MLD Post-Operative Massage Therapy
Body contouring procedures have been extremely popular for the past decade. With the technological advancements and a wide range of available options, people have been becoming more open to these surgeries. Some of the most common plastic surgery techniques include arm lift, liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, etc. However, these surgeries are a big investment of money and time. So, if you are seeking out these services, you want maximum results and post-surgical support. This is where post-operative massage therapy comes into play. They can help in stimulating nutrients, oxygen, and lymph flow in order to promote cellular healing.
At Orlando Massage Clinic, we have a wide range of post-operative massage therapy options that can help you recover effectively and faster after your body contouring procedures. One of the most popular options that we have is manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). It is often recommended during the recovery phase of cosmetic liposuction. This is a specialized massage that improves results, decreases recovery time, and reduces post-surgical fibrosis and swelling. Let’s learn more about this.
Manual lymphatic drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage massage is used for increasing the flow of fluid in the lymphatic vessels. It is a gentle massage that encourages natural lymph fluid drainage from the body. A specialist will use light rhythmic pressure for draining puffy and swollen tissues and supporting the immune system of the body. This way, your body can heal better from the surgery.
Benefits of manual lymphatic drainage massage
- Speeds up the healing process.
- Reduces bruising and swelling
- Increases the cellular debris removal
- Reduces local inflammation
- Decreases the risk of infection
- Improves the immune response (lymphatic system has an active role in immune cell transport, immune surveillance, and clearance)
- Decreases build-up of fibrotic nodules and scarring
- Decreases pain, touch-avoidance, and sensitivity
- Improves the texture and tone of the skin
- Facilitates lymph flow
- Softens scar tissue
- Regenerates nerve pathways
- Smooths out bumps and lumps
Receiving manual lymphatic drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is mostly delivered in one-hour sessions. It is not a painful massage and is usually pleasant. There are no oils or any other products used on the skin during the session. It is recommended that you start the massage within the first 5 days after the procedure. The number of sessions you should have will depend on your case. This, in turn, will be based on the amount of swelling, your commitment to self-care practices, financial considerations, perception of benefit, and responsiveness to treatment.
After body contouring procedures, your body sends you mixed neurological messages from the surgical site. However, these can be hard to interpret on your own. But, at Orlando Massage Clinic, we have specialists who can decipher these confusing messages for you. You will start to see improvements from the very first session. With each subsequent visit, the benefit will increase. You won’t need more than a few sessions to achieve maximum benefit. We can help you get a better understanding of your recovery and aid in healing. Our post-operative massage therapy will ensure that you have a faster and better recovery.
Contact Orlando Massage Clinic
In Home or In Office Massages by Jacqueline in the Greater Orlando / Central Florida area. Certified for many different massages and treatments. Specializing in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) post surgery recovery massage.
To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Jacqueline Bosco LMT, please call (813) 298-5603. We believe nothing is more important than human touch.
Providing massage services to patients in Orlando FL, Windermere, Clermont, Winter Garden, Dr. Phillips, Kissimmee, Apopka, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs and surrounding areas.