Lori Kwasnicka - Licensed Massage Therapist
Pre/Post-Surgical Healing
Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery patients are especially interested in healing quickly. They want to look their best, and don't want everyone to know they have had surgery. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) expedites healing time and clients are amazed by the results MLD gives them. Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatments help patients look and feel better faster.  It reduces swelling, bruising and pain.  Depending on the type of surgery, scar tissue mobilization may also be used to smooth and diminish scars.
"I don't know why anyone wouldn't do this. I felt the difference right away. It is so gentle and relaxing. It diminished the tight feeling and lumpiness.  The bruising and discoloration improved more rapidly."
-Facelift, lower eyelid surgery patient
Orthopedic Surgery
Patients Lori has treated often report that they slept better, felt more relaxed, less pain, and did better in physical therapy the next day. Lori has been seeing patients at Hospital for Joint Disease since 2008.  She often incorporates more than one type of treatment i.e.: Manual Lymphatic Drainage to ease leg swelling for knee replacement patients; neck and back massage to ease muscle tension; Reiki treatment to restore balance. Lori has treated patients who have had brain trauma, spinal surgery, knee and hip replacement,and stroke patients.
Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
These patients can benefit from Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Massage Therapy, Scar Tissue Massage and Reiki. The scar tissue treatment typically begins 3-4 weeks after surgery. Reiki can be safely used support patients before, and immediately following surgery. MLD and gentle massage may begin within 2-3 days after surgery with your surgeon's consent. 
Objectives for pre-surgical treatment for Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction:
  • Promote Relaxation, reducing stress
  • Prepare body for surgery
  • Clear pre-existing trigger points in chest, neck, back and shoulders
  • Release restricted body movement
  • Improve circulation of blood, oxygen and lymph.
  • Decrease fear and anxiety
  • Provide a loving, nurturing presence
Objectives for post-surgical treatment for Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction:
  • Reconnect the client with her body
  • Promote relaxation, relieve stress
  • Provide physical, emotional and psychological support
  • Alleviate pain
  • Ease muscle soreness
  • Reduce swelling
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