Jennifer Telford

Jennifer Telford

Jennifer Telford, owner of Ho'ano, has 17 years experience in women's health. She holds a variety of certifications, and for the past few years she currently combines the holistic health service of a certified wellness counselor/life coach and lymphatic care specialist (since 2002)(a specialized skin care treatment). She has been creating awareness and education through her products, workshops and practice about the benefits of lymphatic based breast self care techniques to improve breast tissue health with herbal oils since 1998. Her specialities include Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage (general health, face care, weightloss, detox), Lymphatic Breast Care, Support for Breast Cancer Recovery and Mastectomy Care, Support for Pre and Post Op Breast Augmentation, Elective Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures for Face and Body.

She had the honor and privilege of working for 1 year with Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi in Westlake Village for Pre and Post Op Care for Face after Cosmetic and Elective Surgery. She is strongly intuitive, compassionate and nurturing; helping to support her clients mind, body and spirit, emphasizing self care and self nurturing to her clients.

Jennifer also promotes Ho'ano Botanicals Body Care online and is available in a variety of locations which can be found on her website.

Education

  • 1998 - Present Frequent guest speaker for Women's Health Lectures by Dr. Laurie Steelsmith's, N.D., author of Natural Choices for Women's Health.
  • 1999 Completed Training in Massage Therapy through American Institute of Massage Therapy in Kailua, HI.
  • 2000 Licensed as a Massage Therapist in Honolulu, HI.
  • 2001 - 2003 Completed three levels of training in Foot Reflexology through The Reflexology Center in Honolulu, HI.
  • 2002 Completed one level of Heart Centered Therapy Mastering Dialogue Skills with Alaya Chikly through the Upledger Institute.
  • 2002 - 2004 Completed three levels of training in Lymph Drainage Therapy/Lymphatic Breast Care with Dr. Bruno Chikly through the Upledger Institute.
  • 2003 Trained in Breast Support techniques through Debra Curties RMT, author of Breast Massage and director of the Sutherland Chan - School in Toronto, Canada.
  • 2007 Trained in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage; Level One - Self Care through the Arvigo Institute.
  • 2007 Certified as a Wellness Counselor, Life Coach, and personal development consultant with Dr. Sunny Massad's Untherapy program through the Hawaii Wellness Institute in Honolulu, HI.
  • 2009 Specialized training in Cancer, Post Mastectomy, Hospice, Healthy Breast through Cheryl Chapman in El Paso, TX.
  • 2011 BA in Psychology and Social Entrepreneurship/Business from Antioch University, Culver City, CA.
  • 2011 Certified Massage Therapist in the State of California
  • 2011 Certified Domestic Violence Counselor/Advocate through Sojourn, OPCC in Santa Monica, CA.
  • 2014 Dr. Vodder School International Manual Lymph Drainage Basic Course Completion
  • 2014 Dr. Vodder School International Certification for Advanced Face and Neck for Cosmetic Procedures and Elective Plastic Surgery
  • 2015 Dr. Vodder School International Manual Lymph Drainage Level 1 Completion training allows for work in Post Op care, for procedures like Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and Breast Cancer Recovery without Lymphedema

Personal Journey and Vision

Jennifer recognizes her personal journey in building self-esteem and cultivating healthy relationships as the emotional component to her own benign breast condition. She believes that emotional patterns and behaviors can affect a women's self-esteem and self-worth and inspires women in the art of self love and self care to live their most empowered selves. In addition, breast related conditions and illness may be a sign of an emotional issue that needs healing. Making positive changes that support our emotional needs by loving and nurturing ourselves may offer a preventative measure to help treat imbalances before they manifest in the body. Her journey and message has now turned into her life's work.

Her vision is to unite women in creating a new paradigm on breast issues by offering a new model of breast care that combines healing the emotional heart and utilizing lymphatic drainage techniques to encourage women to think differently in promoting breast wellness. The more we love ourselves the greater the correlation to an optimal well-being.

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"Jennifer is knowledgeable about breast tissue and works her fingers deftly and skillfully over delicate areas as she locates lymph node sites and pressure points. With a glass of filtered water both before and after her session, I feel confident that any accumulated toxins will experience a lymphatic drain! I could not recommend a more skillful or sensitive lymphatic care therapist."

K. W. , HI.