Feel Great After a Lymph Drainage Massage

Since the 1930s, millions of people worldwide have enjoyed the benefits of a lymphatic drainage massage. Visit us for a calming, relaxing, and healing experience.

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Located in Manhattan’s Union Square, NYC

What Is It?

Developed in Europe in the 1930’s by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD®) is a safe, effective, and gentle approach to cleansing the body’s tissues and has a detoxifying effect.

It can benefit a healthy person as well as be applied to more than 60 different conditions. Scientific studies, as well as vast clinical experience, have supported the effectiveness of MLD®.

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Clinically demonstrated to be effective, manual lymphatic drainage provides numerous benefits:

  1. MLD® Removes metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from the tissues.
  2. MLD®, through its gentle rhythmical precise hand movements, alleviates pain by greatly reducing the pain signals sent to the brain.
  3. MLD® releases the sympathetic nervous system, thus helping to relieve stress
  4. MLD® helps the body to heal more quickly from injuries, surgical trauma, chronic conditions and edema.
  5. MLD® helps to minimize scar formation

More About Lymphatic Drainage

The Two-Minute Rundown

Your lymphatic system is effectively your body’s drainage canals. Toxins and metabolic waste is flushed out of muscle tissues via the lymph system. In this way, the lymph system plays a vital role in your immune system.

Lymphatic drainage is a gentle process that encourages these channels to drain and clear up, improving health both mentally and physically.

Skepticism is encouraged, especially if you are unfamiliar with lymphatic drainage and are jut now exploring its potential benefits. Don’t worry- its benefits are well supported via clinical studies. Studies have demonstrated its benefits benefits with respect to breast cancer and general well-being. If you’re diving deep and doing your homework, we recommend these studies to start:

Where Lymph Drainage Helps


  • Post-Mastectomy
  • Post-Hysterectomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Post Surgical
  • Pre-Surgery
  • Pre/Post cosmetic surgery
  • Post-Liposuction


  • Sprains/strains
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic Pain

Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Lipedema


  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Toxic Poisoning
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  • James Fowler Physical Therapy: Interior

  • James Fowler Physical Therapy: Interior

Our Space: Dedicated to Effective Therapy & Comfort

We have been in our Union Square location for over 16 years and are proud of the reputation we have earned all over NYC.  Our treatment space is located in Lower Manhattan, a block North of Union Square. 

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Meet Our Therapists

Our dedicated and experienced team of therapists and paramedical support staff are what empower us to help our patients. 

Well-trained, experienced, and motivated to help you feel better, you can count on our team of physical therapists and massage therapists to help you move and feel better.

Meet Our Team
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  • James Fowler Physical Therapy: Interior

  • James Fowler Physical Therapy: Interior

Get in Touch



873 Broadway #501
New York, NY 10003

Finding Us

James Fowler Physical Therapy is located in Union Square at 873 Broadway, between 18th and 19th street. (To buzz into building dial 012).


Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 7 pm