POST-OPERATIVE INCISION SITE DRAINAGE
This intricate and subtle work helps to lay the tissues smoother and flatter, creating a smooth incision site once healed, versus the puckering that can often occur. This incision site work also includes the gentle movement of lymphatic fluid away from the traumatized tissue, helping lessen swelling, bruising and skin hardening. Surgery necessarily includes the destruction of lymph pathways. The destruction of these pathways causes lymphatic fluids to accumulate and stagnate. When lymph stagnates, the tissues are not receiving nutrients necessary to heal and toxins are not as readily carried away from the surgery site. Lymphatic drainage massage helps the fluids find and create new drainage pathways, thereby reducing edema, swelling, stiffness and pain. This post-operative incision site work is appropriate for any surgery, e.g. joint replacements, hand and foot surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, tummy tucks, liposuction, etc.
Glenda F. Bell
The information on this site is not intended to treat, diagnose, prescribe, cure or prevent any disease. This is for information use only. You are encouraged to consult with your health care practitioner before beginning any therapy.