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Pre and Post Surgery Massage

Specific massage technique blended with lymphatic drainage with some Swedish techniques based on the time frame of the surgical procedure and healing process. Special attention is taken to insure that massage techniques used are appropriate specific to the surgery. The following  will give more detail in regard to the benefits patients can receive either pre or post-surgery.

Pre and Post Surgical Applications of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Pre & Post-Surgical Massage Benefits

Regeneration of Lymphatic Vessels:
Begins after 24 hours
Maximum regeneration attained on day 14 by comparison, maximum venous regeneration occurs by day 12

Regeneration of Lymph Nodes:
No known function regeneration under usual conditions

Prepares tissue for the surgery

Alleviates oedema:
It may allow surgery to be scheduled earlier
Detoxifies tissue
Stimulates the immune system; accelerates production of lymphocytes
Induces a state of relaxation; promotes parasympathetic response

Post Surgery: 
As soon as 24 hours after surgery. (Liposuction)

Alleviates post-surgical oedema
Helps stimulate lymphatic “reroutes”; Manual Lymphatic Mapping allows the therapist to discover alternative lymphatic pathways
Reduces Pain
Alleviates Spasms (promotes parasympathetic response)
Detoxification helps reverse build up of toxins secondary to effects of medication, immobilisation.
Stimulates immune system and helps prevent post-surgical infections
Improves skin regeneration and wound healing and optimizes the scarring process.
Can help to prevent the formation of hypertrophic or keloid scarring.

Indications for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in Surgery Recovery

Surgery & Massage

Lymphatic Drainage can effectively alleviate the oedemas, chronic inflammation and pain of many musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders. Some studies have shown that substances injected into joints are removed, at least partially, by the lymphatic system.

Many benefits can result from lymphatic drainage before and after surgery. Its use in this setting decreases oedema, pain and inflammation. Lymphatic drainage also seems to promote tissue regeneration, reducing formation and severity of scars which can be unsightly and sometimes painful. One can see this tissue-regenerating effect in treatment of burns, accelerated wound healing with fewer complications, bone fractures and even the reversal of stretch marks, especially in their early stages.

Pre and post surgical patients can benefit from lymphatic drainage in a variety of ways. We encourage you and your physicians to incorporate these techniques into your recovery plan as it is a very valuable service in your healing process.

Those facing surgery will find that MLD offers a range of benefits. For optimal results it is recommended that lymphatic drainage be applied for one or two sessions prior to surgery. This process drains toxins and stimulates the immune system, the autonomic nervous system (the parasympathetic tone). It is important to drain and stimulate the lymphatic system before is inhibited, and possibly spasm, as a result of surgical trauma and medications. It is usually much more arduous to begin Manual Lymphatic Therapy post-surgical than to do so prior to surgery. Surgeons also find it easier to make an incision through clean, well drained tissue, particularly in any sort of aesthetic surgery. This creates a higher chance for a nicer approximation of the scar.

Lymphatic drainage therapy can begin as soon as 24 hours after surgery, with the approval of the physician– as long as there are no contra-indications (especially infection).

Home Visits

Home visits can be arranged for liposuction, and other surgery patients to relieve pain and swelling while recovering at home.

All other surgeries are considered on a case by case basis with the consultation of your medical provider in regard to travel limitations.

Additional charges will apply for travel distance, time, and equipment used if not a Ultrasound machine.

Services Profile

– Minimum of Massage package will be 5 sessions, costing £80 per Session, including ultrasound if necessary.

– We offer a very clean and tidy environment.

Our clinic is open Tuesday to Saturday from: 10am till 7pm, for bookings please call 07961882895 or email