About Us

Marjory and Kathleen started Chicago Lymphatic Massage in 2016, trained and certified in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) to promote and accelerate healing and recovery from post-surgery and injury.  Our therapy also aids in suffering from autoimmune diseases, stress and arthritis.

Learn more about us below…

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Kathleen Casey

   Kathleen Casey LMT, CMLDT, is currently enjoying developing her Manual Lymph Drainage practice. She is fascinated by how much good this work does for people, how well it supports their healing after they have had surgery, trauma, chemo- or radiation therapy. She appreciates that while clients are receiving this beneficial work, it is almost impossible not to relax. She also enjoys giving therapeutic massage with a focus towards preventing or helping to heal injuries. It is what informs her deeper, more specific, work. 

She is originally from San Francisco, CA, and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. She traveled and worked overseas a good deal in the 1980s and early 90s, including teaching in China for a year. In 1995, she moved to Chicago, where she discovered the clinical massage program at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. She completed the program in 1998 and began her practice. While continuing her education, she was introduced to Ben Benjamin’s Orthopedic Massage program, which continues to be the foundation of her work. She is also certified in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), a more effective form of full body stretching therapy. She enjoys incorporating these modalities, and others that she has studied over the years, into her treatments, depending upon the needs and desires of each individual client.

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Marjory Basso

  Marjory Basso LMT, CMLDT, began her massage practice at Franklin Raquetball Club in Michigan in 1988. She moved to Chicago in 1996 where she continued her massage practice in health and beauty spas and on-site massage all around Chicagoland. Since 1998 Marjory has enjoyed working in a clinical setting at Total Wellness Chiropractic Center. Her expertise has been influenced by the needs presented by her clients and her desire to assist them in their healing, recovery and health maintenance.

“Most people will have musculo-skeletal issues at some point in their lifetime and there is always a need for stress reduction. Massage Therapy is very effective”.

Advanced trainings and certification in medical massage for Arthritis (Arthrossage), Orthopedic massage and Cranio-Sacral therapy have enhanced  her massage treatments. In addition, she has embraced Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), as a powerful treatment for pain reduction, edema, post-surgery healing and detoxification.

While a student at Northwestern University she grew to love Chicago. After graduating with a B.S. she returned to Detroit where she studied yoga, Alexander Technique and Therapeutic Massage for many years.  Marjory is very dedicated to the healing arts and has been very grateful to have been able come back and to use her skills here in Chicago all these years.

For more about Maryory: www.marjandhealth.com