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Manual Lymphatic Drainage


Janis obtained her certification in the Vodder technique with Klose Training - one of the highest quality MLD education programs in the U.S. She has extensive experience in helping clients after cosmetic surgery. Specifically Tummy-tucks, face-lifts, Liposuction and BBL's.


With thirteen years of massage experience, Janis also incorporates (when appropriate and safe) circulatory massage, deep tissue sculpting, scar tissue release and range of motion techniques into the sessions. She utilizes more than 30 years of experience of working in women's health to provide professional, compassionate and effective bodywork.


Manual Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmic and very powerful healing modality which supports health and brings balance to the body and mind. The Lymphatic System plays a vital role in the body's immune response. Our lymphatic system is the body's first line of defense against illness. It supports and detoxifies the immune system. It is the filter and purification system of the body. After surgery, the lymphatic system springs into action, causing swelling to aid in healing. It is during those times that it needs support as it becomes overloaded. 



Here are some of the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage: 


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

  • Reduces bruising and swelling post-surgery, which speeds up the healing process

  • Helps to manage and reduce pain

  • Reduces chronic pain and fatigue related to auto-immune and rheumatic disorders

  • Minimizes scarring and prevents fibrosis

  • Reduces the effects of stress

  • Activates the parasympathetic nervous system, creating a profound state of relaxation 

  • Improves sleep, reduces the effects of stress

  • Helps to balance hormones during pregnancy and postpartum 

  • reduces nasal congestion, effects of allergies and sinusitis

  • Also helpful for those who have lipedema (fat/fluid disorders)



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.  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 restorative healing.


Tel: 619-204-2450 



2310 6th Ave. San Diego, Ca 92101

-in the Balboa Park Holistic Wellness Center

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