Lisa L. Ross HHP, LMT
I have actively practiced as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and massage therapist since 1993 with special interest and training in the Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) technique. My experience is with lymphedema disease, edema in general, pre- and post-surgery massage, cosmetic surgery edema, Axillary Web Syndrome and Seroma.
My search for a low or non-impact movement modality led me to become a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® I have found it to be a helpful movement modality to help stimulate the Lymphatic system and to hydrate and soften scar tissue after surgeries. The Gyrotonic method is the base for movement sessions used at the office. I am also Pilates Pink Ribbon Program Certified and offer a safe post operative workout enhancing recovery for breast cancer patients.
Palliative care is another direction of great interest, as many of my clients are in disease states.
My mission is to provide education and compassionate care for my clients.
"I have been a client of Lisa's for some time now and find the quality of her care to be excellent. Her caring attitude together with her physical skill make for a most satisfying experience. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who is in the need of bodywork."
Dr. Barry M. Yucca Valley
"Lisa is the greatest HHP I have ever known. She has helped my daughter, my son and daughter-in law and all of the friends I have referred to her. She has amazing knowledge about natural remedies"
Nicoletta T. Rancho Mirage
"5 STARS ! In a sea of doctors, PTs, OTs, MLDs, holistic healers, body workers, pain specialists etc., somehow, I found Lisa Ross. She has been my "go to health Guru" for the past year and a half. Through four surgical procedures and a major fall, she's been the one shining light in my very difficult and complicated recovery journey. Her insatiable desire to "fix me" has left no stone unturned in her quest to improve my quality of life. So don't look any further, Lisa is one of the most caring and compassionate persons I've ever met. Her overflowing "tool box", based in Western and Eastern healing and scientifically proven remedies and therapies, provides her with multiple options in dealing with a myriad of health issues.
If Lisa can't help you she'll make sure to refer you to someone she thinks can. 5 STARS!"
Cindy A. Mammoth Lakes, Ca
“Lisa is awesome! The new facial she is doing is fabulous! My skin never looked better!"
Melissa S. Palm Springs, Ca
"My wife. Virginia, experienced the onset of lymphedema following a recent surgery that concerned us greatly. Unable to find help, answers or therapy we found Lisa Ross HHP.
In the course of six weeks my wife is responding very well to the therapy Lisa is providing. We have enlisted the MLD training Lisa offers so that I can administer treatment while we travel summer months.
I believe so many of us experience lymphedema never recognizing it and the long term danger it presents our health. Lisa is patient and gentle. She is a good listener and intuitive.
I highly recommend Lisa." Warren M. Indio, Ca.
Lisa is a very professional and excellent body worker and has helped my body to improve and actually begin to reverse some chronic disorders that have affected me for many years. She is a professional in her field and specializes in many different methods that can benefit the various needs of clients who come her way. She is versatile and intuitive with her work and she also cares more about helping others than the clock and the payment at the end. This has been refreshing and astonishing in a market where the ordinary person is unable to afford body work even though they may need it very much. I have been having bodywork for many years from many professionals and I rank Lisa among the best.
Sangye K. Co.
Lisa deals with my lymphedema. I really don't know what I would do without her. She takes the time to explain techniques and exercises to me. She is a great resource for me while visiting the desert.
Carole S. Aptos, Ca
I went to see Lisa after I had a complication on my L side following a double mastectomy, I developed a great deal of swelling on my L side from under my arm to abdomen and back. My rib cage was twice the size of my right. My surgeon minimized this and said it would eventually go away. As I will need at least 2 more surgeries , that was unacceptable to me. And then I found Lisa, and the change in my swelling is nothing less than miraculous. My first visit I was so fatigued and swollen and mentally discouraged. Not only did she work on my swelling and scarring she showed what I could do at home, just 3 weeks, my energy is back, my swelling has gone down by 90% and my scarring is starting to soften. Lisa I will always be in your debt. Kathy T. Ca
Lisa did it again! Found a spot that was like a burning poker deep inside when she cupped it. She really searches for the answer and then keeps at it until the pain is gone and your whole body is flowing with bliss. I hadn't seen her in five years since she stopped a crippling pain I had in the sacrum that almost paralyzed me. I had chemo and radiation nine years ago for cancer; a rare cancer and the collateral damage is pretty intense. As you can imagine. Viva H. Ca
I've been following Lisa Ross on Facebook ever since I searched "Lymphedema" on the Internet two years ago. I had a bilateral mastectomy and had lymph nodes removed on my right side. Consequently, my right arm and chest were quite full of fluid every morning upon waking. When I couldn't find anyone near me that treated lymphedema, Lisa took the time to send me a link to the organization that certifies lymphedema specialists and maintains a record of their business address. Unfortunately, there wasn't a specialist anywhere near me. So... I had to learn what I could about lymphedema by myself... that was o-k: I'm no stranger to research: I'm a (disability-retired) medical professional who did all kinds of research in graduate school. I followed Lisa on Facebook daily and read articles she provided links to. By following several recommendations I found on the web, along with tips that Lisa posted, I've been able to manage this condition to the point that I rarely wake now with a giant arm. My daily exercises, the way I sleep, etc. has just become (a good) habit. I feel certain that if I hadn't met Lisa, my arm would be twice its size now. Lisa's concern for every living thing, not just her patients but also animals, shows that she's also an all-around nice person. And even though I no longer need to follow her posts on Facebook, I still do because they always lift my mood.
Colleen D. Ca
Lisa's extensive knowledge in body work is apparent from the very first visit. The post surgery lymph work was very helpful to my recovery. I highly recommend Lisa, she is a very skilled holistic health practitioner. Chris C. Ca