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Lymphatic Therapy

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized type of body work with evidence based results. It is a deeply relaxing and very powerful modality with many medical applications. It works by improving the function of the lymphatic and immune systems, helping with pain syndromes, inflammatory conditions, edema and sluggishness. It is utilized to great effect for reducing post surgical swelling and pain, as well as for those who simply need to destress and refresh.


Pre and Post Natal Massage

A great way for our pregnant women to relax, de-stress, reduce swelling and have sore muscles gently soothed.

Post Surgical Service

Within the past few decades a whole new form of post-surgical healing has emerged- Post-Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).

Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is the modification of massage therapy to safely work with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

S. Isobel Lindsay, RGN, RN, LMT, CMLDT

I am a native of Dundee, Scotland, initially coming to the USA after training as a Registered General Nurse through the Royal College of Nursing and Midwifery.  I then became registered as an RN first in Missouri and then in Massachusetts and have practiced nursing over the years, on both sides of the “Pond.” I am proud to mention that I became a United States citizen in 2008.

My work as a nurse educator at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, with its strong emphasis in functional medicine, sparked my desire to study massage, having seen first-hand the effectiveness of bodywork on my clients. I believe that while the healing power of touch has been well documented over the centuries, that it has been sadly lacking in our modern health care system. Fortunately, the tide has turned and we now have so much evidence based data to support the veracity of many bodywork modalities, once considered “fringe” at best. As a registered nurse, I am excited to now have clients referred to me by their physicians, who are, for example, prescribing manual lymphatic drainage for their post operative patients.

What clients are saying

I had a fantastic experience at Tree Of Life. Over the course of 2 months, as part of my recovery process following surgery, I had a dozen lymphatic-drainage massages with Isobel, and every one of them was relaxing and effective.

I saw and felt an improvement in my swelling following each session, and when I described the experience to my surgeon, he was very impressed and emphatically encouraged me to keep seeing Isobel for this service.

Isobel herself is lovely. She is kind and welcoming, and she’s clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about her craft. I felt very safe with her and I knew I was getting the care that I needed. Her warmth and friendliness was an absolute bonus and made me feel very happy every time I got to see her.

Not only were Isobel and the massages themselves a dream come true, but she also made scheduling such a breeze and was incredibly easy to communicate with. She was very attentive and made sure to ask me questions about my specific needs and concerns following my surgery, and she addressed each of them for me. Additionally, the massage room was very cozy and peaceful.

I cannot recommend Isobel / Tree Of Life enough and I am so grateful that I found her. I do not think that my recovery would have gone as well as it has if it weren’t for her expertise. She’s the best!



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