Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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  • Generally my online availability does not represent my full availability. Contact me for more info, last minute appointments or to plan around an event or surgery.

  • I offer 30 minute appointments for new MLD clients who are looking to see how they will react. Contact me for more information. 

  • I take cash, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Car Insurance for Motor Vehicle Accidents. Contact me for rates.

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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is light touch, gentle, rhythmic massage to move the fluids and lymph in your body. It is done by someone certified and trained in lymphatic drainage. I am trained in the Vodder method. 

What does it do?

  • Pain relief and reduction

  • Reduce swelling, edema and lymphedema

  • Increase blood flow

  • Reduce healing time

  • Nervous system regulation and relaxation 

What is it good for?

  • Post surgery swelling and healing

  • Edema and lymphedema management

  • Fibromyalgia, arthritis and autoimmune syndromes

  • Lyme disease management support

  • Whiplash and car accident recovery

  • Pain management

  • Stress reduction and sleep issues

  • Sprains, strains, tendinitis, chronic pain, headaches

  • Inflammation reduction

  • So much more

What to expect in a manual lymphatic drainage massage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is usually done on a massage table in a comfortable position, maybe with pillow support. It can be a full body session or around a specific area. It is done skin to skin and usually the neck and stomach are always part of the treatment. It is said to be very calming and relaxing, with very light touch that is nurturing. A full body session generally takes 90 minutes. 60 minutes is great to focus on one area.

Cupping, craniosacral, massage and myofacial release all integrate really well into a MLD session. During your intake please bring up if you are looking for anything beyond MLD. I do many half and half sessions. 

Who should avoid it?

  • If you have an acute infection like cellulitis. 

  • A history of blood clots or are predisposed to DVTs. 

  • Untreated congestive heart failure or kidney failure. 

  • Any issues with fluid retention should be cautioned

Do I need my doctors approval?

If you are getting MLD as part of management for a condition or post surgery I generally would like you to ask for clearance from your doctor.


If you are coming to see me as part of lymphedema management, I do require a managing doctor or physical therapist to provide clearance or a referral. I can be used as a tool for lymphedema management, but I am not qualified to manage your care plan. 

If you are coming to see me after a car accident, I require a doctors referral for massage in order to bill insurance. 

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