Post Partum Mastitis Resolved with Deep Oscillation

With thanks to Lic Kimberly Ramírez Pérez

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Lic Kimberly Ramírez Pérez is trained in physical therapy, and provides services in oncology rehabilitation, palliative care, neurological injuries and sports.

"The term mastitis may be used to refer to inflammation of the breast when the breast is congested or obstructed without infection. However, engorgement can develop into infectious mastitis or breast abscess if not treated properly. Mastitis can worsen in as little as a few hours, so it should be treated immediately .

I would like to share with you my experience with deep oscillation in patients with postpartum mastitis of 4 days for one patient and 5 days for the other patient. I used the postpartum breast protocol, as well as massage and a joint approach with the breastfeeding clinic, where the patients were previously treated with the breast pump.


Treatment combined: Breast Pump and Gloved Hands on Deep Oscillation



Redness, heat, pain and in addition, obstructed milk flow since baby was born, left breast had no milk flow and baby fed only from right breast. Patient received antibiotics for fever.




Redness, heat, pain, but no fever, not treated with antibiotics.


Treatment Protocol


Breast pump and Deep Oscillation 

Indication: Deep Oscillation Postpartum for inflammation & obstruction: for the mitigation of pain, lymphostasis and normalisation of oedema


Deep Oscillation Treatment Parameters


1.  Frequency: 90Hz 

     Duration:   10 mins

2.  Frequency: 75 Hz

     Duration - 5 mins


(NB. In severe cases treatment can be carried out up to 1 week, once or twice a day)




For both patients: reduced pain on palpation, reduced redness and warmth, additionally in patient one, on day two, after 12 minutes of  deep oscillation treatment milk flowed naturally from left breast 



Dr Felipe Medina Cabezas Clinical Consultant for PHYSIOMED wrote about these results:

"Dear Kimberly,

It's a pleasant honour to be able to enjoy your excellent work.

What we value most is to evidence the visible effect of your therapeutic procedures using DEEP OSCILLATION.

Admiration and respect. 

Best regards, Felipe.




DEEP OSCILLATION® is an internationally patented therapeutic design, which utilizes the forces of pulsed electrostatic attraction and friction to provoke oscillations, which act deeply on the tissues of the body; from the epidermis down through the conjunctive and adipose layers and into the muscles, supporting and intensifying manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and sports and holistic massage with the added benefit of reducing pressure on the practitioners’ hands.

Hernandez Tapanes et al (2010) were able to prove, by diagnostic ultrasound, penetration of the oscillations to an 8cm depth without any undue pressure being applied. Observed physiological effects of the therapy include, significant pain reduction, oedema resorption, fibrosis reduction, limited production of inflammatory mediators, especially during the treatment for chronic pain, a strengthening of the cutaneous tissues and stimulation of the wound healing process. 




 Ultrasound Imaging (Medina L. F. 2015)

ICG Imaging Moving Lymph (Amore M., Del Rosario Pineda M. (2021)


In April 2015, a video report from Dr. MSc. Luis Felipe Medina C. Lic. TF concluded ‘Although this is an initial trial, resonance and kinetic movement of the connective tissue effected by an electrostatic field generated by DEEP OSCILLATION® can be evidenced and visualised. The illustrated test series visualises for the first time the impact on tissue of DEEP OSCILLATION® in real time. The method offers an interesting methodical approach for future studies’

In August 2021, in a special video research report, Dr. Miguel Amore and María Del Rosario Pineda proved lymph is driven (with ICG) by Deep Oscillation equipment (just with the oscillator applicator head moving gently over the surface of the skin).

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