Originally Posted by Melissamustang
I am having a very big surgery coming up....."whole hip replacement" at thirty years old.
Yikes! Major surgery! When's the date? Here's a tip I learned: Just before a major surgery, go and get a full body massage (swedish/western). You will heal faster/better with it. The massage will flood all your tissues with blood, takes away any toxins, relaxes any knots or tension.
Of course check with your doc
first. Even if it doesn't really help that much for the healing, the relaxation will help you emotionally for such a stressful event. Around here a 60 minute massage costs about $85. If you go to a massage school you can get a student for maybe $25.