Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a technique that involves light massage to help reduce a build up of fluid/swelling. Gentle strokes are used in the direction of the heart to manually stimulate the lymphatic system and drain excess fluid back into the body. This can help decrease swelling and pain related to oedema.
MLD can be used on a number of different areas and conditions, including but not limited to:
– Oedema/Swelling (including pregnancy related swelling)
– Swelling due to sporting injuries
– Pre & Post surgery swelling
– Scar management
– Systemic conditions including but not limited to Rheumatoid arthritis or polyartritis
– CNS & Neurological disorders including but not limited to M.S, trigeminal neuralgia, stroke & migraines
– Supplementary help for CFS, mononucleosis, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma
Kaleisha Prowse holds a Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy.
On top on this, she has undergone further studies in many different areas, one being a course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Level 1 at Pond Massage under the guidance of a specialist in manual lymphatic drainage, Astrid Dietricks.
Initially you will sit down with Kaleisha and discuss what is going on with your body and any relevant past history. Once Kaleisha has done a thorough assessment to rule out any contraindications of MLD, your treatment will begin.
Kaleisha uses the Vodder method of MLD, which consists of a series of very light strokes over the area of swelling/pain along with stimulation of lymph nodes throughout the affected area. Treatment is performed either on bare skin or through a sheet.
The consult will last up to 1 hour and is completely individualised, as we understand that everybody’s needs are different.
To book a Manual Lymphatic Drainage appointment please call 5625 1631 and request this appointment type with our Clinical Myotherapist Kaleisha. Or book online via our Online Booking System.
Kaleisha joined the team at Baw Baw Physio and Fitness in 2015 whilst completing her Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapys. Kaleisha has a wide variety of treatment methods including deep tissue massage, remedial massage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching, postural correction and advice.
Kaleisha enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints Including Headaches, fibromyalgia, Pelvic girdle pain, lymphedema/lipodema, neck and shoulder tightness, Jaw pain as well as many more. Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women and Women’s Health.
Kaleisha is currently Completing her Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health Medicine with subjects relating to Post-natal and prenatal care of mother and child, Menopause and Cancer in Women.
Kaleisha’s experience as a Myotherapist has involved working with the Casey Scorpions VFL Club, Pakenham Football Club, numerous clinical placements and is currently working with the Beaconsfield Football Club.