“After many, many years our adult handicapped wheelchair bound son finally lives without terribly swollen legs.   He was prescribed diuretic pills, wore elastic stockings, doctors and occupational therapists told us to elevate his legs at all times - but none of it helped. If anything he was gradually getting worse. We couldn't even find shoes to fit properly. We happened to hear about Manual Lymph Drainage and were lucky to find a massage therapist who could perform this treatment. It worked! What’s more it still does even after several years. Manual Lymph Drainage has made a big difference in our son’s life.”


“I had hip resurfacing done – it’s called the Birmingham procedure - on my right hip. I went for Manual Lymph Drainage treatment to see if it would help my recovery. And it did. I was treated very professionally, but also very gently. I felt comfortable and confident that this was the right place for me to be. And the treatment worked. It made me feel better and certainly helped me recover from surgery more quickly. “

Dr. Michael Taciuk

“I was devastated when I first got lymphedema right after breast surgery. The swelling from my arm spread to my back. I thought I wouldn't ever be able to wear proper clothes again. I was very worried. But after the first Manual Lymph Drainage treatment I could feel the difference in my swelling.”

Linda Horn

“I had surgery on my knees. The pain was so intense that people told me it hurt to watch me walk. I knew a little about lymphatic drainage, and thought it might help after surgery. It did. It was fantastic. I could literally see the swelling go down. The therapist drained the equivalent of a bottle of wine in a week. I healed much quicker. The surgeon was amazed I could return to my job, running up and down steel ladders. I’d been terrified I wouldn't be able to work there again.”

Bob MacDonald

“Ian thoroughly explained to me how lymphedema works. He helped me understand the causes of lymphedema, exercises that improve the condition, and activities that could aggravate the leg. Ian helped reduce the swelling of the leg as much as possible with Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy. I can’t explain how much this has all helped me; I can never thank Ian enough.” 

Janet Assaf

“The most impressive thing about Salutaris is that massage is not just a physical, one dimensional activity. At the clinic, massage is a molding and a healing, a bringing back together of body, mind and soul. I see the goal as wanting to return these three to perfect harmony. I have had a few other massage therapists who are very adept at massage therapy. I have never left feeling as whole as when I leave Salutaris.”

Dr. Julie Barnett

“When I first came to Salutaris, I was very skeptical of the MLD technique - but was desperate and willing to try anything. My hip and lower legs were agony from an inflamed disc. I tried other forms of massage and acupuncture but nothing was effective. Since I started MLD and massage therapy at Salutaris I’ve got consistently better. I’m now sleeping through the night and am almost completely off pain medication. As a sufferer of chronic low-back pain, I’ve found this has been the most effective treatment by far.”

Myron Penner