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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:
Mobile Service Nth Gold
(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)?

Lymphatic Massage, (MLD) is a type of massage that focuses on 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.

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.

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).

Pre & Post Surgery

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.


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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