Lymphworks has several Lymph Drainage Therapists to serve your needs: Carol J. McDaniel, Lindsey Longaker, and Kaitlin Bachmeyer.
A qualified Lymphatic Therapist may utilize healing tools such as Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT), Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), and Lymph Drainage Mapping for many conditions, but especially for edema (swelling), cancer care, detoxification of the whole body, immune system stimulation, pain relief, as well as deep relaxation. Exceptional therapists will be able to address lympho-fascial restrictions, lymph-visceral restrictions, and other structures impacted by lymph such as the brain.
Carol J. (CJ) McDaniel is the most highly trained Lymph Drainage Therapist in Fort Collins, Colorado. Trained extensively in Lymph Drainage Therapy, Chikly Method as well as complimentary therapies such as LymphoFascial Release, LymphoVisceral Release, Brain Work, Chronic Fatigue Applications, Visceral Manipulation and more. She can feel and sense the movement, health and quality of the lymphatics in the bodies of her clients. Her knowledge and unique experience with the human lymphatic system has been of benefit to hundreds of clients since starting her practice in 2003. Whenever possible, she assists during the Chikly Institute's Lymph Drainage Therapy courses when they are held in Colorado. In her business, she often sees the more complicated cases involving lymphedema prevention or management, lipedema, swelling of unknown origins, post surgical recovery, and chronic inflammatory conditions or diseases, detoxification pathway problems.
Carol J. McDaniel (CJ), LMT HTCP CRMP
Massage therapist Lindsey's passion for Manual Lymphatic Drainage is relatively new having become certified in the MLD Vodder Technique in 2017. She recently completed her Level I Lymph Drainage Therapy training with the Chikly Health Institute in 2021 and has continued with LymphoVisceral applications. She is perfecting her ability to integrate lymphatic techniques into therapeutic massage and continues to be amazed at how this work enhances all other forms of bodywork. She continues her training at LymphWorks with Lymph Drainage Therapy, The Chikly Method. Lindsey also loves to use CranioSacral Therapy in conjunction with her other skills to assist clients in their healing journeys. A seasoned therapist with skeletal alignment, pain management, and athletes.
Lindsey Longaker, LMT CMLDT
Massage therapist Kaitlin's passion for Manual Lymphatic Drainage is relatively new having become certified in the MLD Vodder Technique in 2019. Her own cancer journey led her down the path of become a bodyworker and she specializes in Oncology and Cancer Massage applications. She has just begun to integrate lymphatic techniques into therapeutic massage and is very enthusiastic about the direction this will take her skills and help her clients on their personal healing journeys. She continues her training at LymphWorks with Lymph Drainage Therapy, The Chikly Method. Kaitlin also loves to use Reflexology, Massage Cupping, and CBD lotion, along with gentle massage techniques in conjunction with Lymph Drainage skills. Kaitlin is currently working towards her Master's degree in Public Health. In her spare time she practices yoga, loves to read, hike, groove to live local music, and spend time with friends and family.
Kaitlin Bachmeyer, LMT CMLDT
All three LymphWorks therapists have a real passion for helping people with swelling (edema), detox, inflammation, injury, surgery, cancer, illness and rehab by using Lymph Drainage Therapy. Cancer therapy is a particular gift therapist CJ and Kaitlin loves sharing with others after having close personal experience with the disease.
During a lymphatic session, flat hands are employed to simulate wave-like movements while applying very gentle and subtle pressure. The technique is unique from other lymph techniques such as Manual Lymph Drainage or Lymph Massage in that the therapist feels the lymph moving and creates a lymph drainage map (manual lymph mapping). This approach supports existing healthy pathways and reroutes the sick ones in addition to eliminating any scar, fascial, or skeletal blocks of the lymphatic flow. Charmingly named a high-drool-inducing therapy, it is gentle but very thorough at clearing and purifying on many levels.
Each individual therapist may incorporate energy healing, fascial, essential oils, and scar techniques into lymph sessions. As a part of after care for some clients, therapist CJ may also use kineseotaping. Interested clients can learn to tape themselves to continue the therapy in between sessions. It is best to discuss your desires for integrated therapy prior to your lymph session.
Lymph Drainage really helps people clean out their filters, which improves function on surprising levels. Our clients have experienced many completely unanticipated improvements after a series or session. For example, a client might come in complaining of bloating but is ultimately able to go off their sleep aids. Or they come in for allergies, but end up having improved digestion and bowel movements. Sometimes clients come in for post-surgical swelling and end up looking younger or having better skin then they ever had before. The myriad of possibilities never fails to amaze.
To learn more about CJ's practice as an Energy Healer or to schedule your lymph drainage session with CJ, Kaitlin, or Lindsey click here.