Looking for a gift for someone you love? Massage & Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy make wonderful gifts! I offer personalized paper Gift Certificates that can be purchased in person or over the phone. Contact me with questions or to purchase! Here are the details:
Gift Certificates are personalized in paper form and can be mailed directly to you or the recipient or picked up at my office.
You can choose the dollar amount of your choosing or pay for a full session (details can be sorted at the time of purchasing).
You can pay via Venmo, credit card, or cash.
MAILED GIFT CERTIFICATES have a $9.00 Shipping & Handling fee to cover postage via flat rate priority mail and must be purchased by December 15th to be received before the 24th!
In-Person Gift Certificates can be purchased/picked up through December 20th and arrangements must be made in advance.
I am currently fully booked through the end of 2021, however schedules do change so if you are interested in being added to my cancellation/waitlist please complete this Appointment Request Form also found on my "booking" page.
If you are ready to schedule a session for January or beyond please complete the Appointment Request Form and note "January 2022" in the comment space and I'll reach out with scheduling options based on our mutual availability.
Manual lymphatic drainage therapy has many benefits and many ways to serve your health and wellness. It also has many nuances from practitioner to practitioner. At this time time I AM ACCEPTING LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE CLIENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS/CONCERNS:
You have had a cancer experience and are at risk of lymphedema or experiencing symptoms and need manual lymphatic drainage therapy to manage them.
You have had a cosmetic surgery RELATED TO A CANCER EXPERIENCE such as fat grafting following reconstruction and need support with your healing.
You have been diagnosed with lymphedema or lipedema not related to a cancer diagnosis and need manual lymphatic drainage to manage your symptoms or support healing.
You are post-natal and are seeking lymphatic drainage to assist with your recovery.
You are seeking lymphatic drainage to manage symptoms related to autoimmune disorders, digestive issues, or support general immunity and wellness.
AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY FOLLOWING ELECTIVE COSMETIC SURGERY UNLESS IT IS RELATED TO A CANCER EXPERIENCE.
If you are seeking MLD following cosmetic surgery such as BBL, tummy tuck, lipo 360, etc., I recommend reaching out to Linda Hillyard at Lymphatic Wellness and Massage in Williamsville or Great Lakes Therapeutic Massage in West Seneca. Both practices are trained and experienced to meet your specific healing needs.
As a BRCA1+ woman with a long family history of breast and ovarian cancers, I felt drawn to working with people impacted by cancer as soon as I entered the massage therapy field in 2012. The fact that I can help someone find comfort and relief in their body through touch during a time when so much is beyond their control is still inspiring to me even well into my career.
I have learned a lot from my clients on how to be with someone experiencing a life threatening illness. Those lessons were never more important than when I received my own breast cancer diagnosis in 2017. Through a double mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, and beyond, I am learning how to navigate life after cancer for myself and for those I work with. Having a patient’s perspective in addition to my formal training helps me relate to my clients in a unique way and I am humbled by every person who allows me into their journey.
As a consumer you want to know who you are working with and that they have the right training and experience to benefit your unique needs. I am an eternal student of my field, constantly working to expand my knowledge and hands-on experience. I offer full transparency of my credentials but if you have any questions about my licensing, training, or abilities please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Certifications & Memberships
BCTMB - Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (621607-12)
LMT - New York State Licensed (029431-1)
CMT - State Certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA #19010786)
CMLDT - Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (Monarch)
S4OM - Professional Member of the Society for Oncology Massage
Vice President, Board of Directors - Breast Cancer Network of WNY (2021-2022)
Board Member for Healwell Integrative Health Therapies (2013-2017)
2013 Healwell Hospital Massage Steward
Fully insured Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
First Aid and CPR/AED Certified by the American Red Cross
I currently hold >1800 hours of academic and practical training in a wide range of bodywork modalities. This includes professional education and hands-on training in:
Advanced Oncology Massage Mentorship with Tracy Walton, a pioneer in the field of Oncology Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification through Monarch (LANA approved)
Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy & Radiotherapy Client taught by Jamie Elswick through Healwell Integrative Health Therapies
Oncology Massage Training through Lauren Cates at Lighthold Massage Therapy & End of Life Care, a preferred provider of the Society for Oncology Massage
Hospital Massage Training through Healwell Integrative Health Therapies, providing in-patient care to those in Intensive Care, Oncology/Medical, Palliative Care, and In-Patient Rehabiliation units
Opening to the Mystery: Presence in Caregiving at the End of Life - Compassionate and therapeutic care training for the terminally ill, through Lauren Cates at Lighthold Massage Therapy & End of Life Care
Reiki First Degree Usui System through the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
Strain-Counterstrain for Massage Therapists through Kate Jordan
The Trager Approach level 1 by Gail Stewart and Judy Rose Seibert
Pregnancy Massage for Expectant Moms through the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
Releasing the Iliopsoas through Cross Country Education
700+ hours of academic education, practical training, and clinic hours through the New York Institute of Massage (NYIM, Williamsville, NY),
600+ hours of academic education, practical training, and field work through the Professional Training Program at Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI, Washington, DC)