This article reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinal talks about a massage therapist named Shannon Lynn that has developed a system to reduce scar tissue in his clients. In fact many chiropractors send all of their patients with restricted motion to her.
The treatments take 6 weeks or longer and have been reported to even work on scars that are 30 years old! The massage loosens the tissue, helps to reduce the swelling and discomfort, improves appearance and increases range of movement.
The article goes on to say that "She uses gels, and combines deep tissue massage, lymphatic massage and Chinese cupping in different proportions, depending on the type of scar. "
When interviewed, Brown said: "I have yet to have a scar not look significantly different after therapy."
Anyone that has ever had surgery before knows the frustration that comes with limited mobility. I guess we can now add this as another benefit of massage.
If you would like to learn more about how massage therapy can help you with your range of motion after surgery then please feel free to contact me for more information.
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Medical Massage Jefferson Ga