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Manual Lymphatic drainage massage

Whether this is your first CPD Massage therapy course or you are already an experienced practitioner of other massage therapies, we will endeavour that you learn all you can about Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage and finish the course feeling confident that you will be able to provide this relaxing therapy on your clients, friends and family.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended by proponents to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues space body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.

Course Content:
  • Structure and function of the lymphatic system including lymphocytes, lymph tissue, lymph vessels, lymph nodes, ducts, capillaries, spleen
  • Main lymph nodes of the body
  • Overview of the blood vessels of head and neck
  • Relationship between blood and lymph
  • History of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Contraindication to Manual Lymphatic Draining Massage treatment
  • Explanation and demonstration of manual lymphatic drainage massage techniques including the four basic strokes (as well as additional methods), that can be sequenced and applied to any part of the body and incorporated into your massage routine.
  • Aftercare advice
Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Massage: 
  • Lymphatic drainage is best for edema (swelling)
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Encourages lymph to flow more freely
  • Helps to clear Lymphedema and fluid retention
  • Helps to clear cellulite
  • Circulation of lymph, blood, capillaries, veins, interstitial and cerebrospinal and synovial fluids (indirectly) are activated
  • Removes blockages along vessels and within nodes
  • Fats evacuate through lymphatic vessels
  • Removes harmful toxins
  • Scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, fracture or surgical-incision sites are improved
  • Chronic pain can be reduced