Welcome to lymphessential

Lymphessential is a home based massage therapy clinic specializing in manual lymphatic drainage and combined decongestive therapy.

We are located in the SW Calgary community of Braeside, just off Southland Drive and 14th street SW.


Manual Lymphatic Drainage

MLD is a very specific and gentle massage sequence in which lymph is manually moved through the lymphatic system. It is indicated in cases of lymphatic swelling and as a crucial component in the treatment of lymphedema.

MLD is excellent for treating a wide range of conditions including chronic sinusitis, constipation, hematoma, seroma, lipedema and venous insufficiency. It is a helpful tool to improve healing after mastectomy, breast surgery, plastic surgery, knee replacements, fractures- the list goes on and on.

To learn if manual lymphatic drainage is right for you please call Jana at 403 383 1838 or email info@lymphessential.com



Lymphedema is a medical condition resulting from damage to the lymphatic system. This can be congenital (primary lymphedema) or due to a surgery or trauma (secondary lymphedema). The result is an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid in the affected area; this is most commonly in the limbs but can affect any part of the body.

Lymphedema is managed with Combined Decongestive therapy: a combination of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Compression Therapy, Exercise, and Skin Care. To learn more please contact Jana at  403 383 1838 or email: info@lymphessential.com


Combined Decongestive Therapy   

Combined Decongestive Therapy is considered the gold standard in the treatment of lymphedema. Made up of four components: manual lymphatic drainage, compression, excercise and skin care, it is a comprehensive therapy aimed at limb volume reduction and improving tissue health. During the intensive phase treatments are received daily for a period of 1-4 weeks depending on severity. Once volume has reduced and fibrosis has softened, the patient is then fitted for a compression garment to move into the maintenance phase of therapy.

To learn more or to book a consultation please call Jana at 403 383 1838 or email info@lymphessential.coml

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About Jana

Jana has been working as a full time massage therapist since 2007 and loves the role that massage therapy plays in helping people.

Prior to starting Lymphessential, Jana spent most of her career in spa settings where she formed a strong connection to oncology massage. In 2010 Jana became a Dr. Vodder certified lymphedema therapist and since then has had a major focus in manual lymphatic drainage and lymphedema management.

Whether you are a lymphedema or lipedema patient, have had lymph node surgery and are at risk of lymphedema, or are someone who enjoys massage therapy as part of their self care – she’s here to help!

Over the past 5 years Jana has been a huge part of my lymphedema journey. Lymphatic massage and wraps have been so beneficial and essential to my well being. Without a doubt the massage relieves the congestion in my chest wall which I can physically feel and the wraps have helped keep my arm healthy.

There are skeptics who believe lymphatic massages don’t really work but I can attest to their value. Jana is a gem. She has always been a good listener, supportive, and caring.

Marilyn Cantlie

I depend on Jana and the regular lymphatic massage I receive for the swelling in my legs.

There is such a difference in the way they feel and even in the way that they look after a massage.

I take great comfort in having my legs treated by Jana, it really contributes to my overall health and well being.

Patricia Bossert


60 minutes: $100
90 minutes: $140



*an additional cost may be required for bandaging supplies.

As a 2200 hour massage therapist, invoices may be claimed through private insurance.
Please check with your provider for specific details regarding your coverage.

Cancellation Policy:
Please allow 12 hours notice as a courtesy if you cannot make your appointment.



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