Self-Care Classes

Self-Care Classes

NWLC Lymphedema Self-Care Workshop

Classes are usually held every 3 months.

Location:  Cancer Lifeline, Dorothy S. O’Brien Center, Multi-Purpose Room

6522 Fremont Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103

Facilitated by the Northwest Lymphedema Center, this in-depth workshop will cover manual lymphatic drainage and bandaging, the impact of exercise on lymphatic clearing, skin care and compression garment options as well as the importance of proper nutrition and stress management for successful lymphedema management.

$100 tax deductible donation suggested (significant others free). Bring a lunch.

See  our home page for the next class date  or contact  Cancer Lifeline at 206-832-1275 for questions & registration or register online


Lynn Fass, R.N., CLT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Certified Garment Fitter

Julie Venn, L.M.P., MLD/CDT; CMF
Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Certified Medical Garment and Prosthesis Fitter

Lynn Fass & Julie Venn


Detailed Agenda:

  • Evolution of Lymphedema Treatment
  • Lymphatics and their relationship to the Circulatory System
  • Watersheds, Alternate Pathways and Proximal Clearing
  • Demonstration of Self-Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Exercise and its affect on lymphatic clearing
  • Nutritional foundations for successful management
  • Prevention, Infections, and Personal Goals
  • Review of individual’s self-massage (MLD) techniques
  • Principles of Gradient Compression
  • Demonstration of Self-Bandaging and discussion of alternatives
  • Review of presentation and Question & Answer period