I started my holistic career in 2001, since then I have continually attended further training for continued professional development. Many of the therapeutic techniques I am trained in can be used to support the client's physical health, to complement the physical rehabilitation. This is particularly appropriate for clients suffering from long term chronic conditions.
2017 Certificate Advanced Symposium, Pushing Lympoedema Therapy to the next level. Oxford Lymphoedema Practice, The Manor Hospital, Oxford.
Certificate Head and Neck Lymphoedema Master Class. NHS Wales Health.
Certificate in Managing Lymphoedema in /children and Young Adults (0-25yrs). NHS Wales, Cardiff.
Mandatory Health and Safety Training Certificate. Bristol.
NHS Leg Ulcer Management training and Doppler training, 2 days. NHS Cirencester Hospital.
Activa leg, wound and ulcer training service, 2 days.
Coban 3M would and ulcer training service, 2 days.
Oxford Lymphoedema Centre at The Manor Hospital, Oxford, observed Fluoroscopy-Guided Lymphatic Clinic (lymphatic diagnosis) and observed a LVA operation in Theatre (Lymphatic Vessel Anastomosis) micro surgery, kindly given permission by Prof Dominic Furness and Mr Alex Munsden.
MLDUK, 2 day conference in UK.
The Whiteley Clinic, Academic Day in Keyhole Varicose Vein Surgery, Guildford, Surrey.
K-Tape refresher day course, at NHS Gloucester Lymphatic Centre.
2016 I moved my main clinic from Nailsworth to Amberley.
Full Certificate in Fluoroscopy Guided (FG) Lymphatic Drainage Course. 2 days. Lymphoedema Training Academy.
Dr Vodder Schule, Austria. Review certificate.
Mandatory Health and Safety Certificate. Reading.
Attended British Lymphoedma Society Conference (BLS), 2 days.
Certificate Haddenham Healthcare, MoistureMeterD Compact training.
Certificate Haddenham Healthcare, THOR Infrared Light and Laser Training Session.
Attended, Lipoedema UK, Conference. Paris Hilton Hotel, Reading.
Academic Meeting at The Whiteley Clinic, Guildford.
2015 Fluoroscopy Guided (FG) Lymphatic Drainage Course. 5 days. Lymphoedema Training Academy.
Attended Conference Lipodema UK, Hilton Hotel, Reading.
A day with Vaughan Keeley at Lymphoedema Training Academy School.
2014 Haddenham Healthcare Lymphoedema Clinical Innovations Training Day.
Attended MLD, UK Conference.
Attended, Lipoedema UK, Conference. Royal College of General Practitioners, Euston Square, London.
Attended, 3 Day Breast Health and Breast Thermography/Thermology. International Thermography Conference, Frankfurt, Germany.
2013 Dr Vodder Schule, Austria. Review certificate.
3M Coban training at Dorothy House.
Haddenham Healthcare Made to Measure class for compression garments.
Attended an Audience with Prof Sir Peter Mortimer. Lymphoedema Training Academy.
Kinesio Taping Association International. Advance KT3 Certificate, specialising in Lymphoedema.
Emergency First Aid Paramedical Certificate course.
Vodder Academy, Austria, Professional Review Certificate.
2012 Kinesio Taping Association International. Advance KT1 and KT2 Certificate.
Attended MLD, UK Conference.
Activa Practical Study Day Certificate, Recognising and Managing Lymphoedema.
2 day Application workshop of Lymphoedema bandaging, Ringwood Centre.
2011 St George's NHS Healthcare Trust (STG): Manual and Handling Certificate.
STG - Adult Basic Life Support automated External Defibrillation.
STG - MAST Certificate, Education and Development.
STG - Hand Washing and Hygiene.
Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, compression garment fitting training day.
Wounds UK, Lymphoedema Training Conference, London.
Vodder Accademy, Austria, Professional Review Certificate. Whist at the Vodder Centre, I also worked as a therapist.
Vodder Academy, Austria. Professional Kinesio taping course.
Attended British Lymphoedma Society (BLS) Conference.
In September left St Georges Hospital to continue my clinic practice.
Attended Lymphoedema Support Network Conference in Bristol.
2010 – February started working at NHS St Georges Hospital (STG), Tootling, London. This is the centre of Excellence for Lymphoedema in the UK. Dermatology Department, specialising in Lymphoedema. Working on the wards with In-patients and Out-patients. The ward is under the guidance of Prof Sir Peter Mortimer, who needs no introduction for the field of Lymphatics.
STG 3 day Corporate Trust Induction.
BSN Clinical Study Day, at STG, Clinical Manifestations of Oedema and Compression Garment Training for 2 days.
Certificate in Mandatory Health & Safety Training at Cotswold Care Hospice.
Attended MLDuk Annual Conference, High Wycombe.
NHS Breast Screening Study Day at Breast Centre, Thirlestone House, Cheltenham.
October - Silver Jubilee Conference for British Lymphoedema Society (BLS) at The Manchester Town Hall.
2009 – I practised at NHS Cheltenham General Hospital in the Oncology Department from 2009 to 2010. On Rendcomb, Lillybrook and Rendcomb Annex (Neutropenia Ward). Also in the Oncology Centre.
Certificate in Dr Vodder Basic Body. Dr Vodder Schule, Therapie Austria.
Certificate in Dr Vodder Therapy 1. Dr Vodder Schule Therapie, Austria.
Certificate in Dr Vodder Therapy 2 and 3. Dr Vodder Schule Therapie, Austria.
NHS Lymphoedema Awareness Study Day, Certificate, Gloucestershire Lymphoedema Service.
Causes and Management of Lymphoedema, Certificate, Longfields Hospice, Gloucestershire.
M’Technique Practitioner Certificate. St Michael’s Hospice.
Certificate from Cotswold Care Hospice in Causes & Management of Lymphoedema.
Certificate Lymphoedema Awarness Study Day with NHS Gloucestershire Hospitals.
2008: Opened the Nailsworth Clinic, Centre 4 Health.
Dielectric Resonance. Theragem. Training Completion Certificate. Med and Life.
2007: Electo-Magnetic Therapy Approved Programme Certificate. Med and Life.
2004: Diploma. Aromatherapy. IHHT. GLOSCAT, University.
2002: Certificate Body Massage. IIHHT. Cirencester College.
Testimonials - Helping you to better health
Mrs M S - Bristol
Summary of improvements during and after your Kinesio tape and MLD sessions at Centre 4 Health - After sessions with Susanna there was a marked difference in the size of my upper part of my chest and bust. MLD should be made more available. Kinesio taping works very well and helps in between sessions. Thank you very much for your help Susanna.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Mr M - Bristol/Cardiff
Post Vaser Surgery for Breast Reduction resulted in large hematomas (bruising), sensitive patches and swelling.
After 4 consecutive sessions of therapy: I was recommended MLD by the consultant, after Post Vaser Surgery having had male breast reduction. I went to see Susanna at her health suite in Nailsworth. I had a lot of swelling and bruising around my chest. I did not know what to expect, but the treatment was painless and very gentle. I felt a difference after the first treatment, which lasted 1 ½ hours. I had three further 1-hour treatments and I felt and saw a big difference.
MLD - Mrs AG
Bilateral Lymphoedema of legs
At the onset of the sessions both my legs and ankles were swollen. Treatment was for 3 weeks each leg, with a visit at home twice a week for massage and rebinding. One and a half hours each session. There was a noticeable improvement after the first week, at the end of the treatment on each leg swelling was remarkably reduced.
During the 6 weeks of treatment I received efficient and professional care from Ms Susanna Priest.
Electro-Magnetic Stimulation EMS
Niggly tennis elbow for several years, resulting from regular and active tennis.
After one session of EMS the pain disappeared (almost) immediately and has not returned after 12 weeks of continuing tennis activity.
On the 1st April I started to attend Centre 4 Health for a pain on the left side and back of my neck. Dr said it was arthritis, it was very painful.
During the first session I was made comfortable and relax. The treatment was very good, I started to feel less pain but after the second session the pain was gone. My third session was completed I am now pain free. I will recommend anyone to Centre 4 Health.