Michelle Sanderson, CMT

Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Post Op Recovery Therapist

Lymph Drainage for Complex Immune Health


Michelle Sanderson, CMT, CMLDT is a California State Certified Massage Therapist  (#28631) practicing since 1997.  She specializes in Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Lyphedema Management, Plastic Surgery Recovery with an emphasis in women's breast health, and individuals experiencing autoimmunity and complex medical conditions Michelle actively works with cancer patients in all stages of recovery to optimize lymphatic function, reduce post-surgical pain, and promote optimal range of motion.  Michelle works conscientiously to compliment treatment received from traditional and functional  medicine practitioners.  In her commitment to professional excellence, she actively engages in continuing education. 

  • Certified Massage Therapist 1997
  • Upledger/Chickly Institute Lymphatic Drainage 2001-2011
  • California Massage Therapy Council 2013
  • Oncology Massage Trained 2016
  • Society For Oncology Massage 2016
  • Scar Tissue Mobilization 2017
  • Aromatherapy for Oncology Massage 2018
  • Infusion Center Massage 2019
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certified 2019
  • Monarch Head and Neck Lymphedema 2020
  • Plastic Surgery Recovery and Fibrosis Massage 2020
  • Massage After Reconstructive Surgery 2020
  • Oncology Client Safety and Lymphedema Risk 2020
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist Klose Training 2020
  • Massage After Facelift 2020
  • Managing Fibrosis When Treating Lymphedema 2021
  • A Naturopathic Approach to Lymphatic Disorders 2021
  • Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema 2021

"It's a Calling, Not a Job"

Even though I had been working with people experiencing complex medical issues for the majority of my career as a Certified Massage Therapist, it wasn't until I trained specifically in Oncology Massage that I recognized I had been CALLED to work with the Cancer Community.  Serving people during one of the most vulnerable times in their lives is a humbling and deeply gratifying experience.  I truly LOVE what I do and am honored to be blessed with the trust of beautiful people who allow me to participate in their creation of their long term health and well-being.