Post-Surgical Massage - Lymphatic Drainage
The benefits of the massage therapy is relaxing muscles which have become tight due to the trauma of the surgery and the laying down of collagen substructures which cause scar tissues around the incision and surrounding tissues There is always enormous swelling ,reduced flexibility and stiffness following surgery. It is vital that incision site and joints be massaged after seven days of healing. Pressure and intensity of message will help to reduce swelling, redness, and pain.
We have to emphasize to our Post-Surgery patients the importance of reducing their post-surgery trauma, pain and assist in improving the mobility and flexibility of tissue and joints through the use of regular therapeutic massage.
Our most frequently asked question: Do I really need these lymphatic drainage massages after a surgical procedure? Our answer is YES!!! The results of your surgery will not be satisfactory unless these massages are performed.
It is extremely important that each individual is aware how important lymphatic drainage massages are to obtain the desired results of the surgery to which they have submitted themselves. These massages are those that are required after a liposculpture, tummy tuck, breast reduction/augmentation as well as liposuction in any other part of the body. The purpose of these lymphatic drainage massages is to eliminate liquid that tends to accumulate and harden forming into a fibrosis.
Fibrosis is the name given to those little balls and lumps that you feel forming under your skin about one to two weeks after a surgical procedure. These massages also allow for better circulation of the blood, they reduce the edema and they work with texture of your skin to ensure a better healing process.
Lymphatic Drainage is a therapeutic procedure designed specifically to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Any person that submits themselves to a cosmetic surgical procedure will experience great levels of inflammation as a side-effect of the work performed in that area. The process of lymphatic drainage allows for your body the release that liquid accumulated under the skin and in turn your healing time reduces and pain diminishes.
Who can perform post-surgical massages?
Lymphatic drainage massages should only be performed by licensed and experienced massage therapists. We can ensure you that our center is equipped the proper technology needed for these massages and with the adequate personnel to make you feel comfortable in your body again.