Jan Thomson

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Lymphoedema and manual lymphatic Drainage Specialist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cardiff, CF15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My aim is to increase client motivation and enhance self care by offering a  personalised approach to achieve a better quality of life.

Janet is a qualified Medical Manual Lymphatic Drainage Specialist practitioner, qualifying in Lymphoedema with the Austrian Vodder School of Manual Lymphatic drainage and also practises the Casely Smith and Le duc method of lymphatic drainage.

.Janet has over 15 years of  working within the local health service as a  qualified lymphoedema specialist practitioner.  Janet is experienced in the assessment and on going management of primary, secondary lymphoedema and lipodema and swelling.

Janet has experience in helping people to manage swelling caused by cancer and non cancer treatment including lipodema.

Janet is also experienced in treating clients post vaser lipo suction and abdominal surgery

Janet is a clinical aromatherapist and reflexologist and is trained in healing. This enables a range of integrated therapies to be offered that ease tensions, calm the mind, and restore balance and well-being.

Service includes:
• Full assessment for management on going treatment and prevention of primary and secondary lymphoedema, lipoedema and swelling

• Manual lymphatic drainage
• Multilayered bandaging
• Wound assessment
• Scar assessment
• Individualised exercise regime
• Garment choice
• Offering lymphatic massage post vaser lipo suction surgery
• Access to a range of complementary therapies -Aromatherapy; cupping; reflexology/nerve reflexology
• Mobile service considered for clients with reduced mobility

BUPA, Aviva, AXA and Red Arc approved for Lymphatic drainage in primary and secondary lymphoedema

A fully qualified practitioner, Janet is a member of:
I.F P,A International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists ,
MAR Member of the Association of Reflexologists
MLD uk. Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK
BLS British lymphology Society
If you would like to put together a tailored treatment plan, please call me to discuss.

See web site for further information

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Community Health. College Medicine Cardiff
Medical Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Vodder and Casely Smith and Le duc technique

Kinesio taping
Nurse Prescriber community
Itec Reflexology
IHHT massage
IFPA aromatherapy
PGCE Teaching

Member: AOR, BLS, MLDuk, IFPA, LSN

Member organisations

The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)

The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) is a UK registered charity and practitioner-led professional aromatherapy association.

The IFPA aim to maintain a high standard of knowledge and professional practice in all individual members and regulate the practice in a way that ensures high standards of professionalism and safety.

Association of Reflexologists (AoR)

The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is a non-profit making association which aims to provide support to professionally qualified practitioners.

Membership is open to practitioners who have gained an approved qualification or who have provided proof that their training and practical skills meet the standards set by the AoR.

Other available therapies

Manual Lymphatic Massage (MLD)
Decongestive lymphoedema Treatment
Scar tissue work
Soft Tissue and connective tissue work
Kinesio taping for swelling and pain
Cupping for cellulite and detox
Manual lymphatic drainage massage post liposuction, vaser surgery and abdominal surgery
Reflexology/Nerve reflexology for skeletal pain and inflammation


£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Initial lymphoedema assessment for lymphoedema, lipoedema . primary and secondary lymphoedema) £140 plus travel. Subsequent  sessions £70 plus travel

Lymphatic drainage £70 per session plus travel

Aromatherapy/ pregnancy massage £70; cupping £70

Kinesio taping price £10

Reflexology/nerve reflexology £55

Home visits from extra  £10 (to cover travel costs). This is for the Cardiff area. It is more out side Cardiff depending on location.

When I work

Mon 9am - 5pm Tue 9am-12pm, 5pm -8pm Wednesday 9am -5pm Thurs 9am-12pm, 5pm-8pm

Further information

Therapies include:
•Full assessment for management, treatment and prevention in diagnosed lymphoedema

•Hivamat 200 deep oscillation massage therapy

•Manual lymphatic drainage

• Wound assessment

• Scar tissue work and connective tissue massage

•Compression bandaging and garment choice

•Individualised exercise regime

• Manual lymphatic drainage post surgery/cosmetic surgery (vaser lipo suction)

•Access to a range of complementary therapies including reflexology and aromatherapy

•Holistic  and pregnancy massage
• Cupping for detox and cellulite

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition, please consult your GP for advice before starting any new therapies.

Radyr, Cardiff, CF15

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

I am doing mobile work at present. This involves travelling to clients homes. I charge for travel,. This is in addition to charge per session. It's £10 for the Cardiff area and more outside of Cardiff depending on distance involved.