Roger Hughes, LMT

Roger Hughes is a 1995 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. He has been certified in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy from the Vodder® School International since 1998. Roger is also a Trager® practitioner, tutor and instructor trainee.

Roger helps those suffering with the side effects of conventional cancer treatments including acute and chronic lymphedema, post-surgical swelling, bruising, edema and scar-tissue formation, reconstructive surgery healing, and the toxic side effects of chemotherapy. MLD’s ‘decongestive effects’ are very effective in addressing and managing many conditions and their symptoms.

Roger’s Trager® sessions teach the client how it feels to be relaxed, naturally. This approach gives the receiver the opportunity to learn from a positive feeling experience and to adopt helpful habits for dissolving tension in daily life. Trager® promotes self-awareness, ease and active comfort. This work is particularly suited for those who have experienced mental and or physical trauma.

Over a four-year period, Roger served as a volunteer and gave Trager® sessions to survivors of torture at Chicago’s Marjorie Kovler Center. In 2012 Roger received the ‘Pioneer Award in Massage Therapy’ from the Illinois Chapter of the AMTA.

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