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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in Calgary

Do you have an unusual swelling in the hands or the legs? This can be because of an abnormal accumulation of protein and water molecules in the tissue. Visit me at Eunique Massage & Fitness in Calgary for Manual Lymphatic Drainage to reduce the swelling. Complete Decongestive Therapy is also provided for lymphedema and lipedema. Manual lymphatic drainage is one of the methods used to re-route the lymph flow to include the excess protein and water molecules into more healthy lymph vessels.

The benefits are numerous and they include:


Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs


Faster healing of scar tissue


Treatment of sprains and strains


Pre-surgery preparation


Post-surgery healing, including plastic surgery and cancer surgery


Improving chronic conditions such as headaches, neuralgia, tinnitus, sinusitis, acne and other skin conditions


Relaxing muscle tension

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

It is an advanced massage technique that moves the skin over the underlying tissues using repetitive and circular movements. This method was discovered and developed by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1920s and 1930s. An MLD therapist stimulates the minute musculature of the lymph vessel walls and uses the lymph system to cleanse the body, thereby reducing the swelling and strengthening the immune system. MLD has become one of the most effective treatments for any trauma, however, caused.  

Role of MLD in the Treatment of Lymphedema and Lipedema

MLD stimulates healthy lymph vessels and the lymph nodes that are located adjacent to the area of non-functioning or blocked lymphatic drainage. It re-routes the lymph flow around these blocked areas into more centrally located healthy lymph vessels and nodes. The resulting increase in the lymphatic activity in the healthy areas creates a “suction effect” that stimulates the accumulated fluid present in lymphedema to move into an area with normal lymphatic drainage. 

Role of MLD in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

The gentle, soothing treatment of MLD has yielded positive results in pain relief, sleep and general health. It is easily tolerated by those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. 

Eunice also specializes in providing Eunique Alignment Therapy that includes various methods that have been learned over 3 decades to improve posture and decrease pain.

Manual Lymph Drainage/Complete Decongestive Therapy

The lymphatic system has a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system and removing toxins and excess fluids from the body. Manual lymphatic drainage is also a very effective way of detoxing the body plus stimulating vital immune defenses. This is a gentle, powerful, deep cleansing treatment.

I’m one of a dozen therapists fully trained in the Vodder method and I’m certified to treat complex lymphatic conditions. Manual Lymphatic Drainage benefits are numerous and include:

  • Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
  • Promotion of scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains
  • Pre-surgery preparation and post-operative healing. Swelling relief following surgeries, including plastic surgery and cancer surgery.
  • Treatment of lymphedema and lipedema
  • Improving chronic conditions such as headaches, neuralgia, tinnitus, sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
  • Relaxing muscle tension
  • Deep relaxation

Is Your Back and Shoulder Pain Getting Worse?

I provide personalized therapies for correcting your body posture and easing muscle pains.


Highly Skilled, Up To Date

“I have attended Eunice for MLD treatments for over a year and continue under her care. I am not a local, and although a Canadian citizen, I now live in New Zealand, but, as my daughter lives in Calgary, I visit frequently.

I knew nothing of any of the MLD Therapists registered in Calgary, and chose Eunice by chance and geography. Hers was the closest office to my daughter's home. As it turned out, I could not have found a better therapist for my lymphedema. Eunice is a lovely person. She is quietly spoken, calm and mature. She is highly skilled, up to date with modern lymphedema treatments, and is a careful, safe and diligent therapist.

I have learned much from Eunice on how to manage my lymphedema; her treatments have led to a significant and sustained improvement in not just my lymphedema, but in my mental attitude towards it.

While lymphedema is a chronic, incurable condition, I now feel that I am not alone in dealing with it. Eunice shows a genuine sense of caring and concern. I now have the feeling that there is someone else walking beside me, who understands the daily frustrations and challenge that we with lymphedema face.

I am a family doctor with forty years of experience. I rarely provide public endorsements, but in this instance it is an absolute pleasure to do so. I unreservedly recommend Eunice's professional services to anyone with a chronic soft tissue condition, and particularly for those with primary or secondary lymphedema.”

- Dr. Linda

Magic Healing Hands

“I wanted to let you know that the MLD treatment you did yesterday, so gentle that you were, did something to me!!! (Treatment specifics). I'm looking forward to next week and more of your magic healing hands.”

- LS

One of the Best Massage Therapists

“Eunice is one of the best massage therapists I have ever been to. She treats the 'whole person' not just one tight muscle at a time. Calgary is lucky to have her and it is Prince Albert's loss!”

- BT

Highly Recommend

“Eunice has had a huge impact on my health! When I first came to see Eunice, I knew next to nothing about Lipedema and Lymphedema. All I knew was that my legs were hard and constantly ached and walking was getting more and more difficult. Eunice's skill with Manual Lymph Drainage and Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy made a significant difference. My legs went from being hard and constantly in pain, to soft and much less painful, and they reduced in size - 4 inches in 3 weeks of CDT! In addition, she taught me so much about this disease and guided me in the right direction to get more information. I make a point of seeing her whenever I'm in Calgary. I would highly recommend Eunice!”

- Anonymous

Left an Impression

“P.A. misses left an impression! I really appreciated the knowledge you shared. I am doing the stretches. We are confident you will bloom in the Alberta soil where you are transplanted.”

- Anonymous

Real Blessing in Life

“You have been a real blessing in my life, Eunice. You have helped me through some very big changes and emotionally hard times, when my life was a mess and I was in knots. And you have continued to help me learn and grow throughout all the years since.”

- EM

Thankful for the Exercises

“I am enjoying doing the morning routine that you taught us — this is really working out for me! Am really impressed with how I've been feeling from it. My schedule doesn't allow me a lot of time & I am so thankful these exercises are getting me back on track. These exercises are targeting places that have been problem areas for me for a long time. I feel like I'm getting my life back and for the first time in a long time I am feeling BETTER than I have in years...... Thank you so much!”

- EM

Recommended to Friends and Co-Workers

“I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel and frozen shoulder. I tried other treatments and nothing seemed to work. The best thing I did was see Eunice Mooney. After the 3rd treatment I could reach a light switch, take dishes out of the cupboard, and curl my hair. Best of all I could SLEEP. I have recommended Eunice to friends and co-workers and they also have been impressed. I am continuing with treatment from Eunice and also attend her Eunique Fit Classes which focus on correct posture and movement. Love it!”


Thoroughly Enjoyed the Fitness Class

“I thoroughly enjoyed the fitness class and feel I benefited mind, body, and spirit. It is the class I have been searching for! I think you are on to something here Eunice.”

- NL

Very Best at What You Do

“I appreciate all your time and care. You are definitely the very best at what you do and who you are!!!”

- GL

Great Resource

“I hope people in PA realize what a great resource they have and keep you very busy. That's a lot of ways you have to help people!

Besides any of your training, you have beautiful hands, beautiful touch — that is something one is gifted with to a large extent — & you have been very diligent to develop that gift.”

- Peter

Excellent Result

“After being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I decided to try massage therapy. I had heard that Eunice was doing a study (which was later published in an Ontario magazine) on the effects of Manual Lymph Drainage on Fibromyalgia. The result was excellent, thanks to the kind, compassionate and highly skilled treatments by Eunice. I believe I noticed an improvement from day one. My pain and stiffness greatly improved and remained under control. My quality of sleep improved, a sense of well-being returned and I enjoyed a more relaxed state. I became drug free. Life felt better again! Eunice taught me to listen to my body. I attended her Somatics Movement classes where she taught us how to move efficiently without discomfort. Her therapies, which included Manual Lymph Drainage, Structural Alignment Assessments, gentle Myofascial Release, and Somatics have been my answer to living a better life with Fibromyalgia. I have now moved to Victoria and keep searching for another Eunice.


Thank-you Eunice ...Calgary is so blessed to have you.”

- PB

Talented and Dedicated Therapist

“I am a nurse working on a busy medical floor in the hospital. Last spring Eunice did a Structural Alignment Analysis to address my chronic mid back pain due to poor posture. Every year I was becoming more round shouldered and my neck was protruding forward.

She treated me with Myofascial Release, Stretching/Movement Therapy and I now regularly attend her Eunique Fitness Classes. My world has been turned completely around due to her therapy! I rarely experience back pain even after a busy work shift and people are commenting & noticing my improving posture.

Last fall I mentioned to Eunice that my feet were getting quite sore at work. She suggested that I remove the prescription orthotics from my shoes. (I have worn orthotics for over 10 years). Orthotics was removed and the foot pain disappeared! My body has realigned enough that my feet no longer ache without additional support!

Prince Albert is very fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated therapist.

Thank-you Eunice!”

- JF

Wonderful Well-Being Feeling

“I do so very much enjoy your classes. My deepest appreciation to you, not just for being so patient in repeating the exercises, but for explaining and offering commentaries of gentle movements and respecting our bodies — this is invaluable information and cannot be repeated often enough for our subconscious mind. When I leave class I feel lighter, taller and experience a wonderful well-being feeling like having a two hour massage.”

- LL

Fitness Class was Great

“The fitness class was great. I felt mellow and energized after.”

- Anonymous

More Aware

“During the cold days of winter I find myself hunching up my shoulders to keep warm when I walk outside. After taking Eunice's class I am more aware of how I walk and the effect tense shoulder muscles have on the neck. I can hear Eunice telling me to loosen up and drop my shoulders, shake out my arms, and that's what I do. My neck is grateful! Thanks Eunice! I will defiantly use what I learn!!”

- RL

Wonderful Massages

“Thank you for all the years of wonderful massages. I've appreciated your expertise in massage, your sagacious advice and the many exercise classes and qigong classes from you. Everything has helped me to grow mentally, physically and emotionally. As you start a new chapter in your life in Calgary, I wish you life's richest blessings.”

- CT

Excellent Massage Therapy

“We want you to know how much we have appreciated the many years you provided excellent massage therapy for us. We valued the knowledge you shared and the many healing and wellness techniques you integrated into your practice. You are a compassionate person with a gentle spirit and we always enjoyed coming to you. You will be greatly missed!”

- C, B & L

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Eunique Massage & Fitness

Located in the Highwood Area of NW Calgary

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