How Massage Therapy Can Enhance Post-Operative Recovery
An important aspect of any surgical procedure is the post rehabilitation recovery process. It’s during this process that natural movement is re-learned, and freedom of movement is re-enforced. Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures after surgery.
Spine surgeon Johnny C. Benjamin explains how massage can help promote healing.
“Massage is great in helping to bring blood and nutrients to the affected area to repair the soft tissue. Massage also can help break up scar tissue and keep the muscles supple so less scar tissue develops in the first place.”
By increasing circulation while relaxing the muscles, massage can help the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the surgical rehabilitating area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.
Even when there’s no injury, massage can helps athletes of all levels improve their flexibility and muscle suppleness. Our professional massage therapists can also stretch the muscles in trouble areas, promoting increased flexibility when the body is warm and more elastic.
When you book your massage, request a therapist experienced in sports massage, and ask that special attention be paid to any injured areas.
Benefits of Improved Post-Operative Surgical Rehabilitation
- Assists the body in pumping more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
- Accelerates the surgical recovery process
- Aids in improving joint movement and flexibility