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Lymphatic Massage Therapy
Stress Reduction

Kathleen Helen Lisson

Lymphedema Therapist,

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, 

Health Coach,

 Board Certified Massage Therapist

Author, Stress Reduction for Lymphedema

Reducing the Effects of Chronic Stress 

through Simple Mindfulness Interventions

Kathleen Helen Lisson is an ACE certified health coach, yoga and meditation teacher.

She has taught mindfulness at IPSB Massage College and given presentations on mindfulness for Lympha Press,

Moving Beyond Cancer Collaborative and at the American Venous and Lymphatic Society, International Society for Lymphology and Fat Disorders Resource Society conferences.

She is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, the Labyrinth Society, San Diego Caregiver Coalition

and the San Diego Trauma-informed Guide Team. 


Massage after Breast Implant and Explant Surgery

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Stress Reduction for Lymphedema

Available in Paperback and Kindle on Amazon

Stress Reduction for Lymphedema takes a look at published research on mind-body practices that may reduce the negative effects of stress in people with lymphedema, with step-by-step instructions so you can try many of the practices yourself or with a caregiver or loved one.

Stress reduction activities include:

* Breathwork protocols recommended for people with lymphedema
* Mindfulness exercises from a lymphedema program in India
* Holistic practices including acupuncture for people with lymphedema and a progressive muscle relaxation routine that may improve the effects of decongestive therapy
* Movement-based activities like qi gong and taiso for upper limb lymphedema and yoga for upper and lower limb lymphedema

"An inspirational, accessible handbook emphasizing self-compassion and effective stress reduction." - Kirkus Reviews


Mindful Strategies for Adult Clients with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Paperback Available on Amazon

Black and White Star in Circle

Lymphedema Care

Please contact me directly for more details about
Manual Lymphatic Drainage for lymphedema.

Lymphedema Support Resources:

Online Support Group:

Join a LE&RN Chapter:

Lymphie Strong FB support groups:

My resume is here: Kathleen Lisson Resume

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage: more than edema reduction

Free online class

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Videos on Mindfulness and Yoga

Meditation Class

Breath Work and Mindfulness

Yoga at Home

Mindful Breathwork for Stress Reduction and Lymphatic Health

Camping in Mountains

Lessons I Learned from Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Incorporating MLD in your Holistic Massage Practice

Stressed Woman

Stress Reduction for Lipedema and Dercum's Disease Patients

Image by Lina Trochez

Meditation and Mindfulness Interventions for Patients with Fat Disorders

Face Wash Smile

Lymphedema: Let's talk Self-Compassion

Woman with Mask

Meditation tips if you have a Lymphatic Disorder, chronic illness

Light and Shadow Portrait

Mindfulness Interventions for Toxic Stress

Mom's Hug

Grossmont College FAKCE Meditation Retreat

Organic Garden

Healing Spaces -Creating an Optimal Healing Environment


Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress and Chronic Illness

Yoga Pose

Yoga for Massage Therapy Students


Lymphatic Yoga (Vibration)


Mindfulness for Massage Therapist

Taking Care of Plants

Stress Reduction for Caregivers

Image by Darius Bashar

15 minute Breathwork for Lymphedema

Massage room

Stress Reduction for the Lymphatic System

Lymphedema & Lipedema: Society for Oncology Massage Podcast

Leaf Pattern Design

Incorporating MLD into Holistic Massage Practice

Guest Posts


4 Stress Reduction Practice you can do with a Care Partner (Brighter Magazine)

Juzo Blog - Practices to Reduce Chronic Stress


LymphaPress blog - Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress and Chronic Disease

PDF from Webinars

Breast Implant Illness Awareness for Massage Therapists (Alternative Balance)


Foundation 96 Advancing Cancer Survivorship Care Conference


Canadian 'Bridging the Gap' Symposium 2024

LE&RN Online Symposium: Stress Reduction for Lymphedema

Integrating Manual Lmyphatic Drainage into your Holistic Massage Practice

Sponsored Sessions for Lympha Press at National Lymphedema Network Conference 2023

Instructional Courses from ISL 2023


Lymphedema Awareness: Before and After Diagnosis

Stress Reduction for the Lymphatic System

Stress Reduction for Caregivers


Mindfulness for the Massage Therapist (Biotone)

The Art of Self-Care (FAKCE indfulness class handout)

Breathwork and Mindfulness

Mindfulness Interventions for Toxic (and Chronic) Stress

Healing Spaces - Creating an optiminal environment in our homes

Epigenetics - The Case for Stress Reduction after Adverse Childhood Experiences

Mindfulness & Breathwork for Lymphatic and Venous Practices


Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress and Chronic Disease

Invite Kathleen to speak to your organization - email


Walk the Portable Labyrinth


Free Online Class for Massage Therapists


Free Online Class for Health Coaches

Yoga at Home

Relationships matter: the currency for systemic change was trust, and trust comes through forming healthy working relationships. People, not programs, change people.

Dr. Bruce D. Perry

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