Lisa Higgins - Lymphatic Drainage & Massage Therapy

Lisa Higgins
Suite 117
20 Dale St
Brookvale 2100
0410 363 720
North Shore and Northern Beaches, New South Wales

Lisa is a fully qualified Vodder therapist.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle manual technique which helps restore the body's balance by effectively clearing toxins from the body, as well as helping to reduce fluid retention from a variety of causes ranging from PMT, oedema, lymphoedema, sinusitis, pre and post surgery or injury. It is particularly effective in reducing lymphoedema post cancer. Regular treatment can help to boost the immune system. MLD is tolerated well by patients who may find other forms of massage too painful. It is a slow, rhythmical treatment which makes it relaxing and therapeutic at the same time.

Lisa also uses MLD to treat Lipoedema, a commonly misdiagnosed condition affecting up to 11% of the female population (exact figures are unknown). Lipoedema mainly affects the legs but can affect the arms and abdomen as well.  It is a painful fat syndrome which is progressive.  The fat in affected limbs is soft and bruises easily and the lower body can be a disproportionate size to the upper, with a small waist.  Changes to the limbs can be triggered by hormonal changes, ie, puberty, pregnancy or menopause.  A healthy, anti-inflammatory diet seems to help with the pain levels though not with weight loss on the affected limbs.  Lisa teaches self-care techniques to help manage the condition and advises on compression and other maintenance tools.  For more information on lipoedema go to

Benefits of MLD:

  • Reduction in the size of limbs affected by lymphoedema

  • Stimulation of the immune system

  • Reduction in symptoms of sinusitis

  • Reduction in fluid retention

  • Assists in regulating hormonal imbalances in women

  • Reduction in swelling and bruising post surgery

  • Excellent for detoxification

The MLD treatment is given to a partially undressed client and careful draping is always applied. Powder may be used during the treatment.


Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is a firmer massage that works deep into muscles, helping to relieve aches and pains due to stress or poor posture. The massage is tailored to suit the needs of the individual – a deep massage to release muscle aches and pains, or a more gentle massage for relaxation.

Benefits include:

  • Stress relief

  • Relief from muscle ache and pain

  • Relaxation

  • Increased immunity

Oils are used in remedial massage, therefore the client will be partially undressed, but always draped appropriately with towels.

Please note, Lisa is not taking on any new Remedial Massage clients.


Call Lisa at The Oasis on 0410 363 720 to make a booking, or to find out more about her treatments.

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