Post-op massage is an important step in the recovery journey
A post-op massage helps reduce swelling, promote circulation to the area, promote lymph drainage, reduce adhesions, and facilitate proper healing. Post-op massage also helps to reduce pain, and scar formation, and improve your range of motion. All of these benefits help speed post-operative recovery.
In addition to post-op massage, post-op clients should also eat healthily and avoid sodium-laden and alcoholic beverages. This helps to promote the healing process and reduce swelling. Post-op clients should also wear proper compression garments to help reduce swelling and abdominal discomfort throughout their recovery.
At Somatic Massage Therapy and Spa, we understand the importance of post-op massage during the recovery process. Our certified massage therapists have the experience and knowledge to help you with your post-op journey.
We have several massage protocols that can help reduce pain, and discomfort and aid in healing after your tummy tuck and liposuction surgery.
Although post-op massage is important for many reasons, it can help decrease inflammation, reduce discomfort, and help keep tissue healthy. It can also help promote circulation in the abdominal area which is key in your recovery process.
It’s important to remember, however, that post-op massage is only part of the puzzle; your diet plays a major role in helping you recover. Try to limit salt intake, as sodium can cause swelling and discomfort. Also, avoid sugary, processed foods, which can lead to weight gain, and limit or avoid alcohol altogether.
Proper compression garments should also be worn throughout your recovery. These can help reduce swelling and provide compression so your tissues heal properly. Once they shrink back down to their original size, they shouldn’t be too tight; but rather snug enough to keep everything together without compromising your comfort.
Keep up with your post-op massage appointments
as this will help reduce the risk of fibrosis. Fibrosis is the formation of scar tissue and can lead to further discomfort and the potential for further surgery. All the more reason to follow your recovery plan!
At Somatic Massage Therapy and Spa, our highly skilled massage therapists are here to assist you in your recovery process. We have multiple modalities available including Medical Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage Therapy, and more. Call us today to book your post-op massage appointment and begin your recovery journey.