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

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

Osteopathic Manual Therapy and the Lymphatic System

Osteopathic manual therapists view the body as one whole functional unit. This means that problems in one area of the body will eventually have an impact on all other areas. If you want to improve the body’s inborn ability to … Read more

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

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.