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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Janis is a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist. She obtained her certification from Klose Training () - 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:
swelling or edema
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.
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.