All About Us

Haere mai and welcome from Charmaine your Lymphatic Therapist

Here’s a bit of a background reading about me. I have been living with leg Lymphoedema since 2011 so have the daily perspective of the ongoing effects of Lymphoedema, including pain and swelling management and the daily joy of wearing medical grade compression garments 😛

It was only through recovery from my cancer treatments that I discovered the gentle but highly effective world of manual lymphatic drainage / lymphatic massage. I made the decision in 2017 to re-train from a very long career in IT to focus on lymphatic and fascia wellbeing. I have to say it was the best decision ever!

My approach to treatments is holistically based. I am trained in the highly effective, gentle and therapeutic Vodder manual lymphatic drainage / lymphatic massage technique. When needed I incorporate scar tissue release, cupping, low level laser or vibration techniques.

I absolutely love the effective of Bowen Therapy Technique for fascia movement and rehydration. All of these gentle techniques help activate the body’s natural healing processes.

  • I have had wonderful results with Bowen Therapy for back, neck, sciatica or plantar fasciitis issues. So gentle yet so effective!
  • I treat a diverse range of clients who are in post surgical recovery; managing their Lymphoedema, Lipoedema or Chronic Venous Insufficiency of post cancer care; or having regular Wellness and Detox Lymphatic Massages to help their general wellbeing and manage symptoms or bloating and heaviness as well as clients with long term chronic issues such as thyroid, muscular dystrophy or M.S.
    – Talk to me about how a Lymphatic or Bowen Therapy treatment can be tailored to support your unique requirement

    Did you know that a regular express treatment can be just as effective as a 90 minute treatment!

    More Information about the benefits of Lymphatic Massage / Manual Lymphatic Drainage

    These are all very gentle and targeted treatments for;

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  • IBS
  • Hashimoto’s or Graves’ Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • A growing number of women are now becoming aware that regular gentle lymphatic massages can help address issues such as;

  • abdominal bloating
  • peri-post menopausal issues
  • fatigue or brain-fog
  • sleeping disruption
  • headaches
  • facial swelling / sinus issues / colds
  • eczema
  • I do think we need to be aware that we don’t need to go hard and cause pain by working deep to get amazing and rapid results!

    Be kind to your body!

    It has been said by many of my clients that they wish they had known about the benefits of manual lymph drainage / lymphatic massage earlier in their diagnosis or during the wellness journey. They are so very pleased they found me!

    Being passionate about supporting women with Cancer, I am registered with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to provide funded Lymphoedema Therapy.

    Professional Memberships

    I am a registered Dr Vodder Lymph Drainage and Lymphoedema Therapist, a member of Massage New Zealand, I am listed on New Zealand Lymphoedema Therapists website, and have been an Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) and a registered Oncology  Massage Therapist with Oncology Massage Training, Australia.

    McLoughlin Approved PractitionerBreast Cancer Foundation NZFascial Kinetics logo

    While we know that lymphoedema is not curable, the good news is that there is so much research and changes going on in the lymphoedema world, we are living in exciting times.

    “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
    – Dalai Lama

    Move that lymph!