Heather Powell

MT MLD UK, Vodder MLD DLT Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist

MLD and Massage
B48 7LA
Telephone 0121 447 7873
Mobile 075037 46500

  • Heather Powell MT, MLD UK, DLT, Vodder MLD Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist

  • Training completed with MLD Training Ltd. providing the highest standard of education in the Dr. Vodder method of manual lymph drainage (MLD) and combined decongestive therapy (CDT) available in the UK.

  • Membership with MLD UK promoting public awareness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) from the point of view of both the patient & potential practitioners.

  • Equine MLD training completed with Prof. Dr. D. Berens von Rautenfeld in Germany

  • Therapist insurance with Giles Insurance Brokers

  • Massage Therapy training completed with industry respected Ann Baddeley at Active Associates

  • Seated chair massage usually focuses on the back, shoulder and neck areas and is conducted whilst seated in a special massage therapy chair. This is a short treatment, taking anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.

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Insured with: Giles Insurance Brokers

Treatments Offered: 

  • Sports Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage –
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Membership with MLD UK
  • Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT)

Mobile Services

Approximately 15 miles radius for home treatment unless a special arrangement has been made.

Personal profile:  

Heather trained in sports massage with Active Associates and has since incorporated other techniques into her practice.  Her clientele has included the general public, elite athletes, musicians and performers, and she appreciates the opportunities that massage and MLD have provided her to meet with people from all walks of life. She became a fully qualified Dr Vodder MLD practitioner in 2003 after reading about the problems faced by people who had developed Lymphoedema after surgery, and the need for more MLD therapists, and now treats a wide range of conditions including Lymphoedema. Whilst training for her Dr Vodder qualification Heather realised that MLD could be an excellent treatment for horses and other animals.  She qualified in manual lymph drainage for horses in Germany and founded her practice, Equine MLD, in the UK in 2006.  She now works internationally and is the author of published research on the use of MLD with horses. Heather has recently incorporated DEEP OSCILLATION® into her practices and is very impressed with the results to date. She is planning to feature DEEP OSCILLATION® in a clinical trial with horses with chronic progressive Lymphoedema.


  • Sports massage, Active Foundation 2001
  • Vodder therapy II and  III (DLT) 2003

Training Completed At

Active Associates Limited, Solihull, UK
Vodder – Devon UK
Equine Lymphdrainage – Germany

Courses Attended

Introduction to Myofascial Release, 2006PhysioULK logo

Fundamental Kinesio Taping and Lymphoedema, 2006Kinesio UK