Tami Arthur LMT, C-MLD, CLT

Pre and post surgery therapy suggestions

Please view these as suggestions.  Every surgery in unique. 

one week prior to surgery

  •   drink plenty of water.
  •   purchase and start using a dry brush
  •   ask your dr about adding protein drinks or surgery recovery drinks like Juven to your diet.
  •   ask your dr. about taking bromeline and arnica for recovery and reduced bruising.
  •   ask you doctor about ordering  smaller sizes of compression as your swelling goes down from lymphatic work.
  •   visit your lymphatic/surgery recovery therapist to learn about self manual lymphatic work and stretches.  
  •   schedule appointments for therapy

a few days after surgery and every 3-5 days after that for two weeks.

  •  therapist comes to your home, assesses your needs, preforms manual lymph drainage body work.

every week for a month

  • lymphatic drainage sessions, prevention of fibrotic areas, and prevention of seromas