How To Prepare For Post-op Massage.

Updated: Aug 11

It is important that you rest and take proper care of yourself in the early stages of your recovery to ensure you have the best chance of a comfortable and speedy healing period.Lymphatic drainage therapy can begin as soon as 24 hours after surgery, with the approval of the physician– as long as there are no contraindications (especially infection).A lymphatic massage is the best way to ease swelling, bruising, and discomfort after surgeries such as Liposuction, BBL, Breast Surgeries, Mommy Makeovers and more. While this detoxification massage can benefit immunity, swelling and bloating at any time, it’s very helpful after these types of surgeries.

For your lymphatic massage you will first be asked about the type of surgery you received and the date of the surgery. this way the massage therapist can have a better understanding on where your body healing process is. You wil also be advised on how many lymphatic massages will be right for you. Anywhere from 8-12 are recommended. Packages are offered for lol multiple treatments. Its important that before your massage begins you continue to stay hydrated and if you feel dizziness or as if your about to faint notify you care taker or therapist. Every session should be between 45min-60min. You will be asked to take your garment off before the treatment. The massage session is not a one-time treatment. It involves multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. After the massage is over it is important to drink plenty of water and get up and move around. Most patients feel very relaxed after their massages and might be tempted to lie down, but a bit of movement will increase blood flow and speed up the healing process.

Should I shower before a lymphatic massage?

The doctor recommends you wait 36 hours after your surgery to take your first shower.

What can I expect from lymphatic drainage massage?

You can expect to see reduced swelling in your body, faster healing, decrease scarring and the build-up of fibrotic nodules (hard lumps).

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