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Complementary Therapy

bev.jpgHello! My name is Beverley and I run the Complementary Therapy Clinic at the NMC. In November 2013 I graduated from Chester University with a Degree in Complementary Therapeutic Practices in Health and Wellbeing.

The therapies I currently practice are Aromatherapy, Body Massage, Reflexology and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. I work at the NMC on Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Tuesdays.

Aromatherapy is an ancient therapeutic treatment that is said to enhance wellbeing and may help relieve the symptoms of many acute and chronic conditions. Aromatherapy oils are the pure essences found in flowers/plants/fruits and herbs and can be utilised in a number of ways such as inhalation/added to warm bath water and blended into a carrier oil and massaged into the skin.


reflexology.jpgReflexology is a natural holistic therapy that treats the mind, body and spirit and as it is a gentle non invasive therapy it is suitable for any age. It is believed that various parts of the feet correspond to parts of the body.

Reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally and can relieve tension and stress, enhance sleep pattern and improve mood. Treatment may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

Indian Head Massage is a relaxing ancient, therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for nearly 4,000 years. It is a deep tissue massage using a variety of pressures + techniques that may relieve aches, pains and tension in the neck, back and shoulders.
It stimulates blood flow, increases lymphatic flow and may help to reduce spasm, inflammation and increase oxygenation in the upper body. The treatment consists of applying pressure to points in the upper back, arms and shoulders and then moving to the neck and head.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

MLD is a skin movement technique developed by a Danish Therapist, Dr Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid in the 1930's.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specialised technique which consists of slow, repetitive, and rhythmical hand movements which stretch the skin and stimulate contractions of the lymphatic vessels. This results in excess fluid and waste products being removed from the body's tissue and into the lymphatic system. The fluid drains through the lymph nodes where it is filtered and cleansed of bacteria, waste and dead cells before being returned to the blood stream.

Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • MLD can alleviate fluid congestion such as swollen ankles and tired puffy eyes.
  • MLD is deeply relaxing and can help reduce stress and tension.
  • MLD can help with chronic inflammatory conditions such as sinusitis, arthritis, and rosacea.
  • MLD can assist in the treatment of acne, eczema. wounds, burns and the appearance of scars.
  • MLD can help with post-operative swelling and bruising. It can also help in the healing of sprains, torn ligaments, promote the healing of fractures and lessens pain.

lavender.jpgI am registered with MLDUK having qualified in the Vodder technique, June 2014 in Austria.

I have an existing DBS and am fully insured through Batens insurance brokers. I am a member of the Federation of Holistic therapists, Association of Reflexologists and MLDUK.

On Wednesday and Thursdays I am pleased to see service users and carers by appointment. Please feel free to speak to me for a chat or to make an appointment.

New Service at NMC

We have now introduced a new compression garment measuring service at NMC for service users with lymphedema (swelling, which can affect the legs in particular). This is in conjunction with Juzo, one of the UK's leading compression garment companies. Please speak to Beverley on 01606 861799 for further information.

I look forward to meeting you soon!