PostOp Massage(s)/Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized massage technique that is recommended by plastic surgeons, after surgery (especially cosmetics), to accelerate the recuperation period.
The MLD is a gentle technique that can stimulate the lymphatic system to improve lymphatic fluid flow, and redirect the fluid to alternate (unaffected) lymphatic pathways, thereby reducing swelling. The applied pressure is gentle, but varies according to the area and degree of edema or state of the tissues. 15-20 is recommended.
Infrared Heat Therapy (Included in All in Office Post-OP massages)
- Promotes renewal and fast healing
- Amplifies blood flow which leads to pain relief
- Increases metabolism between blood and tissue
- Decreases joint rigidity and lessen muscle spasms
- Removes built up toxins by improving lymph flow
- Assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrated edema, and exudes
- Affect s soft tissue injury and increases the extensibility of collagen tissue
- Enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s soft tissue areas
- Enhances white blood cell function, thereby increasing immune response and the elimination of foreign pathogens and cellular waste products
- Excites the hypothalamus, which controls the production of neurochemicals involved in such biological processes as sleep, mood, pain sensations, and blood pressure.