Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, LMT

Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, LMTBruno Chikly, MD (France), DO (France, It.), LMT (AZ), is the director of the Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) and Brain Therapy curriculi.

He is a graduate of the Medical School at Saint Antoine Hospital in France, where his internship in general medicine included training in endocrinology, surgery, neurology, and psychiatry. Dr. Chikly also earned the United States equivalent of a master's degree in psychology from Paris XIII University, France.

His medical doctoral thesis, which addressed the lymphatic system, its historical evolution, and the manual lymphatic drainage technique, was awarded a Medal of Medical Faculty of Paris VI, a prestigious acknowledgment for in-depth work and scientific presentation.

Dr. Chikly received a Doctorate in Osteopathy (hon.) from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Maidstone (Renzo Molinari), UK (2002); a Doctorate in Osteopathy from CROMON/AIROP (2009). He is registered in the French National Registry of Osteopathy (ADELI #75-00-1227-0).

Dr. Chikly extensively studied osteopathic techniques and other hands-on modalities, both in Europe and the United States, including Manual Lymphatic Therapies, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Biodynamics program in Osteopathy, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Mechanical Link, Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Orthobionomy, Chi Nei Tsang, Zero Balancing, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Oriental medicines. He is also a long-time practitioner of Aikido and Qi Qong.

Lymph Drainage Therapy and Brain Therapy workshops have been taught in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Thailand, Tunisia, UK, and the United States.

Dr. Chikly is a member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) and an associate member of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), the Cranial Academy, and a licensed massage therapist from Arizona, USA. He was an Adjunct Professor of the Union Institute and University Graduate College (University of Ohio), he is listed in the millennium edition of Marquis' Who's Who in the World. Dr. Chikly was the recipient of the 2014 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. He received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments and contributions to the profession (December 2019).

In his definitive text, "Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy," 3rd Edition (480 pages), Dr. Chikly addresses the applications for lymphedema, chronic pain, and inflammation. "Silent Waves" is carried by Stanford University Medical Library and is the first comprehensive book on the lymphatic system and lymphedema in North America.

Dr. Chikly, is an international seminar leader, lecturer, and writer. He has spoken to most North American professional medical and health-related groups and many lymphedema support groups. He lives with his wife and teaching partner Alaya Chikly, LMT. She is the curriculum director of Heart Centered Transformation (HCT) that addresses the emotional component of trauma and diseases.



Please note: Due to ethical and litigious restrictions Dr. Chikly regrets that he cannot respond to requests for specific medical information on the website or email. Thank you for your understanding.



Alaya Chikly, BA, LMT 

Alaya Chikly, BA, LMT Alaya has helped people to discover and connect with the wisdom of their hearts and reach higher levels of consciousness for over 20 years. A globally recognized and acclaimed healing and transformational process, Heart Centered Therapy / Heart Centered Transformation (HCT) has been acclaimed by MDs, Osteopaths, Ph.D.’s in psychology, PT's, OT's and massage therapists in the healing community worldwide.

HCT was not birthed from traditional academic studies but through the wisdom of Alaya’s heart, making it as authentic as it is powerful. Her path began in 1978 with a spiritual awakening that ignited the opening of her heart. She left the country for 10 years on a soul quest that took her to Jerusalem, France, Thailand, India, Germany, and Hawaii where she studied with many spiritual masters.

In her search for truth, Alaya was inspired to look within herself and access her own inner knowing. She learned to listen deeply, to map and transform her own subconscious, and to heal with tenderness and compassion. From her devotion and love for healing the human heart, HCT was created, forever changing the lives of thousands around the world.

Alaya is a dynamic, heart-felt and very appreciated speaker, HCT has been taught in 12 countries and translated into 5 languages.

Alaya has lectured at numerous osteopathic schools and conventions including:

  • ISSEEM (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine) Colorado, June 26-29 2009.

  • Beyond the Dura Conference, Upledger Institute, West Palm Beach, FL., May 01-03, 2008

  • ACSW (Annual Conference of Social Workers), Calgary, Canada. March 16, 2007

  • Beyond the Dura Conference, Upledger Institute, West Palm Beach, FL., April 30-May 4th, 2003

  • New England Research Conference (NERC), Boston, March 27-30, 2003

  • AWARE Conference / Larry Dossey, MD, Flagstaff, AZ, Nov. 07-10, 2002

  • Esalen Institute, Visiting therapist, California, August 3-10, 2002

  • AWARE Conference Flagstaff, AZ, Nov 2001

  • Beyond the Dura Conference, Upledger Institute, West Palm Beach, FL., April 28-30, 1999

Over 3,000 students have attended an HCT class in the last 30 years.

Alaya is also a co-teacher of Lymph Drainage Therapy seminars with her husband Bruno Chikly, MD, DO.

Published Article: Heart Centered Transformation: Assume Only Love; Healing Relationships and the Emotional Component of Disease. Available at: