Rhythm Massage Development

At Rhythm Massage Development, we design a range of unique and original training courses and seminars specifically for massage therapists. Focal areas include manual lymphatic drainage, self care and research literacy.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Level 1- Training Course Dates for 2018 are up!!

Melbourne 10th & 11th March Victoria University - Whitten Oval Campus - Level 2 - 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray

Melbourne 5th & 6th May - Venue as above

Melbourne 19th May ONE DAY REFRESHER for previous students - Cost $190 - Whitten Oval Campus - Level 2 - 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray (9am-5pm)

Melbourne 17th & 18th November - Venue as above

Adelaide 21st & 22nd April - Clarity Massage and Wellness, North Adelaide

Adelaide 24th & 25th November - Clarity Massage and Wellness, North Adelaide

Perth 7th & 8th July - Vivacious Living Centre, Ardross

Sydney 11th & 12th August - The Centre, Randwick

Gold Coast 24th & 25th February - Firm-n-Fold, Burleigh Heads

Gold Coast 15th & 16th September - Firm-n-Fold, Burleigh Heads


Edmonton - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018

Venue: Hotel Varscona - Whyte Ave, Strathcona

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Saskatoon - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October 2018

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton - 503 Cope Way, Saskatoon SK

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Cost: $495AUD or $490CAD (or $450 early bird special if booked and paid one month before commencement)

To find out exactly what you will learn, how it will be taught and what MLD can do for your clinical practice and your clients check out this great short clip:


CPE points applicable with various associations.

What is MLD?

MLD treats injuries and pathologies

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a highly specialised technique that can be used to treat many injuries and pathologies.

It can be performed as a preventative technique that bolsters our bodies' ability to rejuvenate and resist all types of stress.

MLD not only stimulates the vital functions of the skin, tissues and internal organs, but also serves to eliminate cellular waste and stimulate the parasympathetic relaxation response inhibiting muscle tonus and pain.

It provides an excellent tool for massage therapists when regular massage is contraindicated.

Multi-Dimensional Discipline

MLD bolsters the body's inherent abilities

This unique training course covers the many dimensions of Manual Lymphatic Drainage:

  • All areas of the body will be reviewed and students will be provided with an understanding of the lymphatic system and the implications and complications that are associated with MLD.
  • Illustration for students from a clinical perspective on how to achieve complete evacuation of lymph nodes and thus achieve complete drainage to specific areas
  • Review of current research in the area and the efficacy of MLD within this research
  • Demonstration of exact area specific sequences including amount of pressure applied and examination of "0 pressure" points within these

By the end of this two day certification course, you’ll possess the ability to understand and perform a full lymphatic drainage with confidence and skill.

The NAoB beauty department thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day MLD training course. Michelle was very organised and engaged us from start. She is passionate about her industry and dedicated to giving her students a positive, professional and welcoming environment to learn in.
Michelle shared a huge amount of knowledge with our team during our 2 sessions, and taught us the MLD procedure in a clear, concise way. Her theory based explanations and practical demonstrations ensured we had all the tools to be able to perform a successful treatment.
The passion that Michelle has for MLD really shone through and inspired our beauty training team. Thank you Michelle and we hope to see you again!
— Hannah Wade - Senior Trainer Dandenong

Interested in this course? Click here to contact us for bookings and more info.

Discover More

To find out more about Manual Lympatic Drainage, click here to download a free powerpoint about this treatment modality. Also click here to discover my Lympathic Journey.

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