I studied massage therapy at the New York College where I earned a degree in Medical Massage Therapy. As my practice grew I began to work with cancer patients. I saw a great need for integrative care in our East End community, especially those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I earned my certification in Oncological Massage from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Integrative Medicine Department.
Lymphedema is a health condition that has a variety of casues. Lymphedema can develop for some cancer patients as a result of lymph node removal in the course of cancer surgery and after radiation therapy. The proper function of our lymphatic system is critical to our body's ability to drain stagnant fluids, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and maintain a healthy immune system. Lymph Drainage Therapy reduces edemas (swelling) and lymphedema of many origins. I earned my certification in Lymphedema Therapy through the Upledger Institute.
As I worked with an increasing number of breast cancer patients, I was determined to promote breast health. I developed a breast care program incorporating lymph drainage, massage therapy techniques and the topical use of herbal-infused oils, creams and salves entitled, Breast Massage for Breast Health! BM4BH. This comprehensive breast tissue cleansing program educates women on the importance of maintaining healthy lymph function in breast tissue.
I have also studied a variety of energy therapy modalities and have earned a Master Level and teaching certification in Reiki Therapy.
American Massage Therapy Association
New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists
North Fork Breast Health Coalition
"Turn the tide on breast disease with breast care!"