Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course (MLD-C)
This detailed course is offered to the massage professional seeking clear and concise instructions and treatment methods for managing mild lymphedema through the application of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Lymphatic Massage). Enrollment is open to certified Massage Practitioners, Wellness Providers and Bodyworkers. This 3-day, 8-hour course, includes both theoretical review (study) and practical exercises (hands-on instruction).
Lymph is the fluid that flows through the lymphatic system, a network composed of lymph vessels and intervening lymph nodes whose function is to return fluid from the tissues to the central circulation. A build-up of lymph in the fatty tissues under your skin is called Lymphedema. Early and careful management is needed to prevent and reduce symptoms.
Some medical and cosmetic procedures can cause trauma to the surrounding tissues and lymphatic vessels, preventing normal lymphatic flow causing swelling (lymphedema). Prolonged lymphedema can cause inflammation, pain and fibrosis which results in the formation of excess dense, fibrous connective tissue.
When performed correctly, Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps prevent and manage post-op lymphedema or fibrosis (scar tissue) from Lipo, Liposuction or surgery. It accelerates recovery and healing, stimulating lymphatic vessels and nodes through gentle hand techniques applied to the soft tissues of the body to encourage movement of lymph. These gentle manual techniques stretch and massage the skin which encourages the movement of lymph by drawing fluid into the lymphatic vessels and towards the lymph nodes. MLD is most affective when combined with exercise, dietary restrictions, skin care and compression garments .
Enrollment is easy. Simply contact us using the form below to get started. Full course tuition of 400.00 is required to complete your enrollment.
- Access to private online Student Portal
- All resources and equipment included
- Certificate of Completion
This course does not have any specific start dates. We accept applicants on a case-by-case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling, simply send us a message using the contact form below to get started.
2 Days Online Theory
2 Days In-Person Practical
2hrs Each Day/Session
Practical sessions are held at our studio on Prince Charles Drive at the Incudesk Building, Green and White Complex, Upper Level. Click here to view location on Google.
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Enrollment is available upon request on a case-by-case basis. Send us a message below to get started today.
What Will You Learn?
- Health and Safety Practices
- Client Care and Treatment
- Client Assessment and Medical Records
- Scope of Practice
- Indications and Contraindications
- Foundations of the Lymphatic System
- Lymphatic Organs and Vessels
- Understanding Complete Decongestive Therapy
- Exercises for Lymphatic Drainage
- Self-Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques
- Skin Care
- Diet and Nutrition
- Understanding Compression Bandages
- Full Body MLD Techniques and Application
Lymphatic System: Explained10:32
Lymphatic System: Anatomy00:00
Common Pathologies and Causes
Lymphedema and Fibrosis07:29
Truth About Detox04:43
Complete Decongestive Therapy
Compression: Pneumatic Devices01:39
Manual Lymphatic Drainage03:51
Nutrition and Exercise00:00
Treatments to Avoid01:41
Indications and Contraindications00:00