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Our Mission

We are passionate about helping people find resolution with chronic inflammation and continuous prevention. Our specialists in Manual Lymph Drainage(MLD) aid the body to clear toxins and cellular build up to allow the body to regenerate faster and better. It is our goal to provide services that directly improve your lymphatic health, to reduce inflammation; one of the key markers of predicting future health, as a part of your regimen to a better, healthier you. We are passionate abou helping people who suffer from chronic inflammation. We specialize in Lymphatic Massage/Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) which aids the body to clear out unnecessary toxins and cellular debris, allowing the body to regenerate faster. It is our goal to educate and provide services that directly improve your lymphatic health as a part of your self-care regimen to a better, healthier you.

About Us and Our Approach

Our bodywork includes Manual Lymph Drainage and Medical Massage. We may use orthopedic assessments and palpation to address each person’s specific needs and goals. We are dedicated to improving your wellness with a natural holistic approach without the use of harmful pharmaceuticals and unnecessary invasive procedures.

In our first visit, we do a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, assess your goals, and best of all, provide your first treatment. Your follow-up treatment will be scheduled at least 2-10 days after your initial visit, and will provide a vital part of the evaluation. Based on our analysis, we can recommend the best plan to kickstart your Lymphatic health into high gear.

Like training a muscle to become stronger, frequency is key to build Lymphatic health. In the first 4-6 weeks, your therapist may recommend a frequency of 1-3 treatments a week which is based on severity of your symptoms. In this phase, it is our goal to acclimate your body to push Lymph at a higher rate than normal. Once acclimated, we taper out appointments, finding “the sweet spot”, ranging anywhere from 4-6 weeks to maintain you feeling great.

More About Your Lymphatic Health

Your Lymphatic System and its role in maintaing good health

Although Lymphatic work is called “massage”, it is a very different type of bodywork from traditional massage. Seventy percent of your lymphatic system is in your skin! Because of this, we use light, feather-like movements to push lymph fluid to larger lymph vessels and organs (where the other 30% are located) to be filtered and expelled. Designed by Dr’s Emil and Estrid Vodder in Europe, MLD can improve and facilitate the movement of lymphatic fluid from the body’s tissues into the lymphatic vessels, soothe and calm the nervous system, as well as provide pain relief.

The Lymphatic System consists of vessels, ducts and nodes and is closely connected to the cardiovascular system. It is often referred to as an ”internal cleaning system for the whole body” . It is vital for the maintenance of human life because if it fails to function correctly, excessive fluid and toxins build up causing the body pain, loss of energy, infection and disease. During the complex transportation process, the lymph fluid is cleaned, concentrated and filtered by one of the 600-700 lymph nodes located around the body. They also produce a certain type of white blood cell, namely lymphocytes, which is why the lymphatic system plays an important role in immunity.
An inefficient Lymphatic System

If the Lymphatic system is working efficiently, we generally feel healthy. Tiredness, constant fatigue, bouts of colds and infections could mean that our lymphatic system is weak and struggling to function to its optimum capability. If congested, the lymphatic system may result in metabolic waste inability to be removed, and can also prevent new healthy nutrients that are key to the human cell’s very existence.
How can MLD help?

The effects of MLD are numerous and generally affect the nervous system. It aids in pain relief, encourages relaxation, soothes tired sore muscles, and aids fluid movement in the connective tissue. By stimulating the lymph vessels, MLD positively affects the immune system as well.
Is MLD compatible with other treatments?

MLD combines extremely well with other complementary and standard treatments. As with all complementary therapies, some conditions may require consent from your physician.

With our MLD treatments, we do not use lotions or oils on the skin which supports the Lymphatic system to get the best possible results. We limit aromas, which may be reactive to some clients.


Benefits and conditions that can be improved with MLD:
  • Fluid retention or bloating
  • Consistent achiness or soreness, in general
  • Chronic fatigue, ME/CFS
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Relaxation
  • Aids in healing pre and post surgery, once drain ports are closed(at least 6 weeks post-op)
  • Improves breast feeding for nursing mothers
  • Sinitus and Seasonal allergy symptoms
  • “Heaviness” or pressure in arms or legs especially after activity or prolonged standing or use
  • Painful periods
  • Sensitivity or tenderness to touch
  • Assistance with weight loss
  • Acute inflammation resulting from sprains/muscle injury/sports injuries
  • Prevents scar tissue build up from acute injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Aches and pains
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Anxiety, Tension and Stress
  • Aids in better digestion and elimination

Why choose us?

We provide a beautiful safe space in the historic Colby Abbot building in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. We opened our doors in January 2021, amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, with the goal to enrich lives and encourage people to better wellness naturally and holistically. We value the balance of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and it is reflected in our treatment process for our clients.

We are certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage, licensed in the state of Wisconsin, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. We are proudly certified MLD by The Academy of Lymphatic Studies.

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Meet May

Amidst the pandemic, I started my journey into massage therapy. The future: questionable, however passion-focused, it lead my curiosity into the Lymphatic system. Although it received such little attention, I was fascinated by it. I was shocked how such light bodywork could make a prolific difference. I have made it is my mission to educate how vital it is to care for your lymphatic health and to normalize MLD as a normal self care regimen. I am a advocate for holistic, natural care, breathwork, and meditation that bond and balance both physical and spiritual entities. I am a certified MLD Therapist trained through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. I hold my certificate with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage, licensed through the state of Wisconsin, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.


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Contact Us

Phone: 414-376-7610
Email: may@revivebodyworksMKE.com
759 N Milwaukee St Suite 411 Milwaukee WI 53202
We are a private clinic and book by appointment online through Acuity Scheduling.
WED 9A-3P, THU 11A-7P
Sat 9am-2 pm by appointment only
Cancellation Policy: We require 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule. If late cancellation is inevitable, we charge 50% of the service. No call/no show appointments will be charged 100% of the service. We understand that life happens, so we structure our policy to accommodate unforeseen situations, however excessive absences impact us and our clients. We appreciate your understanding.