Mindfulness. It's something we "should" be doing - right?

Being mindful will help us be more present for our personal relationships - but can it help us in our professional lives as well?


When mindfulness is the heart of our practice:


Client retention and trust increases, and 


we reconnect with what we love about massage


It’s about adding value to our client's experience with our clinician presence - NOT luring clients in with discounts, providing cookie cutter massages and pushing clients in and out as soon as possible.


Think about times this has happened to you.


Have you felt 'rushed' in and out of a service by a provider whose mind was on other things? Has a provider ever COMPLETELY MISSED what you were trying to say?


Our clients deserve better.


What has your experience been with a more mindful provider? We hear stories of ‘brand loyalty’ every day. Can one client begin a relationship with a single service and become a loyal customer, telling all her friends to buy services as well?


This happens to me with customers all the time. Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness?

What We Will Learn:


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of the components of mindfulness practices that may reduce stress and improve self-awareness and professional presence.



LEARNING OUTCOME: Students will demonstrate how to incorporate short mindfulness interventions within their workday for stress reduction and increased presence with clients. 


Course Objectives:

List and describe several breathwork techniques

List several grounding techniques  

Describe the concept of the Window of Tolerance

List types of meditation that utilize intersubjective skills

Describe Clinician Presence

Describe the aspects of compassionate silence


I would like to thank Lymphedema Advocate Peggy McCartha for helping me film the mindfulness videos and sharing her experience of these mindfulness techniques.


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Let’s hear from a massage therapist who practices mindfulness:



Kenal Mehta says that “by practicing mindfulness for years now, it has helped me to be non-judgmental, patient, compassionate, and have developed a great trust between a therapist and a client, specially when they are in a very vulnerable situation after the surgery”.


About Kathleen Helen Lisson


Kathleen Helen Lisson uses her lymphedema therapy, mindfulness and health coaching skills to help people recover from surgery and optimize self-care in the midst of chronic illness.


She holds a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy, is board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and is a Lymphedema Therapist. She is also an ACE certified health coach and MMI certified meditation teacher.


She has spoken at the: American Venous and Lymphatic Society (AVLS), Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS), MLD UK, and National Lymphedema Network (NLN) conferences. She is a NCBTMB approved continuing education provider.