Candid Lymph Care


Patricia van Poppel

Owner & 2200-Hr Registered Massage Therapist, 1800-Hr Structural Integration Therapist and 550+Hr Certified International Lymphedema and Wound care Therapist

Pat is originally from The Netherlands and immigrated with her family to Canada in 2003.
Their journey started in Calgary, Alberta, and after some moves around the country, Pat is very excited to return to where it all started. For almost 2 decades, Pat has been working hands-on with people and was blessed to be able to travel the world to gain more experience and understanding of the issues related to Lymphedema.

Pat has volunteered several times at the Lymphedema Filariasis clinic in Leogane, Haiti and the highlight of her career was an amazing internship with Dr. Treadwell at the Institute of Advanced Wound care in Montgomery, Alabama. These specialized trainings and experiences have given Pat the passion and drive to offer a unique and diverse platform to treat many areas associated with acute & chronic pain, tightness, swelling, surgical adhesions, scar tissue (mal)formations, limitations in range of motion, and the phases of wound healing.

Pat has been very fortunate to see some incredible results in her treatment room working with many cosmetic, oncology and orthopedic surgery patients, addressing each individual’s health issue or concern with the most important objective to improve their quality of life.

Pat plans to further her education in these areas by continuing education, expanding her knowledge base and adopting new therapeutic practices.

One of the most rewarding and fulfilling times of Pat’s life was being part of Medi for Help in partnership with ILWTI medical team in Leogane, Haiti.

Patricia Van Poppel's Qualifications

  • 2200 Hour Registered Massage Therapist
  • 1800 Hour Hellerwork Structural Integration Therapist
  • 135 Hours Klose Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • 420+ Hours Certified International Lymphedema and Wound care Therapist
  • Plastic Surgery Recovery & Fibrosis Massage
  • Lymphatic and Fibrosis Massage Cupping after Liposuction
  • Kinesiology Tape Application after Plastic Surgery
  • Scar Tissue Release Therapy
  • Wound care Preceptorship with Dr. Terry Treadwell
  • UVIC Wound care for Health Professionals
  • Managing Fibrosis when treating Lymphedema
  • Massage Therapy for People with Cancer
  • Axillary Web Syndrome
  • Dynamic Cupping
  • Madero Therapy
  • Certified Healthy Steps Lebed Method Instructor
  • Certified BodyTalk System Practitioner

Member in Good Standing with NHPC since 2015

For over 30 years, the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) has been a leader in advancing the professional standards of massage therapists. The NHPC holds its members to a high standard of competent, safe, and ethical practice. This includes bylaws, a stringent Code of Ethics, standards of practice for massage therapists, practice management services, and the Continued Competency Program (CCP).

Member of ALA ( Alberta Lymphedema Association)

The Alberta Lymphedema Association is a charitable organization that aims to aid and support those impacted by lymphedema of all kinds. Working from a patient perspective, together we support, empower and advocate for those impacted by this disease in order to promote optimal health.


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