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.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
This course is designed for Licensed/Registered Massage Therapists who have 500 hours of massage education or are certified through the NCBTMB. PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, and RNs may also take this course but should first consult with Klose Training to ensure it is appropriate for their needs.
Online Course Content:
As part of the curriculum for this course you will be given access to Klose Training's online MLD Preparation course no sooner than three (3) weeks prior to the start of class. This is additional content and will be available for you to view prior to the classroom training. It is not essential you complete it prior to the classroom training, but it will enhance your classroom learning so it is recommended.
What to Bring:
1 or 2 sheet sets (1 if you can launder them during the week)
Bolster or pillow with pillowcase (to be changed 1 time)
Chest drape (blanket, towel or extra pillow case)
STUDENT AGREEMENT: In order to sign up for this course you must agree to the terms of the student agreement attached below. Please read, sign it and email it to us when you register.
MLD Student Agreement - PLEASE READ AND SIGN BEFORE YOU REGISTER (PDF Document)