PostOp is short for post operative massage. Post-operative massage is a series of massage styles that range from gentle to firmer techniques of massage that increases blood flow and promotes recovery by targeting the lymphatic system.
What is the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system helps process waste and absorbs fluids. We refer to it as the truancy officer of the body— its an intricate system that is wrapped around vessels throughout the body collecting straggler cells. The lymphatic system picks up toxins along with the immune system and sends them to the liver for processing. The viable cells are returned to the heart and waste matter is later excreted from the body. However during major surgery, the lymphatic system is compromised for 2-3 months allowing the fluid that pools within the skin layers to linger. After surgery, these fluids can harden, which is often painful.
Why do I need PostOp massages?
Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures after surgery. Taime Out will be the first to admit that you do not NEED to receive postOp massages. However, clients that don’t receive postOp massage treatments heal slower and usually have more complications. PostOp massages help clients heal faster, get rid of inflammation and postOp fluid quicker, and help mold the body to heal with a mor natural look by breaking down scar tissue, manually detoxing the body while the lymphatic system heals, and improving circulation. By increasing circulation while relaxing the muscles, postop massage helps the body pump more oxygen & nutrients into vital organs.
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How many PostOp massages will I need?
While all procedures will benefit from some form of postOp massage, the massage schedule differs depending on the type of procedure. Most of our clients follow along these postop massage schedules. However, the faster you heal the less sessions your body may require.
When should I start postOp Massages?
Aside from a tummy tuck, postOp massages should start day 1 postOp. If you had a tummy tuck massages should start day 7 postOp.
How long do these results last?
This is one of the biggest questions we get. It is important to point out that nothing in this life is permanent and anything achieved must be maintained. If you achieve amazing results in the gym and just stop working, your results fade. If you dye your hair and it grows out, the colors must be reapplied. If you get braces to adjust your teeth, a retainer must be worn to hold the results firm. Nonsurgical body contouring treatments are no different. It’s important to keep in mind that nonsurgical fat reduction should be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. This will help you to maximize and maintain results.
The massage is conducted
Right after surgery your therapist will assess the best way to administer your treatment. If you had a fat transfer your abdominal area will be addressed with you standing up. If you had procedures on the posterior and anterior (front and back) you have the option of standing for half or all of your treatment.
The pressure applied
For all types of MLD the pressure used is gentle with light pumps and little to no oil. The skin movements are very light so that the small lymph vessels are not flattened. Flattened lymph vessels would prevent the lymph fluid from draining. The movements are slow and rhythmic so that the lymph vessels open up.
Signature Lymphatic Massage
Before applying MLD techniques
Your Taime Out therapist first uses specialised skin movements to clear the area that they want the fluid to drain into.
It might seem strange to have skin movements on your chest and neck if you have fluid build up in your lower abdominal area or your legs in your arm. But the build up of fluid has to be processed through lymph nodes. These lymph nodes are located where appendages (head, arms, legs) attach to your torso. By clearing these lateral areas first the body will be able to better process your fluid.
The massage is conducted
Your therapist will have you lie down to have MLD. But if you have lymphoedema in your head and neck, you sit up. The pressure gradually increases but doesn’t ever reach the depth of deep tissue. For all types of MLD the pressure used is gentle with light pumps and little to no oil. The skin movements are very light so that the small lymph vessels are not flattened. Flattened lymph vessels would prevent the lymph fluid from draining. The movements are slow and rhythmic so that the lymph vessels open up.
During this period, no machines are used. MLD is performed using hands only during the treatment. Note: (if postOp) Incisions are not opened past 7 days postOp. If clients develop a seroma they instead are drained via a syringe. This type of treatment is recommended from day 1 to week 3 postOp if clients have had surgery. For regular lymphedema treatment MLD may be administered as preferred/needed.
How our Signature Lymphatic Massage treatment can help if you have a struggling lymphatic system
Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling. This condition is called lymphedema.
People can develop lymphedema as a result of infections, cancer treatments that involve the removal of lymph nodes, and any condition that damages the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system.
Our Signature Lymphatic Massage can benefit clients who suffer from:
- swelling or edema
- skin disorders
- digestive problems
- migraine episodes
InfraRed Light Therapy
What is red light therapy?
InfraRed light therapy (also called Cold Laser Therapy) is a therapeutic technique that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds, swelling, and inflammation.
How does RLT work?
During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.
Superficial tissue is commonly treated with wavelengths between 600 and 700 nanometers (nm). For deeper penetration, wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are used.
Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, the procedure is painless and noninvasive. There will be no sound and you’ll feel no vibration or heat. Each treatment typically takes only a few minutes on its own, but this treatment is usually used simultaneously in conjunction with other services during your treatment time.
Goddess Therapy treatments are specifically designed for clients that are at least 3 weeks postOp. Clients who are as far along as a few years postOp may benefit from these services as well.
The Goddess treatments include an array of services to achieve the best slimming results. They are a mixture of other individual services we provide. We combine them for the best savings with the best results! These body contouring procedures aren’t intended to be weight loss solutions, but to serve as a supplement to along your body positive journey.
Results from the Goddess Therapy treatments are solely contingent on the techniques you receive, but also how well you care for yourself outside of these treatments. What clients do when they aren’t with us is just as important as when they are.
We help hold you accountable by providing a full program that provides a lifestyle shift of:
- your eating habits
- Your water intake
- Lowering your salt consumption
- Staying active
- Compression instructions
- Supplement list for faster healing
- & self massage techniques
Which Treatments Are Right For You?
A number of body treatments use mild electric currents and/or pressure, and these methods may not be suitable for everyone. Our licensed therapists will take the time to learn about your medical history as well as your body contouring or perfecting goals so that we can recommend the spa services that will provide the best results.
Don’t wait any longer to see a slimmer, sleeker you. Contact us today to schedule your Taime Out consultation for body treatments that allow you to relax as you effortlessly contour your curves!
Miami Massage Services
Whether you live in Miami or are traveling there for an elective procedure, Taime Out will help you cover all of your basis. When it comes to postOp services, we have set the precedence, employing and honing therapists to be the best of the best.
Our company has been in business for over 8 years with the owner who’s been practicing for 11yrs, and hand trained therapists that have been practicing for even longer. The knowledge and World experience that the team embodies hails from 5 diff continents and 32 countries
Over the years we’ve noticed as elective procedures have become more affordable, the procedures have transitioned from their origins in Thailand and South America to the states but the educational and licensed training to care for clients hasn’t increased. We created a program to fill in the gaps.
- everything you’ll need for your post op care
- A program to not only speed up your healing, but help to ensure natural results
- a FREE detox book
- a diet plan, a light exercise plan once you’re cleared for movement, & a self massage regiment all of which if you follow will decrease the length of time needed for post op massages
- a recommended supplement list
- & quality services that can’t be beat
What are you waiting for?
Let’s check “schedule postOp Massages” off your to-do list! You’ve chosen your doctor, you’ve chosen your procedure date. Now time to choose the best massage care in the business.