Lymphedema Certification and Online Education

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Certification

Basic & Advanced, Vodder Technique

NCBTMBNo prior lymphedema certification is required!

Course Description

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. MLD effectively reduces traumatic and post-surgical edema, and can provide symptomatic relief of migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), stress, fatigue, and more. MLD also induces general relaxation and detoxification.

During this course, students will be instructed in the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and basic MLD treatment sequences will be demonstrated and practiced. In addition, MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically-uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be taught. Each day will be divided into two sections: theoretical and hands-on application.

Course Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Instructional Methods: Hands-on lab and lectures.

Course Objectives

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Student Agreement

Certificate/Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

If you have any additional questions about the Manual Lymph Drainage course, please contact Ashley at Klose Training at 303-245-0333 or email mld@klosetraining.com.

Upcoming Schedule

November 8 – 11, 2020 ♦ Portland, Maine
Register online at nicolamcgill.com or contact the instructor, Nicola McGill, at 720-412-5876.

December 4 – 9, 2020 ♦ Scottsdale, Arizona
Register online at nicolamcgill.com or contact the instructor, Nicola McGill, at 720-412-5876.

March 8 – 13, 2021 ♦ South Bend, Indiana
To register contact instructor Erin Maranjian at 970-218-1443 or erin@klosetraining.com.