Want to help clients reduce lumps and swelling after a facelift, necklift and chin liposuction?


If you know lymphatic massage and would like to use your skills to help clients recover after facelift, this is the class for you!

What will you learn?


You will learn what works - modalities and client self-care actions that can reduce swelling and other side effects of surgery

What is happening to our clients? Potential side effects of facelift surgery

Where to NOT massage - locations where fat is grafted on the face

When to NOT massage - contraindications to massage

Sneak peek videos of the tools I use in my studio and tips I give to my clients on self-massaging in between visits.

Watch me give a sample session for a post-op client so you can plan your own sessions based on your current knowledge and skills




What Do My Clients Think?


After my facelift I felt so tight and uncomfortable. The lady at my plastic surgeon’s office who normally does lymphatic massage has been unwilling to work during COVID so I went looking for my own solution.

When I Googled lymphatic massage Kathleen was all over, videos, mentions online, etc. she is obviously an expert so I started pursuing an appointment. She wouldn’t see me without a doctor’s recommendation, which I got!

She provided immediate relief to my neck. I was amazed at how much shifted during that first appointment.

I brought my doctor a copy of her book so he can send patients her way. What an amazing resource we have in San Diego County.

I have gotten such an education from being her client. She has a LOT to teach!

Belinda Rachman, Esq.

2 NCBTMB CE


This class qualifies for 2 NCBTMB CE hours. Pass the quiz with 70% or more correct answers and follow the instructions on the certificate emailed to you to receive credit.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of several head and neck plastic surgery procedures as well as massage modalities and client self-care techniques that can help patient recovery. 


LEARNING OUTCOME: Students will demonstrate familiarity with popular face and neck plastic surgery procedures, including their side effects and how massage can benefit client recovery. 


Course Objectives:

List potential side effects of facelift surgery

List locations where fat is grafted on the face

Describe what happens to lymphatic pathways after a facelift

List contraindications to massage

Describe modalities and client self-care actions that can reduce swelling and other side effects of surgery

Design a sample session for a post-op client based on your current knowledge and skills




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 and Southern California Plastic Surgery Cookbook. She is a NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider.

Kathleen holds a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy. She has advanced training in Head and Neck Lymphedema and has completed the Lymphedema Therapy Advanced and Review class at the Földi Clinic in Hinterzarten, Germany.

She was a speaker at the 2018 and 2019 Fat Disorders Resource Society conferences and a keynote speaker at the 2019 MLD UK conference.