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MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) | MLD Melbourne


MLD stand for Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage it is a technique developed in the early 20th century by Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife Dr. Estrid Vodder in Europe.

MLD is a pain-free technique that works on the lymphatic system, increasing its capacity, helping the body to heal quicker.

On the other hand, where there is chronic pain, MLD can be used to manage the pain.

It is a wonderful technique, that based on light touch can stimulate only your mechano-receptors, avoiding any pain, but still diminishing the everyday painful sensation.

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Said so, MLD can also be used for other types of conditions, such as:

broken bonds recovery, scar tissue, sunburn, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headache, oedema, post-partum caesarean and more.

Another important aspect of Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the deep relaxation status it can create.

It may be hard believe, but, there is no relaxation massage that would relax you
more than Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

In regards to Giovanni qualification, he holds Certificate 1 and Certificate 2 for Applied MLD, both completed with the Vodder Academy.

Furthermore, as a not only adult who can suffer from severe conditions such as
a broken bond, open wounds, scar tissue, oedema, sunburn, twisted ankle, liquid retention, Giovanni offer MLD even to underage clients.

Even though, the presence of the parents or a guardian is required at all times.

Giovanni holds a Work With Children Card valid for Australia.

In conclusion, the training that Giovanni took with the Vodder Academy, are valid to work with people who have an intact lymphatic system.

Indeed, this means that clients who may have lymph nodes removed will have to be sick for another practitioner, who holds further qualifications.

As per the example, the client is in need of assistance with post-cancer or surgery where lymph nodes were removed, please don’t hesitate to ask Giovanni for other therapist recommendations.

Here is a list of conditions that Applied MLD is good for:


Dermatological such as:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Skin Burn
  • Scar Therapy

Musculoskeletal Injuries such as:

  • Acute injuries
  • Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip/Shoulder chronic conditions
  • Neck Pain Whiplash
  • Pain Management
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
Health Conditions such as:
  • Sinusitis – frontal/maxillar
  • Hay fever
  • Rhinitis
  • Tinnitus (Ear)
  • Meniere’s Disease (hearing/balance)
  • Puffy eyes

If you have any enquiries or questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Giovanni by visiting the Contact Page.