Welcome to MacLymph
Hi, I’m Charmaine, a certified Dr Vodder Lymphoedema Therapist who specialises in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, McLouglin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR) and Oncology Massage. I am based in Birkenhead on Auckland’s North Shore.
  • June was Lipoedema Awareness Month

    So here we are in July already! June was Lipoedema awareness month and I learnt quite a few new things from Lipoedema Australia. I had already decided I wanted to increase my knowledge over and above my current knowledge using conservative therapy (MLD and CDT) and book marked for the 2020 Lipoedema Conference in August […] More...

  • Xpandasox shop is now open!

    Our first order is in and the online shop is open. These are super fantastic to wear over your garments for the compression or velcro wraps or by themselves if you need a mild compression garment. Great for the lipoedema ladies as well as the lymphie ladies! For the gents, our next order is due […] More...

  • Xpandasox Supplier!

    Exciting news! If you are looking for a cute sock to go over your garments, bandaging or just need a bit of support for your swelling, I have a good range of Xpandasox and XpandaSport in-house. These retail for $28 + shipping. We are just testing that the payment gateway works ok so you order […] More...

  • About Compression

    I have this on my Facebook page but thought I would share here as such interesting information about compression and compression gradients in garments. Article courtesy of MyLymph.com How Gradient Compression Works for Lymphatic & Venous Disorders More...

  • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ News

    As the owner of MacLymph Lymphoedema Clinic, I am pretty excited to be support and be on the list as a preferred Lymphoedema Therapist with the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and their new initiative of the pre-funded Pink Ribbon Card for Lymphoedema prevention and management Pink Ribbon Card More...

  • Can I Have A Traditional Massage If I Have Lymphoedema?

    A really interesting article in Massage Today by the Lymphedema Guru (Joachim Zuther, MT, PT) on Traditional Massage and the effect on Lymphoedema – click here Note that the conclusion is missing, so I have extracted it here for you CONCLUSION If lymphedema is present, the application of massage therapy is contraindicated in the affected […] More...

  • Men and Lymphoedema

    We often talk about women and Lymphoedema, but what about the men? Men are affected as well, so we can’t forget that they need support and treatments too. Here’s an article about how life with lymphoedema (or lymphedema as the US call it) also affects men. Click here for an insightful article care of The […] More...

  • Lipoedema / Lipedema News

    Not only do I treat for lymphoedema in the Clinic but also Lipoedema. Unfortunately Lipoedema (or Lipedema) is not a very well known condition and many women suffer from it not being diagnosed. It is often referred to as the disease called fat. Click here for an interesting article on two women and their journey […] More...

  • Sports MLD For Stand Up Paddle Boarding Package Launched

    I have just launched a Sports MLD Stand Up Paddle Boarding package that aims to mobilise the lymphatics and provide targeted treatment that doesn’t hurt on those pain points such as the shoulder, lats, ribs, lower back and glutes. Tested on two active SUPers this has proved a winner with both back on the water […] More...

  • The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema

    From our friends at the UK based Oxford Lymphoedema Practice (OLP), another great graphic on the difference between Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema Let's take a look at the differences between Primary and Secondary #lymphoedema. Posted by Oxford Lymphoedema Practice on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 More...

  • Kathy Bates talks Lymphoedema on Dr Phil

    Amazing interview from Kathy Bates on Youtube and how she is now an advocate for Lymphoedema. The information about lymphoedema is in the second part of the interview. If you want to know more about the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, you can find them on Facebook and LE&RN on the web More...

  • My First Post!

    Just a quick note about what's treated at the clinic. Following the Dr Vodder School manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) protocols, I treat lymphoedema and lipoedema, sports injuries, chronic pain, and general wellbeing of the lymphatics, and of course pre and post surgical treatments. More...

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