About Madge Lockwood

Madge Lockwood is a 1998 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy (now Cortiva Institute) where she was a member of the faculty and a professional therapist from 2002-2005. She is licensed in the state of Illinois and has over 19 years of hands on experience. For the past eleven years Madge has used her German language knowledge to learn modalities in Germany (the world leader in lymphatic research and treatment) and bring them back to the States. She has over 1,500 hours of professional training in massage therapy and bodywork and is committed to continuing her education. Madge is the recipient of the 2016 Pioneer Award from the Illinois Chapter of the AMTA.



Certified in:

Pre- and Perinatal Massage (2002)

Myofascial Therapy (2003)

Manual Lymph Drainage and Complex Decongestive Therapy Vodder Method (2006 Hamburg, Germany)

Marnitz Therapy for Lymphedema (2012 Damp, Germany)

Marnitz Therapy (2014 Berlin, Germany)

Orthopedic Massage (2016)


Madge worked at Mercy Hospital’s Whole Women, Whole Health program from 2007-2009, providing manual lymph drainage treatments and oncology massage to women who are recovering from cancer treatment.

Madge taught manual lymph drainage for the Soma Institute’s Master Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma Program 2009-2011.

Madge offers an advanced manual lymph drainage course for CLTs and CMLDTs covering supplemental and edema techniques and over 30 detailed treatment protocols for conditions such as headaches, post surgery, lipedema, lymphedema and more.

Madge is currently translating and developing curriculum for Marnitz Therapy courses in the United States.

Advanced training for:

Oncology massage (2007 & 2008)

Lymph taping and scar therapy (2009 Damp, Germany)

Elastic (Kineseo) taping (2010 Damp, Germany)