Some Information About Me

 

As an oncology-trained therapist, I have completed comprehensive training in general massage therapy as well as additional specialised training that addresses the pathology of cancer, the treatments used and the side effects of these treatments.

 

I began my career as an IHBC trained massage therapist in 1985 utilising traditional, integrative Swedish massage techniques, whose methodology remains an important part of my massage treatment today. I then chose to concentrate specifically on Oncology massage, a personal and modified approach to massage developed for cancer patients that safely enables them to benefit from the unquestionable positivity of hands on massage.

 

In 2018 I began my training as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage practitioner with the renowned Vodder training academy and completed advanced training that enables me to work with people who may have a compromised lymphatic system as a result of treatment for cancer. 

 

Specialising in these therapies now enables me to offer treatments that I know provide great benefit to people who have experience of cancer and the immediate and often long-term side effects the diagnosis and treatments bring.

 

  • Vodder level 3 MLD/DLT dip.

  • MSCM Oncology Massage dip. (Distinction)

  • Lymphoedema Monitoring & Intervention After Breast Cancer cert. Macquerie University

  • IHBC Massage therapy dip.

  • Balens Ltd. Insured

  • FHT Registered

  • MLD UK Member

  • BLS British Lymphology Society Member

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