Monday, March 27, 2017

Why get Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage after surgery?

Should I Try Lymphatic Massage after Surgery?

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT (CAMTC #70128)

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Lymphatic Massage in San Diego

Exams. Surgery. Medications. 
You've been through enough already.

Would you rather spend another hour at a medical office or enjoy the expertise of a CLT and the caring hands of a massage therapist in the comfort of your own home? 

No white lab coats. No machines.

Just a warm smile and a well-trained, compassionate set of hands using a European technique for effectively reducing swelling, introduced in the South of France and perfected in Germany. 
Our goal: reduce swelling and tightness after surgery and get you back to living your life again and spending quality time with your family.

Hello, I am Kathleen, a 42 year old meditation teacher and Board Certified massage therapist living in San Diego. I specialize in manual lymphatic drainage, a type of massage that works with the power of your lymphatic system to reduce the effects of post-surgical swelling ( plastic and orthopedic surgery ) and lymphedema. 

I also hold workshops on reducing anxiety before surgery with the proven relaxation techniques detailed in Peggy Huddleston's ''Prepare for Surgery, Feel Better' book. 

For more information on preparing for surgery and enhancing your recovery, visit and email me at or call 619-880-6538.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

What is the 61 Point Meditation?

What is the 61 point Meditation?

By Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

I discovered an excellent version of the 61 point relaxation meditation by Karina Ayn Mirsky of on Insight Timer recently and it has become my preferred way to fall asleep at night.

If you have Insight Timer, I recommend you check it out! It is relaxing and research has found positive effects for those with stress disorders.

The study titled ‘Effect of '61-points relaxation technique' on stress parameters in premenstrual syndrome’ found that the practice is “effective in providing relief from PMS and may be a useful adjuvant to medical therapy of PMS and other stress disorders.” Read more about the study here:

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