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Lymphatic Drainage Massage




60 minute  $120

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) With Michelle

A very potent clearing for the emotional body.

Lymph work is so incredible for clearing debris of emotions from the way, way past up till current time.

Any and all traumas held in the fluids of the body, held in the filters, can be rinsed through and released. This is very special work offered. One teacher over many years, trained a handful of us in this method. Its deeply watery and flow-y in its application. This means we will be using the nature of water to connect us to Mother Earth and lymphatic fluids that move within us.  

I have been blessed to learn a specific technique taught by a master healer. Her technique is very healing and thorough and clearing for the emotional/physical body. The work is gentle, light and specific to the lymph system, which lies close to the skin. It uses the plumbing principle to drain and dump the debris into the belly to be assimilated and released via the urine and bowel. The belly is touched in this work, and the liver/gallbladder are stimulated to dump and drain. You will be guided with meditation when appropriate, as well as having sound healing to support release. I love this work, it is very close to my heart as it was a catalyst that took me deeper into my healed state.


  • Acute Inflammation: caused by an antigen - bacteria, viruses and poisons are contraindicated. Tissues will be red, hot, and painful with congestion accompanied by fever. Lymphatic drainage will push these substances into the lymph channels before the body has a chance to eliminate them. This way one can spread the toxic substances throughout the body. It is best to wait a few days until the condition is not acute and the body has had a chance to clean up the area.

  • Acute Phlebitis: inflammation of the vein.

  • Malignant Tumors/Disease: including tumor recurrence or metastases. There is a fear of spreading the cancer. Treated cancers ok to proceed with MLD with oncology and specialists notes regarding treatment received.

    • NOTE: if palliative then proceeding with MLD to reduce symptoms/edemas is consented by patient/specialist/General Physician.

  • Acute Thrombosis: can lead to free floating blood clots in the circulatory system. If treated thrombus, ok to proceed with MLD

  • Congestive Heart Problems: if the heart is not fully functioning, oedema can be lymphodynamic due to a lack of venous return. Pumping more fluid in the heart it may stress it more than the actual condition.​

  • Relative Indications/Precautions: may require a shortened session first.

  • Kidney problems: check with GP before treating.

  • Auto-Immune diseases: start with a shortened session first in a remitted state. 30-45 minutes.

  • Bronchial Asthma: this can stimulate the vagus nerve. Being with shortened treatment 30-45 minutes. Sternal treatment omitted.​

  • Thyroid Problems: hypo/hyperthyroidism reduced treatment around the throat.

  • Medications: can affect your body needs to increase dosage by draining the interstitial spaces.

  • Chemotherapy : increasing the dosage by draining the interstitial spaces.

  • First Trimester of Pregnancy: no treatment 1st trimester if history of miscarriage.

  • Menstruation/Endometriosis/Polycystic Ovaries: assessment as MLD can increase the flow.

  • Cortisone Injections: no treatment advised directly following injection.

  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)/Diabetes - may require a shortened treatment 30-45 minutes​.





Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) With Gina


Developed in France by Emil and Estrid Vollder, Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the most well-known technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues.  The skin is stretched based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to reduce swelling, enhance recovery and treat lymphedema.  Individuals seeking to support their health by eliminating toxins and boosting their immunity will also greatly benefit from the drainage effects of MLD.


The manual techniques used in MLD are very gentle, slow and relaxing. The lymphatic system, which is effectively our immune system, has no pump like the heart does for our circulatory system.  Therefore, lymph does not move unless we perform deep breathing or pump our muscles on a regular basis.  With the rise of technology and more sedentary lifestyles, there is a greater need for manual movement of lymph fluid, and MLD is a great way to keep our immune system clean and ready to handle incoming would-be invaders.   


For those who have lymphedema, several sessions of MLD will decongest a swollen limb and affected truncal area.  After MLD reduces the swelling to its peak effect, Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) will further reduce and maintain the limb size as close to its original size as possible with bandaging and compression garments. 


Gina Moore is certified in Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy, with a designation of Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).  She is a California Massage Therapy Council Licensed Massage Therapist (#22264), and is accredited by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies where she participated in 135 hours of lymph system training. She has many years of experience working with cancer patients performing oncology massage, and now is also treating lymphedema. 


As a public service, Gina would like to provide this online resource for lymphedema patients, with detailed risk reduction practices: Position Papers — National Lymphedema Network (


Lymphedema is a lifetime condition and can never be cured, only managed with precautions and practices.

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