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Post-operative care is an important component of any surgical procedure, and post-surgical massage plays an important role as a supplement to the standard rehabilitation procedures prescribed following surgery. At Denver South Chiropractic, we offer post-surgical massages one of our many forms of Denver massage therapy.
Massage therapy has a number of benefits for patients who have recently undergone surgery. It improves the flow of blood, oxygen and vital nutrients to affected areas to repair soft tissue. Massage therapy can also aid in breaking down scar tissue and keeping the muscles supple to minimize the development of scar tissue.
As massage relaxes the muscles and improves circulation, it allows the body to heal faster while becoming more flexible. Studies have shown that post-operative massage, when used in conjunction with traditional post-surgical procedures, significantly reduces patient pain and anxiety while decreasing healing time.
Post-surgical massage therapy can also prevent swelling, a common side effect of surgery. For this purpose, lymphatic drainage massage is often performed. This technique ensures proper function of the lymphatic drainage system by clearing fluid cellular wastes from the body. Massaging the area using this particular technique reduces swelling by relaxing the muscles and improving circulation.
Post-Surgical Massage in Denver
At Denver South Chiropractic, we are proud to offer post-surgical massage in Denver, and it is safe for patients who have recently undergone surgery. When you come to us for post-surgical massage, we will work with your doctor or surgeon to determine the course of treatment that will best suit your needs. Through various massage techniques, we will work to reduce your pain and inflammation while decreasing your healing time and improving flexibility and range of motion.
To learn more about post-surgical massage or to schedule a consultation with a highly-qualified Denver massage therapist, please call Denver South Chiropractic now at 303-757-7272.