Massage Therapy

To support the comfort and recovery of our patients after surgery, we offer a post-surgical massage.

Therapeutic Post-Surgical Massage

To support the comfort and recovery of our patients after surgery, we offer a post-surgical massage that is designed to speed the healing process and help you return to your normal daily activities more quickly. Using a combination of lymphatic and Swedish massage techniques, ACPS’s skilled licensed massage therapists use gentle stretching and range of movement motions throughout this 30-minute massage to provide the following benefits:

  • Reduce swelling and bruising
  • Improve flexibility
  • Stimulate nerve endings to diminish numbness and any skin sensitivity

Frequently Asked Questions

Post-surgical massage is a therapeutic technique that’s specifically designed to support recovery after a surgical procedure. It involves gentle, non-invasive techniques that can help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, and speed up the healing process.

The timing of post-surgical massage can vary depending on the procedure you’ve had and your individual healing process. Generally speaking, you can start post-surgical massage a few days after the procedure, once your doctor has given you the all-clear. Your massage therapist will be able to give you more specific advice based on your unique situation.

Post-surgical massage techniques typically involve gentle, non-invasive techniques that work to stimulate blood flow, promote lymphatic drainage, and support overall relaxation. Techniques might include gentle pressure, stretching, and kneading.

While post-surgical massage is generally safe and beneficial, it’s always important to work with a trained and experienced massage therapist to ensure that the technique is appropriate for your individual needs. Some possible side effects might include temporary bruising or soreness, but these should typically subside quickly.

It’s important to work with a massage therapist who has experience working with post-surgical patients, as they’ll be able to tailor their techniques to your individual needs. You can start by asking your surgeon or primary care physician for a recommendation, or searching online for massage therapists who specialize in post-surgical massage.