What is lipedema? Lipedema is a genetically mediated disorder of fat deposition that occurs almost exclusively in females. There is a symmetrical accumulation of fat in the legs, buttocks and hips that extends down to the ankles. In 70% of cases the swelling occurs in the arms and there is no foot involvement. A "cuff" can be found around the ankles and wrists. Patients often report a family history of "heavy legs" Lipedema is often called "painful fat syndrome". The swelling that occurs is due to an excess deposition of fatty tissue and fluid accumulation in the subcutaneous tissue, leaky vessels and fragility of the blood vessels. It is painful to the touch Lipedema is often misdiagnosed and can be mistaken for regular obesity or lymphedema. The condition can progress to become Lymphedema. Patients are accused of being simply "fat," which is not the case and is so invalidating and...Read More
Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often an extremity, resulting from an accumulation of fluids, in such proportion to be palpable and visible. Lymphedema occurs when the lymph vascular system is not able to fill its function of reabsorpbtion and transport of the protein and lymph load. Lymphedema occurs whenever lymphatic vessels are absent, underdeveloped or obstructed. The condition most often causes embarrassment and causes decreased mobility, discomfort and often repeated episodes of infection, cellulitis and lymphangitis. This can lead to general depression and a general worsening of the patient’s life and health. Fungal infections can be very frequent and these place a greater load on the lymphatics. Severe cases are associated with thickening of the skin, hardening of the limb (fibrosis), leakage of lymph and massive swelling (elephantiasis). How Does Lymphedema Occur? A stagnation of protein develops in the tissue. This raises the colloid osmotic pressure and...Read More
Dercums disease -DD (adiposis dolorosa) What is Dercums? DD is a disorder of subcutaneous adipose (fatty) tissue, also known as painful fat syndrome. It involves the excess deposit and expansion of fat cells. Lipomas are common and angiolipomas (very vascular lipomas) are found in 30% of people with Dercum’s Disease. DD is often misdiagnosed as ordinary obesity. • DD occurs in more women than men, at a 5:1 ratio, and in 40% of cases it is thought it is thought to be inherited (genetic). Age of onset is usually between 30 and 50 years of age. Currently, there are no imaging or diagnostic tests available to determine the presence of DD. Types of Dercums TYPE 1: Painful nodular fat around the joints. TYPE 2: Painful nodular fat anywhere from head to toe (whole body). Often accompanied by generalized obesity. TYPE 3: Larger lipomas that may have a capsule and...Read More
What is Chronic venous insufficiency? Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where blood pools in the veins of the lower legs. The first signs of chronic venous insufficiency are ankle and leg swelling. Swelling occurs because the blood that has pooled in the veins causes abnormally high pressure in the veins. As the pressure and swelling increases, the skin of the legs may actually leak tiny drops of plasma, which is the pale yellow fluid part of blood. Eventually, the capillaries burst under the high pressure, releasing red blood cells and giving that area of the skin a reddish-brown discoloration. This condition often leads to lymphedema (phlebo- lymphedema) Treatment options Chronic Venous insufficiency - Complex decongestive therapy - Manual lymph drainage - Compression bandaging -Nutrition, diet management - Exercise - movement - -Self care Goal of treatment To reduce swelling and edema, improve skin condition and wounds, increase...Read More
Pre and Post surgical care In a supportive environment, we will help you with the healing process after surgeries with Manual Lymph Drainage massage (MLD). This therapy will greatly hasten the healing after cosmetic surgeries or liposuction, breast reconstruction or reduction, or knee, hip or shoulder surgeries. MLD reduces the edema and bruising that often occurs secondary to surgery. Benefits of MLD for pre and post surgical care assists the healing process MLD will increase oxygenation, hydration and cellular metabolism thus, aiding the health of the tissue. MLD performed pre-surgically prepares the tissue for surgery by removing toxic debris and cleansing the connective tissue. This in turn promotes healing, minimizes swelling and bruising, and helps to avoid hematomas. MLD administered as soon as possible after surgery will increase waste disposal by transporting protein damaged cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the area. This facilitates the healing process...Read More
What is lyme disease? Lyme disease is the number one vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide. Lyme disease occurs when a person is bitten by an infected tick. Lyme patients suffer from the tremendous physical and emotional pain associated with this disease. In addition, due to the general lack of medical validation this type of illness, doctors and even their family members often believe they are crazy. Lyme is actually caused by a weak immune system, damaged cellular function, uncontrolled bacterial infections throughout the body and other environmental triggers such as, mold and parasites Treatment Patients should work with a Lyme literate physician and we support the treatments Treatment options Lyme disease Detoxing is an integral part of beating Chronic Lyme Disease and minimizing the reactions caused when injured or dead bacteria release their endotoxins into the blood and tissues faster than the body can comfortably handle it. (Herx Reaction) Manual lymph...Read More
What is Manual Lymph Drainage? Developed in Europe in the 1930’s by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a safe, effective, yet gentle approach to cleansing the body’s tissues. MLD drains excess fluid from the tissues and also has a detoxifying effect. It can benefit a healthy person as well as be applied to more than 60 different conditions. Scientific studies, as well as vast clinical experience, have supported the effectiveness of MLD. The therapeutic benefits of MLD, evidenced by more than 35 years of research, are well documented. It is widely prescribed by physicians in the United States and Canada also recognize the benefits of MLD for their patients.Read More
Linda-Anne is amazing and the treatment was so effective. I feel rejuvenated and already feel improvements in inflammation. I also felt very renewed by the relaxing massage. There was a lot of information provided and great follow up recommendations and self-help.
I went back to Beauty Kliniek again after many years for Lipedema treatment. Linda Ann is knowledgeable, skilled and empathetic. I now have a wonderful resource to guide me in the management of the condition that has confounded me for so long.
Excellent experience! Linda-Anne's lymph drainage massage is the best !! Make sure to sign up for the 80 minute treatment. You will leave feeling wonderfully healthy and totally relaxed.
Linda Anne is the top rated aromatherapist in the country, and perhaps in the entire world. She is a committed, loving, devoted healer,who gives her all, stopping at nothing in order to have her clients healed. Linda Anne is also someone you'd love as your best friend - full of laughter, fun, and high standards of integrity. A rare package
Excellent experience! Linda-Anne's lymph drainage massage is the best !! Make sure to sign up for the 80 minute treatment. You will leave feeling wonderfully healthy and totally relaxed
I loved getting my lymph drainage message, it was fantastic! I received my own special blend of essential oils to help me in my current transition and it is truly a unique touch that made my spa experience integrated and personal. I am feeling great and I'm ready to get back to work! I had a wonderful experience and I am planning my next visit
Linda Anne is a superior health care professional. I came to her for lymphatic drainage and received far more in terms of my overall well-being. Her genuine caring, accumulated wealth of knowledge on a holistic approach to health and her committed support has been worth more than I can express. Linda Anne is the kind of person that willingly spends her off hours researching additional ways to enhance the fitness of her clients. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been referred to Linda Anne to receive her services. At a bare minimum, I know I am healthier as a result of her expert lymphatic drainage, yet she has offered so much more. She is the best of the best!
The relaxation of the Beauty Kliniek is everything I've ever expected in a true spa experience. Linda-Anne has done everything in her power to provide the latest in lymphedema massage therapy. She radiates positivity and you leave the Spa feeling healthy, empowered, and ready to take on the world.
I come from far for lymphatic drainage by Linda Ann Kahn. No doubt, every treatment brings me closer to healing my body. Linda's experience, passion for her work, and love for the people she treats, cannot be compared to anybody I know. Her clinic is beautiful, her staff professional and kind
Amazing. Linda took so much time to discuss my issues and gave me a wealth of knowledge. She referred me to someone who could help me with my neck pain outside of her practice which showed me she truly cared about my getting the help I need. I went for lymphatic massage which was so relaxing and did help my neck. While she advised other methods for my pain I will be back for massage treatments and will recommend her to anyone. She is an amazing person and is so passionate about what she does. The staff was great and very helpful and the facility itself is very welcoming and soothing.
I'm amazed at what Linda-Anne has accomplished and have great admiration for her ongoing commitment to the lymphedema community. She has truly set the gold standard for treatment.