Name withheld | Exmouth
As promised I thought I would drop you a brief note. M has had a restful night and says his back is far easier. His back has never faired so well as it has after you have worked your magic on it. In light of his ongoing medical condition - not I might add back related - his gait greatly improves and his response to treatment is clearly evident.
Name withheld | Exmouth
Susie explained how MLD worked and the likely cause of swelling. The combination of Hivamat and MLD helped soften areas of fibrosis and reduce the swelling. I found it to be a gentle soothing treatment and very effective...
Susie was recommended to me by my Podiatrist to help treat swelling in my lower leg, foot and ankle that was not resolving.
I had previously been advised there was ‘nothing else that could be done other than to wear compression socks’.
Name withheld | West Hill
I got results from the Hivamat treatment very quickly, with pain reducing, being able to sleep at night and am now off all pain meds. I am delighted with the results...
...I have been visiting Susie for a month now receiving two Hivamat treatments a week for severe frozen shoulder which I had been suffering with for eight months.
Susie is an amazing therapist, warm, friendly and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.
Linda | Exeter
Susie is professional, competent, knowledgeable and very caring. Results after treatment are always good, my arm feels softer and less heavy. I also feel better all over which is the result of the lymphatic Drainage. It seems to give me more energy...
...I have been seeing Susie every month for two years. I have MLD and Hivamat treatment for Lymphoedema in my arm following breast cancer surgery ten years ago.
The Hivamat is a very soothing and soft treatment and really helps the scar tissue as well as the MLD clearing the lymph nodes in unaffected areas. Without this treatment the volume in my arm increases and becomes heavy. I would highly recommend the treatment Susie can offer.
Name withheld | Topsham
Susie is always caring and conscientious. She creates a relaxing atmosphere, and listens attentively at the beginning of each session to ensure the treatment is targeted at my most problematic areas...
...Then I relax, knowing I’m in safe hands, while Susie does her job. I always feel much better afterwards. Susie has given me a lot of useful advice about compression stockings, to help my varicose veins. Thank you, Susie, for all your help.
My legs seemed lighter and more supple but biggest improvement was my knees which are usually so tight and at present also seem more supple so ALL GOOD!!!
MLD with Hivamat / pre and post operative Liposuction, Lipoedema
Anon | Colyford
You are amazing at explaining the ins and outs of treatment. What you say is really clear and easy to understand and we can all see the difference when the lymph-massage is complete...
...swelling is visibly less and the patient has commented on how different it feels when she walks, and she does walk well post ( MLD )massage and has commented previously on how her knees are less painful post treatment. Thanks so much.
MLD with Hivamat secondary Lymphoedema
Occupational Therapist, The Woodmill Trust Cullompton
I’m in my early 70’s and had to have my bladder removed for cancer. The good news was that after my 8 week follow up the surgeon said I was cancer free...
...The bad news was that 12 weeks after surgery one of my legs started swelling up and became hot and red and uncomfortable. I was referred round the system to be checked out for DVT etc but no-one seemed to know what to do with me. It took the best part of 3 months to get a referral to the NHS lymphoedema clinic to get compression garments fitted. I was so grateful to find Susie on the internet and that she was able to fit me in much sooner. The combination of manual lymph drainage and Hivamat treatment and heaps of advice and reassurance really helped get me back on my feet. She was great in teaching a friend how to do the MLD and I managed to find a (rare)portable Hivamat on eBay so now I’m well set up and about to head off on a 100 mile pilgrimage in Spain. Still adjusting to this being a lifetime thing now, but so grateful to have been able to get the treatment I needed at the right time.
Anon | Exeter
Anon | Exmouth
I spent a lot of my childhood in hospital and have had mobility issues all my life. I first started looking for supportive therapies outside the NHS about 35 years ago and alternative / complementary therapies and healing have been one of my main interes
I was introduced to Manual Lymphatic Drainage ("MLD") about 15 years ago by a highly regarded Naturopath that I was going to at the time. She said that, as a therapy, she couldn't recommend MLD highly enough to people like me with oedema issues.
In those early days I had a good few treatments. After that, MLD became something that I would return to whenever I felt the need. As I have moved home during those 15 years, Susie is the third MLD therapist that I have been to. I have been seeing her since 2014.
It has always been a delight to receive a treatment from Susie. In recent years she has taken her training in MLD to levels far beyond that of the therapists that I have known in the past. She has a real passion for her work - it might even be described as her calling in life. That enthusiasm and love for what she does makes a real difference to the quality of the treatment that she gives. From my perspective, she's taken a good therapy and made it great!
After suffering a bad fall earlier this year, when my ankle was slow to heal and the integrity of the tissue appeared severely compromised, Susie was able to help where nothing else had worked. She used her Hivamat Oscillation machine on my ankle to dramatic effect and the subsequent healing was remarkable.
My only reservation about giving this testimonial is a selfish concern - that, if she becomes too busy, I may find it harder to get an appointment’
Anon | Budleigh Salterton
Mr J Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton resident
Lower back pain my enemy of old returned with a vengeance. I could hardly move and as a 24/7 carer for my husband I had a thousand and one things to do. It was such a relief to have a Hivamat massage treatment with Susie which helped disentangle my tightly knotted back muscles and get on with life!