What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a technique that involves light massage to help reduce a build up of fluid/swelling. Gentle strokes are used in the direction of the heart to manually stimulate the lymphatic system and drain excess fluid back into the body. This can help decrease swelling and pain related to oedema.

Who can benefit from Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

MDL can be used on a number of different areas and conditions, including but not limited to:
– Lymphoedema
– Oedema/Swelling (including pregnancy related swelling)
– Sporting injuries
– Pre & Post surgery

What qualification does the therapist have?

Jenny Robson holds a Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy. On top of this she has undergone a course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage at Endeavour College to extend her skills.

What to expect:

Initially you will sit down with your therapist and discuss what is going on with your body and any relevant past history. Once the therapist has done a thorough assessment to rule out any contraindications of MLD, your massage will begin.
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Our therapists use the Casey-Smith model of MLD, which consists of very light strokes over the area of swelling/pain along with stimulation of lymph nodes throughout the affected area. Treatment is performed either on bare skin or through a sheet.
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The consult will last up to 1 hour and is completely individualised, as we understand that everybody’s needs are different.

Book an appointment:

To book a Manual Lymphatic Drainage appointment please call 9769 3981, or use our Online Booking System. Please note: this therapy is only available at our Beaconsfield clinic.

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