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Bliss & Soul Wellness

Specialists in Women's Healh

Appointments Available

Ph: 0404 280 649

Kristina Chase
Ph: 0404 280 649

37 Moolabar St
(Appt only)

Gold Coast:
Clinic: Runaway Bay (Full address given at time of booking). 

Mobile Service Nth GC
(Ladies only)


“Health is a state of body.  Wellness is a state of being.” J. Stanford

 Lymphatic Drainage Massage

What is Lymphatic Massage (Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, MLD)?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a type of massage that focuses on the lymphatic system.  It is a very gentle but very specific type of massage that improves the transport of fluid and waste in the body through the lymphatic system. 

The primary purpose of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, around our body.  


The lymphatic system drains excess fluid from the tissues, deals with inflammation and infection, and transports fats and proteins around the body.

Lymph is not connected to a dedicated pump, like the heart and circulatory system and its movement and elimination is normally created by muscle contraction, intestinal movements, respiration and body pressure.

In the event that the lymphatic system is compromised or sluggish the lymph can also be moved effectively by light rhythmic direct massage.

The lymphatic system sits just under the skin therefore the massage is light - using gentle rhythmic strokes to amplify the body's own fluid return and detoxification system.

Lymphatic drainage is often recommended by both doctors and surgeons for pre and post-surgery to help alleviate swelling, pain, scar treatment, and overall to enhance surgical recovery.

Our therapists are specifically trained in lymphatic drainage treatment, as it is a specialised treatment requiring a thorough understanding of the lymphatic system and presenting health conditions.

Benefits of MLD include:     


  • Reduce or prevent fluid retention.

  • Enhance removal of toxins from body tissues.

  • Support the immune system.

  • Promote and support faster recovery post-surgery.

  • Support postpartum care to aid new mothers healing

  • and reduction of oedema.


How Lymphatic Drainage can help you:

Reduction of Swelling

Whether swelling is due to injury, surgery, cancer treatment or an illness, lymphatic massage encourages the movement of lymph fluid through the superficial lymph vessels, which reduces pain and inflammation associated with fluid retention.  It is also very effective for the management of lymphoedema. (please visit lymphoedema page for more info).


We are particularly experienced in treating clients with Lipoedema, including MLD as a part of a conserverative 

 management plan, as well as a necessary treatment for both pre and post Lipoedema Extraction Surgery.

Pre & Post Surgery

Our therapists specialise in and are experienced in all different types of surgery to assist with speedier recovery.   post-surgery.  Many surgeons now recommend MLD as a necessary part of your post-surgery recovery.  

MLD post surgery can promote and support faster recovery as it can:

  • Drain excess fluid and thus prevent infection.

  • Minimises pain, discomfort, and swelling.

  • Promotes regeneration of damaged cells.

  • Speeds up the overall process of healing.

  • Improves the appearance of scars and makes them less visible.

  • Enhances the removal of toxins, proteins and waste products. 

  • Reduces inflammation.

  • Promotes circulation.

Pre surgery MLD is an invaluable tool for softening and relaxing tissues that need to be operated on.

Gut Health/Bloating

We are currently offering specialised lymphatic drainage treatment plans to

our clients. If you are suffering health problems you want to resolve or you

suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or IBS-like symptoms such as

bloating, this program is for you.  We offer you a personalised treatment

plan based on lymphatic drainage for gut health, as well as Naturopathic

consultation to help you get to the cause root of the problem.


Lymphatic drainage can help to alleviate symptoms of IBS, which may

include: abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, reflux, gas, constipation

and diarrhea.  Lymphatic drainage massage with Naturopathy combined

can be a very powerful combination to find the underlying cause of your

gut issues and then treating through massage, diet and herbs/supplements

to help relieve symptoms. 

Stress & Pain

Lymphatic massage stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system promoting a relaxation response and decrease in pain.

Breast Care

Lymphatic massage can reduce pain and swelling following removal of lymph nodes during breast cancer treatment.  

It can enhance breastfeeding, especially when women experience breast soreness or blocked mammary ducts.

Lymphatic massage is also beneficial for mastitis, as a prevention and as part of a treatment plan during very early stages.

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Post Surgery Day 9 vs Day 11 after MLD session

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