I first qualified in massage, anatomy and physiology, and aromatherapy in 1990 and continued my studies with the Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of massage learning skills in deep tissue massage and manual lymphatic drainage.
Much of my early massage training involved voluntary work experience within a variety of medical settings for example in a cardiac outpatients department and for the Stroke Association.
I have also taught massage and aromatherapy and provided on-site massage for office workers.
After completing my training at the Dr Vodder School in Austria, I decided to focus on using manual lymphatic drainage and the treatment of lymphoedema. I continue to review and update my training and completed an advanced course at the Föeldi clinic in Germany. I have worked for 10 years in a lymphoedema clinic for breast cancer patients at the Cancerkin Centre based at The Royal Free Hospital, London.
I am a member of MLDuk, the British Lymphology Society and Lymphoedema Support Network.