Before surgery, I visited Brian Keena for Lymphatic Drainage Massage. I did this in order to free up the lymph drainage pathways and get the fluids flowing freely though my body.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.
Since the surgery will cause damage to blood vessels, and, antibiotics and anesthetics are placed directly on the tissues during surgery, it makes sense that this system of moving fluids through the body be functioning at as high a level as possible.
I worked with Brian before the surgery. It does feel like something happens from this gentle work. There is usually a slight increase in urine volume and consistency. Definitely something is coming out of the body.
After surgery I did several short sessions with Brian. After the first one, I felt like there were some anesthetics that were removed as I could feel a slight drowsiness and nauseousness after the session. Drinking a lot of water afterward cleared it up pretty fast. I believe it helped keep the swelling down.