Why Lymphatic Drainage Massage is Important After Surgery in Pinewood, FL

Did you have surgery recently and now you feel pain and discomfort along the surgery site? Most people will have some pain and swelling after surgery. Often you will be given a number of different medications to help you cope with the discomfort. However, there is more you can do to help aid with the healing process and that is with Lymphatic drainage massages. Massage Miami Beach would like to share more about Lymphatic drainage massages and how they can help you heal after a surgery.

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Good For?  

Lymphatic drainage massage is a specialized style of massage therapy. Lymphatic drainage massages focuses on stimulating the lymphatic system to encourage the natural drainage of lymph fluid. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and tissues that works to remove waste and toxins from the body. The lymphatic system also helps to fight off infections and diseases.

What Happens in a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

During a lymphatic drainage massage, the massage therapist uses soft and rhythmic strokes to stimulate the lymphatic system and increase the flow of lymph fluid. The strokes are usually very light and use a combination of pumping, circular, and scooping motions. A Lymphatic drainage massage therapist will usually begin on the lymph nodes in the neck and then go to armpits, and groin area. These are the primary areas where lymph fluid will build up the most. The massage therapist will then work on other areas of the body, including the arms, legs, abdomen, and back. The pressure applied during a lymphatic drainage massage is always very light because the lymphatic vessels are located just beneath the surface of the skin which doesn’t require a lot of pressure to reach. The goal of a Lymphatic drainage massage is to help the lymph fluid to flow through the vessels and back into the circulatory system. Lymphatic drainage massages are often used as a therapeutic technique that helps with a number of conditions such as lymphedema, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and swelling or inflammation caused by surgery or injury.  Lymphatic drainage massages are also great for general wellness as they promote relaxation and reduces stress.

Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Good After Surgery?

Surgery can cause swelling for a number of reasons. First, the body’s natural response to injury or trauma is to increase blood flow and send fluid and white blood cells to the affected area to promote healing. As a result this can lead to swelling, especially around the areas where the lymphatic drainage system has been compromised. Surgical procedures also involves the use of anesthesia, which can affect circulation and lymphatic flow, which just adds to swelling and inflammation. Lymphatic drainage massages can be beneficial after surgery as it helps to reduce swelling, encourage healing, and improve overall recovery. However, you will need to wait until the body has had a chance to heal before receiving lymphatic drainage massage. The exact timing will depend on the type of surgery and individual healing process, so it is best to consult with your doctor  to determine when it is safe to begin massage therapy.

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When you have had a recent surgery and your lymphatic system is having a hard time functioning properly, aid your healing process with a quality Lymphatic drainage massage. To schedule your massage session, contact Massage Miami Beach today.

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