Meet Our Experts

We are grateful to introduce some of the top professionals in their field and their laser-like focus on different health issues. 

First up we have Juanè Raats.

She is an Occupational Therapist that has been working in
the field of Lymphoedema since 2006.

Juanè Raats
Juanè Raats – Hands on Lymph Centre

Lymphoedema is an abnormal, long term swelling of the body,
caused by a collection of lymphatic fluid in the tissues below the
skin. It occurs when there is a dysfunction in the lymphatic system.

Primary Lymphoedema is when the lymphatic vessels or the
lymph nodes have not completely developed before birth, such
as in congenital, praecox and tarda.

Secondary Lymphoedema develops as a result of damage to or obstruction of the normal lymphatic system for e.g. surgery, trauma, long ICU stay, cancer, infection, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, diabetes, renal failure, congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency, lung problems, arthritis, non-healing wounds and pregnancy. This can cause an inability of the lymphatic system to transport the excess fluid from the skin back to venous circulation.

Hands on Lymph Centre was opened in 2016 in Bloemfontein and
Kimberley after Juanè completed her International Certification in
International Certified Lymph and Wound Therapy with ILWTI
(International Lymphoedema and Wound Care Training Institute from

Since 2017 Juanè is also collaborating with Lymph Education Africa
(LEA) as a co-instructor to train the lymph treatment program in
South Africa.

If you want to contact Juanè you can find her details below. 

Juanè Raats
Hands on Lymph Center
Bloemfontein & Kimberley
TEL: 051 444 3300 / EMAIL: