Lymphatic Massage Therapists :

Have you recieved a phone call from a client who would like to know if you can reduce their swelling after a tummy tuck? This is the class for you!

A tummy tuck client was my 'plastic surgery client' after I got my MLD certificate. I was confident in my manual lymphatic drainage skills but did NOT know enough about the operation itself, the prescription medications she was taking or best practices to ensure she had the best recovery possible. 

I put all the things I have learned and researched in the past five years helping tummy tuck clients into this class. 

Help reduce your client's swelling while keeping them safe with the research-based information you learn in the Massage after Tummy Tuck class.

This class is for trained

Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapists only.

I do NOT teach manual lymphatic drainage in this class, and you WILL need to know manual lymphatic drainage to help these clients.

The great news is - this class has become so popular with therapists! We have graduates from: 


The UK

And over a dozen states in the US, including: 








New Jersey

North Carolina


South Carolina





LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of several abdominal plastic surgery procedures as well as massage modalities that can help patient recovery. 

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

Course Objectives:

List reasons why clients choose abdominoplasty

List potential side effects of abdominoplasty

List medications the client may be taking

Describe what happens to lymphatic pathways after an abdominoplasty

List contraindications to massage

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

CE Credit

This class is approved for 1 CE from NCBTMB. Pass the quiz with 70% and email me for your certificate.

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Your Instructor

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, a speaker at the 2020 National Lymphedema Network and American Venous and Lymphatic Society conferences and completed the Lymphedema Therapy Advanced and Review class at the Földi Clinic in Hinterzarten, Germany.