Lymphatic Therapy

We are an Accredited Treatment Center of The Association of Lymphatic Therapy (AOLT). We are also certified by the Association to provide non-invasive and clinically-studied approach in the most effective treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema, lipedema, lipolymphedema, and other lymphatic related issues as revolutionized by the joint efforts of Gretchen Givone– founder of the Institute of Lymphatic Therapy  and International Training Director for the Clinica Godoy, and Drs. JMP Godoy & Fatima Godoy of Clinica Godoy, Brazil.

We understand that every individual is unique, therefore, treatment plans are customized according to each individual’s case. Our lymphatic therapy treatment programs are provided using manual or mechanical procedures, or a combination of both.

For more information on these services through LymphEsthetics, view our website.

Connective Tissue Rehabilitation (CTR) tm – created by G. Givone, CDT.

A non-invasive connective tissue treatment that combines neuromuscular massage, myofascial release, and lymphatic drainage. This technique uses a Category 1 FDA approved medical device, CelluM6 Keymodule, that has increased circulation by 400% for 6 hours and increased lymphatic flow by 300% for 3 hours following treatment. This treatment offers therapeutic and aesthetic benefits for a large array of clients needing CTR tm.

Clinical studies have found CTR to be effective for the following conditions:

  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Congested and compromised lymphatic system
  • Post-surgery swelling (edema), bruising, pain
  • Scars due to burns and surgeries
  • Symptoms from Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the most successful treatment for upper and lower extremity lymphedema. Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues, resulting from a failure in draining by the lymph system. There is no known cure for lymphedema, however, we have the new CDT treatment approach that have shown evidence-based patient outcomes using the Godoy-Godoy Global Lymph Drainage (GLDTM), to significantly reduce the size of lymphedema in the arms, legs, and face.



Lower Extremity Secondary Lymphedema. Before treatment.


Lower Extremity Secondary Lymphedema. After 2 hours of treatment.


The AOLT and its licensed healthcare participants, together with Dr. Jose Maria Pereira Godoy and Dr. Fatima Godoy, conducted case study treatments in April 2013 to patients suffering from primary and secondary lymphedema. They provided 10 days of the Godoy-Godoy GLDTM to dramatically reduce the size of the patients’ arms, legs and faces. Results can be seen at the Association’s website at


Primary Lymphedema Day 1

A 21 year-old patient with Primary Lymphedema (Non-filarial Elaphantiasis/absence of parasitic infection).
Day 1.

Primary Lymphedema Day 10

Day 10. Primary Lymphedema (Non-filarial Elaphantiasis/absence of parasitic infection) patient on the tenth day of CDT.

Primary Lymphedema Day 12

Day 12. Primary Lymphedema (Non-filarial Elaphantiasis/absence of parasitic infection) patient on the twelfth day of CDT.


Global Lymph Drainage™, developed by the Godoy & Godoy, is the technique of lymph drainage that seeks to intensify stimulation of both the deep and superficial drainage systems in such a manner as to naturally reproduce physiological stimulation of lymph drainage (Godoy, J., Guerreiro, M., Godoy, A., & Mikkelsen, G., 2013)

The GLDTM is composed of the following components or activities to produce the all-important synergistic effect of treatments:

  1. Manual Lymphatic Therapy (MLT) – manual and mechanical lymph drainage.
  2. Cervical Stimulation
  3. Myolymphokinetic exercises and activities – uses lower or upper extremity passive exercise machines as appropriate.
  4. Compression Therapy – includes the use of Godoy-certified compression garments; neutralization of gravitational force or taking advantage of it through the positioning of the patient.
  5. Consideration of the psychological, nutritional and social aspects for patient compliance.

Additionally, and just as important are patient education in:

  • Management and self-performance of some of the treatments
  • Skin care

CDT is for you if you have:

  • Primary Lymphedema, such as Elephantiasis. Also in children experiencing tongue, cheek, hand, and/or feet lymphedema.
  • Secondary Lymphedema, a condition that results from trauma or post-surgery, such as seen with post-breast cancer patients having had a mastectomy and the removal of the axillary lymph nodes.
  • Lipedema which is a malformation of adipose (fatty) tissue which often results in a combination of lymphedema and lipedema.
  • Received chemotherapy, radiation, trauma, or surgical procedures that have caused swelling and damaging effects to the lymphatic system.

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