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
Saskatoon - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October 2018
Venue: RAMADA SASKATOON, 806 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon SK
Cost: $495AUD or $490CAD (or $450 early bird special if booked and paid one month before commencement)
*Early Bird Special - Booked (with a $50 deposit paid) and the remainder paid in full one month prior to course commencement
Student Enrollment ( you must be a full time massage therapy or myotherapy student to apply for this) $350
CPE points applicable with various associations in both Australia and Canada.
What is MLD?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised technique that can be used to treat many injuries and pathologies.
MLD provides many benefits for your clients, particularly with assisting the body to detoxify, speed up healing times and provide well-being through excellent cellular and tissue health.
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.
MLD provides an excellent alternative when regular massage is contraindicated and can also be used as part of an overall treatment in conjunction with any other modality.
It is a fabulous addition to the toolbox of Massage and Myotherapists.
How does it work?
The application of MLD works in a number of ways. Firstly the manual ‘traction’ on the skins surface allows the underlying anchoring filaments to be ‘lifted’ thus allowing more room for fluid movement.
Secondly the manual activation of each node group allows the nodes themselves to work at a faster rate thus clearing fluid more effectively and efficiently.
MLD increases both node and tissue health by allowing swifter removal of waste products and also increasing the production of more immunocompetent cells.
This unique training course covers the many dimensions of Manual Lymphatic Drainage with a focus on area specific delivery and integration with other treatment modalities.
All areas of the body will be reviewed and students will be provided with an understanding of the lymphatic system.
Illustration for students from a hands on perspective on how to achieve complete evacuation of lymph nodes and complete drainage of specific areas
Review of current research in the area and the efficacy of MLD within this research
Demonstration and practice of exact area specific
Development of specific treatment ‘prescription’ for effective results using MLD with other treatment modalities.