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Surgical Recovery Therapy

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Make Your Surgical Recovery Easier.

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(This includes non-cosmetic surgeries.)

Benefits of Surgical Recovery Therapy

Following any surgical procedure, invasive surgery or minimally invasive surgery, some degree of swelling and bruising are expected.  These side effects are painful and disheartening to patients who want to be healed and “good as new” as soon as they arrive home from their procedure.

Some surgeries are so minor that people are up and about their daily lives as if nothing happened within a few days.  Other surgeries are more invasive and traumatic to the body.  These surgeries can leave significant swelling and bruising that, without treatment, take a long time to go away. 

Lymphatic Drainage done ahead of surgery helps to minimize the amount of swelling and bruising as well as the lumps and bumps that will result.  Lymphatic therapy after surgery helps it to go away faster.

How Lymphatic Treatments
Help You Heal After Surgery

Surgery disrupts the natural flow of our lymphatic system.

Following any kind of trauma (including surgery) the body pools fluid in the injured area to create a natural splint.  This causes extreme tenderness in the skin in that area.

Lymphatic Therapies gently move this fluid away from these traumatized tissues, immediately reducing the hyper-sensitivity and pain.

A Disrupted Lymphatic System Can Cause Lumps and Bumps

Surgery, especially liposuction done during plastic surgery, can cause lumps and bumps that can hang around for months afterwards.  Not only can these be fixed in a gentle and painless manner, but they also can be prevented by lymphatic massage.  Click here to learn more about the lumps and bumps after plastic surgery.

Surgical Recovery Therapy - post-operative bruising and swelling relief after surgery Albuquerque
Albuquerque Surgical Recovery Therapy - post-operative swelling and bruising relief after surgery Albuquerque
Lymphatic Drainage can speed up the recovery time significantly, and it does more than just reduce swelling.  It jump-starts the lymphatic system to carry away the wastes of damaged, broken down tissue and facilitate the influx of new nutrient-rich fluid to the surgical site. 

Lymphatic drainage also stimulates the immune system which can help prevent wound infection postoperatively and helps avoid complications after surgery.  Furthermore patients report reduced postoperative pain after their surgical procedures, reducing requests for opioid analgesics and other strong pain medicines.

Stimulation of lymphatic flow in post-operative swollen areas lessens the risk of fibrosis (hardening of the tissue). Lymphatic drainage also aids in raising the total white cell count, helping to prevent post-operative infection.

 

Lymphatic Drainage can speed up the recovery time significantly, and it does more than just reduce swelling.  It jump-starts the lymphatic system to carry away the wastes of damaged, broken down tissue and facilitate the influx of new nutrient-rich fluid to the surgical site.
Abq Surgical Recovery Therapy - post-operative bruising and swelling relief after surgery Albuquerque

Lymphatic drainage also stimulates the immune system which can help prevent wound infection postoperatively and helps avoid complications after surgery.  Furthermore patients report reduced postoperative pain after their surgical procedures, reducing requests for opioid analgesics and other strong pain medicines.

Stimulation of lymphatic flow in post-operative swollen areas lessens the risk of fibrosis (hardening of the tissue). Lymphatic drainage also aids in raising the total white cell count, helping to prevent post-operative infection.

Surgical Recovery Therapy - post-operative swelling and bruising relief after surgery Albuquerque, NM

Cosmetic Surgery

See the Cosmetic Surgery FAQ

 
If you have had cosmetic surgery,
your surgeon likely suggested that you get a “lymphatic massage”
to help with the extensive healing process. 
Pain & Swelling Solutions specializes in working with cosmetic surgery patients post-op.

Shannon is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist which means that she has advanced training in draining tissue using Electro-Lymphatic Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).  She is also a Certified Myofascial Release Therapist with a specialization in scar tissue work.  She is also certified to work with breast tissue for women who have had cosmetic breast work, a mastectomy, and/or reconstructive surgery.

Shannon has numerous hours of experience working with clients who have had tummy tucks, Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL), facelifts, mastectomies, breast enhancements and reductions, as well as reconstruction surgeries.  

Read about Breast Surgery Recovery Therapy here.
 
If you are planning on cosmetic surgery,
check out this article on
how to prep for cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery

If you have had cosmetic surgery,
your surgeon likely suggested that you get a “lymphatic massage”
to help with the extensive healing process. 
Pain & Swelling Solutions specializes in working with cosmetic surgery patients post-op.

Shannon is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist which means that she has advanced training in draining tissue using Electro-Lymphatic Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).  She is also a Certified Myofascial Release Therapist with a specialization in scar tissue work.  She is also certified to work with breast tissue for women who have had cosmetic breast work, a mastectomy, and/or reconstructive surgery.

Shannon has numerous hours of experience working with clients who have had tummy tucks, Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL), facelifts, mastectomies, breast enhancements and reductions, as well as reconstruction surgeries.  

Read about Breast Surgery Recovery Therapy here.
If you are planning on cosmetic surgery,
check out this article on
how to prep for cosmetic surgery.

Recover Faster with
Post Op Massage. 
Feel Better Today.

Having Trouble Making Your Appointment?

How to Use the Online Booking System

Pain & Swelling Solutions
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Albuquerque

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Shannon Goins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Pain & Swelling Solutions, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Certified Cupping Therapist
Shannon Goins-Blair, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Board Certified LMT
Terapeuta linfática certificada
LMT certificado por la junta

Recuperarse más rápido.
Sentirse mejor hoy.

Doy la bienvenida a los clientes que hablan español.

Si habla usted español, por favor envíeme un mensaje de texto al 505-554-5185 o correo electrónico en español.

No hablo mucho español, pero estoy aprendiendo.

Puedo comunicarme contigo usando el traductor de google. Muchos de mis clientes no hablan inglés y no tengo problemas para comunicarme con ellos.

Recover Faster with
Post Op Massage. 
Feel Better Today.

Shannon Goins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Pain & Swelling Solutions, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Certified Cupping Therapist
Shannon Goins-Blair, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Terapeuta linfática certificada

Having Trouble Making Your Appointment?

How to Use the Online Booking System

Recuperarse más rápido.
Sentirse mejor hoy.

Doy la bienvenida a los clientes
que hablan español.

Si no habla inglés, envíeme un mensaje de texto al 505-554-5185 o correo electrónico en español.

¡No hablo mucho español, pero estoy aprendiendo!

Puedo comunicarme contigo usando el traductor de google. Muchos de mis clientes no hablan inglés y no tengo problemas para comunicarme con ellos.

Pain & Swelling Solutions
NEW ADDRESS
2620 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite E   
Albuquerque

Map & Directions
Haga clic aquí para ver el mapa y las direcciones

Recover Faster.  Feel Better Today.

Book Your Appointment Now Online

505-554-5185

Question?

Send me an email.

Non-Cosmetic Surgeries

Surgical Recovery Therapy is appropriate following most types of surgeries including:
knee replacement surgery, mastectomy, breast reductions, breast enhancements, wisdom teeth removal, orthopedic surgeries, thyroidectomy, cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), hysterectomy, hernia repair, back surgery, etc.

Lymphatic Massage (properly called Manual Lymphatic Drainage) or Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT), can dramatically reduce post-operative edema (swelling) which reduces pain.  

Moving the lymph away from the incision also helps pull away the broken down tissue and waste from the area and promotes the delivery of fresh nutrients to speed the healing process.

One extra benefit of lymphatic massage is that it has an analgesic (pain relieving) effect – AND it can help you sleep much better that night.  You might even take a nap when you get home.

More Questions About
Plastic Surgery Recovery?

Check out the complete list of blog posts here:

Navigating Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

More Questions
About
Plastic Surgery Recovery?

Check out the complete
list of blog posts here:

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Heal Faster. Heal Better.
Speed Up Your Surgical Recovery
with Lymphatic
and PEMF Therapy.

Make an appointment with
Pain & Swelling Solutions
and feel better today!

505-554-5185