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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Janis is a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist. She obtained her certification from Klose Training (www.klosetraining.com) - the highest quality MLD education in the U.S. She has extensive experience in helping those with swelling/edema after cosmetic surgery. With eleven years of massage experience, Janis also incorporates circulatory/swedish massage and deep tissue into the sessions for those who are experiencing muscular pain after surgery. Every session is cutomized to address the specific needs of each client throughout their recovery journey. This also includes scar tissue release work.

Here are some of the health issues Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage can help with: 











ge for these clients are a decrease in hypersensitivity and pain, as indicated in the study “Comparison of MLD Therapy and Connective Tissue Massage in Women with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” National University of Health Sciences, Turkey, 2009; a decrease in tissue congestion and inflammatory mediators; and increased range of motion. In addition, in many of these clients, manual lymph drainage promotes a more restful sleep pattern and less overall fatigue. 

Manual lymph drainage also assists with stimulating the parasympathetic response in the body, so it’s indicated in situations where the nervous system has been compromised, such as with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. These clients will benefit from general stress reduction, detoxification and enhanced immune function.

Over the last decade, manual lymph drainage has come to be recognized for its profound benefits to oncology clients immediately after surgery and later during their ongoing recovery period. MLD reduces edema, helps control pain, relieves constipation caused by pain medications, provides general relaxation, reduces stress and improves sleep. Due to the complexity of treatment and care for oncology patients, massage therapists may need to coordinate with their client’s physician.

Oncology clients who have undergone lymph node removal as part of their cancer treatment often develop a very specific swelling called lymphedema caused by localized damage to the lymphatic circulatory system. 


Prenatal/postpartum massage

Janis is a certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.  She is currently into her tenth 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







Custom massage: combination of Deep Tissue or Swedish/Circulatory massage

Janis has extensive experience in Deep Tissue Sculpting. This modality is very effective in relieving chronic pain and tension, while at the same time helping to create deep relaxation. 

- pain relief

- increased oxytocin

- increased feeling of peace and wellness

- relief from the effects of stress

Janis taught Svaroopa Yoga for more than twenty five years before becoming licensed in massage. This is a very restorative approach to wellness. Her bodywork is deeply soothing and healing. 



60 mins, $99


90 mins, $140

Packages of 5 available; a saving of $5 per session

Just a few testimonials: 


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.



Tel: 619-204-2450



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