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December 31, 2004

Plastic Surgery And Massage

Massage benefits patients of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery sites are now touting the benefits of massage (and hopefully employing massage therapists).

Patients who have had massages after surgery report increased mobility and quicker recovery. Firm pressure applied to various parts of the body can increase blood flow, improving tissue drainage and reduce swelling.

One woman's inspirational story: As a massage therapist, she is attuned to the mind/body connection.

“The reality of my life,” Samantha would say, “is that I am grateful. Grateful to be here. Grateful to love and be loved. Grateful to be alive. … If I knew I would have to endure all the pain again to know what I know now, I would do it in a second. Some people never receive those lessons. Some people never receive that grace.”

Posted by linda at December 31, 2004 9:29 AM

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