Gold Standard Lymphatic Care
Evelyn LeBron-Cooper, MBA, OTR/L, CLT
Deborah provides a unique and gentle approach to her treatments as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She is insightful, thoughtful and compassionate. Her sweet gentle manner and professionalism make her the perfect choice in providing comfort.
Evelyn has described Deborah perfectly. I was Deborah’s client for a year and a half. Her Lymphatic Massage Therapy provided a stress-free environment and time to heal. I consider it essential to my cancer/lymphatic treatment.
Keri Winchester, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Head and Neck Cancer Speech Pathologist
“Choosing to work with Deborah means that you are choosing a kind, caring and gifted professional. She will approach your needs individually using her expertise and experience to support your health journey."
Kun Yen Kuo OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Head and Neck Specialist
In the book of Chicken Soup for the Soul, there is a story... The author’s grandmother cooked better than anyone else because she had a secret ingredient. There are secret ingredients in Deborah's service, too. What are they?
Before Deborah moved to Surprise, I co-treated with her frequently in the hospital. One day, I overheard how Deborah explained her clinical reasoning to her Physical Therapist Assistant student. I was impressed by what a good teacher and a good mentor she was. It was the beginning of our friendship. Deborah is not only a therapist who provides high-quality patient care consistently, but she also has a gift to remain clam and handle unexpected situations well. In hospitals, any things can happen quickly. I have watched how Deborah takes care of patients with her kindness and gentleness. The way she serves all her patients demonstrates a big loving heart.
Later, Debra decided to become a certified lymphedema therapist. She received the Complete Decongestive Therapy training, the gold standard training in our lymphedema therapy field. Because of her strong desire to provide the best care for her patients and clients, she further studied and passed the certification exam for the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). I must quote LANA's statement to explain the meaning of being a certified lymphedema therapy by LANA:
“By sitting for the Voluntary North American certification examination that tests the therapist’s knowledge of lymphedema management. The LANA certified therapist has demonstrated continued education and professional growth through the LANA recertification program. By choosing to be LANA certified, you are affirming your commitment to delivering the best lymphedema care. You are allowing your clients and colleagues to know that they have chosen a highly trained expert in lymphedema management.”
It is difficult to find a massage therapist who has the skills and professional knowledge at Deborah's level. If you find Deborah you just find a hidden gem. We know it because we have a hard time to replace Deborah's position after she left. You will not be able to find someone with a deep background in the massage therapy, the lymphedema therapy, the oncology therapy, and the substantial work experience in acute medical settings.
When she worked as an oncology massage therapist at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, she always knew when to inform the doctors and the lymphedema therapists when attention was required. Deborah was the bridge to help our cancer center to provide outstanding continuous care. A massage therapist without a medical background would not have her keen sense.
So, what are Deborah's secrets in her amazing massage service? They are the package of her well-rounded background, high-level training, and the most important core- her compassion and love.
In the book of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the author’s grandmother's secret is to add “grace” to her cooking. If you are looking for good massages, you can find them in many places. However, if you want someone whose massage services are exceptional with the touch of healing and a big heart, Deborah is the unique one.