Post Surgical Massage Therapy
Whether you have just had minor dental surgery, cosmetic surgery, or even more complicated surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, massage can play a role in the healing process.
Massage therapy can be helpful following surgery. It can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, reduce the appearance of scars, and speed recovery time. It can also help reduce overall stress and your emotion pain from your surgery.
Each patient is different and each surgical procedure is different so many different massage techniques may be employed to treat your particular condition. For many cosmetic surgeries, for example, your chief issues might be the fluid accumulation and possible scarring. Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be quite beneficial in reducing the swelling, reducing the associate pain from the swelling, and speed up your recovery. Myofacial Releasee techniques can help reduce the appearance of scars as well as reduce the pain caused by the scar pulling on and increasing the tightness of the surrounding tissues. Many other techniques, including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Re-education (PNF), can be used to increase range of motion following your surgery.