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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Diploma


You must hold the following level of qualification before undertaking this course:
Holistic Massage Diploma, ITEC Level 3 or equivalent

Qualification attained at the end of this course:

Accredited Diploma

Course duration: TWO days


The Manual Lymphatic Drainage Diploma is designed as another "add-on" technique for qualified massage therapists, who want to expand the range of therapies they can offer their clients.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.  This advanced therapy is designed to cleanse, relax and have a powerful effect on the immune system. 

MLD is probably best known for the treatment of lymphoedema, swelling that is often seen in response to cancer surgery. The technique can be used to prevent the onset of lymphoedema or to alleviate an existing condition.

Furthermore, MLD:

  • is deeply relaxing
  • promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain.
  • can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions.
  • may strengthen the immune system.
  • relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy.
  • is an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency.
  • promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars.
  • minimises or reduces stretch marks.



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