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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Janis is a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist. She obtained her certification in the Vodder technique from Klose Training-the highest quality MLD education in the U.S. She has extensive experience in helping clients after cosmetic surgery. Specifically Tummy-tucks, face-lifts, Liposuction and BBL's. With eleven years of massage experience, Janis also incorporates circulatory massage, deep tissue sculpting, scar tissue release and range of motion techniques into the sessions. Every session is customized to address the specific needs of each client throughout each phase of their recovery journey. 

Lymphatic Medi-Cupping is also used when needed. This gentle technique creates suction and negative pressure which helps to drain excess fluid and toxins back into the bloodstream. It also helps to loosen adhesions, brings increased oxygen and blood flow to the affected areas and lifts connective tissue. The vacuum technique produces a “separation” in tissue layers enabling greater fluid absorption.  

Here are some of the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage after surgery and for overall health maintenance: 


  • Speeds up recovery by enhancing the action of the immune system.

  • Reduces bruising and swelling.

  • Helps to manage pain.

  • Minimizes scarring and prevents fibrosis.

  • Reduces the effects of stress.

  • It activates the parasympathetic nervous system. 

  • Improves sleep.

Prenatal/Postpartum Massage

Janis is a certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.  She is currently into her twelfth year of providing support to pregnant women here in San Diego. She has worked in the health and wellness field for more than two decades. She graduated as a California State Licensed Massage Therapist from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  She became certified in prenatal massage with Carole Osborne of the International Professional School of Bodywork. 

Clients enjoy safe and effective massage in the side-lying position. Several specially designed pillows are used, to provide maximum support to the whole body. Sessions are deeply relaxing yet also very therapeutic for the relief of pain and discomfort. Information is also provided to help you sleep more comfortably at night. If a client is interested, specific stretches are also recommended to further support your freedom from pain and discomfort. 

Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve one's overall sense of well-being.  


In addition it can:

  • Reduce stress on weight-bearing joints.

  • Improve outcome of labor and ease labor pain.

  • Enhance the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.

  • Provide support for the new mother.

  • Improve circulation.

  • Reduce edema/swelling.

  • Improve sleep.


60 mins. $110

90 mins. $150

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Cash

  • Debit/Credit card

  • Check

  • Paypal

  • Venmo

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January S. 
Janis has such a beautiful presence and always meets me with what I need in the moment. She's great at a nurturing, soothing, calming massage when I just need to relax. She's also great at a deeper massage, getting into my tight spots if I come in the day after a challenging workout.  I highly recommend her!

A couple of months ago my husband was helping me find a lymphatic drainage specialist and he came across Janis. I just feel so blessed that I'm having the  opportunity to have her work on me, the results are incredible. Not only she is a sweetheart that makes you feel so comfortable but she lifts my spirits. I have being going through IVF treatment for almost a year and I wish I had met her before because since I started coming to our weekly sessions I don't feel any more water retention or swelling.  Janis has a lot of experience with pregnant women and also postpartum and I will stay with her through all these journeys. 

Leslie K.
Janis was a real blessing for me when I needed a skilled massage therapist to help reduce scar tissue and pain from cancer surgery and cancer metastasis. She creates a safe, peaceful atmosphere that allowed me to fully relax and feel completely safe as she worked her magic.

Janis is one of very few lymphatic massage therapists in the area and I am glad to have found her. She has a very calm, nurturing presence and her lymphatic massages helped me so much in my recovery. The office is very clean and the music is enjoyable! I highly recommend her! She truly has magic hands. Thanks Janis!

Ben B.
Janis is amazing. My wife found her while she was going through cancer treatment and I quickly started seeing Janis as well. I "Groupon surfed" a lot of massage therapists throughout San Diego county and I can honestly say Janis is the best of the bunch! I would highly recommend her to those both going through treatment (of any kind) and those who just need an hour of relaxation every once in a while.


Email: maej65@yahoo.com


Tel: 619-204-2450


2310 6th Ave. San Diego, Ca 92101

-in the Balboa Park Holistic Wellness Center

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