Post Operative Massage

Improves Post-Operative Surgical Rehabilitation

Are you suffering Post Operative Discomfort?

Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures after surgery.

After having an operation, the next critical challenge for a patient is the recovery phase.  It’s critical because the body could either respond positively or negatively to the procedure especially if it’s been a major surgery.  Aside from this concern, there’s almost always that agonizing pain after the effects of anesthesia is gone.  

For a faster and more comfortable healing, many patients turn to massage.

Spine surgeon Johnny C. Benjamin explains how massage can help promote healing:

  Massage is great in helping to bring blood and nutrients to the affected area to repair the soft tissue. Massage also can help break up scar tissue and keep the muscles supple so less scar tissue develops in the first place.

“All these benefits contribute to a faster recovery”.

  • Massage helps prevent scar tissue

Massage also helps breaking up scar tissue and prevent creation of more (excessive) scar tissue formation. This goes for internal scar tissue (adhesions) as well as scars on the outside of the skin.

  •  Massage helps promote flexibility and mobility

Massage also helps in promoting flexibility of the muscles and joints. Because a patient could have been sitting or just lying before and after the operation, the muscles and joints get stuck and become stiff.

  •  Massage strengthens the immune system

Relaxed muscles stimulate oxygen supply to the organs and skin which, in its turn, strengthens the immune system and prevents infections.

  •  Massage improves mood

Massage creates a pain-blocking sensation due to endorphin-like chemicals that are released in the body. These chemicals reduce pain and create a sense of well-being.

“An important aspect of any surgical procedure is the post rehabilitation recovery process. It’s during this process that natural movement is re-learned, and freedom of movement is re-enforced”.

Is massage safe as part of surgery recovery?

The element of ancient traditional healing is safe. Of course we recommend that you check with your surgeon or doctor to find out about your personal situation before a massage treatment.

For more details or to book an appointment for an initial consultation, please call us on 07538 137900.