When most people think about prepping for or recovering from surgery, a massage is not something that comes to mind. But receiving a massage before and after surgery offers many benefits. Here are just some of the health benefits associated with massage as it relates to surgery:
• Pre-surgery massage benefits: It is normal to feel stressed-out before any type of surgery. Many people with an upcoming operation are overwhelmed by the idea of going under the knife. While stress can sometimes be a motivational tool to help with focus, severe stress can cause an irregular heartbeat, upset stomach, and shortness of breath. Massage therapy can reduce anxiety associated with an upcoming surgery by relaxing the muscles, decreasing heart rate, and shifting thoughts away from worry. Massage therapy can also be used as an alternative to sedatives, which can often have unpleasant side effects.
• Post-surgery massage benefits: Postoperative massage therapy aims to increase oxygenation of body tissue, enhance immune functions and cell activity, improve blood circulation, and reduce stress and tension. When administered by a professional massage therapist, it can help to relieve many of the symptoms associated with surgery, such as pain, inflammation, and bruising. Postoperative massage is especially beneficial for those who recently had cosmetic surgery or a surgery related to a sports injury.
Grand Ledge’s top choice for Massage Therapy
At Spa Time Chinese Massage Therapy, we are a massage therapy clinic specializing in the administration of pre- and post-surgery massage. We have more than 45 years of experience in our field and are experts in the science related to pre- and post-surgery massage. If you are in the Grand Ledge area and interested in learning more about the many benefits associated with pre- and post-surgery massage or wondering if it’s right for you, get in touch with us today. We will gladly answer any questions that you may have.