Jan Thomson Massage Therapy

Jan Thomson
Massage Therapist in Cardiff

I am a qualified lymphoedema specialist and holistic practitioner in practice in Cardiff since 1998.
I have 15 years of experience of working within the local health service as a medically qualified specialist lymphoedema practitioner. I am experienced in all aspects of treatment and on going care of diagnosed primary and secondary lymphoedem, lipoedema. asessment of lymphoedema and general swelling.
I am also experienced in dealing with post surgery vaser, lipo suction and abdominal surgery.
Insurance company referrals can be undertaken from most companies including BUPA, AVIVA, RED ARC and AXA
I am qualified with the Austrian Vodder School of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and the Casely Smith method of medical lymphatic drainage, and I am trained in healing.
I am a professionally qualified reflexologist and aromatherapist.

Background & Massage Therapy Qualifications

A fully qualified practitioner, Janet is a member of:
I.F P,A International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists ,
MAR Member of the Association of Reflexologists
MLD uk. Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK
BLS British Lymphology Society
Janet is qualified in :
Medical Lymphatic Drainage practising Vodder, Casely Smith and Le duc methods of lymphatic drainage
Aromatherapy IFPA
Reflexology ITEC
BSc community Health
PCGE Adult Education
Community prescriber

My Specialisms

I specialise in lymphoedema and immune systems that are compromised.
I am qualified in the full assessment for PREVENTION, management and treatment in diagnosed lymphoedema and lipoedema. and assessment of these conditions This involves medical lymphatic drainage, multi-layered bandaging , exercise , skin care, assessment of correct garments and kinesio taping
I also specialise in treatment post lipo suction and abdominoplasty
I am also a professionally qualified reflexologist and aromatherapist.

See my web site for further information

Approach to Massage Therapy & How I Work

My aim is to help increase client motivation and enhancing self care.
This enables clients to achieve a better quality of life when suffering from a range of health problems such reduced mobility due to swelling , swelling post cancer treatments.
I offer a personalised approach focusing on self management and a range of integrated therapies.

Session prices:-
Lymphoedema/lipodema assessment £120 . Subsequent sessions £70
Kinesio taping Depending on area £10
Lymphatic drainage £70 per 50 mins,
Aromatherapy £70 per 50 mins
Reflexology £55 .
At the moment I do mobile work for which I charge travel in addition to the above prices. It's £10 in the Cardiff area in addition to the above prices.
For areas outside Cardiff it depends on distance.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Aromatherapy In Person £70 per 45 minutes
Massage Therapy In Person £70 per 45 minutes
Reflexology In Person £55 per 45 minutes
Manual Lymphatic Drainage In Person £70 per 45 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Assessment for lymphoedema/lipoedma (primary and secondary lymphoedema) £120 (Allow 1 and a half hours initial assessment). £70 follow up Reflexology £55 Home visits from:- £10 for Cardiff area For travel outside Cardiff it depends on the distance I accept cash, bank transfer or cheque (no cards sorry)


Ceri on 21/07/2015

"I developed lymphoedema following surgery for breast cancer which I found quite distressing. Following a course of treatment with Jan the condition is far more manageable and the techniques she has taught me enable me to self manage the condition. I am extremely grateful to Jan who was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and experienced and tailored the treatment to my specific condition. The service Jan offers is personalised, practical and produces results. I would recommend that anyone suffering with lymphoedema contact Jan for treatment. "

C Hennessey on 23/01/2017

"Jan is fab. Have been seeing her for several weeks after having lipo surgery on upper and lower stomach and flanks.
Initially very painful but Jan worked with me to make it as comfortable as possible. Gave me exercises to complete at home and sent stuff by email.
Have definitely healed quicker than I would have and am seeing the results quicker.
Would definitely recommend her services."

Alison Willis on 23/01/2017

"Jan is an excellent therapist who provides a high quality professional service that is very well matched to one's particular needs. My lymphodema has improved significantly since I underwent a course of lymphatic drainage with her as the therapist. She was most helpful, patient and kind in sourcing my 'sleeves' and she has considerably helped my confidence throughout the whole process. She is knowledgeable and I trust her judgement. Overall, I rate her very highly."

Katie on 23/01/2017

"Jan is an excellent therapist. She is incredibly knowledgable and will give you as much information as she can! Janet is friendly, puts me at ease and I always find her sessions effective. I always enjoy going to my appointments as she's fab to talk to. I would highly recommend! "

Sandra on 23/01/2017

"I have primary Lymphoedema and have known Jan for sometime.
Jan is an excellent therapist , extremely skilled, knowledgeable and the advice given has proven to be invaluable in helping me to self manage my lymphatic limb. Jan I find always listens, asks questions and then responds in a very caring way by choosing an appropriate personalised treatment that can give me the optimal benefit."

Tim Chaytor-jackson on 09/07/2019

"Jan made the process very welcoming, professional and easy. The therapy has made a huge difference and i am very grateful to Jan for helping me with my recovery. I would recommend Jan to anyone that is looking into the benefits of MLD therapy "

Rosalind on 11/07/2019

"I would like to recommend Jan as an excellent lymphoedema massage practitioner; since I have been receiving massage and nerve reflexology from her I have found my leg to be vastly improved. I couldn't quite believe how quickly this happened, virtually after one to two sessions.
Jan took full details of my illness and medical history and I felt very relaxed with the massage treatments she practised.
I will be continuing my massage with Jan to maintain this improvement.

Thank you Jan for your care!"

AB on 04/12/2019

"I needed to identify a suitably qualified therapist to undertake manual lymphatic drainage following some cosmetic procedures. I visited Jan on 3 separate occasions and had 5 sessions of manual lymphatic drainage each time. I would like to thank Jan for her professionalism during the sessions and helping me feel relaxed. Jan is clearly a knowledgeable therapist and this is enhanced by her background in health. My recovery has been accelerated as a result of Jan's intervention. I hope to continue to visit Jan to benefit from the other therapies she has to offer and will be in touch soon. I would have no doubt in recommending Jan to others."

Beth on 06/12/2019

"Highly recommended. The regular MLD sessions were extremely helpful to my recovery. Jan was very reassuring throughout and it was a pleasure to have met her.

Thanks so much Jan X "

Wayne Jones on 07/01/2020

"I had my prostate removed on the 24th October 2019. Within a few weeks, swelling came to my left leg and lower stomach area. I found, online, some lymph drainage massage providers which I was made to believe would be beneficial to my situation. Including in my prostate operation 17 lymph glands were also removed from both sides of my abdomen. Mrs Jan Thompson's web site amongst others was the most informative. My first appointment with Mrs Thompson was on the 27th November 2019 and I have received a further 4 appointments. From the beginning I have received clear and informative knowledge of the situation from Mrs Thompson. Included in my massage treatment I have had kinesio taping( which is remarkable) and deep oscillation-electro magnetic therapy. Mrs Thompson's bedside manner is first class. I have a full body massage helping to manoeuvre the flow around my body. Mrs Thompson also sent details to my surgery and I was the able to access leg stockings and skin cream (aid in the prevention of cellulitis). I also have contact with Lymphoedema Wales (Swansea).Finally, I would recommend Mrs Thompson to anyone who may be experiencing similar difficulties."

Beth on 18/05/2021

"Jan is very knowledgable and provides you with all the information needed to manage your condition. She also demonstrates self massage techniques. On meeting jan my legs and stomach were swollen and painful, jan used a combination of hand and an electric machine massage she also demonstrated c section scar massage. Visibly both my stomach and legs were improved after treatment, felt lighter and the pain had gone. I would highly recommend Jan."