Last Updated - 7th August, 2006



Manual Lymphatic drainage (MLD) or Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a "retraining" of the lymph to make it flow faster and more efficiently.

The lymph system is the "waste disposal system" within the body. It acts as the body’s defence; it clears away toxins, bacteria, cell debris, excess water and proteins. Without this important system we would die within twenty-four hours.

Nicole has been a qualified therapist since 1991. She holds certification in Anatomy & Physiology, Remedial Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Therapy. In order to become a MLD Practitioner she trained at the Dr Vodder School, in North America and Austria. As a member of MLD UK, Nicole is also registered as a practicing member of Lymph Drainage and is listed on the Lymphœdema Support Network.

Nicole holds many presentations to various meeting groups including patients, doctors, physiotherapists and nursing staff. She presented a case study of a young child with primary lymphœdema at the annual 2000 MLD Conference and also presents at Chelmsford Polytechnic for Trainee Nursing Staff yearly.

Nicole receives referrals from Dr J Singer MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, H. Peter Ku, D.D.S., PA Mr Bradpiece and Mr Morgan.  Patients seen by any of the above consultants or the Breast Care nurses within St Margaret's Hospital, Epping and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, will receive MLD treatment for Breast Odema and Secondary Lymphœdema of the affected arm following Breast cancer surgery.  This is funded by the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

The French Cosmetic Company recommends 6 treatments of MLD after surgery and Nicole has treated patients living nearby to her practice.

Detailed within this Web Site are the conditions which MLD treats and patient testimonials of the success of the treatment.

Nicole works within St Margaret's hospital in Epping, Essex and can see private-paying patients there.
Also Nicole works at the Capio Thomas Rivers Hospital, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, where patients covered by private healthcare can receive treatment of both Primary and Secondary Lymphœdemas.  Patients can telephone the Rivers Hospital direct on 01279 600 282 to book an appointment.

If you would like to discuss treatment with her, please see her
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DISCLAIMER: Please Note that the contents of this site are recommendations and advice with regards to the practice and application of Manual Lymphatic Drainage/Combined Decongestive Therapy and in no way negate or recommend that you should not seek proper medical advice.
The Testimonials included within the site are from patients. Please note that each case is individual and results vary.