Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system is the body’s first line of defence against disease and infection. It forms a major part of the immune system by collecting viruses, bacteria, damaged cells and waste products for excretion from the body.

Signs that your lymphatic system may be congested includes oedema (water retention), enlarged glands, lowered immunity (frequent colds/flus) and excessive mucus.

One of the most effective ways to address lymphatic congestion is with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), sometimes referred to as lymphatic drainage massage. This is a specific technique that involves stretching and torqueing the skin and applying gentle pressure to promote the flow of the lymph. It is not actually a massage, as there is no oil or penetration into any muscles. It is a non-invasive and relaxing process that can facilitate drainage, greatly enhance recovery and have profound effects on the body if performed correctly.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is great for detoxification, reducing oedema due to injury or lymphoedema. It is beneficial pre and post-surgery as it also improves the immune system. According to research conducted by Bruno Chikly, the body will produce 30% more immune cells post MLD treatment.

Our principal massage therapist Laura has been trained in the Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, the most respected manual technique to assist lymphatic flow. To effectively treat the whole body, 2 sessions of 1.5 hours are required to drain the tissues of both the upper and the lower body. It’s recommended to receive a full body treatment of Manual Lymphatic Drainage 1-2 times a year for general well-being and self-care. 

Bookings can be made online, or call us on 03 9388 2422.

Find us

03 9388 2422

Hardwick Building
22 Tripovich St
(Cnr Ballarat St)
Brunswick VIC 3056

* Parking is best found on Ballarat St or the carpark on Victoria St near Sydney Rd.

  • Monday
    9.30am - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday
    12.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday
    9.30am - 7.30pm
  • Thursday
    12.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Friday
    9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday
    8.30am - 5.30pm
  • Sunday
    Appointment only.

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