What is Post-operative massage?
Post-operative massage is a combination of different massage techniques that are applied in a way that targets the lymphatic system. These techniques increase blood flow and promote recovery by draining lymphatic fluid, bruising & swelling. The lymphatic system processes waste and absorbs fluids. After surgery, these fluids can harden, which is often painful. Massage helps to prevent the hardening of fluids by reducing inflammation and promoting circulation.
What surgeries are post-operative massage indicated?
Cosmetic procedures such as Liposuction, Tummy tuck, BBL. Massage techniques are applied to areas operated on to promote a smooth result.
Orthopaedic such as ligament procedures, joint procedures, knee, hip, shoulder, back surgeries etc. and Laparoscopic Surgeries such as endometriosis or appendectomy surgeries. A whole body lymphatic technique is used to assist movement of fluid and swelling.
When to start post-operative massage?
The first 6 weeks after surgery are the most important, so the earlier you can get in for massage the better your results will be. Generally, by 10-14 days post op you should be able to start receiving light lymphatic drainage massage techniques to decrease swelling which in term helps to speed the healing process. We then work up to a stronger and more vigorous technique as the healing process takes hold. This is a general guide, some people are unable to be massaged right away due to minor discomfort and might have to wait until week 3 post-op.
How many sessions do I need after my surgery?
With liposuction & cosmetic procedures for ideal results we recommend post-op massage twice a week for the first weeks 2-6 then weekly from week 6 until swelling and bruising is completely gone, this can be anywhere between 3-6 months. For general surgeries such as orthopedic & laparoscopy we recommend sessions to commence around week 3-4 post-op and weekly until comfortable with healing.
How much is post-op massage?
Post-op massage is $89 per hour session. You can pay for your sessions up front in bundles of 5 for $430 or 10 please email email@example.com for a significantly discounted price.
We often have a lot of referrals from Dr Mitchelle Kim from Gold Coasts Cosmos Clinic, post Liposuction, Buttock Augumentation and Injectable procedures.
If you have questions regarding your procedure and complimenting it with Post Operative Massage you can contact the team at Cosmos Clinic or The team at Vyne Health below: