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Hello, my name is Kathleen Lisson.
Are you a practicing massage therapist with an interest in helping clients recover from plastic surgery, including BBL, facelift, liposuction, mommy makeover and tummy tuck?
Welcome to the online home of my Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage classes. I offer CEU for massage therapists looking to improve their skills. Click the button above to go straight to the classes, or read on to learn a little bit about me.
If you are here, you've heard of me and my work. Maybe you've seen my posts on a Facebook group for lymphatic massage therapists. Maybe you follow my YouTube channel or see me on Instagram or Tik Tok. Maybe you've read my book Plastic Surgery Recovery Handbook. You know I love to share tips and tricks to help people recover from lymphatic massage.
Now I want to help my fellow massage therapists.
I’ve put my entire business model online.
I can, because making YOU more money and more clients won't hurt MY business at all.
There are people getting plastic surgery in every city and state in America (and everywhere else). Even if you don't have a plastic surgeon in your town.
I broke my approach to plastic surgery recovery into three parts.
How to build trust, get a steady stream of clients calling YOU, get surgeon referrals and get clients to book visit 1 and 2 is covered in my MARKETING class. Take this class now so you’ll have time to build a collection of social media content and be ready to go this summer.
How to get clients to rebook visit 3,4,5,6? That’s usually because a combination of fibrosis massage and compression tools is getting them results faster than the other ladies in their plastic surgery FB groups are getting. Learn my top tricks in the COMPRESSION class.
But this Plastic Surgery Recovery and Fibrosis Massage class is my MOST IMPORTANT CLASS.
In Plastic Surgery Recovery and Fibrosis Massage, you'll learn how to use the lymphatic massage skills you already have to help clients recover after liposuction.
You definitely need to take this class if you already have formal training in MLD ( not just from watching videos online) are seeing some success with using MLD for your liposuction clients but want to take your knowledge and practice to the next level by adding fibrosis massage skills to your toolbox.
Stuck on the couch? You’ll use this time to watch my videos on fibrosis massage.
No, it’s not just massaging harder, it’s massaging smarter and using tools like heat, vibration and negative compression to reduce fibrosis WITHOUT sacrificing your thumbs and wrists and without your client having to take a pain pill (my clients fall asleep in the middle of their fibrosis sessions).
And no, it's not just 'using a machine' on someone with swelling. We know that just ends up in frustrated clients in 'swell hell,' angry that they wasted their $$ and worried about their fibrosis.
Sheltering in place? You’ll use this time to practice how to explain why you are doing different types of massage at different stages of wound healing until it comes so naturally that new clients will believe you’ve been explaining it for years ( and trust you enough to rebook).
Take all three classes and you will know EVERYTHING I do to build my business.
Can a business like ours survive a pandemic?
I used the tools I share in this class to successfully restart my business after a month vacation in India and Malaysia last December. I know I can do it again.
Look at the Plastic Surgery FB groups. Women around the country are still planning to have liposuction this summer and fall.
Will YOU be the one to help them recover?
Praise from Clients:
"Kathleen is knowledgeable, informative, supportive and an overall cool person. She's an author who gave me insights to swelling, healing and post-operative care. She is gracious and giving with her knowledge, informing you of what's happening with your body at all different stages of recovery, providing different tips and tricks to mitigate pain and promote healing along the way.
I've finished maybe 8 treatments (give or take) and she was the MVP in my recovery. Her support made me at ease with the constant changes I was enduring and was a helpful aid in trusting the process of recovery. During each visit she listened and informed me on the stage of healing I was experiencing and what to expect or looks out for based on her experiences.
I got the impression that she has an incredibly diverse client-base and her non-judgmental character and open mind enforced how that could easily be true. She caters specifically to your needs and provided a comfortable, relaxing and safe space that is also happens to be conveniently located not far from the closest freeway.
I appreciated that she provided educated feedback and walked away feeling confident in her informed reassurance. As much as her kindness, supportive and funny nature is well worth the 5 five stars alone, I also achieved incredible results after each visit. My swelling noticeably went down each time, leading to less pain and resulted in better results, more quickly."
Tiara G. healing from liposuction and brazilian butt lift in San Diego
Your instructor, Kathleen Lisson CMT, CLT
My 'official bio' below shows what I have done since I became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and opened my massage business to focus on helping people recover from plastic surgery, but I want to focus first on what brought me to where I am today.
A Childhood Experience of Care
My passion for helping people recover from surgery really started when I was 9 years old. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and I saw how difficult her recovery was.
I saw the people who helped her through the process. Doctors, nurses and family friends. I didn’t fully understand what was happening as a child, and I am so grateful for them as an adult.
A Career Change
Both of my parents passed away from cancer, so when I decided to make a career change at midlife. I chose massage therapy and took extra training to specialize in oncology massage. I used massage to help people going through cancer treatment and with a cancer history. Helping people after surgery at a difficult time in their life.
Training as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) was the next step, where I learned about how to reduce swelling and fibrosis. Proper compression is a must in treating lymphedema, and CLT’s learn many tricks to use compression to help reduce swelling and fibrosis.
An Interesting Discovery
I noticed that many cancer reconstruction operations are quite similar to plastic surgery procedures. For instance, doctors use liposuction to harvest fat for breast reconstruction and the DIEP flap leaves a scar similar to a tummy tuck.
I tried using the same skills that had worked for reducing swelling and fibrosis and increasing range of motion after oncological surgery on my clients who had plastic surgery - and they work!
Now, I want to share what I have learned with my fellow massage therapists.
The Official Stuff
OK, now for the 3rd person 'official' biography:
Kathleen Lisson is board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She owns Solace Massage and Mindfulness, has taught classes at IPSB Massage College in San Diego and is the author of Plastic Surgery Recovery Handbook. She is a NCBTMB Approved Provider.
Kathleen holds a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy, and is an NHI (Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy) Certified Master Aromatherapist, an MMI (McLean Meditation Institute) Certified Meditation Teacher and an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. She is certified to present Peggy Huddleston’s “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” workshop.
She was a speaker at the 2018 and 2019 Fat Disorders Resource Society conferences, a keynote speaker at the 2019 MLD UK conference and completed the Lymphedema Therapy Advanced and Review class at the Földi Clinic in Hinterzarten, Germany.
Praise from Therapists
What do lymphatic massage therapists think of the classes I offer?
“I must say since I’ve been in business I’m very Picky about where/ who I obtain information from, simply because there’s many people who pass on misleading information.
However, I spent 1 week of reading up on your company and what you were all about as well as listening to your content on Instagram, instantly I knew you were just what I needed.
Your course made me feel as if I was in a classroom setting receiving step-by-step in-depth information … Your curriculum was amazing. My overall experience was the Bomb!!!
Thanks. I’ll purchase another one next week for sure.
How can compression reduce swelling and fibrosis?
How to get clients to rebook visit 3,4,5,8? That’s usually because a combination of fibrosis massage and compression tools is getting them results faster than the other ladies in their plastic surgery FB groups are getting. Learn my top tricks in the compression class.
Tips on helping clients use compression and faja to control swelling and fibrosis after liposuction, tummy tuck and BBL.
Plastic Surgery Recovery and Fibrosis Massage
Class for Massage Therapists interested in learning more about how to care for clients after liposuction, facelift, tummy tuck and brazilian butt lift.
How to use the lymphatic massage skills you already have to help clients recover after liposuction is in my Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage Class. You definitely need to take this class if you already have formal training in MLD ( not just from watching videos online) are seeing some success with using MLD for your liposuction clients but want to take your knowledge and practice to the next level with fibrosis massage.
Marketing your plastic surgery recovery massage practice