Specialised massage to assist the lymphatic system & reduce swelling.

​Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) fast becoming one of the most popular forms of massage.  It is unusual in that the therapeutic touch is very light and seemingly insignificant but the results are dramatic and can be life changing.  Lymphatic drainage is probably best known in the medical/surgical world as it deals with swelling and pain management of post operative patients, but its ability to detox the body, boost healing and increase energy is now being noticed more than ever.

As Viv has a background in nursing as well as being an experienced therapist, we have successfully taken care of many people post surgery including cosmetic work - BBL, liposuction, mummy makeovers, tummy tucks and breast augmentation.  Using a variety of helpful techniques including MLD, Swedish massage and scar work, she makes sure the end result is smooth and scar appearance is miniscule.

MLD should be performed by a specialist therapist, especially if it is being used to aid recovery post surgery.  More than basic training is required to treat patients who have had treatment for cancer and other serious medical interventions.

Some of the challenges that MLD can help with are:

  • Detoxing

  • Boosting immunity

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Eczema

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • ME

  • Sinus problems

  • Migraines

  • Headaches

  • Post surgery recovery

  • Pre and post flight swelling 

  • Premenstrual Syndrome

  • Long-Covid


Here at Karis Therapies we have seen dramatic improvement for clients who have suffered with fluid retention, bowel challenges, chronic fatigue post glandular fever, Long-Covid, preparing for long haul travel and reducing steroid puffiness.


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I have been seeing Viv for lymphatic drainage massage and I could not recommend her highly enough! Her expertise in the field is second to none! She has aided my recovery more than I could off hoped. 

Laura - Paisley

Viv is an amazing therapist who has helped me with my long-covid through massage and lymphatic drainage. She is welcoming, caring and calm. I felt relaxed from the moment I entered the room. 

Tamara - Newton Mearns