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I have actively practiced as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and massage therapist since 1993 with special interest and training in the Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) technique. My experience is with lymphedema disease, edema in general, pre- and post-surgery massage, cosmetic surgery edema  and more.   My search for a low or non impact movement modality led me to become a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® I have found it to be a helpful movement modality to stimulate the Lymphatic system and other stagnation out of the body. The Gyrotonic method is the base for movement sessions used at the office. Palliative care is another direction of great interest, as many of my clients are in disease states.  My mission is to provide compassionate care and resources for my clients.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Early Compression for Lymphedema

Life is funny thing I am a Lymphedema therapist living with LE. I became a therapist in 1992 long before any symptoms developed. During my training I became aware of my Grandmothers leg condition, it was primary LE. About 3 years ago I started to notice changes that I didn't pay much attention to. As we all know LE progresses along if we do nothing. I wish I had listened to my own intuition and started compression earlier. Now, skin changes, pain and the need for compression. I encourage anyone who is at the first stages of LE to get into compression early to avoid the progression of LE. Many of my clients want to wait until they blow up, DO NOT wait! Yes it s a hot 110 day in Palm Springs today, yes, I will be in my compression, yes, yes, yes to early compression!

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