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Understanding Lymphedema: Working With The Lymphatic System After Cancer Treatment : Crozet, VA

CE Hours:   21 + open to the public
When:   Oct 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Oct 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

| $100

Registration is closed for this training.  

Date:  Fri-Sun, October 25-27, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
Location:  Akasha Retreat Center, Crozet, VA
Cost:  $450
CE’s:  21 NCBTMB CE’s for massage therapists, open to the general public

This three day training is being held at Akasha Retreat Center just north of Crozet and northwest of Charlottesville, VA in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains. Experience a CE training and retreat amidst nature that will nourish your body, mind and soul.  On-site accommodations and healthy meals prepared by a professional local chef.

“This was one of the most influential CE courses I have taken in my career. Juul is an amazing instructor and her passion for the proper use and technique of MLD is evident and educational.JC, Wilmington, NC


About the course:

Lymph massage is a gentle hands-on technique that is easy on the practitioner’s body – yet has very powerful healing ability to decongest tissues, free stagnation, improve immune function and restore health.

This is a continuation of the basic training – Lymph Massage: Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies – although it is open to everyone whether you have taken the first training or not. In this three-day highly hands-on training, we focus on working with cancer patients as a way to restore the efficiency of the lymphatic system and boost the immune function. You will learn about interrupted pathways of the lymphatic system and how lymphedema develops, both primary and secondary.

You will learn a specific protocol on how to work with a compromised system after breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers and how to navigate different pathways to relieve patients of edematous tissues.   We will address issues of lymph node removal, radiation and trauma and how to bypass the non-existent lymph nodes or damaged tissue to help restore efficient lymphatic flow.

You will leave this training with a comprehensive understanding of how to work with the pathways of the lymph system after cancer treatment while bringing skilled, compassionate care to your clients.

Who is the instructor for this course?

Juul Bruin, MA, RN, LMBT has a unique blend of experience in the healthcare field, spanning four decades in both traditional and holistic health modalities. A native of the Netherlands, she began her career as a psychiatric and hospice nurse. Upon relocating to the United States, Juul attended the Body Therapy Institute and is a NC Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist (#630).

She later trained at the renowned Dr. Vodder School in Austria, becoming a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2001. Juul is credentialed in the First Line Therapy modality as an integrative health coach by the Functional Medicine Institute. She also has a Masters degree in Holistic Health from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She enjoys sharing her thirty five year journey in health promotion and beautifully guides her fellow massage therapists toward an enriching, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Can I stay on-site at the retreat center if I don’t want to commute for the training?

Akasha cropWe highly recommend taking advantage of this retreat location and staying onsite, particularly if you live more than 30 minutes from Akasha Retreat Center.   Shared accommodations (two twin beds) are $55/night, single accommodations at $85 (only 1 available) and camping is $30/night. You have the option to check in as early as 5pm on Thursday and check out Sunday after the training.  Accommodations are full.  Space is still available in the training and commuters welcome.  If you’d like to be put on the waiting list for accommodations, please write Sharon at

Are meals available during the training?

Yes. Chef Nate Campbell will be joining us to provide healthy, thoughtfully sourced and nourishing meals during the training.  You may purchase a full meal package of delicious vegetarian meals including vegan and gluten-free options beginning with breakfast on Friday to lunch on Sunday (8 meals) for $115.  If you are staying off-site, you may purchase individual meals – $10 breakfast, $15 lunch, $20 dinner.  If you have any allergies or serious dietary restrictions please let us know in advance.

Can I share a room with someone I know?

Yes, when booking your accommodations please let us know that you are sharing with a friend.

Will there be free time in the schedule?

The training runs from 9:00am-5:00pm each day. Mornings and evenings will be available for personal time.  Hiking trails are close by as well as hammocks and chairs overlooking the rolling mountains.   For those of you who would like to extend your retreat experience, you may wish to come in a day early.

What should I bring?

You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring.  This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration.  If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email to your contacts.  We’ll need one massage table for every two people attending.

I am a massage therapist, will I receive CE credit for this course?

approved-providerThis course is approved by the NCBTMB and you will receive 21 CE hours at the end of the training.  Your certificate will be sent to you electronically after completion of the training. This training is sponsored by Cultivating Inner Stillness Workshops and Retreats.

I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?

You can contact us at 919-907-0579 or

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Oct 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
21 + open to the public


Akasha Retreat Center
6656 Mountain Light Pl.
Crozet, VA 22932 United States
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