Diane has been involved in healthcare since 1985 and graduated as a Registered Nurse at Foresterhill College of Nursing & Midwifery, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1989. She obtained a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Dundee University, Scotland in 1998. Diane has practiced as a Theatre Nurse in various specialties in both Scotland and New Zealand, holding senior nursing positions in General, Orthopeadics and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Diane’s journey into Complimentary Therapies began in 2003 when she commenced studies with the New Zealand College of Massage where she went on to obtain a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage in 2007. During this time she became interested in the Lymphatic System after attending a Nursing Conference where the benefits of pre and post-operative Manual Lymph Drainage was presented. She was intrigued by the wide ranging beneficial effects that such a gentle technique can provide and in 2008 completed post graduate training in MLD & CDT at the Dr Vodder School in Austria.
Diane has been running a private clinic specialising in MLD and CDT in Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand since 2009. She is a provider for the Sweet Louise foundation offering Relaxation, Therapeutic Massage and Lymphoedema Therapy for people with Incurable Breast Cancer and is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life. In 2018 Diane became certified as a Dr Vodder Basic Teacher, and she looks forward to teaching others this potentially life changing therapy.