefits that reduce your risk of complications.
Some of these benefits include:
- Reduced length of time needed for optimal healing
- Reduces stress
- Reduces the formation of scars
- Removes excess fluids and waste from your lymphatic system and other bodily tissues
- Reduces the chances for fluid retention and swelling
- Increases white blood cell circulation and promotes healing
Talk to a licensed practitioner today to learn more about how investing in the right massage after surgery will help you regain your independence and quality of life faster. Call us today to make an appointment.