Mastectomy Aftercare: Recovery After Breast Cancer
Many women experience pain and restricted movement after treatment for Cancer
Receiving massage to areas affected by surgery & radiation can be beneficial in many ways:
It can restore circulatory balance, which feeds and oxygenates cells and removes waste products. Other benefits include restoring range of motion to fascia, muscle, tendons and ligaments helping to improve simple daily tasks and quality of life.
During the healing process, scar tissue that forms can become involved with the chest wall or axilla (underarm) creating tightness and restriction. Massage therapy done locally on newly healed scar tissue can reduce and softens the build-up of fibrous tissue.
Equally important to the physical benefits are the emotional ones. Incisions can be a source of pride, shame and each scar tells a story and is a reminder. Scars can be painful, sensitive and numb.
Using gentle, mindful techniques Amanda can work with you to improve shoulder movements, decrease pain, increase your confidence in your body and offers support during your healing process.
Book an appointment for Mastectomy Aftercare:
- Once your scar is intact
- If you experience reduced shoulder movement, pain or weakness
- Difficulty raising your arm or reaching around your back
- If your scars are painful, sensitive, tight or numb
- If you notice swelling to your chest wall, arm, and or hand