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How to Improve Lymphatic System Drainage With Marissa Horak, MOTR/L, CLT-LANA, CPAM

lymphatic system reshape your health weight loss mindset Oct 18, 2023

Marissa Horak, MOTR/L, CLT-LANA, CPAM is an occupational therapist who specializes in lymphedema, oncology, and pelvic floor. She is a LANA board-certified lymphedema therapist and also has advanced specialty breast cancer rehab and male pelvic oncology certifications.

In this interview you’ll learn about the importance of our lymphatic system, how to know if your is working properly and how to maximize its performance.

Connect with Marissa on Instagram and work with her at Thrive OT.


Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic introduction. 

[4:42] What is the lymphatic system and how does it work? 

[7:55] What is a sluggish lymphatic system? How to know if yours has dysfunction? 

[9:30] What does your lymphatic system need to stay healthy? 

[11:11] 3 phases of Lymphedema. 

[15:10] What are the biggest risk factors of Lymphadema? 

[19:05] Intrinsic mobility of lymphatic system (importance of movement!)

[37:00] Procedure on how to do self-lymphatic drainage. 

[43:56] “I've been told by my doctor that my swelling is just part of my heart or kidney function, or a side effect of a medication. My doctor recommended diuretics. What do I do now?” 

[52:58] There are a lot of social media influencers and spas promoting lymph drainage--how to tell who knows what they are talking about?


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Book a Free Zivli Discovery Call

>> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Free Training - 5 Mistakes That Sabotage Weight Loss After 50

>> Insulin Resistance Diet Starter Course

>> Thrive OT Website

>> Follow Thrive on Instagram

>> Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) Website

>> Follow Marissa on Instagram