Recovering from surgery can be a challenging and emotional journey, but with the help of MLD massage, the road to healing can become a path of progress and empowerment. By taking an active role in your post-operative care, you’re not only improving your physical well-being, but you’re also engaging in self-care that can boost your mental and emotional resilience.
Mld massage is a powerful tool that can help speed up your recovery from surgery in countless ways.
Here’s what you need to know about MLD massage
1. You feel better because you are less swollen and therefore more able to move about. This improves your recovery speed because your lymphatic system needs movement to work. Walking within what is feasible for your healing journey acts as a lymphatic drainage self-massage which keeps you going between sessions. We are NOT talking about Brazilian massage or more firm styles incorporating Swedish massage for post surgery. This does not hurt.
2. By removing the waste in the lymphatic system, we’re clearing the way for your body to pump more of the good stuff in to the vacated space (blood) and so you heal faster. This is in part because we do a full body lymphatic drainage massage, so we ensure that your lymphatic fluid is excreted when you go to the toilet rather than pushing it to a different part of your system.
By relieving swelling and improving mobility, you’ll feel more energised and capable of conquering every obstacle that comes your way. As we work to clear away the waste that has accumulated in your lymphatic system, we’re creating more space for the powerful healing forces of your body to take over.
3. When we’re speeding up the movement of lymphatic fluid out of your body by up to 6 times, this means that there is less stagnant waste building up which means less chance of infection.
And by increasing the speed of lymphatic fluid movement, we’re helping to reduce the risk of infection and promote overall wellness. So if you’re ready to take control of your recovery and start feeling your best, Mld massage may be just what you need to achieve your goals and unlock your true potential.
Lymphatic massage dangers
There are a few contraindications to MLD massage, particularly after surgery. For instance, some surgeons don’t want you to remove your compression garment for 2 days following your procedure. We can work the rest of the body with your garment in place to help a little in the surrounding areas, or we can wait.
But, essentially, there are no lymphatic massage risks related to the style of lymphatic massage therapy that we employ post surgery. Others, yes, but not how we do it. It is a totally noninvasive, safe therapy if given by an experienced and knowledgeable therapist who is experienced in working with patients at different stages of their healing journey.
In addition to lymphatic drainage massage, consider incorporating these complementary options into your wellness regimen:
1. Red Light (LED) Therapy
2. Vitamin Injections
Lymphatic drainage massage side effects
When we release waste, your body needs energy to expel it completely. This leads to it often drawing energy from other resources that it cleverly knows you don’t need for survival. One common side effect of MLD massage is that you’re cold afterwards. This is because in our temperate climate (much as we may often doubt this!) our system knows we will not die of hyperthermia, and so it pulls energy from keeping us warm and re-diverts it to processing waste.
You may also be thirsty. This is because water and movement stimulate our lymphatic system. So, our body will tell us to drink more water by making us thirsty.
As we have mentioned, we will give you a full body manual lymphatic drainage massage. Especially when you are first out of surgery, so this will include lymphatic drainage legs and lymphatic drainage face massage. Both ends of the extreme! You’ll heal and over time we will concentrate on more specific elements of your journey, but when we first start, please don’t think we’ve gone mad — we are doing these areas for a reason.
If you’d like to see some lymphatic drainage before and after then please feel free to check out our other posts.
As you push through the discomfort and fatigue that often accompany recovery, remember that each step forward is a testament to your strength and determination. With each MLD massage session, you’re giving your body the support it needs to heal and thrive. Embrace the power of MLD massage and take charge of your recovery journey, knowing that every moment of progress is a victory worth celebrating.
To book your MLD massage in Romford, Essex or Central London, text us today on 07757 946023. We can’t always answer a call if we’re with clients, so text is easier in the first instance.
What else can I add in to make sure I recover as fast as possible?
You can add in red light therapy which is excellent for wound healing if you are visiting us in Central London. Otherwise our red light therapy comes as part of our radiofrequency skin tightening package.
You may also want to consider vitamin injections. Vitamins are often more effective when administered through injections rather than taken orally due to enhanced bioavailability and direct absorption into the bloodstream. When ingested orally, vitamins must pass through the digestive system, where they may undergo degradation and lose potency before reaching the bloodstream. On the contrary, injections deliver vitamins directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive process and ensuring that the body can access higher concentrations of vitamins for immediate use.
This method allows for precise dosing and rapid absorption, making it especially beneficial for individuals with malabsorption issues or those who require higher doses of vitamins to address specific health conditions such as wound healing which is the state we’re replicating with this treatment. By opting for vitamin injections, individuals can experience faster and more significant results, maximising the therapeutic benefits of essential nutrients for overall health and well-being.