Who We Are …
The only certified lymphatic therapy practice based in Calgary, who integrates lymphatic therapy, kinesiotaping, medical exercise, and health & lifestyle coaching programs for individuals …
… who will be taking part in surgery procedures
… who are cancer survivors and want to minimize occurrence of lymphedema or have access to a certified lymphatic therapist
… who have secondary lymphedema (non-cancer related)
… who have lipedema (‘painful fat syndrome’ ‘swollen fat syndrome’)
… who have chronic pain or chronic health conditions
What We Do …
We help people who have gone through cancer treatment discover ways to have better energy levels while alleviating common concerns such as recurrent bouts of fatigue, pain, reduce body stressors, and provide pre & post surgery lymphatic therapy.
We also help people who will be having a surgery, by helping to prepare their body for surgery and after surgery, through structured medical exercise programs combined with manual lymphatic therapy, so they can have a quicker healing and recovery time from their procedure – with the additional bonus of better scar tissue health too!
Finally, we help those who are struggling with chronic pain / chronic health conditions to get relief and provide assistance with decreasing stress responses, improve active functional strength, and adopting healthier behaviours to improve quality of living through the guided medical exercise and health lifestyle coaching programs.
All of the above is done, to help have better energy levels, provide more quality time in engaging in activities of life, and support while journeying on living just a little bit better daily.
How We Do What We Do …
The drug-free integrative programs use a combination of the following:
- hands-on manual therapy called manual lymphatic drainage
- kinesiotape application
- structured, individually tailored medical exercise programs
- done-for-you nutrition coaching programs
- tailored health/lifestyle coaching
What Happens When We Do What We Do …
What we do with our hands-on manual therapy, helps to relax the nervous system, which reduces the pain signal activity, reduces body stress, and enhances the immune system’s ability to mobilize the body’s natural defences to address the health problem.
The hands-on manual therapy helps the body prepare for the area of surgery as well as helps to improve circulation and healing time post surgery (along with healthier scar tissue).
The ‘done-for-you’ nutrition programs removes the stress of “what to eat?” and “what to buy for groceries?” as they include the grocery list as well as the recipes, which support good eating habits to help reduce body stressors such as inflammation and help in overall health and well-being.
The tailored lifestyle coaching programs helps to provide focus on select key topics, which enables our clients to take charge and self-manage those specific areas of their life.
A little more about us …
Every therapist on the team is certified from one of the recognized lymphatic therapy schools in North America (NALEA), completing the minimum of 135 hours. Aside from being certified in lymphatic therapy, we utilize best practice methods from our collective experiences in public and private health care settings, complementary nutrition, and health coaching programs. Combined, this helps our clients improve energy and reduce fatigue, better manage pain levels, and gain tolerance and confidence in everyday activities of daily living. In short, to help our clients get back to the best quality of life possible.