Lymphoedema is caused by an overload of the lymphatic system resulting  in a swelling of one or more regions of the body. It is not curable but can be managed.

There are two main categories of Lymphoedema

a) Primary Lymphoedema: caused by a malformation of lymphatic vessels and/or nodes and might not appear till later on in life. 

b) Secondary Lymphoedema:  is caused by damage to the lymphatic system, mostly the axillary and inguinal lymph nodes.

Most frequently secondary lymphoedema occurs after surgery and radiation treatment for cancer. An oedema may develop directly after treatment or over time as a result of a chronic overload of the lymphatic system.

Complications of Lymphoedema can be various skin conditions of which cellulitis is the most common one.

To learn more about Lymphoedema Therapy click here.

Our Lymphoedema Therapist

Manuela King

Maneula KingManuela graduated in 2010 as a Remedial Massage Therapist from Paramount College in Perth.  Since then she has extended her knowledge to offer professional help for people who suffer from chronic illnesses.  Manuela did her postgraduate training in Oncology Massage through the nationally accredited 'Oncology Massage Training' which led her further into studying Manual Lymphatic Drainage with the internationally acclaimed ' Dr Vodder Akademie' where she graduated at the Vodder Clinic in Austria in 2014.

She then studied SCENAR with RITM Australia where she completed all 3 levels of SCENAR therapy and became the trainer for WA in 2018.

Manuela will assess the person's needs depending on the presenting medical history and may combine various modalities to achieve the best possible outcome.

"I believe that any therapy is most effective when science and intuition are combined to achieve an individual approach for each person.  No two people are the same, therefore no two treatments should be the same.  A deep tissue massage can be wonderful for one person yet for another, it can have an undesired effect.  It is up to the person and the therapist to find techniques that suit and can be helpful in dealing with specific health challenges."
 

Manuela King
Dip Rem Massage/Oncology Massage
Lymphoedema Therapist (DR Vodder CDT)
SCENAR Therapist and Trainer

Kuniko Tanaka

Kuniko-Picture-3Kuniko qualified as a Remedial Massage therapist in 2014 and since then has enjoyed helping clients by relieving their pain, increasing their range of motion, and improving their quality of life through massage.

Her goal is to achieve efficient and effective results through engaging with soft tissue and by therapeutically applying light or firm pressure leading to ultimate relaxation.

She is a member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).

She moved to Perth in 2008 from Tokyo and since then she is enjoying the laid-back Australian life with her better half and their Cockatiels.