About MacLymph Lymphatic

Kia ora from Charmaine, MacLymph Lymphatic Owner and Vodder Lymphatic Therapist

MacLymph Lymphatic was founded in 2018 when Charmaine completed her advanced training to treat chronic lymphatic conditions such as Lymphoedema, Lipoedema, Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Pre and Post Operative Surgical recovery.

  • We have been based in Milford, at 119 Shakespeare Road since mid 2020
  • Our Mission

    Simply put, love your lymph!

    By helping clients to manage their swelling issues, be they chronic conditions such as Lipoedema or Lymphoedema, peri / post menopause or pre / post surgery recovery my goal is to bring your lymphatic system back to operate at its optimum.

    About Charmaine

    I personally developed leg Lymphoedema, post cancer, in 2011 so I 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 cancer treatments that I discovered the gentle but highly effective world of manual lymphatic drainage / lymphatic massage. I made the decision to re-train from a very long career in IT to focus on lymphatic and fascia wellbeing. Definitely the best decision ever!

    My approach to treatments is holistically based. Being throughly trained in the highly effective, gentle and therapeutic Vodder manual lymphatic drainage technique which can be expanded to incorporate scar tissue release, cupping, low level laser / deep oscillation 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.

    • Wonderful results occur 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. There is a huge demand for having regular Wellness and Detox Lymphatic Massages to help their general wellbeing and manage symptoms for bloating and heaviness as well as supporting clients with long term chronic issues such as thyroid, muscular dystrophy or M.S. and now post Covid-19 symptoms.

    – Talk to me about how a Lymphatic or Bowen Therapy treatment can be tailored to support you and your body

    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!

    Professional Memberships

    Charmaine is 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 PractitionerFascial 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!