March 8, 2018

... Lymphedema Awareness Month,  and National Sleep Awareness Month.  

How do I know these things?  Well, I am a lymphedema therapist - so I know that every year (in Australia), many lymphedema therapists and clients work hard to get the informat...

February 7, 2018

I have gained Preferred Practitioner status with the Society for Oncology Massage - "S4OM is an international association of massage therapists with the particular interest, specialized training and extraordinary compassion to safely bring the healin...

February 5, 2018

I am so fortunate to have a wealth of training and networking opportunities available to me in the USA.  In Austin on March 7 I shall be attending a MLD Technique Review with Nicola McGill, Klose Training Instructor.  In April, I shall be flying to M...

January 25, 2018

I am humbled by the invitation of some very accomplished and reputable health care practitioners, to join with them on March 3 at the Survive and Thrive Symposium.  We will be presenting a panel discussion on Integrative Care and Complementary Medici...

January 2, 2018

Austin is off to a chilly January with freezing temperatures.  Despite that, I'm busy with visiting people at home for therapeutic massages.  My schedule is quite full so if you need a massage, give me plenty of notice and I hope that I can fit you i...

December 30, 2017

I have registered to attend this course in Austin (March 2018) with the Handle With Care team.  Looking forward to learning more about how to treat this special client group effectively, and enhancing my "Gentle Massage Therapy" skills further.  Than...

December 18, 2017

I have successfully completed my training and certification in FG-MLD with Jane Wigg in Atlanta.  This 4-day course gave me new knowledge about how the lymphatic system works, and how to move fluid especially from more chronically congested areas.  I...

December 4, 2017

At massage school, we were taught the principles of Swedish massage using fractionated coconut oil.  At the Oncology Course, we were introduced to Pure Pro hypoallergenic massage lotion.  When ordering a supply of this, Pure Pro also sent me a sample...

November 21, 2017

Essential to good lymphatic health are the following key points:   keep hydrated (drink approx. 2L of water per day), exercise daily (muscle pumping and deep breathing enhance lymph drainage),  and care for your skin (good hygiene and moisturising)....

November 21, 2017

This week is Thanksgiving week in the USA - the boys and I are off on a road trip to Big Bend National Park tomorrow while we have a break from school and work.  On my return on Sunday I will return to my massage school for a 6-hour training course i...

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