It depends on your specific condition. Always consult with your healthcare provider before scheduling a massage, especially if you've had recent surgery or a serious injury. They can provide guidance on when it's safe and what type of massage is appropriate. You will need to wait 6 weeks before receiving massage on or near post-operative incision sites.
Gentle massages like Swedish massage or relaxation massage are often safe and recommended after surgery. Avoid deep tissue or sports massages unless approved by your healthcare provider. Massage can be very effective at decreasing post-operative pain, improving scar mobility, and reducing medication. But remember, it’s essential to get clearance from your doctor before working on a surgical site.