Postoperative rehabilitation can take a long time. And, most importantly, do your best to speed it up and do it with maximum health benefits. So can massage be done after surgery? In this article, we decided to pay special attention to rehabilitation after spinal surgery. We are often asked such a question, and we decided to share full information.
Rehabilitation after spinal surgery can be carried out with the inclusion of a course of massages. This can be a course of 10 or more massages. How many massages are required? The masseur will tell you about this when we get acquainted with your situation and the individual characteristics of the organism.
The benefits of massage after spine surgery
- Elimination of pain. The area around the spine is maximally worked out and warmed up, which allows you to reduce or completely remove pain
- Removal of puffiness. Swelling may persist for several weeks after the operation. Due to the processing of lymph, reporting decreases. A competent massage therapist will choose those techniques that will most gently affect the site of injury and will give the maximum benefit.
- Relief of muscle tension. What is important, because during the rehabilitation period, muscle tension is at its peak.
- Prevention of displacement. Careful study of the damaged area will make it possible to quickly return the position of the vertebrae to a healthy norm.
When can you get a massage after spinal surgery? Of course, you don’t need to use massage in the first week after surgery. During this period, maximum rest is needed. The exact date of the start of massage courses will help to determine the attending physician, as well as your masseur.
Rehabilitation after cervical spine surgery can be performed with therapeutic massage, but it should only be performed by a massage therapist who has a medical education. Back massage therapy is performed using a variety of techniques, each with its own characteristics.
Postoperative massage technique
For therapeutic massage in the postoperative period, the classic technique is used. Basic techniques: rubbing, kneading, stroking. Classical massage is performed as carefully as possible. The main task is to be useful, but not harm. A professional massage therapist knows exactly how to perform a therapeutic back massage so that you get benefits and can speed up postoperative rehabilitation.
Postoperative massage of the lumbar, spine or cervical spine can also be performed using techniques other than the classical one. The need to use other techniques is determined by the masseur at a personal meeting at the first massage. If you have any questions, you can always ask them and seek advice from our specialists.
It is important that the appointment for the postoperative therapeutic massage is given by the attending physician. Only the attending physician can determine the appropriateness of massage in the event of a surgical intervention. And, of course, such a massage can only be entrusted to a massage therapist with a medical education. Our network of studios employs masseurs with medical education. Each of the specialists has extensive experience, so you will see the effectiveness of the procedure after the first sessions. We work for your result, and our level of professionalism will allow you to achieve the desired result as quickly and efficiently as possible.