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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Lymphatic Drainage Class 10/26

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

for Licensed Health Care Practitioners  

NCBTMB CE Provider 
Alternative Medicine
Head Instructor
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Dr jen 
Dr. Jen Martinez, HD
Acupressure Practitioner
Massage Therapist
Homeopathic Doctor
Designed for:
Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists,
Physical Therapists,
Chiropractors, and
Nurses (LPNs, RNs, Techs)

Gain Continuing Education Credit
Total 6 CEUs
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Olney Wellness Center
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

Health Professionals and Bodywork

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a specialized body work technique that is provided by advanced trained licensed and certified health care practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This therapy applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

Nurses Throughout Time
Nurses have provided comfort to their patients for many years. In doing so, they have aided their patients with many forms of bodywork therapies. Bodywork including specialized massage has been a part of nursing history with its beginning in Florence Nightingale's first nursing school.  Bodywork is still within the nurse's scope of practice but has been taught less and less over time. Now with the advent of alternative medicine, nursing bodywork is making a resurgence.

Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists

LIcensed professionals can add this new technique to their skills whereby offering expanded care to their clients.


Lymphatic Therapy Class

Lymphatic Drainage Certification
Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a gentle technique that works through the body's lymphatic system to activate the body fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The benefits include reductions in edemas, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.

Using exacting anatomical science and distinctive manual processes, Lymphatic drainage massage enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. The practitioner will use their hands to perform work on the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations.

Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results can be:
  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Relief of chronic pain
Create another stream of income by networking with Medi spas, Oncology clinics and Physical rehab clinics who are now hiring therapist for Lymphatic Drainage.
October 26, 2019
Class Time - 10am to 4pm
Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

The student will be able to:

- Explain the function and location of the lymphatic system.
- Explain the benefits of lymphatic drainage.
- Explain contraindications of lymphatic drainage.
- Perform basic lymphatic drainage massage routine.
Fee: $225.00  

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Olney Wellness Center
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
       Call to Register!       (202) 686-8202,
             (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Fundamentals of Massage Class 9/15

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
The Institute 
Is proud to present to the public the course of:


To Add a Skill to your current Licensed Health Care Profession

Nurses, Home Health Care Aides, Nursing Technicians, Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Providers,  Physical Therapists, Aestheticians

Sunday September 15
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Instructor: Laura Lopez, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist and Aesthetician 
Licensed Practitioner
 Massage Therapist


Massage Class

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Therapeutic Massage 

Deep Tissue Massage

Swedish Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

Lymphatic Drainage

Inflammation, Pain, General Wear and Tear,  Arthritis, Sciatica, and more...


The Massage Class 

This course offers massage therapy training with a holistic approach for any person interested in learning the basics of massage without being enrolled in a formal program.
The goal of this course is to present the student with the knowledge necessary to perform a whole body massage for any person of your family, relative, loved ones, couples and to bring out the excellent healing touch skills that everyone is gifted with.  It will cover how these techniques can be used personally or added to your current health profession. 
If you think that you would be interested in a carrier as a Massage Therapist or have inclinations to heal with the power of touch and help people feel better, this SPECIAL SEMINAR is for you.
The topics that will be covered in this three hour course are:
1.- Massage Technics (basic strokes) and application to a particular area and the way it is performed. Psychological, Physiological, and Mechanical effect of each will be reviewed in the class including the Fundamental of Massage Therapy.

2- You will learn how to apply the Massage Technics and perform the different modalities within massage, as well as explaining the differences between them. They are: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Lymphatic, and Myofascial.

3-The Ayurvedic approached to massage will also be covered and it will be compared with the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach.
4- Why Massage Therapy is so effective in the modern world as well as a very good complementary and alternative technique to treat different kinds of pathologies and symptoms of many diseases.
5-To performed a whole body treatment on a person so they will feel like new!
6- Learn proper body mechanics in order to protect your body as you performed the treatment while taking care of your loved ones and yourself.

You will be able to appreciate the different strengths that can be used for different proposes depending on the symptoms and how they can be diminished.
You will leave with a knowledge of Massage Therapy. Therefore, you will have a holistic approached to health and the importance of Massage Therapy in the modern world and you will know why it is so beneficial for you, its effects on the body and others.

About the Instructor: 

Laura is a licensed massage therapist and Aesthetician. She is interested in Holistic Health and became a Massage Therapist to help people get and stay healthy through the gentile power of touch.

Laura graduated from the Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick in 2011. She is licensed by the State of Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia. She is National Board Certified. She is a Yoga Instructor and a Medical Assistant which is a solid background for recovery.

Laura is trained in a variety of Eastern and Western modalities, specializing in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Lymphatic Drainage, Thai massage. Laura works with a diverse group of clientele to help ease the effects of pain and discomfort and recover health or keep it. She provides chair massage at corporate events as as well.

Location of Class:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
within the Wilshire Condo Building      
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202

Call to reserve you space
Ask About the Bodywork Methods Offered by Laura

Cranio-Sacral Therapy 
Swedish Massage 
Therapeutic Massage 
Lymphatic Drainage 
Deep Tissue Massage 
Thai Yoga Massage 
Aromatherapy Addition
Pampering Papaya Facia
Sandalwood Sublime Facial 

Locations for Laura's Services

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
within the Wilshire Condo Building      
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202

Friendship Heights Location
within Nirvana Holistic Spa
5239 Western Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202

Silver Spring Wellness Center
Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910
In the Heart of Silver Spring
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
(Facials Not Available in Silver Spring) 

Questions or Appointment Requests Online for Laura

By Email
By Phone
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

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or  for an Appointment!