Approved for Continuing Education

Approved by NCBTMB for 2 CEUs for massage therapists.

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

Course curriculum

    1. About the Instructors

    2. Course Description

    3. A brief word . . .

    1. Functions of the Lymphatic System

    2. Lymphatic Load and... Salt Trucks?

    3. Translation of Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Technologies: Supplemental Video 2

    1. Which is it?

    2. Lymphedema Causes

    3. Sentinel Node Biopsy

    4. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

    5. Lymphovenous Bypass Surgery for Lymphedema

    6. Lymphedema Triggers

    7. Signs, Symptoms, and Stages

    8. ICG lymphography of lower limb lymphedema

    1. Lymphedema treatments

    2. Effective CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapy) - The Inconvenient Truth - Guenter Klose, MLD/CDT

    3. Lymphedema management

    4. How to Put On Your Medical Compression Sleeve

    5. How to don a compression sleeve

    6. Don't be the trigger!

    1. Interview with Julie Ackerman

    2. Kathy Bates & Her Struggle with Lymphedema - LE&RN

    3. In closing...

    1. Final Quiz

About this course

  • $40.00
  • 27 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


Instructor & Service Director Laura Bryant-Earner

Laura is Healwell's Service Director and a member of the curriculum development team. Before becoming a licensed massage therapist, Laura taught English in Japan for 19 years. Upon returning to America, she graduated from massage school in the spring of 2018. It was in school that she heard of something called “oncology massage” and felt drawn to it. Passionate about learning, Laura has continued her advanced training in the fields of oncology massage, scar tissue manipulation and manual lymph drainage. She has provided massage in a variety of settings including corporate, private practice and spas. Because of her own massage experiences, Laura appreciates how massage can play a supportive role in health care and the journey that is being human.

Instructor & Education Director Rebecca Sturgeon

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored "Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care" (Handspring, 2021.) As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.