Change in Policy Regarding Lymphatic Care for Post-Operative Cosmetic Surgery Clients

Effective immediately, Whole Body Therapeutics no longer accepts clients seeking lymphatic drainage after cosmetic surgery.  This determination comes after months of research and thought, as well as dialogue with colleagues in the massage and lymphatic care industry.  This conclusion was reached for the following reasons: Cosmetic Surgery Clients Underestimate the Importance, Cost, Need, and Length of Post-Operative Care. Over the …

5 Reasons to Get a Massage at Whole Body Therapeutics, LLC

Whole Body Therapeutics, LLC appreciates the support of its many clients and their positive feedback, including our 5-star rating on Google and over 20 glowing reviews.  I believe this success can be attributed to 5 elements that drive my massage practice and provide outstanding results, client after client. Hanging next to the door of my office is a sign that …

Lymphedema: A Cruel Condition That Deserves Our Compassion, Care, and a Cure

On May 11th and 12th, Lymphedema sufferers and advocates, led by award-winning actress Kathy Bates, convened on Capitol Hill and then the Mall to lobby support for this misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition.   They hope to raise funds for research, increase awareness and provide hope for the over 10 million Americans who have this condition.  This blog post is written to …

5 Reasons to Work with a Certified Lymphatic Therapist

A Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT) has received specific, lengthy instruction in the care and management of lymphedema.  Their education and training makes them qualified to work with primary and secondary lymphedema, and swelling related to surgery and other forms of trauma.  In this blog post, we’ll look at the top five reasons to work with a Certified Lymphatic Therapist, and …

Scheduling Overseas Cosmetic Surgery? Read This First.

Considering overseas cosmetic surgery? You’re not alone. In the past five years, I’ve worked with many clients who chose to travel abroad for cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, several clients encountered complications that ranged from travel SNAFUs to life-threatening post-op complications. Before booking your surgery, please consider the following real-case scenarios. Case Scenario Number One: The Language Barrier. A number of clients …

5 Ways to Increase Lymphatic Flow

As a Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT), one question I’m frequently asked is how to increase lymphatic flow. Listed below are 5 easy do-it-yourself ways to stimulate flow. Just be sure to check with your doctor if you’re unsure if any of the techniques listed below are right for you! 1. Swimming and/or aquatic exercise. One of the primary movers of …

Benefits of Massage

Massage Reduces Chronic Pain and Stress Another reason for the name Whole Body Therapeutics is because pain in the body doesn’t stop there.  Over time, chronic pain can affect your mood, your sleep, your work performance, your ability to enjoy life.  Worse, pain is stressful!  Fortunately, massage is a very effective tool for managing stress and relieving pain, which translates …