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Lymphatic Drainage Techniques Massage
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Please book early to avoid disappointment - a maximum of 6 students can be booked onto each course, to ensure that you get the optimum learning experience, and individual attention.

Entry requirements: Recognised body massage qualification

Cost: £150 (Please pay in full or £50 deposit, final balance of £100 no later than 14 days before course)

We are a recognised and accredited College and training school by the Guild of holistic therapists. Our Diploma courses enable you to practice professionally and gain membership and insurance. This course is designed to train students to a professionally competent level

This course is designed to train students to a professionally competent level in order to perform a comprehensive range of Lymphatic drainage massage techniques. You will learn the practical application of a treatment and have a comprehensive manual for reference in the future.

The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic. By stimulating this system through massage, it works more efficiently.

Developed in the 1930s, lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of massage that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system.

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
L.D.T.M. is a “skin movement technique” that is believed can re-activate or stimulate the lymphatic drainage system. A combination of specialised movements are used all over the body to enhance the efficiency of the waste removal system.

What does it involve?
Lymphatic drainage is essentially a form of massage carried out by a specialist practitioner. The first session involves a consultation to determine the client’s needs and, at that point, the number and frequency of future sessions is decided upon. Unlike some other forms of massage, lymphatic drainage utilises a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. The process can take anywhere from 30 minutes with the masseur concentrating on a localised area, to two hours when working on the whole body.

What is it good for?
Lymphatic drainage massage is especially useful for individuals who seem to suffer regularly from common illnesses like colds and flu. It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or those who want to reduce puffiness or swelling. It has been cited as having a positive effect on problem skin, cellulite, dysfunctional respiratory systems and people with low energy.

What are the benefits?
Lymphatic drainage massage boosts the immune system so, as well as helping the body ward off illness, treatment can facilitate general feelings of health and vitality. It also has a positive physical effect, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing puffiness caused by water retention, poor circulation or pregnancy. As with other massage, it can help with pain from fractures and sprains and rheumatism, and it promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms. Lymphatic drainage massage utilises very light pressure.

Advantages of treatment
• Acts as a preventative treatment or enhances health
• Improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system
• Can prevent swelling of the limbs due to lymphoedema
• Has a slimming effect on the limbs
• Prevents maternal leg oedema
• Fatigued legs revitalised
• Mastodynia – tender breasts after ovulation can be reduced.
• Connective scar tissue can be lessened
• Weight reduction programmes with M.L.D can maintain skin tightness.
• Exercise lymphatic system to prevent degeneration
• Aids the bodies water balance so maintaining osmotic pressure
• Aids the immune system
• Aids cellular defence of the lymphocytes and phagocytes
• Aids relaxation due to the slow monotonous rhythm of the strokes

Course Benefits:
• Fully Accredited Diploma level, enabling you to practice professionally.
• Courses are fully recognised and insurable.
• Home Study Pack - A detailed Course training workbook emailed to you before course, providing plenty of scope for both pre and post course study.
• Practical demonstrations and teaching of the treatment broken down into easy to learn sections.
• You will give a full treatment on the practical training day.
• Small class sizes - maximum of 6
• Gain CPD Points (Continuing Professional Development Points)
• Experienced tutors who are passionate about what they do
• Fun, friendly & informal
• Included is your Diploma, comprehensive course notes, insurance details, Health & Safety and tea & coffee during the break (please bring your own lunch)
• We provide the couches, chairs, and oils required.

Do I need to bring anything?
- A packed lunch
- A bottle of water
- Hair band for long hair
- Towels to sufficiently cover your body for massage
- You may be required to bring a model

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