About the Practitioner
Carolyn developed an interest and passion in the area of cancer support after caring for a family member during their journey with cancer. Carolyn is a Lymphoedema Therapist certified in the Dr Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) method and an accredited Remedial Massage Therapist. Carolyn has a special interest in Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy but also practices Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. She has a particular interest in the risk reduction and management of lymphoedema, immune support and cancer care.
Carolyn has had extensive experience volunteering at the Cancer Care Centre in Unley, McGuiness McDermott Child and Youth Wellness Centre Unley (The Little Heroes Foundation), Daw Park Hospice and The Gawler Foundation in Melbourne.
Carolyn has an holistic client -centered approach to health, taking into account the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Empowerment is the foundation of her treatment plan working closely with her clients enabling them to obtain knowledge and independence to manage their own health and enhance their quality of life. She combines her experience and knowledge to bring about a caring and supportive association with her clients.
She is committed to an integrated approach to health , healing and wellbeing. Recognising that while in our hearts each person has the same pure essence , that each person does need to be treated as a unique individual.
Carolyn specialises in the Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph method, incorporating Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy, education and risk reduction, self-help treatment and exercise, compression therapy, lymph taping therapy and low level laser treatment.
There is a strong commitment to liaise with medical and other allied health professionals in order to assist the client with management of their condition.
- Certificate Lymph Taping (Medical Taping Concepts 2012)
- Low Level Laser Safety Training (Device Technologies 2012)
- Oncology Massage Module 1 & 2 (2008 & 2010)
- Diploma Remedial Massage HLT50307 (Natural Health Academy 2009)
- Participant facilitator training The Gawler Foundation’s ‘Living Well’ Cancer,Healing Wellbeing Program (2008)
- Certified Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapist ( 2005)
- Certificate lV in Massage (The Massage Study Centre 2004)
- Australian Association of Massage Therapists ,
- Dr. Vodder School International
- Australian Lymphology Association and
- National Lymphoedema Practitioner Register
Health Fund Status
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Eastwood & West Beach
0438 800 397
'Thank you so much for your precious gift of massage & for all the valuable information you provide. Your support & encouragement has been wonderful . words cannot express my full gratitude.'
'Carolyn has been providing me with lymph drainage massage for risk reduction following my cancer treatment over the past 2 years and it has been a great experience for me.
She has extensive experience with patients who are recovering from cancer and has a great knowledge about the cancer recovery process. Her understanding of issues faced by cancer patients has enabled her to provide support and guidance beyond my expectations.
Carolyn’s warm and empathetic nature, combined with her knowledge and experience, has proven very comforting to me and a significant additional benefit in supporting my recovery and emotional wellbeing.'
'Recovering from a mastectomy which caused restricted movement in my arms and swelling throughout my limbs it was imperative that I received treatment to aid the healing process. I have been fortunate enough to receive treatment on a regular basis from Carolyn Rowe. Carolyn’s treatment has been exceptional. Carolyn listens to my needs and I find following treatment with Carolyn my swelling decreases dramatically and my range of movement increases significantly. This is important for me as I live a very active lifestyle and like to attend the gym on a regular basis; without Carolyn’s treatment these activities would prove to be a difficult task. Her treatment is soothing, relaxing and therapeutic. I would highly recommend Carolyn’s treatment; she is an extremely lovely and caring lady who will put your needs as her first priority.'