Kathy Walsh, LMBT, CLT
Certified Lymphedema & Massage Therapist NC #17486
My journey with wellness began in 2010 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a double mastectomy, 16 lymph nodes removed, chemo, and radiation; I was determined to become “healthy” again. I lived in FL at the time and began to get regular preventative lymphatic massages. Unfortunately, when I moved to Charlotte I could not find a Certified Lymphatic Therapist.
I developed lymphedema in my upper back, an area I could not reach to perform self lymphatic massage. It was at that time I found Stephanie at Lymphatic Health Center in Mooresville. I became a patient and quickly developed a passion to learn more and help others in my situation. I transferred my calling into action and became a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist at the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork. I then completed my certification in the Vodder method of treatment for Lymphedema. I graduated from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, the top school in the US for lymphedema.
Now as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) I want to create more awareness in the medical field regarding lymphedema. The need for knowledge, education, and treatment of lymphedema needs to be as recognized as equally as other diagnoses and complications of cancer, trauma, surgery, etc. My goal for clients is prevention, intervention, relaxation, and a holistic approach to overall wellbeing.