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.
Regular massage therapy sessions can be a great asset in helping to bring blood and nutrients to the affected area to repair the soft tissue. Massage can also help break up scar tissue and keep one's muscles supple so less scar tissue develops in the first place. By increasing circulation while relaxing the muscles, massage therapy 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. At Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks, our professional massage therapists can focus on stretching the muscles in trouble areas; promoting increased flexibility when the body is warm and more elastic. When booking your massage, you may wish to request a therapist experienced in sports massage, and ask that special attention be paid to any injured areas. Injured and non-injured athletes alike will likely benefit form a specialized Sports Massage session.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVED SURGICAL REHABILITATION
Pumps more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
Accelerates the surgical recovery process
Aids in improving joint movement and flexibility
Depending on the type of surgery you've had and injuries you may have sustained, it may be advised that you consult your surgeon or physician before including massage into your healing regime. If you do have injuries from past or present surgeries that cause you discomfort, please discuss this with your Back In Balance massage therapist before your treatment begins. This way, your therapist will be able to assist you to the best of his or her ability.
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