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Post-Surgery Recovery and Lymphatic Drainage Massage

July 16, 2023

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There are different treatment methods designed to promote healing and recovery from an injury or surgery. Manual lymphatic drainage massage or MLDM is one of the recommended treatments for post-surgery recovery. Studies conducted in the past show that manual lymphatic drainage helps accelerate the healing process, decrease the amount of time needed to fully recover, and combats infection by improving the patient’s circulation. It also helps in improving one’s immunity and increases metabolic rate.

How can MLDM help with post-surgery recovery?

Reduces inflammation

After undergoing surgery, it is expected that your body will be in full trauma response mode – meaning inflammation and swelling. While some patients who have suffered from an injury are advised to get physical therapy to help their bodies relearn certain functions, there are patients who are advised to have lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as decrease their recovery time.

Pain management

Lymphatic drainage is often recommended to patients who have undergone surgery, including cosmetic surgery, as it is helpful in pain management. In some cases, it is also recommended by some of the best physiotherapist in Dubai to their patients who have suffered from an injury. MLDM helps in alleviating stress and pressure on the lymph which reduces post-surgery pain.

Treatment of other medical conditions

Aside from helping patients recover from surgery, others seek the help of an experienced physiotherapist to perform MLDM to treat other medical conditions. This type of massage is known to treat symptoms of acne and rosacea, allergies, cellulite, digestive problems, headache, and hormonal imbalance.

Other benefits of manual lymphatic drainage are the following:

  • Reduces swelling or bruising
  • Decreases the risk of infection
  • Alleviates pain, sensitivity, and discomfort
  • Eliminates cellular waste
  • Reduces scarring
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Helps restore equilibrium

If you need an appointment for manual lymphatic drainage to aid with your post-surgery recovery or you wish to determine the cause of the pain or discomfort you experience while performing certain movements, our specialists from Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC can help. We offer a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs, so feel free to visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for lymphatic drainage massages or therapy sessions.