Manual Lymph Drainage & Lymphatic Massage Therapists...


Do you lack confidence and worry each time a postoperative cosmetic plastic surgery patient walks into your clinic?

Allow me to guide you towards confidence and success in providing safe and effective Postoperative Therapies to your post-surgical patients.



Meeting Petra was an absolute pleasure. She is as nice and helpful in person as you see on social media. More importantly, Petra‚Äôs knowledge of the Lymphatic System, pre and post-operative care is second to none and her passion oozes through her teaching.¬†I would ūüíĮ recommend this workshop to any therapist.¬†Don‚Äôt miss out! Book your place today. You will not regret it.


The cosmetic plastic surgery business is a multi-billion dollar global business and is expected to continue growing as surgery becomes more achievable both financially and logistically. 

As more and more people are opting to have surgery, the demand for postoperative care is growing too.

However, treating someone who has just been through the trauma of a surgical procedure is in no way similar to treating someone with a 'normal' healthy lymphatic system.

In other words, even though you may be qualified as a manual lymph drainage therapist, that doesn't mean you know how to safely and effectively treat postoperative patients.

It's time to level up your knowledge and skills!



The training gave me a better overall understanding of procedures and more confidence to treat holistically. The online platform was invaluable for laying the foundation before the hands-on training. Petra was always happy to provide info, feedback and additional knowledge, reinforced by her passion to raise the bar in this essential area of post-operative therapy. I would highly recommend it. It was worth every penny!


Strengthen your treatment repertoire

MLD is a prerequisite for this training.


I know how you feel. I've been right where you are now!

When I started working with someone who had just been through the trauma of a surgical procedure, I panicked, because I didn't have enough knowledge or skills to treat this type of patient safely. 

However, over time and with experience, my confidence grew! Now, after over twenty years of working in healthcare, I want to share my knowledge with you.

Let me guide you on your journey to confidence, and before long, you will be the go-to expert in your area.

You will have a robust and resilient business - something we all need to consider after the pandemic when so many therapists had to shut their doors.

In addition, you can increase your fees and be confident in having a fully booked diary weeks in advance.

Once you've completed this training, you will ensure safety and efficacy with postoperative patient care.

Supporting their recovery. Not compromising it.


Thank you, Petra, for the amazing course you put together. It was beyond helpful and has given me a huge confidence boost when it comes to treating patients after plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures (and not only). Thanks again!



Add to your knowledge of Postoperative Therapy


with the 5-day, Advanced Postoperative Therapy workshop


  • 5 Full days of in-person, hands-on training

  • Online theory to complete in advance

  • Surgical patients for demonstration purposes

  • Talk and Q&A by Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr James McDiarmid

  • Observation of live surgical procedure (patient consent dependent)¬†


Absolutely do it! Petra's knowledge and experience are invaluable and will aid you in becoming a much better practitioner for yourself, your clients and your business.


Are you searching for more robust information so you feel confident each time a patient walks into your clinic?

Do you want to expand your skills so each treatment you give your patient is based exactly on THEIR needs, not what you THINK they need?

Increasing your knowledge and skills in this area will give you...

  • More confidence working with postop patients
  • Ability to¬†provide a more bespoke treatment based on patients' needs.
  • No longer be a one-size-fits-all treatment provider.
  • No more¬†guessing what else you can do to¬†enhance your patient's recovery.
  • A fully booked diary, weeks in advance.
  • More income so you can take more time off.

By doing more training you will learn new skills to optimise the patient's recovery AND enhance the result of their procedure.


Our industry is designed so that our integrity is in our own hands, this training is one that raises the bar for all of us. My CDT training covered a lot of this but I felt like we really blew by so much of it. This training went into depth, we really dug into the topics. 


When I started working with postoperative cosmetic plastic surgery patients back in 2006, I felt completely out of my depth!

I didn't understand what happened to the body during surgery, or the potential risks and complications that can occur. I often felt overwhelmed and worried that the treatments I provided might be detrimental to a postoperative patient's recovery. Not helping it. 

Fortunately, I was working in London Bridge Plastic Surgery where the lead surgeon and clinical nurse specialist were always at hand to answer my queries and allay my fears. Observing surgery gave me valuable insight into what happens in the operating room. And, over time, my confidence grew. I knew I was  benefiting our patients' recovery and optimising their results. 

Now, after twenty years of working in healthcare alongside some of the United Kingdom's leading specialists in the fields of Oncology, Dermatology, Lymphoedema, Venous Disease, and of course Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, I want to share all my combined knowledge and experience with you.

In 2021, I developed the Aftercare Academy which provides cutting-edge, advanced training to help Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphatic Massage therapists like you, gain confidence working with plastic surgery patients so you can be sure the treatments you provide are safe and effective for your patients.

It was what I was missing. This training covers a very wide range of subjects, and I have learned a lot. Everything seems to fall in place for me, and all that I am doing makes sense. I am credible.


Clinics, Surgeons And Hospitals Petra Has Worked With

Manual Lymph Drainage is one thing. Working with postop patients is a whole different ball game! After I finished the training, my clients could feel the confidence in my touch.


Come and join us at Wood MediSpa! We make learning fun!

I struggled with confidence before doing the training but since doing it, I've been inundated with patients. If you're hesitating about doing it, don't. Just do it!


What's Included in Your Workshop

Advanced Postoperative Therapy


The 5-DAY, hands-on workshop will include:


Treatment protocols and sequences for the following surgeries

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Brazilian Butt Lift/360 Liposuction
  • Breast surgery - including mastectomy
  • Facelift, rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty
  • Brachioplasty
  • Thigh Lift

Protocols include:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage¬†
  • Positioning, bolstering and padding,¬†
  • Lymphatic -Taping
  • Compression garment selection, assessment and using additional foam inserts.
  • Treating scars and fibrosis


Online theory to be completed beforehand includes:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system and how surgery affects it
  • The wound healing process: The 3 intentions and the 4 phases
  • Scar Formation & Types of Scars
  • Fibrosis: how and why it occurs
  • Common and Complex complications
  • Compression; how it works and why it‚Äôs important
  • Getting ready for your patient/client




  • Observing live surgery by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr James McDiarmid (patient consent dependent)
  • Talk on a surgical procedure by Mr James McDiarmid plus Q&A

Petra has clearly put every ounce of her being into this course. She was consistently professional, passionate, incredibly knowledgeable, humble and more than anything kind. She created a safe learning environment where it was ok to be vulnerable and ask the niggling questions. I feel equipped to practice safely and to step out and actually practice MLD.


Advanced Postoperative Therapy Workshop 




5-Day, In-Person


  • 5 Full day, hands-on, in-person training
  • 7 Online modules
  • Training manual
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Patients for treatment demonstrations
  • Talk by Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr James McDiarmid, FRCS (Plast)
  • Live surgery observation - dependent upon patient consent

You must have a recognised Manual Lymph Drainage qualification to join this workshop. If not, you will be required to complete a 2-Day, conversion/skill update first.



Register today and pay before the 30th of July 2024 to receive the pre-sale discount.

Places are given on a first come, first served basis. If you aren't successful in being in the first 10 applications, your name will be placed on a waiting/cancellation list. If no one cancels, you will be given priority for a future workshop.

I gained more understanding of how the lymph works and the importance of compression. How the lymph is moved in and out of the tissue, and most importantly, understanding how to move lymph correctly in postoperative patients. If you do this course, you won’t regret it!




I want to support you through your journey. So, once you have completed any of the workshops, you can join the Postoperative Therapy community.


This community is a safe place to meet fellow therapists from around the world, and somewhere you can ask questions. I'll be in there regularly supporting you along the way.


Are you ready to start?