Gold Standard Lymphatic Care
Deborah Kellogg, PTA, LMT, CLT-LANA
Certified by the Lymphoma Association of North America (Vodder Technique)
- Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Norton School of Lymphatics (Vodder)
- Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) Certified.
- Trained in Neuro-Lymphatic Therapy
- Oncology Massage Therapist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, AZ
- 16 years as a medical massage therapist.
- Physical Therapist Assistant, Banner Health
- Physical Therapist Assistant, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, AZ
Plastic Surgery recovery/Lymphatic Massage
I am able to provide effective and safe lymphatic massages to clients after plastic surgery.
Clients are often surprised at the light touch and the lack of oils used during this massage. As your tissues are healing and your body is swollen, a gentle approach is much more powerful and effective in reducing pain and decreasing swelling.
It is by gently moving the skin that the lymphatics can be routed to areas of less congestion and promote a faster healing time. Deeper pressures only add to the inflammation giving your body more to process, at a time when is is already overwhelmed.
While working with cancer patients, I became aware that many felt "alone" in their new, lifelong maintenance programs. Often patients requested to come back to clinic after discharge for the "massage" used by therapists to reduce swelling.
I have worked closely with other Rehab and Lymphatic Therapists, Oncologists and Integrated Therapies to create a specialized massage for cancer survivors affected by lymphatic damage.
Through this collaboration, a specialized Oncology Lymphatic Massage program was created and offered to MD Anderson patients in Gilbert, AZ. After relocating to Surprise, AZ I now offer the same personalized massage treatments in my Private Home Setting.
As COVID-19 began to appear in Phoenix, I was one of the first from our hospitals rehab department to begin working with this patient population. I became dedicated to learning from the lessons in Europe and on the East Coast in order to provide the best care possible for my patients in acute care and my massage clients that have followed.
I continue to learn all I can about Post COVID Syndrome. As part of the Phoenix lymphatic community, I continue to collaborate with many of the best Lymphedema Therapists in the valley.
I am following the lead of Lymphatic Therapists in Europe by offering lymphatic massage to those patients affected by continued fatigue and stress.
I have expanded my lymphatic training to include neuro-lymphatic massage. The Neuro-lymphatic (glymphatic) process was unknown until 2015. It is an emerging area of focus in neurology.
COVID patients who's health continues to lag (about 10%) are strongly encouraged to schedule for lymphatic massage.
Gold Star Lymphatic Care
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American Physical Therapy Association
Acute Care Physical Therapy Section
Oncology Rehab Physical Therapy Section
American Massage Therapy Association