Massage therapy offers not only relaxation but also amazing therapeutic benefits like lymphatic drainage for post-surgical and other reasons to assist the body’s healing process, deep tissue, myofascial release, hot stone massage, and pain relief. Under the leadership of Dr. Kristi Sumpter, licensed massage therapist Vivian Alexatos at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery in Houston offers a variety of massage therapy options to help you feel your best. Use the online scheduler or call the office to arrange your massage therapy session today.
Massage Therapy Q & A
How is massage therapy beneficial?
Massage therapy is beneficial in many ways. It’s well known for its relaxation and rejuvenating benefits, but it can also reduce pain, improve range of motion, prevent injury, and speed up healing after surgery.
What is relaxation massage?
As the name implies, the main focus of relaxation massage is relaxing your muscles and rejuvenating your body. Many patients at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery find that relaxation massage is the perfect way to unwind, but it also has benefits like improved circulation and better range-of-motion. This massage technique, occasionally known as Swedish massage, which uses light and gentle strokes, is the most common type of massage.
What is therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage focuses on pain and stress relief. Vivian Alexatos, the licensed massage therapist at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery customizes your therapeutic massage according to your personal needs.
Some of the popular options in therapeutic massage include deep tissue massage targeting connective tissues to relieve muscle tension and knots, sports massage for sports injuries, and myofascial massage targeting the painful areas of muscle tightness called trigger points.
What is hot stone therapy?
Hot stone therapy is generally considered a type of relaxation massage, but it’s different from other techniques because your Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery massage therapist uses smooth heated stones on your body to aid in muscle relaxation.
Your massage therapist positions the hot stones at key points along your spine, so they infuse a deep relaxing heat throughout your body. This is accompanied by light, sweeping strokes using a lightly oiled stone. Hot stone therapy is such an effective relaxation treatment that you may even doze lightly as your massage therapist performs the treatment!
What is lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic drainage is great for post-surgery healing. During a massage with lymphatic drainage, your massage therapist uses specific motions to break up scar tissue, reduce swelling around the surgery area, and even detoxify your body. Lymphatic drainage can also encourage faster cellular regeneration, which means quicker healing after your surgery.
Usually, lymphatic drainage doesn’t happen immediately after your surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Kristi Sumpter typically clears you for massage therapy at two to four weeks post-surgery, depending on your situation and what type of surgery you had.
Whether you need therapeutic massage, relaxation massage, lymphatic drainage, hot stone massage, or another type of rejuvenating massage, Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery has you covered. Use the online appointment maker or call the office to book your visit with the licensed massage therapist now.