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I was carrying around chronic pain that I thought I would never get rid of. I’m managing to stay pain-free through the week now and I’m over the moon!
I am amazed and awe struck at how massages can be deeply intuitive, powerful and effective.
- S.A.
I felt safe, heard, validated and a little less alone.
Truly the best therapeutic and deep relaxation massage I have had. Highly recommended!
Fantastic practitioners. Gorgeous rooms. Owned & operated by a locally-living Goddess of sorts. This place is a real wellness centre!
Everyone who works here is full of knowledge and I love the happy vibes.
Hands down the best massage I’ve ever had. Have already booked in for my next one.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Carlton North

Manual Lymphatic DrainageDiscover the Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage at The Urban Alchemist, North Carlton.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) focuses on stimulating the lymphatic system and is ideal for people post-surgery and post-cancer, and may also support those with swelling and skin and gut disorders. The lymphatic system takes care of removing cellular waste and toxins from the body, and is integral in promoting overall health and wellbeing.

How Can Manual Lymphatic Drainage Help You?

If you experience unknown rashes, have difficulty processing fatty foods, or have a weakened immune system, Manual Lymphatic Drainage may provide significant benefits. By improving the efficiency of your lymphatic system, Manual Lymphatic Drainage can alleviate swelling, promote digestion, support immune function, and assist with skin rashes. If you live in North Carlton, North Fitzroy or Collingwood, you can experience Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment easily at our North Carlton Holistic Centre.

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) supports immune function, and is particularly useful when healing from cancer treatment, heavy medication use or surgery. MLD encourages stubborn digestion, assists with skin rashes and lymphoedema, and reduces swelling of the limbs, abdomen, or face. People who get lymphatic drainage massage often report feelings of lightness, reduced stress, and increased relaxation.

Experience the Gentle Techniques of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage involves gentle and rhythmic movements that facilitate the movement of lymph fluid through your lymphatic vessels, encouraging regular drainage and detoxification. The treatment targets key collection areas, such as lymph nodes in the knees, groin, intestines, armpits, neck, and breast tissue.

MLD works by assisting the movement of fluid into and along our lymphatic vessels towards collection areas called lymph nodes. These major collection areas are located behind your knees, in your groin, around your intestines, in your armpits, and in your neck. For women, there is also a large number in breast tissue. (These nodes sometimes get infected, leading to mastitis.)

Your comfort is of utmost importance to us. You are welcome to have a support person present with you for the duration of your treatment if that will help you feel more comfortable. Your practitioner may work at a few points around your groin (never genitals) and breast areas.  These areas can be worked on through towels or sheets.

For more detailed information about Manual Lymphatic Drainage, see our blog post.

Meet Our Experienced Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapists

At our North Carlton Holistic Centre, we have a team of dedicated therapists who are experienced in providing effective lymphatic drainage massage. Each session is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a personalised and therapeutic experience.

Lymphatic Drainage and NDIS Funding

If you receive National Disability Insurance Service (NDIS) funding, our massage therapists may be able to provide lymphatic drainage massage as part of your wellbeing and pain management plan. Whether you are self-managed or plan-managed, you may be able to access lymphatic drainage treatment from our experienced therapists. Please enquire at our reception for more details on utilising your NDIS funding.

Conveniently Located in Fitzroy North, Collingwood, and Brunswick

Discover the healing power of manual lymphatic drainage when you come from Collingwood, North Fitzroy, Carlton, or North Carlton to The Urban Alchemist. This gentle and specialised massage technique stimulates the lymphatic system, helping to eliminate toxins, reduce swelling, and boost overall immune function. Our experienced therapists provide personalised treatments to address your specific needs, offering a path to enhanced well-being. Experience the therapeutic benefits of manual lymphatic drainage by visiting our welcoming clinic.

Please note that while manual lymphatic drainage massage offers numerous health benefits, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any specific medical concerns or conditions.

Contact us today to schedule your manual lymphatic drainage massage session and embark on a journey of rejuvenation and wellness.


  • Initial consultation ~ 90 minutes $200
  • Return consultation ~ 60 minutes $140