Shashi Lodhia LMT, CMLDT, NC LMBT
Shashi is the founder of Wake Medical Massage, LLC. He is a North Carolina Board Certified / Licensed Medical Massage & Bodywork practitioner. In addition to specialization in Certified Russian Medical Massage Therapy, he has undergone advanced training at The Academy of Lymphatic Studies in performing Certified Manual Lymph Drainage MLD® (Dr. Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which includes use of compression garments and bandages. With this training, Shashi has taken his skill sets and applied them to achieve dramatic results for his clients with general musculoskeletal pain, post-surgical lymphatic and oncology conditions including breast cancer patients and their unique long-term symptoms.
He is an active member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) - an international organization for massage therapy profession.
Shashi practices a more clinical massage therapy, focusing on pain and lymphedema management (Dr. Vodder Method), range of motion, and lymphatic system. In his practice, he has found that an eclectic massage works best. This combines trigger point therapy, myofacial release, and lymphatic drainage techniques. He has had the privilege of working closely with International, States, and Triangle's leading orthopaedic, neurological, cosmetic surgeons, PA's, chiropractors, physical & occupational therapists, nurses, and athletic coaches. This setting has created an opportunity for his clients to receive medical massage and manual lymph drainage therapies independently and with supervised health and wellness care systems.
In addition to specializing in Medical Massage Therapy, Shashi also has a passion for treating Lymphedema and Lipedema clients and seeing their benefits from non-invasive Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy - using Dr. Vodder Technique for their reconstructive surgery, sports injuries and a variety of other medical conditions.
Shashi is a 20+ year survivor of slipped (herniated - L4/L5) discs by following the path of alternative medical treatments including physical medicine. Through his own encounters with soft tissue injury and pain and seeing the benefits of Holistic Medicine, he pursued his passion - a career in medical massage therapy and has gained a depth of understanding about what his clients are experiencing and how to chart a course toward wellness and a life without pain. After working over two decades as an IT Specialist with Fortune 100 corporation and NC State government, he completed the national and NC State requirements for massage & bodywork therapy profession at American & European Massage Clinic, Raleigh NC with specialization in Russian Medical Massage Therapy under direct supervision from Vladimir Bogatov, MD - Originator & Developer of Russian Medical Massage Therapy: V-Method. Shashi is also trained and certified by The Academy of Lymphatic Studies to perform Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique), Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) for the management of edema of various geneses including upper and lower extremity lymphedema, and the application of multi-layered compression bandages for lymphedema. Shashi's special interest lies in treatment of myofascial restrictions, trigger points and lymphedema. He stays current in various modalities and uses proven techniques through the literature, seminars, and continuing education known to be effective. Much of his skills sets were developed over the years from his family where Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques and traditions have been followed for decades. Shashi takes pride in providing a unique blend of Eastern (Asian Indian - Ayurvedic) and Western (European) physical medicine services that offer a wide range of medical and therapeutic benefits to his clients. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family, bike rides, meditation, yoga, cooking, traveling, and going to the beaches.
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