Welcome to Massage Therapy

Welcome to MLD Clinic

I am a Registered Massage Therapist with 14 years of clinical experience. I trained at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT), graduating in 1995 (2500 hr programme). Part of my experience at WCCMT was being introduced to a therapeutic modality called Basic Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). This course was taught by a dedicated educator from the Dr. Vodder School of North America, Robert Harris RMT. I was immediately fascinated and drawn to this therapy.

I continued my training in MLD, taking Therapy Levels 1, 2 and 3. Therapy 2 and 3 were conducted in a two-week course in Victoria with Robert Harris and Professor Hildegard Whittlinger from the Dr. Vodder School in Austria. Hildegard is amazing. Dr. Emil Vodder, who developed MLD back in the 1930’s, personally trained her and her husband Gunther. From this course I received full certification as a practitioner of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy. My certification is maintained by attending regular (every two years) Review courses taught by Hildegard and Robert. This qualifies me to treat Lymphedema, in it’s various forms, as well as many other conditions that could benefit from MLD.

I love to be able to provide MLD for my patients. When other therapeutic modalities are not suitable or not effective treatments in some instances with certain conditions, MLD may be the answer. The technique is safe, gentle and painless and above all effective.