"My years at Vanderbilt have given me the opportunity to work with chronic pain and lymphatic dysfunctions and to treat a wide variety of lymphedemas associated with medical conditions. This background informs my work. As a breast cancer survivor managing pain and lymphedema myself, I have a personal understanding and experience of the condition. In my work toward healing my own body, I have extensively studied the modern science regarding lymphedema. Through this, I have discovered profound benefits to my health and wellness; I'd love to share this with you."
Adie MacKenzie is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Lymphatic Massage & Lymphedema Management (CDT) and bodywork for chronic pain and voice dysfunction.
About Adie MacKenzie
Adie MacKenzie, PTA, LMT, CLT-LANA
Adie MacKenzie is a private practice Lymphedema Therapist, Holistic Massage Therapist and Health Coach with over 30 years of experience in massage therapy. Prior to her move to private practice, she worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center, a Medical Fitness Center. She graduated summa cum laude from PTA school in 2009.
Originally from Los Angeles, clients have included film & television stars along with world-class athletes, musicians and record producers. Her massage work is praised in both Naomi and Wynonna Judd's autobiographies.
Shortly after completing treatment for breast cancer in 2010, she trained at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and helped to establish the Vanderbilt Lymphedema Therapy Clinic. In 2013, she obtained an advanced certification through the Lymphology Association of North America.
Her work at Vanderbilt focused on breast cancer rehabilitation, particularly treatment for scar tissue adhesions, functional limitations and Lymphedema. At two recent biennial National Lymphedema Network Conferences in 2012 and 2014, she was honored to be selected to present case-study posters.
Formerly serving on the board of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group, Adie went to Washington D.C. in 2014 and again in April of 2016 to advocate for lymphedema patients through lobbying for the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
Enjoying both clinical work and private practice allows Adie the opportunity to participate in a clinical team and also engage in her advocacy activities while continuing to serve those affected by cancer and dealing with lymphedema, conditions she knows personally.