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Lymphatic Facilitation

Instructor: Pat Archer, MS, ATC, LMT April 1-2 - 2017
16 CE hours, $300 by March 18, $325 after  


Lymphatic Facilitation

Lymphatic Facilitation (LF) is an abbreviated style of manual lymphatic drainage specifically designed to reduce the type of edema a massage therapist is likely to see; traumatic edema associated with sprain, strains, hematomas and "-itis" syndromes. We will begin with a relevant review of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems and a detailed review of the healing cycle. Learn how to identify the different types of edema, as well as the indications and contraindications. You will learn safe and effective application of the LF strokes and how to integrate them with other standard treatment practices. You will learn specific protocols for traumatic edema in several commonly seen conditions like whiplash, sprains, strains, and post-surgical.


Pat Archer, MS, ATC, LMT has been a sports health specialist and educator for over 35 years. Her combined knowledge as a massage therapist and athletic trainer provide Pat with a unique blend of advanced manual therapy assessment and treatment kills. Her warm and personal style of teaching keeps students engaged in both their head and hands. She is a popular and highly regarded speaker who has presented at state, regional, and national professional conferences and she maintains a successful private practice at Seattle Somatics. She has been a massage therapist for NBA and WNBA teams in Seattle, USA Track and Field championships, US Swimming championships, and multiple intercollegiate teams and events. She is the author of "Therapeutic Massage in Athletics" and is co=author of the A7P textbook, "Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists"



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