California massage institute to hold lymph drainage training

Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009

JUNEAU - California Institute of Massage & Spa Services will hold lymph drainage training sessions for massage therapists starting Nov. 14 at the Eagle River Methodist Camp in Auke Bay.

Ramona Moody French will teach lymphatic drainage massage. Classes are open to massage therapists, estheticians and others in similar professions. French has been teaching lymph drainage massage for 20 years. Owner and director of CIMSS Kate Alves will facilitate the dry skin brushing class.

Level I: "Lymphatic Massage - Body, Face and Neck," from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov 14, 15 and 16.

Level II: "Visceral Lymphatic Massage," (with Level I pre-requisite), from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov 17, 18 and 19.

"Authentic Detoxification & Dry Skin Brushing," from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov 20.

Lymph drainage massage is a specialized style of massage that mimics the action of the lymphatic system. It is very detailed, with specific pressure, rhythm, massage techniques and massage patterns. It was developed in Europe as a tool used to treat lymphedema disease.

French states that lymph drainage massage is not only for patients with lymphedema disease. It is now used worldwide to treat and benefit a wide range of people. It stimulates the circulation in the immune system, improves scar tissue and the general appearance of the skin, helps healing of surgery and injuries, including sports injuries. It diminishes fatigue and chronic pain, while enhancing poor circulation. It is also very relaxing and soothing.

For more information, contact CIMSS at 707-939-9431 or Rebecca Albert, in Juneau, at 209-4900.

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