Sunday, January 29, 2017

Should You Try Meditation for Post-surgical Recovery?

Can Meditation Help Recovery After Surgery?

Tips for Recovering from Sugery - Meditation

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

Meditation, mindfulness, visualization and the relaxation response have been increasingly accepted in recent years as powerful stress-reduction tools.

In the Holistic Nursing Practice (2000) article ‘Relaxation training as a holistic nursing intervention,’ Jan DeMarco-Sinatra, Coordinator of the New England Heart and Longevity Center in Manchester, Connecticut, shares information on the positive effects of relaxation training and provides details on four techniques for inducing the relaxation response.

A Wall Street Journal article titled ‘Can Meditation Help Pain After Surgery?’ covers Mt. Sinai hospital’s efforts to reduce post-surgical pain with meditation.

California Pacific Medical Center / Sutter Health and The Institute for Health and Healing offers a free guided meditation for their patients to use

Here is a wonderful video on the positive effects of meditation and visualization before surgery:

Read Peggy Huddleston's book here:

About Kathleen Lisson

As a Board Certified massage therapist, with advanced training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, I help women and men in the San Diego area reduce the tight, full, heavy feeling that comes with swelling after facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and other plastic surgery operations. To schedule a treatment, please visit

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