Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy:
Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of massage based on preliminary evidence which is hypothesized to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. However, surgery, medical conditions, or other damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and your lymph nodes, a condition known as lymphedema, its Procedures that affect or remove your lymph nodes can cause lymphedema as a side effect.
Complete decongestive therapy (CDT), also called complex decongestive therapy, is an intensive program that combines many of the different treatment approaches, including bandaging, compression garments, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise, and self care.
Intergraded Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage:
Manual Therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to mobilization, to assess and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function. for that we are using lots of modalities or technique like:
- Myofascial Therapy: (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) It's targets the muscle and fascial systems, promotes flexibility and mobility of the body's connective tissues. It is said to mobilize adhesions and reduce severity/sensitivity of scarring.
- Friction Massage: It's to increase mobilization of adhesions between fascial layers, muscles, compartments and other soft tissues. They are thought to create an inflammatory response and instigate focus to injured areas.
- Soft tissue Technique: is firm, direct pressure to relax hypertonic muscles and stretch tight fascial structures.
- Myofascial trigger points: is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial.
- Strain and Counterstrain: is a manual therapy technique, meaning the clinician uses only their hands, to treat muscle and joint pain and dysfunction. It uses passive body positioning of spasmed muscles and dysfunctional joints toward positions of comfort or tissue ease that compress or shorten the offending structure
Post Op Massage Therapy:
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, by 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.This allows the surgical rehabilitating area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.