Massage and Movement for Lymphatic Flow

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Description

The lymphatic system is essential for healthy body functioning. The use of a specialized massage technique known as manual lymph drainage (MLD), exercises, and gentle movement, can help support and optimize lymphatic flow. In this workshop, an MSK clinical fitness specialist/oncology nurse will teach you exercises and gentle movements to improve posture and strengthen and support the upper back and shoulders. An MSK massage therapist will demonstrate the basic MLD sequence. The use of MLD as part of a self-care routine, can help promote better lymphatic flow for those without lymphedema and often helps extend the benefits of lymphedema therapy for those that have been diagnosed and treated in rehab, a lymphatic clinic, or private practice.

Audience

Anyone interested in learning how to support the lymphatic system is welcome to attend. You do not need to have a lymphedema diagnosis to perform self-MLD.

Instructors

  • Donna Wilson, MSN, RN, RRT, MSK Clinical Fitness Specialist
  • Jane Greene, RN, LMT, MSK massage therapist

Time

to Eastern time

Date & Time(s)

Location

This workshop is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system.

You Will Need: 

  • A stable chair/seat. Good options are a dining chair or other firm, non-rolling seat.   
  • Enough space to reach your arms open to both sides
  • Access to a computer with a webcam, tablet, or smartphone
  • Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser

What to Wear:   

  • A shirt with an open neck, such as a tank top or button down so you can access the skin of your upper shoulders.  
  • Comfortable pants (no tight waistband) 

You Must Be Able To:  

  • Reach your neck and upper shoulders 
  • Apply gentle pressure through the length of your fingers 
  • Bend and sit on the floor (if not, we will provide an alternative diaphragmatic breathing practice during this portion of the program) 

Registration Details

Registration for this workshop is required. Please complete the form below. You will receive an email to confirm your registration and instructions to join the class.

  • General public rate: $25
  • Integrative Medicine at Home member rate: $20

Integrative Medicine at Home is a monthly membership program offering access to daily different online fitness and mind-body classes. Learn more and become a member today by visiting our website.

 

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