The Lighter Touch
The Lighter Touch

This website is always being updated. We are investing in more exciting developments in the Lymphatic world, Vascular/arterial diagnostics, Dermatolgy, Hypermobility related illness & Gut Microbiome. Keep popping back here to see updates. Thank you!​ 


The Lighter Touch is as Covid Safe as we can be.


For those who are struggling with Lymphoedema and Lipoedema, Leaky legs & wounds we offer Pneumatic Compression Pump treatments for arms & legs, along with MLD, Compression Bandaging & Garments and most importantly Self Help.


For those who need or have an in clinic appointment booked we triage every person to do a Risk Assessment.

We ask that if you or someone in your household have recently had symptoms of CV19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell or unusual abdominal symptoms to please call us to postpone your appointment.


The Clinic has taken advice and installed protective glass partitions  in the reception.
We ask for you to arrive exactly at your appointment time as we no longer offer a waiting area.

Secondly, on arrival please ensure you use hand sanitiser and are wearing a face mask or shield during treatments. 


To reassure you further, we thoroughly sanitise the room between each patient and only allow one patient in the vicinty at any one time.


To comply with the latest Government requirements we also operate Track & Trace so advise you to download the government Covid-19 App so you can scan our QR barcode.


We'd like to thank you all for your continual support and ask you to keep in contact via email/text/phone.


Stay Well. Stay Safe





Situated at the Foot of the Stunning Malvern Hills, The Malvern Surgeries hosts a plethera of knowledge and facilities for Healthcare.


Working closely with local GPs and Consultants to deliver the very best practice in Lymphoedema Excellence and Podiatry Care. 

Stay Healthy & in Control with The Lighter Touch in Malvern


About The Lighter Touch....

Karen Cooper has been a Health Practitioner since 1995.

Qualified in Aromatherapy & Therapeutic Massage, followed by Manual Lymph Drainage & Multi-layer & Two layer Compression Bandaging at the Dr. Vodder School in Austria in 2000.

This was recognised by the NHS as a valuable treatment and so Karen became the sole NHS Lymphoedema Practioner in Worcestershire for many years. Now working with NHS patients, privately funded and BUPA registered patients. She is currently a full DLT/CDT member of MLD UK and the British Lymphology Society (BLS).

In 2004 she trained in Colon Hydrotherapy and is a member of the colonic association (ARCH) and CHNC (Complementary & Naturopathic Heatlhcare Council) and FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapies).

She is trained to use Photobiomodulation, Low Level Laser, Deep OscillationKinesiotaping, Sports Massage & Injury, Hopi Ear Candling and  Bowen Technique

Always ahead of new developments, in 2019 Karen trained and qualified in Fluoroscopy Guided Medical Lymph Drainage (FG MLD) This is the most exciting changes in Lymphoedema management in 20 years.

Please click here for more details.


At The Lighter Touch we also offer Ultrasound Therapy, Full Doppler and ABPI Assessments for Vasular Health and Intermittent Pheumatic Compression Therapy.

Here at the Lighter Touch we can help you take control of your health. We feel that by empowering you with knowledge and giving you the appropriate treatment plan you can feel good about your self and live the life you want to live.


Working closley with The Malvern Surgeries Podiatry Clinic and Senior Podiatrist David Williams, together we can assess Circulatory Complications, Complex and Chronic Oedema, Diabetic complications and a whole array of Dermatogical Conditions to name a few.



We are currently situated in Great Malvern with a spectacular vista and offer treatments in















Our services are designed not simply to provide therapeutic healing but also to deliver preventative measures to maintain your wellbeing and increase your performance levels.

ROOMS available at The Malvern Surgeries. 

We are a multi disciplinary practice and would be complimented by other dedicated practitioners such as physiotherapy, osteopath, chiropracter, herbalist or acupuncturist. ~Please email for details or call 01684 561342 to enquire.

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