Manual Lymphatic Drainage Specialist
I’ve been working for Katie Bell Physio since 2016 and am a fully qualified MLD therapist having trained here in the UK and at the renowned Dr Vodder School in Austria, where this specialised technique originated. This intensive training allowed me to study all aspects of this incredibly worthwhile and effective treatment, to include Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Decongestive/Compression Therapy. I have been working with clients who have lymphoedema, using MLD to improve their condition leading to a better quality of life. I’ve also worked with clients post operatively to speed up the healing process by using MLD.
I enjoy meeting new clients and I try to help them not just with physical problems but also emotional ones too. If people walk out of my door feeling better than when they arrived then I have done a good job. My desire to help clients with specific problems relating to lymphatic disorders evolved from my training over 30 years ago as a Massage Therapist and Further Education Teacher. This gave me a broad range of experience both hands-on and teaching in massage, anatomy and physiology. I am passionate about the more beneficial and challenging medical aspect that this treatment offers.
I feel valued as a member of the team at Katie Bell which is important to me. I feel supported by my colleagues and there is a very positive vibe at the clinic which our clients pick up on and embrace.
Qualifications, Achievements & Relevant Experience
- Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage CDT – Training in Ludlow and at the Vodder clinic in Austria
- 5 years experience as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist
- Using MLD to improve clients with lymphoedema
- Working with clients post operatively to speed up the healing process by using MLD
- Experience in Massage Therapy
Hobbies, Hidden Talents & More Info
Hobbies outside of work include cooking, entertaining friends and family. I love singing (in the car!), attending concerts, and going on holiday. I also like painting and sketching.
As a child I didn’t think too much about a career, I wanted to have a happy family life for my kids like I was lucky enough to have. Having completed a beauty therapy course in the eighties and also taught beauty, I decided to retrain after having my children to become an MLD therapist which gives me more job satisfaction.