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 very pleased with 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 have experience supporting patients who have had face and neck lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, breast surgeries, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
 
"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."
- Face lift and lower eyelid surgery patient
 
 
Orthopedic Surgery
 
Patients I have treated often report that they slept better, felt more relaxed, less pain, and did better in physical therapy the next day. I have been seeing patients at NYU Hospital for Joint Disease since 2008. I often incorporates more than one type of treatment i.e.: Manual Lymphatic Drainage to ease leg swelling for knee and hip replacement patients; neck and back massage to ease muscle tension; Reiki treatment to restore balance. I treat patients who have had brain trauma, spinal surgery, knee and hip replacement,and stroke patients at NYU Hospital for Joint Disease/Rusk.
 
 
Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
 
These patients can benefit from Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Massage Therapy, Scar Tissue Mobilization and Reiki. The scar tissue treatment may begin as early as begins 6-8 weeks after surgery, depending on the individual. Different approaches are utilized at different stages. Reiki can be safely used support patients before, and immediately following surgery. MLD and gentle massage may begin 5-7 days after surgery, depending on your condition, 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 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
  • Address restricted range of motion
  • Scar tissue mobilization
 
 
 
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