Firstly we would like to say a very big "Thank you" to everyone behind the scenes who has helped in the setting up of UKLC and a special mention to Janet and Gavin at Balens Insurance who campaigned tirelessly for our therapists to look after breast cancer clients.
Who are UK Lymphology Clinics?
We are a new advanced training provider in ground-breaking therapies, giving knowledge and understanding of the lymphatic system for those who want to confidently expand their careers in a new dimension.
Lymphatic Pressure Therapy, created to bring together the missing link from post-op despondency to knowing there are trained therapists committed in breast cancer aftercare for effective therapeutic recovery.
Lymphatic Essentials, our dynamic shorter courses in lymphatic integrated therapy designed to enable a better understanding of the lymphatic system and the importance of its stimulation for optimum health and wellbeing. Lymphatic integrated massage is only administed on lymphatic systems with no trauma or disruptions to pathways. This therapy is not suitable for cancer clients.
Once you have trained in Lymphatic Pressure Therapy* you become a Lymphatic Pressure Therapist and a registered UK Lymphology Clinic. You can then use and display the UKLC logo indicating to clients and professional bodies that a high standard of aftercare training has been achieved.
*must pass final exam and does not apply to Lymphatic Integrated Massage training - only to those who have trained in Breast Cancer Aftercare.
We are a dedicated workforce with competence and experience.
UKLC team is committed to supporting Lymphatic Healthcare and Education and our Lymphatic Pressure Therapists by providing an outstanding and professional advanced training course for breast cancer aftercare.
Also welcoming our new training courses Lymphatic Essentials designed for all massage therapists who wish to lead a new future in innovative and dynamic lymphatic treatments for their clients health and wellbeing.
Yvette Jordan, Founder and Training Director of UKLC, has been a practicing therapist for 38 years and 12 years ago, she trained in level III CDT Lymphoedema Therapy at The Foëldi Klinik, Lymphology Hospital, Germany. At that time there were no available courses at this level in the UK.
Yvette presently runs a private clinic in West Sussex, volunteers for Look Good Feel Better running the Worthing workshop as the Regional
Co-ordinator. Additionally, she is a City and Guilds teacher, foundation Kinesiologist, a member of The British Lymphology Society and from her experience is known as a Lymphatic Specialist Practitioner.
Training massage therapists in Lymphatic Pressure Therapy to help breast cancer clients and advancing knowledge of new lymphatic applications in Lymphatic Essentials, she says "Having spent a lifetime working in this industry it gives me great pleasure in helping further the careers of massage and complementary therapists in this new area of preventative healthcare, I am just sad that I can`t start my career all over again".
Testimonal from Andrea
When I found Yvette I was lost amongst a jungle of information and mis-information which I'd trawled the internet for as a recent ovarian cancer patient (now in remission).
My legs were becoming stiff, heavy and barrel-shaped and as my NHS appointment had not come through, I didn't know how long I'd have to wait to get some help. From the very first conversation I had with Yvette I felt found. She is passionate about what she does and is so knowledgeable that she makes you instantly feel confident in her and comfortable with her.
I went to Yvette following a diagnosis of lymphedema due to pelvic lymph node removal and she told me very early on all about my condition but also told me that, with work, it was manageable. I had an initial 90 minute consultation with her followed by twice weekly hour long sessions for 4 weeks.
I was amazed that, even after the first session I felt relief and everything Yvette got me to do made sense, Yvette doesn't just "do therapy", she teaches you about your condition and how to help yourself. The first thing she told me was that I wasn't walking properly, due to my scar site from major surgery, and then helped me fix it. I was suddenly walking more upright and with confidence. I had become disengaged from my core, Yvette helped me fix that too and this helped with everything I did. At the same time she showed me how to help prevent my condition from progressing by doing specific exercises every day.
After the first week I got my NHS appointment...with a 4 month wait! But things were improving, my tummy felt softer, my core became stronger and my leg (left one most affecfed) was responding so well that my trousers felt more comfortable and, after one particular visit, my ankle boot (which had been tight when I arrived due to a puffy ankle) was loose and easier to zip up. I now feel like me again and not a post-op patient.
I have no hesitation in recommending Yvette to anyone who needs help in her area of expertise...in fact I already have, many times."
Yvette sees all different cancer patients and not just breast cancer.
"As a fully qualified teacher I have great respect for these students who become UKLC therapists and they should be proud that they are making this commitment, training to help others is admirable. I am immensely pleased to be part of this new form of advanced training in lymphatic healthcare."
"Being able to make the difference to a breast cancer client in the way that Lymphatic Pressure Therapy does is absolutely incredible. I am delighted to be part of this ground-breaking therapy and from experience I am looking forward to new therapists to help many more of these clients who so deserve this amazing new therapy."
"I also love my massage, Bowen and Reiki therapies and for over 20 years have enjoyed the tranquility and harmony that our industry brings."