MSc, BSc (Hons) Vodder, Casley Smith, FGMLD, MLD DLT Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist
4, Oakfield Road
Landline 01892 723286
Mobile 07731 547754
Business opening hours:
Monday – Friday 8am-8.30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
Oakfield Road, Matfield, Monday to Saturday
Purity Bridge, Tunbridge Wells (ad hoc)
Select Physiotherapy, Tunbridge Wells, Wednesdays
The McIndoe Centre, East Grinstead, Mondays and Thursdays
Mobile: 15 mile radius from Matfield/Tunbridge Wells
Remedial Massage, MLD, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Scar Tissue Release, Lymphascial Kinesiology Taping
DEEP OSCILLATION® as opposed to externally applied, mechanical forms of massage therapy (e.g. vibration acting on the surface of the skin) Deep Oscillation works through the entire tissue layers including the connective tissue to a depth of 8cm (Solangel, 2010). Delivered via the vinyl-gloved hands of the Physiotherapist as a massage, the biologically effective oscillations work in the tissue segment undergoing treatment. DEEP OSCILLATION® is a non-invasive, non-traumatic treatment which is very well received by patients. Because of it’s gentle application it is a unique treatment for acute and chronic injury, and day one post-operative. Clinically proven effects include: significant pain reduction, anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, detoxification, oedema reduction, haematoma reduction and support of the wound healing process. Unlike other treatments, Deep Oscillation can be applied over metal pins and plates.
Clare's Feedback on Deep Oscillation so far...
"I had been thinking about buying a Deep Oscillation (DO) unit for a couple of years but was held back because I have watched many 'faddy' machines and therapies come and go over the years. Being a bit cynical, I was under the impression that nothing could beat hands-on therapy.Until my unit came about 3 weeks ago! I had told a few of my regular clients with chronic conditions about DO and given them leaflets. We were all optimistic and ready to go. While treating them, and numerous new clients, I have been learning the ropes with the unit. There have already been some remarkable results.I treated a lady with a very large seroma (750ml, 330ml, 330mls, 75mls from respective aspirations) from axillary and breast surgery twice last week with DO. The seroma has not refilled and indurated tissue around the surgical area and breast has softened.A 73 year old lady with a chronic shoulder pain said that her pain had gone while I was treating her on the bed. I was dubious, but two days later, she confirmed that the pain had not returned....Another lady with long standing Lymphoedema in her upper right arm came to me with new oedema in her left hand and lower arm. Whilst the new oedema is fluctuating, the oedema in her right arm has noticeably softened in only three sessions.An active 80 year old lady with Lipodermatosclerosis and chronic venous insufficiency said she could 'actually feel my toes' during DO, while I was treating her lower leg. She was invigorated after treatment.DO is so gentle and therapeutic that I used it post-surgically on a lady who was recovering from a Brazilian Butt Lift, over the fat transfer area. I also treated a lady post-abdominoplasty, a gentleman who traumatically snapped the head of his femur, while cycling around Europe (4 weeks post-op to extensively pin the hip) and a lady struggling with painful hand oedema and 'bone stiffness' from a broken wrist, 3 months post-op, whose hand visibly reduced during treatment.I have also just received a letter from an orthopaedic surgeon I have worked with for 5 years, thanking me for looking after one of his knee replacement patients. I treated her twice with DO to reduce oedema and ordered her a pair of compression stockings, which gave her the confidence to go on a walking holiday in Tuscany (where she is now), which she had been about to cancel due to anxiety regarding her knee.I have many clients with lymphatic and autoimmune conditions. I used DO for one of my ladies with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) for bloating, oedema, fatigue and chronic pain and another who is undergoing regular Microdox irrigation for a chronic urinary tract infection. Both commented on how soothing the DO was.I am truly amazed at the results I have witnessed from DO already. I really hope it continues because it has really enhanced all of my manual therapies. I am still gaining confidence using it. I have just demonstrated it for a plastic surgeon I work with, who is now integrating it into a recovery package for his facial, abdominoplasty and liposuction patients.I have a very diverse practice and can honestly say that DO is already enhancing the way I work. I can't praise it enough so far"Kindest regards,Clare xx
About Clare Anvar
A highly skilled, motivated and innovative clinical massage specialist with 15 years experience. Committed to integrating complementary and mainstream approaches within UK healthcare to provide exemplary patient care and improve outcomes.
"Providing individual treatments for patients who are self-referred or referred from surgeons, GPs and other healthcare practitioners. Since leaving the NHS, I have developed extensive skills working not only with oncology patients but orthopaedic and cosmetic surgical patients, as well as patients with autoimmune conditions, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and breathing pattern dysfunction.
I specialise in disorders of the lymphatic system using Manual lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release and lymphascial kinesiology taping. As the lymphatic system has so many diverse functions within the body, my practice spans many patient groups. In addition to lymphoedema and lipoedema management, this encompasses all post-surgical recovery, where the lymphatic system is temporarily overloaded, while it is responsible for short-term healing, clearing bruising, swelling, inflammation and laying down scar tissue.
Longer term, I help patients whose scarring has caused restrictions, adhesions and dysfunctional postural compensation patterns. Lymphatic disorders also include all autoimmune conditions so I have patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, Scleroderma, Lupus, Lyme disease etc. As a complementary therapist, addressing the link between mental stress and physical symptoms is intrinsic to many cases. I believe in facilitating change by not only using evidence-based techniques, but by giving patients the knowledge and skills to improve their own circumstances or to manage their conditions more effectively."
University of Glasgow: Casley Smith MLD & bandaging in the management of Complex Lymphoedema
University of Westminster: Master’s Degree: Complementary Medicine - Grade: Distinction
University of Westminster Bachelor’s Degree, Health Sciences - Grade: 1st class honours
Licenses & Certifications
- Advanced Medical Acupuncture, Osteon Manual Therapy
- Medical Taping Neurology/Lymphatics, Medical Taping Concept
- Beauty Therapy, City and Guilds
- Medical Acupuncture, Osteon Manual Therapy Training
- Foundation Degree in Complementary Approaches to Health Reflexology/ Aromatherapy, Thames Valley University
- Baby Massage Instructor, VTCT
- Introduction to Delivering Learning 7302, City and Guilds
- LaStone, Lastone Therapy
- Basic and Further Counselling Skills, Open College Network
- Holistic Body Therapies, City and Guilds
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage, West Kent College
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage Basic/ Therapy 1, Vodder
- FG-MLD, Lymphoedema Training Academy
Groups and Associations