Getting surgery has a big impact on your body. Surgery can make you feel sore and stiff. It can also cause a buildup of scar tissue. A lymphatic drainage massage is a skin technique that utilizes very light pressure, allowing careful stretching and twisting hand movements to move fluids collected under the skin and to stimulate peristaltic action of lymph vessels. One way to have a faster and less painful recovery from surgery is to get a lymphatic massage after having surgery. The following is everything you need to know about receiving a lymphatic massage after surgery.

What is a Lymphatic Massage?

Our lymph system houses our immune system, which is the cleansing system of the body. When the lymph system gets congested, wastes and fluids accumulate in the tissues. When the body needs help removing this toxic buildup, manual lymph drainage through the process of a lymphatic massage comes to the rescue. The massage utilizes very light, rhythmic, relaxing strokes. It is a very soothing technique, and clients of all ages appreciate receiving it.

Why is it Beneficial?

A lymphatic massage has many benefits. For example, it helps activate fluid circulation, lymph and interstitial, and helps drain tissue of toxins. This type of massage also stimulates the immune system, which helps the body relax and regenerate.

Massage After Surgery

A lymphatic massage can be used to treat scars, sinusitis, post-cosmetic surgery, whiplash, and fibromyalgia. Regarding surgery, investing in this massage is a great way to speed up your recovery and make healing less painful.

Manual lymphatic drainage is beneficial to individuals’ after plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery. This massage increases the recovery rate and decreases scar formation. Getting this type of massage after the plastic surgery offers benefits like reducing the swelling and tightness in the surgical area. This massage also increases circulation, which lessens bruising and improves scar healing.

Many doctors recommend their patients to begin massage therapy about 10 days after the procedure for at least once a week for six weeks. For an individual who has had liposuction with significant leg swelling, lymphatic massage gives drainage of toxins and leaves them feeling wonderful instead of in pain. Overall, lymphatic massage can reduce the swelling, bruising, lymphatic congestion, and lower blood pressure and anxiety after surgery.

Getting a lymphatic massage is a great way to help your body recover quickly and with less pain after having surgery. Investing in a medical massage is also an excellent way to reduce the amount of stress that you have in your everyday life, and it even helps reduce everyday aches and pains. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, there are many different types of medical massage that can help you feel better. Whether you’re looking for ways to relax, reduce pain, or improve your posture, medical massage can help. Interested in medical massage? Call the office to schedule your appointment.