Post-op or post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage is a therapeutic technique that can help to improve the healing process after surgery. The massage is designed to stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps to remove waste products, excess fluid, and other harmful substances from the body. This can help to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and promote the healing process.
Lymphatic drainage massage should only be performed by a trained professional, and it is important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a plastic surgeon or a licensed massage therapist, before undergoing this type of massage after surgery. The therapist should have a clear understanding of your medical history and any restrictions or precautions that may be necessary. In some cases, lymphatic drainage massage may not be recommended immediately after surgery, and it may be necessary to wait several weeks or months before beginning this type of treatment.
It’s also important to follow all of your healthcare provider’s instructions for post-operative care, including any restrictions on physical activity and the use of lymphatic drainage massage. By working with a trained professional and following your healthcare provider’s instructions, you can ensure that you receive safe and effective treatment that promotes your overall well-being and healing after surgery.