About Moving Lymph Pty Ltd

Moving Lymph offers high quality training in Internationally recognised qualifications and provides experienced therapists with ongoing professional development and post graduate support.  Moving Lymph is proud to offer Certificate Courses from Vodder Schools International and Medical Taping Concept. 

Our Team

Jan Douglass PhD

Jan has practised and taught manual body therapies since 1986 including developing and delivering health science subjects for students of massage therapy, occupational therapy and naturopathy. Since becoming a Dr Vodder Therapist in 1997 Jan has specialised in MLD & CDT and in 2002 became an Accredited Practical Instructor with the Dr Vodder School. In 2017 Jan was accredited as a Lymph Taping Instructor with Medical Taping Concept. Jan’s scope of experience includes eight years as senior lymphoedema therapist at Flinders Medical Centre Breast Oncology Clinic and as trial co-ordinator at Flinders University Lymphoedema Research Unit. Jan has presented at numerous conferences and seminars nationally and internationally. She completed her Honours Thesis on a yoga program for women with arm lymphoedema after breast cancer and wrote her PhD thesis on early detection of covert lymphatic dysfunction in young people infected with lymphatic filariasis in Myanmar. Jan is now a consultant with the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK where she provides advice and training in morbidity management in the global program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis.

Diane Lacey RN

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.

Linda (Koby) Blanchfield DipRM

From 1990 to present, Koby has maintained a private clinical practice, as a Registered Massage Therapist. Since 1992, the focus has been primarily with lymphatic pathologies, including lymphoedemas, post surgical interventions, traumas and wound care. Koby was first certified as Dr. Vodder School Instructor in 1995. Having worked with students of diverse disciplines (massage therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and doctors), Koby has enjoyed the privilege of teaching internationally on several continents. She has presented at many conferences: lymphedema, wound care, world conference on breast cancer, and scientific aesthetician. She has participated at the board level of several organizations, and is currently a co-chair of the Education Working Group of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Koby has been a member in good standing with the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) since 2001, a member of the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) since 2002. She is passionate about the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage, and enjoys seeing the benefit it brings to patients. “It feels like teaching is a natural extension of my clinical practice. Plus it has a wonderful exponential advantage. Sharing knowledge with therapists means more patients will benefit.”

Professor Neil Piller

Neil is Emeritus Professor in Lymphology and the former Director of the Lymphoedema Assessment Clinic, in the Department of Surgery, at the Flinders University Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a senior member of a team of clinical and experimental research investigators in the Microcirculation and Microcirculatory Laboratories. Neil is a course coordinator of the Graduate Entry Medical Program in the School of Medicine at Flinders University. He has presented and published over 300 works and is an internationally-renowned lymphologist. Neil is the president of the 22nd International Congress of lymphology to be held in Sydney in 2009, an Executive member of the International Society for Lymphology, a Board Member of the Union Internationale Phlebologie and a member of the consensus committee on lymphoedema and lymphatic malformations and a member of the International Advisory Board Lymphoedema Framework. He is Australasian Editor of the Lymphatic Research and Biology (USA), and a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Lymphoedema (UK), Lymphology (USA) and US-China Journal of Lymphology and Oncology. His commitment to empowering students with a sound understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of lymphatic system and disorders and his energetic and lively classes have inspired many Dr. Vodder therapists. He and his team's widely published clinical trial studies of lymphoedema treatments and literature reviews brings a very wide perspective to the area of lymphoedema.

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