is a massage-like technique of gentle, precise, repetitive movements which stimulate the motor activity of the lymphatic vessels. Because one of the main tasks of the lymphatic system is to remove excess water, foreign substances ('toxins') and protein molecules from the tissue spaces, MLD has a detoxifying effect. The other primary function of the lymph system is to circulate immune cells, serving as the body's main defense against pathogens. MLD 'exercises' the lymphatic system, helping to increase its effectiveness.
Services and price list
All services are available in pre-paid packages of 4 or more at 20% off regular prices.
specialized MLD techniques, compression bandaging as indicated/desired. pro-rated for shorter or longer sessions.
MLD/ tissue release combo for post-surgical (including cosmetic surgery) or wound healing at same prices.
Get your lymph system humming and boost your immunity in advance of cold & flu season! Come in for two 60 or 90 minute sessions within a two-week period and the second session is half price.
a combination of MLD and cupping techniques using tiny glass suction cups to lift, tone and tighten the deeper layers of the facial skin. Cumulative results with repeated sessions.
40 minutes (through the holidays)$45.00
MLD Helps With The Following Conditions
Swelling and Tissue Congestion
Sinus Problems (such as chronic sinusitis)
Vein Congestion in the Lower Extremities
Surgical Prep and Follow-up
About Alice Fernandez
Alice Fernandez, CLT, LMT
Alice Fernandez is a licensed massage therapist with a specialty in Manual Lymph Drainage. She received her license in 1994 and earned a certificate in Lymph Drainage from the Dr. Vodder Institute in 1998. She is also a LANA*-certified lymphedema therapist.
In addition to her professional training
Alice holds a BA in foreign languages from Portland State University. She lived and worked in Germany for several years before entering the massage field, and enjoys travel, cooking, music and dance. She lives in NE Portland with her husband, Eduardo.
"I enjoy working with clients to understand their needs, challenges, strengths and goals, being part of their endeavor to maximize their health."