About the Author

Kathleen Lisson
Kathleen Lisson

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 Lipedema Treatment Guide and Swollen, Bloated and Puffy: A Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist’s Guide to Reducing Swelling in the Face and Body. 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 and completed the Lymphedema Therapy Advanced and Review class at the Földi Clinic in Hinterzarten, Germany.

After fourteen years in a high-stress career in public relations for the New York state legislature, Kathleen began her second career as a massage therapist at the nonprofit Adams Avenue Integrative Health, where she partnered with naturopaths, chiropractors, and acupuncturists to provide care to families in the Normal Heights neighborhood in San Diego. She has also volunteered to provide free chair massage to underserved communities in City Heights at Tubman-Chavez Center and the East African Cultural Community Center through the nonprofit Alternative Healing Network.

Kathleen is the author of articles published in Elephant Journal and the Labyrinth Pathways 10th edition. She has been quoted in the November, 2016 issue of Prevention magazine, and online in Bustle, Consumer Reports, Massage Magazine, Paper, Prevention, and Runner’s World.

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