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

Could Lymphatic Drainage Help Clear Acne?

Lymphatic drainage is a hands-on technique becoming well-known for its detoxifying effects. But … can it aid in acne treatment? Acne arises from clogged pores due to dead skin cells, oil, or bacteria. Its triggers vary from stress and hormonal … Read more

Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome with Manual Lymphatic Drainage

A New Frontier: Unveiling the Glymphatic System Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have shed light on the brain’s cleansing mechanism, akin to the body’s lymphatic system. Discovered just a few years ago by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center, … Read more

Another Way to Decrease Stress: MLD

At Sunnybrae Therapeutics, our therapists specialize in using manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage to help treat many conditions but did you know it can also help alleviate stress? Stress reduction involves physiological changes that can leave you feeling rejuvenated, serene, … Read more

Manual Lymphatic Drainage: The Ultimate Guide to Healing with a Touch of Detox

The wonders of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) – it’s a gentle, non-invasive treatment, detoxifying our bodies ridding them of unwanted wastes. But be cautious, because after your first MLD session, you might experience a few surprises. Let’s dive into what … Read more

Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

Sandra MacDonald reviews Dr. Peter Schoeb’s “Nutrition & the Lymphatics” “Let thy food be thy medicine.” Dr. Peter Schoeb quotes Hippocrates when speaking of nutrition and the lymphatics. In his many years of practice, he has found that nutrition is … Read more

Less Sodium … A Nutritional Consideration for Lymphedema

Although research linking sodium to increased symptoms of lymphedema is minimal, we do know that water tends to follow salt within the human body. Thus, an increase in salt intake can lead to an increase in fluid accumulation making lymphedema … Read more

Self-Screening Guidelines for Lymphedema

The importance of self-screening for lymphedema in cancer patients is under-recognized and there are not many tools available to use. Below you will find a few ways to monitor yourself for early signs of lymphedema. This is essential because if … Read more

General Do’s & Don’ts for Lymphedema

Do: Elevate the swollen limb Keep moving – muscle contraction helps move the lymph fluid Use compression garments Maintain good skin care & hygiene Avoid, to the best of your ability, cuts, scratches and trauma to the area Use proper … Read more

Kinesio Taping & Lymphedema

Over the years, we have all seen this different coloured tape, positioned in different patterns, on different body parts, on athletes during sporting events on TV or elsewhere. What is this mysterious tape? How does it work? And will it … Read more

Fees & Cancellation Policy

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

  • 30 min: $65
  • 45 min: $85
  • 60 min: $105
  • 90 min: $150

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.