MLD & Bowen

Dr Alison Merrick PhD worked for many years as a research oncology immunologist at St James’s in Leeds before training in clinical MLD/CDT (Manual Lymphatic Drainage/Complete Decongestive Therapy) with the International Vodder Schule, world leaders in lymphatic therapy. In addition, she has gained Bowen Practitioner Diplomas with The College of Bowen Studies, The Bowen Association UK, and Smart Bowen Remedial Therapy UK. Further training includes Deep Oscillation® application with Physiopod UK, Lymphatic/Neuromuscular Taping with ANEID UK, and Scar Work Therapy with W. J. Fourie at The Christie NHS. Alison continues to update and further her training and considers her work to be a life-long learning process. Working with individuals she aims to tailor treatments to their needs. Pain, injury and post-surgery recovery form the majority of Alison’s clinics. She is also a specialist in post cancer recovery including lymphoedema maintenance/treatment working in collaboration with local NHS services where necessary.

  • Dr Vodder Schule, Austria, MLD/CDT Advanced Therapist
  • College of Bowen Studies, UK, Accredited Practitioner of The Bowen Technique
  • The Bowen Association UK, Accredited Practitioner of The Bowen Technique
  • Aneid UK, Certified in Medical Taping Concept Lymphatic Drainage and Neuromuscular Taping
  • The Christie NHS, W. J. Fourie, Connective Tissue (Scar Tissue) therapy
  • PhysioPod UK trained, Deep Oscillation® Therapist
  • University of Bradford, BSc Hons and Doctor of Philosophy
Memberships & Certifications
  • Member of MLDuk
  • Member of the BLS (British Lymphology Society)
  • Member of the BTPA (Bowen Therapist Professional Association)

M: 07805 644125