Restorative Therapies was founded in 2013 by Nicky Pearce, a Mauritian citizen returning to the island after more than 30 years abroad. Qualified in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in the States, she discovered that compression therapy was not being offered to patients on the island and that very little was known about lymphedema and its treatment. So began a journey and a passion for building awareness and establishing compression therapy for the first time on the island of Mauritius.
The challenges were many, from needing to import the bandages and garments needed for treatment to gaining doctor referrals. The first breakthrough came with the collaboration with Link To Life, the cancer charity based in Vacoas. Working together, 2015 saw the first 11 patients successfully treated and by 2017 that number has grown to over 100.
Compression Therapy is now available to not just lymphedema patients but to those suffering from venous insufficiency, vascular disorders and lipedema. Furthermore, Moist Wound Care combined with Compression Therapy is changing the lives of patients with chronic venous ulceration.
Keeping up to date with the latest treatment protocols and offering a world standard of care remain the core goals at Restorative Therapies.