Mary Fickling, Co-Director of PhysioPod UK Nominated as Self Care Champion
"Earlier this month, I was both delighted and proud to be nominated as a Self Care Champion by Gaynor Leech of LWO Community. Gaynor is an inspiration in every aspect of self care, empowering those living with Lymphoedema with practical tips and imparting her wealth of knowledge to really help improve the quality of day to day life by taking care of physical and mental health.
For more information about their important work please visit Self Care Forum Website
What 'self care' means to me..
"I support self-care to ensure my energy reserves are kept at an optimum level, so I can support my partner, friends and my work and life projects. My days begin with an assessment of that energy, adding in and taking away the things I need in order to have a balance in my life.
I co-direct and manage a company called PhysioPod UK Ltd. We specialise in the supply, training, aftercare and support of a patented therapy called DEEP OSCILLATION®, which is electrostatic lymphatic drainage massage and is applied through gloved hands or applicators, also enabling self-care. It is used in sports/ occupational injuries and post-surgery and in the NHS for the management of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. PhysioPod brought deep oscillation into the UK in 2006. Self-care with a personal unit has enabled a better quality of life for those that live with these conditions, resulting in less pain, swelling and discomfort."
My listing on the Self Care Champion website can be viewed here