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How do I use Dry Brushing?

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How do I use Dry Brushing?by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

As a San Diego Board Certified Massage Therapist, I perform dry brushing treatments on clients. In this video, I share information about dry brushing.

Links mentioned in the video include information from the Cleveland Clinic and University of Maryland Medical Center on dry brushing:


The Cleveland Clinic recommends dry brushing to promote lymph flow and drainageRead more here: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/01/the-truth-about-dry-brushing-and-what-it-does-for-you/
The New York Times reports Dr. Tina S. Alster, a clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center finds that dry brushing helps the lymphatic system "work better."Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/fashion/16Skin.html


 The University of Maryland Medical Center includes dry brushing on it's extensive list of ways to reduce fluid retention. Read more here: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/edema



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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

Learn more about Manual Lymphatic Drainage, the relaxing massage treatment that moves lymphatic fluid in the body. As a Board Certified Massage Therapist in San Diego, I provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage to San Diego area residents in the comfort of their home. To book a treatment, visit http://www.solacesandiego.com

Can Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage help reduce swelling after a facelift?

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Can Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage help reduce swelling after a facelift?
by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

As a Board Certified Massage Therapist in San Diego with advanced training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, I provide MLD treatments to patients with a facelift after their plastic surgery. In this informative video, I share two studies about reducing swelling after a facelift:

Face Lift Postoperative Recovery
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12140694

Facelift and Patterns of Lymphatic Drainage
http://asj.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/1/39

Learn about how manual lymphatic drainage can help reduce swelling after a facelift:



To book a manual lymphatic drainage treatment with me at your home in the San Diego area, visit http://www.solacesandiego.com

Medium: 7 Things Your Massage Therapist Wishes You Knew

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Medium: 7 Things Your Massage Therapist Wishes You Knew
by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT


Getting a massage in San Diego? I cover the top 7 things that massage therapists wish you knew over at Medium.

Click here to read more: https://medium.com/@Kathleenlisson/7-things-your-massage-therapist-wishes-you-knew-931943f8ef1b#.ehp5l1x4g

Manual Lymphatic Drainage helped me get back to running after my ankle sprain

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage helped me get back to running after my ankle sprain
by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

I recently shared my experience rehabbing my running injury with a writer from Prevention Magazine. I share my story, which was published in the November 2016 issue of Prevention Magazine, in this video.



I was so impressed with manual lymphatic drainage, I took advanced training to learn how to give the treatment and now offer manual lymphatic drainage to San Diego, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, La Mesa, Santee and La Jolla residents in the comfort of their homes. Learn more here: http://www.solacesandiego.com

Book Review - Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery by Dr. Arthur W. Perry, M.D., F.A.C.S. with a foreword by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, M.D.

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Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery Book Review
by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

In San Diego, we have access to plastic surgeons right in our own backyard and cosmetic surgeons from Tijuana to Beverly Hills are both only a short drive away. How can we choose the best surgeon for liposuction, tummy tuck or a facelift?
Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery is a classic among cosmetic surgery books for prospective patients, appearing in the Library Journal’s top 23 health books for 2007.Dr. Perry gives clear, logical, no-nonsense advice for how to choose a surgeon as well as overviews of the history and current practice of several different types of surgeries including liposuction, abdominoplasty / tummy tuck, and facelifts. Reading chapter two, The Cosmetic Surgery Consultation got me hooked into reading the entire book because of Dr. Perry’s clear advice on choosing a plastic surgeon and what to look for during the initial consultation.
I highly recommend this book for San Diego residents j…

How to Keep New Year's Exercise Resolutions - Fire Your Inner Critical Coach

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Prepare for 2017 By Firing Our Inner Critical Coach

by Kathleen Lisson
As a half marathon runner, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and RRCA Certified Running Coach in San Diego, I have seen the effects of positive and negative coaching on athletes. But what about the coaching we don't see - the voice inside each of our heads as we run?

“You’re fat.” “You’re not good enough.” “If you don’t work out until it hurts up every day, you will lose your edge and someone will come along and beat you.”

These are some words from an athlete’s inner critical coach. Each of us have a voice inside our head, perhaps an echo from a parent or a high school coach, that sets the tone for our workouts.

“That workout was hard, and I made it through all the tough miles.” “My workouts were solid and I’m ready to increase my weight/distance next week!” “I feel sick today, I’ll take care of myself and focus on eating healthy so I can get back to a full workout in a few days.”

These are familiar phrases from a…