Further Benefits of Swedish Massage Post-Surgery
In addition assisting in the relief of post-surgical pain, Swedish Massage also promotes:
Benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage Post Surgery
Although, Swedish Massage has been shown to reduce pain and improve the mood of post-operative patients, it is not an effective treatment modality for the edema (swelling) they often experience. Most surgical procedures damage or disrupt the proper functioning of vascular structures, including those of the Lymphatic System. The incisions made during surgery cut through lymphatic vessels that are crucial for carrying away excess fluid and cellular debris. As a direct result, fluid tends to accumulate in the affected tissues post surgery. Though these vessels eventually regenerate, it takes weeks for your system to return to normal. As a result, receiving Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatments, which increase lymphatic flow, is the best option for minimizing post-surgical edema, bruising, scar tissue and risk of infection as you heal.
Choosing the Right Therapist for your Post Surgical Massage
Swedish Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage are both highly effective non-pharmalogical treatment modalities to decrease pain, anxiety, swelling, bruising, scar tissue and infection risk in post-surgical patients. That’s why making the choice to work with an RMT, who is also certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy, is your best bet for relief of post-operative discomfort and other associated symptoms. RMT, CDTs are trained to treat the issues that may arise following surgery: specifically, the retention of fluids (swelling) and ‘thickening’ of the tissue surrounding the surgical site. They are also aware of the conditions that signal underlying problems that are contraindications for MLD treatment post surgery: in which case the practitioner would refer to an appropriate health care provider.
To ensure a smooth and speedy recovery from surgery, make sure you have your ducks in a row regarding your after care. Incorporating Swedish Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage into your post-operative treatment regimen will go a long way to reducing any pain, anxiety and swelling you may experience. To learn more benefits of Swedish or Manual Lymph Drainage massage after surgery, please feel free to contact me via email or call 647.352.0863.