Ms. Karie Ann de Gannes is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Specialist), US Board Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Kinesiology Taping Practitioner, Medicupping Therapist, and Cancer Exercise Specialist. She founded Kneading 2 relax Rehabilitative Massage Therapy practice in 1997 and has later expanded into lymphedema management in 2010.
She always enjoyed helping people and gravitated to Massage Therapy, specializing in rehabilitation. This has allowed her to work with medical professionals, e.g. doctors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, chiropractic care practitioners, and many more.
In the field of lymphedema, she desires to serve her patients by distributing quality products directly from the manufacturers. She is now the Caribbean distributor of many brands: JUZO (compression wear, arm sleeves, and leg compression); Solaris Medical; Lohmann and Raucher bandages and wound care products; Wear Ease; Airos Medical pneumatic pump devices; to name a few.
She has spoken at many regional conferences on lymphedema including Caribbean Medical Practitioners Practicing Abroad; Tobago Oncologists conference; Palliative Care conference; Associates of Radiotherapy Centre; National Radiotherapy Centre; and a few cancer survivors groups.
She is committed to providing lymphedema education and quality care to patients located throughout the Caribbean.