Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, PhD, ND, MPH, CLT-LANA, BCTMB, HTCP, RYT-500, is an interdisciplinary trained and Board Certified Lymphatic Therapist and complementary alternative healthcare practitioner. Born with congenital lymphedema she is dedicated to working with patients suffering from lymphedema, lipedema, chronic venous insufficiency, chronic edema and those with compromised immune systems and suffering from diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes.
Dr. Sylvia also uses green complementary and alternative medicine to support environmentally sensitive populations (e.g. asthma, bronchitis, lupus and COPD). Dr. Washington is a formally trained epidemiologist (MPH), a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP)and formally trained as a Naturopath with a Doctorate in Naturopathy (ND), and a Certified Lymphatic Therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America (CLT-LANA). Dr. Washington has also been certified through the National Board Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) and is a nationally registered yoga instructor (RYT-500).
She offers services in Manual Lymphatic Drainage(MLD-Vodder) and Decongestive Therapy (Wrapping and Compression), Lymphatic Energy Drainage (HTCP), Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD), Lymphatic Yoga and Lymphatic Breath-work (RYT-500) and Naturopathic Coaching and Counseling (ND).
As a formally trained Prenatal and Postpartum Doula, Dr. Sylvia offers prenatal and postnatal massage( BCTMB, LMT) for moms experiencing pain, edema and congestion.
A former journeyman Electronic Controls Engineer(MSE) from NASA, Dr. Sylvia operates out of an environmentally healthy building, The Green Buddha Sustainability Center, that is a registered LEED Gold building project. The historic building was renovated to promote the environmental and public health of both its clients and workers.