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Lymphatic Drainage Massage 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is provided by one of our senior practitioners, Mary Nougher. 


Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmic massage that enhances the flow of lymph through the body, removing toxins, releasing pain, reducing swelling and improving immunity.

Most of the lymphatic fluid sits just under the surface of the skin so the gentle pressure and direction of the massage is very specific. It is useful for treating a wide range of health issues, such as migraines, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, fluid retention, oedema, sports injuries, sinus pain and hayfever and is beneficial pre and post surgery.


The role of our lymphatic system in immunity:

Immunity is the body's capability to repel foreign substances and cells. Our lymphatic system plays a vital role in our immunity. It is our body’s “waste disposal system”, a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

It is also responsible for managing the fluid levels in the body, reacting to bacteria and dealing with cancer cells and other cell products that may otherwise result in disease or disorders.

The lymph vessels lie just under the surface of the skin throughout the whole body, and drain fluid (lymph) that has leaked from the blood vessels into the tissues and empty it back into the bloodstream via the lymph nodes.

The lymph nodes and other lymphatic structures like the spleen and thymus hold special white blood cells called lymphocytes. These can rapidly multiply and release antibodies in response to bacteria, viruses, and a range of other stimuli from dead or dying cells and abnormally behaving cells such as cancer cells.

Our main lymph nodes are located in the neck, armpit, groin and abdomen. Often when you are sick you will be aware that they feel tender and swollen as they collect the bacteria, viruses or cancer cells and the nodes produce more lymphocites to attack and kill these toxins.

Unlike the circulatory system that uses the heart to pump blood through your bodies, the lymphatic system relies on movement of the muscles to circulate the lymph, so it is important to stay active to boost immunity.


A Manual Lymphatic Drainage session is 60 minutes duration. Unlike standard massage practices, Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses very light and gentle strokes in a very specific sequence. It is not just highly beneficial for many issues as mentioned above, but it is also a very tranquil and relaxing experience and can be a great way to unwind. 

To book a Lymphatic Drainage Massage, please call Mary on 0418 575 840.

To book online, please click the button below. 



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