Key’s to Life Centre , 33 King Street
Pukekohe East 2120
Cell: 021 142 9338
I specialise in Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphoedema Therapy in addition to Relaxation & Therapeutic Massage.
Lymphatic Drainage or Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic, manual technique performed on the skin which stimulates fluid movement in the tissues. This helps to clean tissues and drain waste products leading to greater cell health. MLD also affects the nervous system by blocking pain messages thereby reducing pain and promoting relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. It is thought that increased lymph flow has a positive effect on Immune Function as harmful substances move more rapidly towards lymph nodes to be inactivated. MLD is proven to be beneficial post injury or surgery as it drains local swelling and bruising, treats the surgical scar and stimulates the regeneration of damaged lymph vessels.
Lymphoedema is a swelling caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues caused by either a poorly formed Lymphatic System called Primary Lymphoedema or as a result of trauma, surgery, removal or Radiation of Lymph Nodes which is called Secondary Lymphoedema. Therapy assists with relieving the symptoms of Lymphoedema and involves MLD, compression bandaging / compression garments, exercise and skin care.
I have been a Theatre Nurse since 1989 and obtained a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage at the New Zealand College of Massage in 2007.
I was certified as an MLD and Lymphoedema Therapist at the Dr Vodder School in Austria in 2008.