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Understanding lymphedema working with lymphatic system after cancer treatment

October 13 @ 9:30 am - October 15 @ 5:30 pm


In this class, you will learn what happens when pathways of the lymphatic system have been interrupted and how lymphedema develops.  You will learn how to distinguish primary lymphedema from secondary lymphedema.   We will discuss how to work with a compromised system after breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers and how to navigate different pathways to relieve patients of edematous tissues.   For massage therapists, this will deepen your knowledge of how to work with cancer or lymphedema patients with a compromised lymphatic system.  You will leave this class with a comprehensive understanding of how to work with the pathways of the lymph system. 

The class will also provide an introduction to the use of bandages and compression wear for clients.

This is a continuation of Lymph Massage, Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies, although it is open to everyone whether you have taken the first class or not.

Dates: October 13 – 15, 2017

Times: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Tuition: $400 if registered by Friday, September 29, 2017, $450 after.

Flexible Payment Options: (balance must be paid by last day of class)

  • Registration deposit $95, then pay balance in 2 installments.
  • Contact us to setup an individual payment plan. (ph: 404.303.0007)

NCBTMB Provider# 452061-12.  21 CE’s

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Class schedule

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Review of A&P of lymphatic system
  • Demo and review of hands on work of full body manual lymph drainage
  • 12.30 – 1:30p Lunch
  • Study of compromised lymphatic system, going over primary and secondary lymphedema, what is the difference and treatment approach to each.
  • Demo and exchange of breast cancer protocol

Day 2

  • Questions & Answers
  • Studying the pathways of the lymphatics, where to guide the lymph fluid if there are interruptions in the lymph vessels.
  • Demo and exchange of treatment of ovarian, uterine, prostate, etc, cancer
  • 12.30 – 1:30p Lunch
  • Continue morning exchange
  • Compression therapy,
  • What is in our scope of practice!
  • How to measure compressions stockings

Day 3

  • Exchange full treatment, with case study.
  • 12.30 – 1:30p Lunch
  • Full demo and explanation of CDT (compression decongestive therapy) which details skin, compression, exercise, MLD (manual lymph drainage).
  • Final questions and answers and receive certificates


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About the instructor:  Juul Bruin, LMBT, RN

juul bruinJuul Bruin has a unique blend of experience in the healthcare field, spanning four decades in both traditional and holistic health modalities. A native of the Netherlands, she began her career as a psychiatric and hospice nurse.   Upon relocating to the United States, Juul attended the Body Therapy Institute and is a NC Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist (#630).
She later trained at the renowned Dr. Vodder School in Austria, becoming a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2001.   Juul is credentialed in the First Line Therapy modality as an integrative health coach by the Functional Medicine Institute.   She also has a Masters degree in Holistic Health from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.

She enjoys sharing her thirty five year journey in health promotion and beautifully guides her fellow massage therapists toward an enriching, healthy and happy lifestyle.


” I worked day to day with Juul Bruin for 7 years. There are some people that are born healers and she is one. Her tools are her formidable hands, heart and intuition. She is sensitive and caring in a warm and committed way. She is gentle and careful in the ways of the traditional archetypal healer. She is patient and thoughtful as only someone with abundant grace can be. You may trust her absolutely.”  Michael C. Sharp, MD

“I took the Lymph Massage, Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies with Juul Bruin over the weekend in Wilmington and I must say I am amazed! Juul is such a kind and intuitive instructor who has an obvious passion for manual lymphatic drainage and wants to encourage others to learn such a valuable skill. As a bonus, I went down a pants size and ended up losing almost 10 pounds from all of the bodywork I participated in! (7 of which were still gone the following day). Who knew I was carrying excess fluid in my lower extremities? I feel great, have a glow to my skin, and am inspired to continue reducing the toxins in my body as well as choosing healthier food options to increase my wellness!”  Jennifer Collins


October 13 @ 9:30 am
October 15 @ 5:30 pm
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