We specialize in Post Surgical Therapy to help you recover in weeks verses months!

At the Health Studio Massage and Wellness Center we provide Lymphatic Massage, also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Lymph Therapy, Vodder MLD or simply MLD.  Lymphatic Massage is a gentle yet powerful technique.   We have extensive experience in working with a multitude of surgical procedures including a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative surgeries and conditions. 

We also work with individuals suffering from lymphedema, lipoedema, and the effects of stress and a sluggish lymph system.  The Vodder Method of MLD is beneficial for over 40 conditions.  We have seen beneficial results from conditions such as arthritis, ADD/ADHD, headaches, chronic pain and more.  We work with patients who are suffering from chronic pain conditions to provide a natural holistic pain management option.  MLD is very beneficial for reducing stress and the myriad of harmful effects.  Manual Lymphatic Drainage activates the parasympathetic nervous system, or the natural relaxed state of peace and calm.   

The founder and director of the Health Studio is Leiah Carr, LMT, CHMLD.  She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Natural Healing Practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Her passion is to provide natural solutions to relieve pain, stress and improve individual’s health.   Leiah has seen first hand the beneficial effect of MLD when working with individuals following their surgeries, injuries, pain and chronic conditions. Leiah Carr is certified at both the Master Level and at the International Instructor Level in the Vodder Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage through the MLD Institute International. Here clients lovingly refer to her as the Lymph Guru.

Leiah is the past President and CEO of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.  She is the Board Chair of the International Massage Therapy Credentialing Council, Inc.  She is an International Educator, writer and advocate for the Massage Therapy Profession and the many holistic benefits massage therapy can provide.

Leiah enjoys life to the fullest with a zest for adventure which includes white water rafting, zip lining, skydiving and other outdoor experiences.  Her passion and joy for life are contagious as well as her natural gift of encouraging others and helping to provide them with natural solutions to address the health challenges they may encounter.

The Health Studio Massage and Wellness Center is centrally located in Jacksonville, FL.  At the Health Studio we have multiple treatment rooms in a tranquil environment, as well as our Zen lounge area where your family member or friend is welcome to relax while you have your session. Each session is custom tailored to meet the needs of the individual and the conditions and goals they wish to achieve.  

The Health Studio works with all types of Health Care Providers.  We work with medical referrals from Physicians who provide a prescription for care, as well as individuals who contact us who are seeking holistic therapy options.  The Practitioners at the Health Studio work as a team in conjunction with referring medical providers to keep them informed. 

If you’re looking for a natural solution to recover from a surgical procedure, address your condition, or to help diminish the harmful effects of daily stress on your immune system and body, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are happy to discuss how our Lymphatic Massage and holistic services may benefit and improve your recovery, health and wellness.


 Member ACE Massage Cupping Practitioners Association

Member Florida State Massage Therapy Association

Approved Educator-International Massage Therapy Credentialing Council, Inc.