Cassandra Bradford L.M.T.

Cassandra Bradford is a highly skilled, multi-disciplined healthcare practitioner. She masters in combining different approaches to facilitate good health and healing. She has researched and studied healthcare for more than twenty years. She has received extensive hands on training with the prestigious Upledger Institute and the Chikly Institute with Dr. Chikly MD, DO,LDT. His teaching have been taught all over the world, in lymphatic therapy. Cassandra’s skills include neuro muscular therapy, visceral manipulation, Lymphatic therapy, pre and postoperative care, myofacial release, deep tissue, and Ashiatsu. Cassandra likes to use these modalities to treat the patient as the healing process unfolds.

Elite Schools of Therapy
Master the mystery and splendor of the Orient that transcends to the body by way of feet with the Ashiatsu Barefoot technique. This original western barefoot bar massage uses deep tissue compression strokes that glide over the body and back, which create a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage and pain. By creating healed tissue, the patient gets relief from chronic inflammation faster. The results of those suffering from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain have amazing results. Cassandra’s clients show dramatic results with better posture and overall well being. Ashiatsu Barefoot technique is truly “The deepest most luxurious massage on the planet”.

Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage therapy consists of a manual massage that primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymph nodes may become swollen and fail to remove the body’s toxins and the white blood cell count. Lymphatic drainage is believed to reduce blockage, which promotes health in the lymphatic system as well as other bodily systems such as the circulatory, respiratory, muscular and endocrine systems. Lymphatic drainage therapy can also reduce allergies, menstrual cramps, colds and other viruses and promotes a healthier body.

Pre and Post-operative Surgical Care:
Pre-Surgical Lymphatic Drainage Massage – Surgeons find it easier to make an incision through clean, well drained tissue, particularly in any sort of aesthetic surgery. It is recommended that patients have 1 to 2 lymphatic drainage massages 4 to 2 days prior to the scheduled procedure. These gentle therapeutic massages help to drain toxins and free radicals from tissue, creating healthier tissue going into surgery. This results in reduced bruising, swelling and overall discomfort for the patient.

Post- Surgical Lymphatic Drainage Massage
We recommend that patients have 2 to 4 lymphatic massages starting 7 to 10 days after surgery.
The first 2 massages should be scheduled 3 to 4 days apart. Then if needed 1 to 2 more sessions 6 days apart for the treatment of developing scar tissue. You will feel much looser and have a decrease in discomfort after your sessions. These sessions speed up the recovery time, improve tissue elasticity and assist with rapid dissipation of routine swelling.

If you choose to do lymphatic drainage massage, it is recommended you schedule prior to surgery in order to get appointment times that fit your scheduling needs.