Clare Anvar is a highly skilled, empathic practitioner, who is committed to delivering exemplary care for her patients. She has been a clinical massage & Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapist since 2004, specialising in all types of post-surgical recovery and disorders of the lymphatic system.

Additional information

Medical qualifications
BSc Health Sciences: Remedial Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy / MSc Complementary Medicine / MLDuk DLT: Casley Smith, Vodder and FG-MLD trained.

Speciality
Post-Surgical Recovery, Conditions of the Lymphatic System

Sub-specialties
Lymphoedema management/ Lipoedema Management

Clare works closely with consultants and surgeons to speed recovery after surgical procedures or to stabilise and maintain chronic conditions. She has extensive experience with complex cases and from many types of short & long-term surgical recovery; oncology, orthopaedics, reconstructive and cosmetic.

Alongside her private practice, Claire has studied and worked within different clinical environments. From 2004-2008, she delivered therapies for an HIV charity, where she became a trustee and delivered HIV awareness training. Clare also worked for a local cancer charity.

From 2008-2011, Clare became a complementary therapist in Cancer Services at University College London Hospital (UCLH), while studying a BSc (Hons) Health Sciences; remedial massage & neuromuscular therapy. She then studied an MSc in Complementary Medicine, which was completed in 2015, while working as a clinical massage therapist for Horder Healthcare in Tunbridge Wells.

In the last few years, Claire has developed and taught a method of kinesiology taping to speed post-surgical recovery. She presents the ‘Lymphascial’ method of taping at conferences and delivers taping workshops to healthcare professionals.

Treatments offered at The McIndoe Centre

- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) 
- Clinical Massage 
- Myofascial Release
- Lymphatic Kinesiology Taping
- Post-Surgical Recovery

Current memberships

MLDuk, British Lymphology Society, Lymphoedema Support Network, Lipoedema UK

Research interests

Lymphatic Kinesiology Taping to reduce the post-surgical Syndrome of Inappropriate Anti Diuretic Hormone Suppression (SIADHS). Lymphatic Kinesiology Taping to accelerate post-surgical recovery. Holistic Aftercare Procedures to Improve Patients’ post-surgical Outcome Measures

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