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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

I graduated from Springfield College in 2010 with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since that time, I have primarily worked in two community hospitals in Western Massachusetts. 

In 2015, I attended the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and became a certified Lymphedema Therapist. 

Since 2015, I have been supporting folks as they recover from surgeries (both planned and unplanned), cancer treatment and a myriad of chronic health conditions. The power of gentle, healing touch to be profoundly effective in reducing pain, improving range of motion and speeding recovery. 

Whitney - OT

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD):

  • A body-wide network of vessels, lymph nodes and organs throughout the entire body. 

  • Maintains fluid balance in our body tissues.

  • A major part of the body’s immune system


Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD):

  • A gentle, rhythmical technique activating the lymph pathways, lymph nodes and organs of elimination. 

  • MLD assists the body to release stored toxins and excess fluids retained from inflammatory conditions. 

  • Reduces pain and stiffness are reduced, range of motion and posture improved, and the immune system is strengthened.


Who can benefit:

Gentle yet powerful treatment is safe for most people, but is especially helpful for people living with:

  • Pre and Post-Surgery (for example, acute swelling associated with knee and hip replacements)

  • Chronic Pain 

  • Cancer

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Long Covid

  • Other Chronic Health Conditions


*Contraindications include uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, heart failure or kidney disease. Any concern regarding possible contraindications, please consult your doctor prior to booking appointment. 

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