Oncology Manual Lymphatic Drainage In Norwich

Oncology Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage for those living with and recovering from cancer.

Manual lymphatic drainage can help to reduce the side effects of many types of cancer, surgery and lymph node removal. MLD treatments involve light, sweeping movements to direct lymph fluid back towards the lymph nodes, where it is reabsorbed into the lymphatic system, then returned to the circulatory system. Lymph fluid can be present as lymphedema, which is excess fluid in the tissues resulting from damage to or removal of the lymph nodes and vessels during cancer treatment. Manual lymphatic drainage can help to drain the lymphedema towards other non damaged lymph nodes for reabsorption. (MLD can only be used for lymphedema that does not "pit" or form a non rebounding dip in the skin when touched, it is not advised to treat pitting odema).  

MLD can also help to manage the swelling that results from other surgery such as lumpectomy or mastectomy or reconstructions, which occurs due to the healing process once the skin wound has healed. it is a light and relaxing treatment and some people living with cancer may wish to have MLD purely for relaxation and wellbeing.

Those living with  active cancer wishing to book an MLD  treatment are advised to seek permission from their oncologist or specialist nurse before booking an appointment to ensure MLD is safe and appropriate for them.  

Claire Gurney is a physiotherapist trained in oncology massage and manual lymphatic drainage. Alongside massage treatments Claire can advise on exercise and lifestyle changes to help with recovery, fitness and general wellbeing. 

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Claire Gurney BSc (Hons) MSc (physio) MSc MCSP REPs registered

Claire is a chartered physiotherapist and specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy addressing issues with muscles and joints including back, shoulder or knee pain, sports or work related injuries. Claire also has experience in women's health and can help pregnant and postnatal clients to address muscle and joint pain.

Claire is a trained massage therapist providing Swedish, Sports, Pregnancy, Oncology and “TMJD therapy” (for people with issues related to temporo-mandibular joint disorder) at Treat Norwich. She is trained in Myofascial Release, acupuncture, dry needling and Chinese cupping to provide further relief from muscular tension, acute or chronic pain

Claire trained in Pilates in 2014, she teaches 1:1 sessions for injury rehabilitation, sports performance and to help clients manage or overcome long term health problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Claire understands that it is often the quality, not the quantity of movement that determines health, fitness and sporting success and she was drawn to Pilates because its principles of alignment, concentration and control -moving and exercising with correct technique which is important in all aspects of exercise and daily life. Claire uses Pilates in her physiotherapy treatments and also teaches it 1:1 as a method to help maintain health and wellbeing.

Claire worked in the health and fitness industry before completing a Masters degree in physiotherapy at UEA. She has 10 years experience working in health, fitness and rehabilitation and has worked at many sporting events including the London Paralympics, London marathon and Great North Run. Claire has also worked as a specialist personal trainer teaching exercise classes for: cancer rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and orthopaedic conditions and continues to give exercise guidance to a wide range of people looking to get moving more despite health concerns.  

Therapies  Duration  Price
Physiotherapy 45 mins £60 Initial Appointment
Physiotherapy 30 mins £45 Follow Up Appointment
Physiotherapy 45 mins £60 Follow Up Appointment
Physiotherapy 60 mins £75 Follow Up Appointment
Women's Health Physiotherapy  45 mins £60 Initial Appointment
Women's Health Physiotherapy  30 mins  £45 Follow Up Appointment
Mummy MOT 60 mins £90
Hypopressives 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Pregnancy Physio Massage  30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Sports Physio Massage 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
TMJ Physiotherapy 30/45/60 mins   £45/£60/£75
Deep Tissue Massage 30/45/60 mins   £35/£45/£55
Deep Tissue & Cupping Massage 30/45/60 mins   £35/£45/£55
Oncology Massage 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Oncology Manual Lymphatic Drainage  30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55

Myofascial Release Massage

45/60 mins


Swedish Massage

30/45/60 mins


One to one PhysioPilates - Small Group up to 4 people 30/45/60 mins


Dual/Couples Massage

60/90 mins 

£110/£150 (per Couple)

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