Blog Posts

Learning to Love Lymphedema

By Carmen Recupero / September 18, 2016 / Comments Off on Learning to Love Lymphedema

Hi, my name is Mary Frances Kastelberg. I am 19 years old and started my journey with lymphedema 7 years ago. It all started one night in December, when I was most likely dancing in the kitchen to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, or the new Justin Bieber song. My sister called me over and…

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Go With The Flow-AMTA Massage Therapy Journal

By Carmen Recupero / August 24, 2016 / Comments Off on Go With The Flow-AMTA Massage Therapy Journal

Recent contributions to increased knowledge in the lymph system.  Pass it on for someone’s good health. https://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/3529

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Social Media Basics for Your Business

By Carmen Recupero / July 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Social Media Basics for Your Business

Join us August 5th at 12pm or 3pm for Social Media Basics for Your Business. Check it out!  www.juzoacademy.com

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New Mastectomy Scar Survey Results and Applicable Clinical Information

By Carmen Recupero / July 1, 2016 / Comments Off on New Mastectomy Scar Survey Results and Applicable Clinical Information

Please share and support Denise’s cumulative work: http://www.breastandshoulder-rehab.com/#!free-downloads-for-cancer-care-clinician/c1q2l

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Time Management Toolkit

By Carmen Recupero / June 15, 2016 / Comments Off on Time Management Toolkit

Face it, we are all in the business of busi-ness.  Make your time the most productive it can be and add to your personal and career satisfaction. Here is one tool to try. https://www.dropbox.com/s/smq4ckolggvzvf2/23_Time_Management.docx?dl=0 If you are interested in more.  I am starting a coaching group for business development and improvement for allied health professionals. The…

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New Comprehensive Integrative Oncology Rehab Certification

By Carmen Recupero / May 29, 2016 / Comments Off on New Comprehensive Integrative Oncology Rehab Certification

Description of Learning Objectives: Interpret the surgical procedure and previous or ongoing treatment of an oncology care patient and how it relates to progress in our rehab and bodywork protocols, special focus will be on types of oncological surgeries and types of reconstruction. Obtain a working knowledge of cancer pathogenesis, tumor and disease identification. Evaluate…

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Content for Patient Info/Letter Regarding Bandages

By Carmen Recupero / April 15, 2016 / Comments Off on Content for Patient Info/Letter Regarding Bandages

If bandaging is part of your treatment, please bring your clean bandages rolled flat and tightly to each treatment session. If you choose to not wear shoes with your bandages and they are extremely soiled, you may need to purchase an alternate pair of bandages so that you can wash one and wear one.  You…

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Cheat Sheet for Picking Out Compression Products

By Carmen Recupero / April 13, 2016 / Comments Off on Cheat Sheet for Picking Out Compression Products

Picking out compression can be daunting. We have a spreadsheet divided up into daytime, nighttime compression, velcro, OTS, flat knit and more.  Sheet is complete with vendor name as well.  Please let us know if you are a new product provider and missing from this sheet, we will add you. Just email me at carmen@monarchce.com,…

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How can CLT training help me as a massage therapist?

By Carmen Recupero / September 11, 2015 / Comments Off on How can CLT training help me as a massage therapist?

From a former CLT graduate to a student inquiry. Hello Mary, My name is Jane and I am a Certified Massage Therapist from Richmond, Va. Here in VA we are Certified as opposed to Licensed (but were are working to improve that legislatively). You can perhaps better acquaint yourself with my practice by visiting our…

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Connections between the lymphatic and central nervous system and its implications.

By Carmen Recupero / July 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Connections between the lymphatic and central nervous system and its implications.

Researchers at the University of Virginia have made a startling new discovery that has generated a great a deal of buzz and hope, and some skepticism, in the scientific and medical communities. While studying the brain coverings of mice, researcher Antoine Louveau, PhD. discovered lymphatic vessels where they have supposedly never existed. Until now, it…

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