Lisa Higgins is a Remedial Massage therapist who offers the Vodder technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial Massage, Craniosacral Therapy and the Emmett Technique.   She has been practicing since 2006 in both Sydney and Dubai.

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.

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

Remedial Massage is 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 of remedial massage 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.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment that releases long-held tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.  Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissue that surrounds the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?

* Migraines and Headaches
* Chronic Neck and Back Pain
* Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
* Motor-Coordination Impairments
* Infant and Childhood Disorders
* Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
* Chronic Fatigue
* Fibromyalgia
* TMJ Syndrome
* Scoliosis
* Central Nervous System Disorders
* Learning Disabilities
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Orthopedic Problems
* And Many Other Conditions

CST is administered to a fully clothed client.

The Emmett Technique is a unique body therapy created by Ross Emmett.  The Emmett Technique eases pain and discomfort, increases range of motion and improves quality of life.  The therapist uses light touch to reset muscles, either holding one or two points at the same time or “switching”  across muscle or tendon fibres.  This facilitates a change – either a switching on or off of the muscle, depending on what it needs at that particular time.

Treatment may be done while you are fully clothed, although some garments may need to be removed or loosened.  Treatment may take place while you are standing, sitting or lying on a table.  While individual experiences may vary, relief is often instantaneous.

The technique is a complementary therapy and works in conjunction with all therapies, or can be applied on its own.

If you’d like more information on any of the therapies Lisa offers, please fill out the contact form below