Most of my post-surgical clients have either had cosmetic surgery or some unexpected complications from another surgery causing significant issues with swelling. The doctors that I have worked with have stated that following cosmetic surgery, it is expected that their patient will have swelling for 8-12 months. By receiving regular lymphatic care, most of my clients find they feel they are back to normal levels of inflammation at around 6 months. Additionally, I have many clients who come in to help flush toxins, lose weight, reduce both chronic and acute pain, and many other health benefits. I believe getting lymphatic work is beneficial for everyone.
I have had a variety of Joy Coaching® clients who have come in with varying degrees of emotional pain who have expressed that the session gave them just what they needed at that moment. Sometimes, they feel it has given them new hope, others it has renewed their energy level, and for some it has been life changing.
Carol: Such great case study shares. Thank you. Very helpful and informative Tammy.
Are there any perceived obstacles that might prevent those suffering from pain, inflammation, stress or many other conditions from seeking this type of help?
Tammy: Besides never having heard of the modalities I do, and therefore not having any idea that I could help them, time and money are the other two main obstacles people tend to state are there main concerns.
I work by appointment only, and at this point only schedule people with a direct conversation. My reason for this is first to determine before scheduling them what an appropriate time for their session would be and if my clinic is the best location for them to go for the results they are looking for. If another modality or therapist would be a better fit, I will recommend they go there. Secondly, this allows me to work with my client’s schedules without burning out myself. I see clients as early as 6:30 in the morning before they go into work and as late as 9 at night depending on their schedule and situation. Talking with them directly allows me to coordinate my schedule with various clients and still allows me time with my family and for myself. As far as cost, currently, I actually charge about 1/3 of the going rate nationwide for my services in some modalities and am below the going rate for what I do in most modalities. I love helping people and never want cost to be a reason that people do not come to see me and get the help they need.
Carol: What are some of the most common fears a client may have not only in a session, but prior to scheduling or contacting you about your services/therapy?
Tammy: Because most people have never heard of lymphatic, a common fear is the fear of the unknown. Lymphatic is a very light touch technique and in general is painless and relaxing. Some people will experience some discomfort or even pain if the area of inflammation is very swollen, but usually it is already painful before they ever come in and feels much better by the time they leave. Drinking lots of water both before and after the session helps reduce any possible experience of pain as well and improves the effectiveness of the entire session.
Another common fear is having to undress. While lymphatic is more efficient if done directly on the skin, in most cases I can work through clothing if the client is more comfortable. Of course, as with all types of massage, draping is used if the client does undress, keeping all private areas always covered.
Joy Coaching® is a great option for someone who wants to rejuvenate without needing to undress, as it is always done fully clothed and can even be done via zoom if the need arises to self-isolate again.
Carol: How can they get past these fears?
Tammy: If you are experiencing any fear, call and discuss your fears and concerns before your appointment. Most people enjoy the difference coming in really makes in their lives. I would hate to have someone miss out on the time they could be enjoying because they were afraid of some concern I could have addressed with a short conversation.
Carol: Any common misconceptions a person might have about any of the options you offer?
Tammy: The most common misconception that people have is that they should be able to come once and be done. The body has taken years to start showing the problems that it is having and I make no claims of being able to work miracles. I cannot undo years of damage and stress in one single one-hour session. Most people will see some benefit after one session, but the real benefit comes from a series of sessions. The body is a creature of habit, just like we are, and it takes time and consistent effort to form new healthy habits.
Carol: What’s the most important question those who aren’t living their best lives should ask themselves as they consider your services/options?
Tammy: Where will I be if I keep going the way I am going right now? Is that what I want or do I want a chance at a better future?
Carol: Any sessions that can be done long distance or hands on only?
Tammy: The only modality that I offer that can be done long distance is Joy Coaching®. All the other modalities I offer can only be done hands on.
Carol: Can you share 1 or 2 tips/techniques the readers can take with them today, i.e. to begin healing naturally?
• Take the time to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. It is essential. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
• Do things for yourself, like drinking enough water
• Get enough sleep
• Take care of your health
• Do things to allow your body to rejuvenate and not just cope
• All make it so your body can heal naturally so you can live a happier, healthier life and be the person God intended you to be.