Oregon Lymphatics & Massage
Oregon Lymphatics & Massage is a blossoming business with a passion for lymphatic drainage massage aka Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). We serve clients with a wide range of needs from those living with cancer, to those seeking detoxifying lymph drainage massages. Many with Lyme disease and autoimmune disorders have found relief with the pain-relieving and nervous system calming effects of MLD. We are certified to treat lymphedema and lipedema, focusing on manual lymph drainage.
We have new mission! In order to better serve this community, we are endeavoring to grow the lymphatic drainage community in this region. We have a very diverse group of clients seeking care: from people living with cancer, to post-operative clients, to young women with Lyme, autoimmune or genetic disorders wanting to feel better, lighter and less congested. We are seeking professional massage therapists interested in lymph drainage to contact us, take training and work with us collaborating on client cases here at Oregon Lymphatics & Massage to build your skills and your practice. Contact Janelle if interested!
Meet The Therapists
Gratitude describes how I feel about this work and my healing practice. I have spent a lifetime in the healing arts as; a geriatric caregiver, a dental assistant, in skincare, then an RN. I have worked in hospitals and nursing homes for over 20 years. In February of 2008 I received my massage license and practiced as both a nurse and a massage therapist. Then in 2017 my practice blossomed and I was ready to let go of my nursing practice, focusing my energies on Oregon Lymphatics & Massage.
Before becoming a massage therapist, I sought bodywork for chronic pain and illness and discovered for myself that bodywork reboots the nervous system, restores and heals the body quieting the mind within. This experience has given me the insight and empathy to address chronic issues in others.
My training in craniosacral therapy taught me about the effect restrictions have in the body; When there are restrictions in our tissues, the body has to work harder to achieve balance or homeostasis. Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymph Drainage Massage are greatly needed healing modalities focusing on the stress that inflammation and swelling cause the body which in turn triggers lists of dis-ease states.
In 2017 I earned my Certified Lymphedema Therapist, (CLT) I focus on the manual lymph drainage and refer out to physical therapists certified in lymphedema/lipedema treatment for compression and treatment of lymphedema and lipedema. Coming for regular MLD treatments is key to maintenance and a sense of well-being when managing lymphedema and lipedema.
I am listed in the International Association of HealthCare Practitioners at http://www.iahp.com/pages/search/ and am a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
I am also listed on the Klose training website for Lymphedema certified therapists at Klosetraining.com
Ayu is a delightful, wonderful woman and massage therapist that we are so pleased to have practicing at Oregon Lymphatics & Massage. She is certified in manual lymph drainage and has trained in Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Deep Tissue Massage, Active Isolated Stretch, Massage for people living with cancer (Oncology), Myofascial massage, Hot stones, and Cupping.
In May of 2023 Ayu studied and attained her Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) credentials.
Ayu loves helping people and getting good energy from clients. “I am able to use my intuition and creativity to understand exactly what my client needs and then help them with their specific issue. I find this part of my work very rewarding” What she loves about Lymph Drainage massage is, “how Immediately clients respond to how MLD works for their issue. After the session, all clients smile, which makes me happy.”
Ayu was born and raised in Japan. She came to Vancouver, BC in 1992 to study English and moved to the US in 2008. She worked in international trade but her desire to help people inspired her to train as a massage therapist. Ayu graduated from the Oregon School of Massage in 2017.