Manual Lymph Drainage

Our therapists, at Sunnybrae Therapeutics, are known for their specialty in Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage. With decades of experience, they are confident in finding a solution to your swelling concerns.

About Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a light massage technique that stimulates the lymph system and redirects the flow of the fluid buildup to properly functioning lymph nodes.

MLD is often associated with a condition known as lymphedema. However, it can treat the symptoms of many different conditions such as lipedema, cancer-related surgery, trauma, ulcers, wounds and burns, pre/post-surgical procedures, vascular issues, Cystic Fibrosis, and arthritis, to name a few.

We are known for our specialty in MLD. All our therapists have been trained by The Vodder School.

If you have swelling and feel you could benefit from MLD, please contact us.

Mini Guides

We have prepared a series of mini-guides that provide information on how MLD can help you.

Elective Surgery Mini Guide

Pregnancy Mini Guide

Detox Mini Guide

Breast Cancer Lymphedema Mini Guide

Read more about MLD on our Blog

Tips to Curb Your Hot Flashes

We often see breast cancer treated with chemotherapy. Some drugs found in chemotherapy can cause women to go into menopause or temporary menopause (depending on the individual’s age). Basically, the chemotherapy puts the ovaries to sleep causing a fluctuation in … Read more

5 Self-Care Tips for Lymphedema

Throughout the years of treating lymphedema, we feel the following are the top 5 self-care tips for managing this condition. 1. Reduce your risks Avoiding the main triggers for lymphedema will hopefully help you avoid the progression of this condition. … Read more

Male Breast Cancer Symptoms

Although breast cancer is very female-dominant, it is important to recognize that men can also develop this type of cancer. Like all cancer, early detection is essential so we felt it was important to list these early warning signs so … Read more

Bioflex Laser Therapy and Lymphedema

Sunnybrae Therapeutics invested in a Bioflex Laser system back in 2013. This cold laser therapy system (or low-level laser therapy – LLLT) has had a significant impact on how we treat different musculoskeletal conditions but also on how we treat … Read more

Treating Lymphedema – Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

The most important step in the treatment of Lymphedema is the initial diagnosis. Once identified, a progressive Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) program can significantly reduce the symptoms related to this sometimes debilitating condition. An effective program involves four elements which, … Read more

Differentiating between Massage Therapy and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Often, I will get asked the question, “What is the difference between massage therapy and manual lymph drainage?” A very good question. So, I thought I would give a simple explanation and share it as a blog post so more … Read more

What Is Lymphedema?

Simply put, your lymphatic system is your body’s sewage system. The lymph vessels act like sewer pipes, transporting proteins, wastewater, fats and cell debris to one of the more than 600 lymph nodes in your body. The lymph nodes, like … Read more

Fees & Cancellation Policy

We accept cash, cheque, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.

  • 30 min: $55
  • 45 min: $75
  • 60 min: $95
  • 90 min: $120

We require 24 hours notice for cancelled appointments.

We direct bill to Blue Cross and companies associated with TELUS Health. For all other insurance providers, we accept payment and issue an official receipt for you to submit.