Basic Lymphatic Massage

Sep 20, 2024

Sep 22, 2024

9:00 am To 12:27 am

Asheville, NC, USA





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Event Description

Basic Lymphatic Massage aka: Lymph Drainage, a 3 day class. Class covers: an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system including its relation to other systems especially the immune system. We will focus on superficial and deep nodes of the upper and lower extremities (face, neck, upper chest including lymphatic breast care, arms, hands, abdomen including liver, legs and feet). Students will have an opportunity to learn and practice basic techniques for increasing the flow of lymph in these areas.  Printed materials included. Smaller class size: 6-8 student maximum ADDITIONAL CLASS DATES: Friday thru Sunday 10/4-10/5/19 in Cornelius, NC & Saturday thru Monday 10/19-10/21/19 in Asheville. These are new dates for Asheville. Classes start at 9am and end at 5pm each day.


Ellen Gayle Sovinee

Post Office Box 19672, Asheville, North Carolina 28815


About the Instructor

After student training and becoming a teaching assistant, Ellen Gayle Sovinee became a continuing education instructor in the early 2000's and has taught at over a half dozen schools and private venues on the west coast and in North Carolina.  NCBTMB Approved CE Provider #450498-07.

Registration Details

Registration:  Asheville classes are kept small.  A $50 deposit is required to hold your space. March 2024 class is full however teaching this class at NC Massage School in Cornelius, NC in May and again in August.  September class is in Asheville.  Register early as classes fill up quickly.

 Total class fee needs to be paid and received no later than two weeks prior to start of class.For more information about how to register email el********@ho**************.com or call/text 828.450.0979.  NOTE:  This is a very popular class and has been filling up quickly. Class will also be offered  at NC School of Massage in Cornelius, NC on 10/20/2023-10/22/2023.  Registration handled directly by the school.

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