Basic & Advanced, Vodder Technique
No prior lymphedema certification is required!
This engaging 5½ day MLD certification course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. During this course, students will be instructed in anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Basic MLD treatment sequences as well as MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically-uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be demonstrated and practiced. Each day will be divided into two sections: theoretical and hands-on application.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and the relevant scientific terminology related to the lymphatic system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the differentiation between the normal and diseased states of the lymphatic system (physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the indications and contraindications related to the use of MLD.
- Competently perform the techniques of MLD for all body areas.
- Develop appropriate treatment strategies for indications such as post-surgical edema, post-traumatic edema, fibromyalgia, general detoxification and other conditions.
- Competently perform MLD on clients after breast surgery for cancer (clients who are at risk of developing lymphedema).
- Competently perform MLD on clients with mild, medically-uncomplicated primary or secondary lymphedema.
A total of 45 hours of instruction over a 6-day period are provided in this MLD Course. Usual class hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm. Exact class times will be provided with your registration confirmation.
This course is designed for Licensed/Registered Massage Therapists who have 500 hours of massage education or are certified through the NCBTMB. PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, and RNs may also take this course but should first consult with Klose Training to ensure it is appropriate for their needs.
All classes are held in accessible hotels or medical facilities. In addition, Klose Training is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individual students who have a disability. Students should call Klose Training directly (303-245-0333) at least three weeks before the start of their class to discuss their needs.
The total cost of the course is $950.00. Depending on the host school’s registration process, you may be able to make a deposit and pay the remaining balance when the course starts. Please see the Upcoming Schedule information below to contact a representative at the host school who can explain your payment options. For our refund and cancellation policy, please refer to the Student Agreement
Registration varies by course location. Please see information under “Upcoming Schedule” at the bottom of this page.
The following student agreement must be signed and submitted before the start of class.
Klose Training MLD Certification Course Student Agreement
This course totals 45 contact hours and has been approved for CEUs for Physical, Occupational, and Massage Therapists by the organizations and states listed here.
Klose Training & Consulting, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#406050-00).
If you have any questions about the Manual Lymph Drainage course, please contact Laura at Klose Training at 303-245-0333 or email email@example.com.
March 31 – April 2 PLUS April 7 – 9, 2017 ♦ Austin, Texas – To register, call the Lauterstein Conway Massage School, 512-374-9222.
April 3 – 8, 2017 ♦ Providence (Cranston), Rhode Island – To register, call Eddie at Body Kneads, Inc. at 401-453-4263 or register online at bodykneadsinc.com.
April 24 – 29, 2017 ♦ Chicago, Illinois – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Register online at nicolamcgill.com, or contact the instructor, Nicola McGill, at 720-412-5876.
June 5 – 10, 2017 ♦ Seattle, Washington – Register online at nicolamcgill.com, or contact the instructor, Nicola McGill, at 720-412-5876.
July 31 – August 5, 2017 ♦ Boston (Worcester), Massachusetts – Register online at bancroftsmt.com, or call Greg Hurd at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, 508-757-7923.
August 14 – 19, 2017 ♦ San Diego, California – More information coming soon.
September 18 – 23, 2017 ♦ Boulder, Colorado – To register, please visit our Online Store, or you may contact Nicola McGill.
September 28 – October 3, 2017 ♦ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Call the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy at 412-241-5155.
October 23 – 28, 2017 ♦ Birmingham, Alabama – Register online at nicolamcgill.com, or contact the instructor, Nicola McGill, at 720-412-5876.
December 11 – 16 ♦ Newport Beach, California – More information coming soon.
Courses in Seattle and Georgia are in the works.