What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps the body’s lymphatic system move swelling out of our tissues and back into our bloodstream, reducing the tight, heavy feeling that swelling brings after surgery or an accident.
Are you bothered by swelling or bloating in your body or face? Book an appointment with me and we’ll see what’s there and what we can do to relieve your discomfort.
Sliding-Scale Care at a Local Nonprofit Clinic
I am available on Mondays for clients who need manual lymphatic drainage but cannot afford my in-home rates at Adams Avenue Integrative Health, a nonprofit integrative health clinic in Normal Heights.
Bring Your Own Kombucha Podcast
I enjoyed sharing tips on balancing our body’s lymphatic system on the Bring Your Own Kombucha Podcast. Listen to Episode 44 here: http://bringyourownkombucha.com/episode-44-kathleen-lisson/
Lipedema Treatment Guide
I am happy to announce that my second book, Lipedema Treatment Guide, has been published and is available wherever books are sold.
Class at the Foeldi Clinic, Germany
I spent a week at the world-famous Foeldi Clinic in Germany learning advanced treatments for lymphedema and lipedema.
Speaker at the 2018 FDRS Conference.
I gave a presentation on Meditation and Mindfulness Interventions for people with lipedema. View the presentation here: https://youtu.be/tSFyeYl1I9o
Panelist at the AMTA California Education Conference 2018
I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in the ‘Oncology Career Mapping’ panel at the Conference this March.
Speaker at the Fat Disorders Research Society 2018 Annual Conference.
I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting Meditation and Mindfulness Interventions for Patients with Fat Disorders at this April’s FDRS Annual Conference! When the video is made public I will post it here.
I learned so much about the treatment of lymphedema at this fall’s Lymphedema Seminar in Newport Beach. I will take these lessons back to improve outcomes for my clients!
Swollen, Bloated and Puffy Podcast
I have started a podcast to share information based on my book Swollen, Bloated and Puffy. Just search for ‘Swollen, Bloated and Puffy,’ on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Swollen, Bloated and Puffy
I have published my book full of tips for reducing swelling after surgery and with a diagnosis of lymphedema. It is available on Amazon, search for Swollen, Bloated and Puffy.
Working on a Client Book for You!
I am hard at work interviewing plastic surgeons, naturopaths and fellow Certified Lymphedema Therapists to put together a resource for my clients on reducing swelling in the face and body and balancing the immune system. More news soon!
KLOSE Lymphedema Conference
The key to becoming a more effective massage therapist is continuing education! I learned several tips and tricks for treating swelling from experts from around the world at the Klose Lymphedema Conference in Denver, Co.
AMTA CA State Conference
I had the pleasure of attending the AMTA-CA State Conference and learning a new gentle technique for stimulating lymphatic flow called ‘Essential Lymphatic Performance’ from its creator, Teri Rogers.
Head and Neck Lymphedema Class
I attended the Norton School ‘Evaluation and Management of Head and Neck Lymphedema’ class, taught by Brad Smith (MD Anderson / Baylor University Medical Center). I learned more about the superficial and deep lymphatics of the head and neck and mastered techniques to treat edema in the head and neck.
A Resource to Calm Anxious Patients Before Surgery
Preparing for surgery can be a very stressful time, and stress has a negative effect on our immune system. I offer workshops on a relaxation protocol
developed by psychotherapist, researcher and Harvard Divinity School graduate Peggy Huddleston. The techniques outlined in her book Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster offer a step-by-step plan for patients looking to reduce pre-operative anxiety and their need for pain medication after their operation.
For more information on my next workshop, or to book a private workshop, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Videos on Youtube
I have published several videos reviewing plastic surgery books on the market. If you are researching plastic surgeons, be sure and watch!
New Offering: Ayurvedic face and head massage
I had the opportunity to spend January training with Ayurvedic Massage Therapists in Kerala, India and I am pleased to offer you an Ayurvedic Head Massage or Face Massage as an add-on to your treatment (except for facelift clients).
Lymphedema Seminar in Palm Springs
I attended a lymphedema seminar in Palm Springs in November and met noted lymphedema surgeon, Dr. Jay Granzow. Dr. Granzow shared information on his lymphedema surgery procedures – VLNT, LVA, and SAPL and offered me guidance on how to treat his San Diego patients with manual lymphatic drainage when they return home.
I also learned about the treatment of post-cancer pelvic lymphedema and treating lymphedema patients with HIV. The Ketogenic diet is being investigated as an option for lymphedema patients with obesity or a cancer history.
Caring for lymphedema on vacation
Traveling to San Diego on vacation? San Diego has so many opportunities to be active, from swimming in the ocean to walking or cycling around Balboa Park. I can help men and women with lymphedema enjoy San Diego and reduce the negative effects that a fun-filled day may have one their lymphedema.