"MLD Massage"

Lymphatic drainage massage is a therapeutic treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.

“MLD Massage” Manual Lymphatic drainage massage is an extremely light massage that works solely on the lymph system.

Post surgery results, particularly after cosmetic surgery, don’t stop after the surgery itself – the final result of your surgery is dependant on your aftercare routine. A post surgical massage is recommended at least twice a week for the first 12 weeks following a surgical procedure to treat scarring and fibrous tissue. Scars are formed when damage occurs to the body’s internal or tissues. They often have a different texture and appearance to the body’s natural tissues and can also lead to restricted movement. A post surgical massage will help decrease scarring by increasing the temperature of the collagen fibres and breaking them down in order to naturally realign them.

Your trained therapist will use a combination of different massage techniques as well as a variety of different drainage methods depending on your presentation and type of surgery. During the initial stages of healing your treatment will focus on gentle lymphatic drainage techniques to minimise swelling and the level of pain and discomfort felt at incision points and surgical areas. The aim during this acute stage of healing is to improve blood flow and lymph flow and also to expel stagnant toxins and anaesthesia as well as boosting metabolism and circulation . In doing so, the muscles and soft tissue will receive an increased (and essential) level of oxygen and nutrients needed to repair and reform damaged muscles and critical tissues. An improved lymph flow increases the removal of built up metabolic waste which is often the number one cause of slowed healing. After 2-3 weeks, your therapist will start using more applied pressure and deeper, targeted techniques in certain areas of the body. Subsequently, from week 4 onwards your treatments will become more remedial and concentrated on releasing scar tissue, breaking down fibrous tissue and incision management. Please be advised that treatment during the latter stages may involve the use of tools as required, such as LED therapy, scraping, heat therapy, dynamic cupping and maderotherapy.

At the Remedial Room, we specialise in treating clients on their post-surgical journeys seeking an aesthetically pleasing outcome. We are accustomed to dealing with clients who require treatment in non-typical positions due to the nature of their surgery, and/or used to dealing with compression garments, drains and incision points. As we have been fully trained in medical post op care and physical therapy we are equipped to guide and advise on scar management, tapping, nutrition and any possible concerns from our clients during the healing process. 


In essence lymphatic drainage works to help the body remove waste and toxins from bodily tissues. Your trained therapist will use subtle massage techniques to aid in the recirculation of the lymphatic flow. Specifically, the therapist works with flat hands, using all the fingers to stimulate wavelike movements. The pressure applied is very light. Using this technique, trained therapists are able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. From there, they can use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the vessels to assess overall lymphatic circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining lymph and other body fluids.

At the Remedial Room we have experience dealing with a broad spectrum of clients who attend our clinic for lymphatic drainage treatment, particularly those who have recently undergone surgery, cosmetic or otherwise. Based on this, your treatment will be tailored to your unique physiology and will use a combination of massage techniques and pressure due to your current health status and/or your surgeon’s specific aftercare recommendations. We are accustomed to dealing with compression garments and drains and provide competitive and specialised packages, making your recovery manageable and more affordable.

Lymph Drainage Therapy works to recirculate lymphatic flow, activate fluid circulation, and stimulate the functioning of the immune system and parasympathetic nervous system. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results may be:

  • Reduction in swelling and fluid retention

  • Detoxification of the body

  • Regeneration of tissue from burns and scars (pre- and postsurgical)

  • Relief of chronic and subacute inflammation and conditions such as sinusitis, acne, eczema, and allergies

  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

  • Anti-aging effects

  • Relief of chronic pain

  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, depression, stress, loss of vitality, and loss of memory

  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation

  • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue

Your aftercare options

Packages are designed to make your recovery more affordable.

Deep Oscillation COMING SOON

Deep Oscillation® is an FDA approved tool which uses electrostatic field and pulsed electromagnetic energy to treat wounds. It is highly regarded for reduction of swelling and inflammation, pain relief, relaxing muscles, improving mobility and promoting wound healing following injury and surgery.

We are currently implementing a waitlist for this procedure.

Get in touch with us if you would like to enquire about this procedure or discuss combining it with your aftercare treatment plan.