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Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Course


April 3 – 8, 2017
Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat. 8am – 2pm
Body Kneads Yoga

1145 Reservoir Ave #200  Cranston, RI 02920

This 5 & 1/2 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. During this course, students will be instructed in anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Basic MLD treatment sequences as well as MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be demonstrated and practiced. Each day will be divided into two sections: theoretical and hands-on application. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and the relevant scientific terminology related to the lymphatic system. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the differentiation between the normal and diseased states of the lymphatic system (physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system). 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the indications and contraindications related to the use of MLD. 
  • Competently perform the techniques of MLD for all body areas. 
  • Develop appropriate treatment strategies for indications such as post-surgical edema, post-traumatic edema, fibromyalgia, general detoxification and other conditions. 
  • Competently perform MLD on clients after breast surgery for cancer (clients at risk to develop lymphedema). 
  • Competently perform MLD on clients with mild, medically uncomplicated, primary or secondary lymphedema. 

This course is designed for Licensed/Registered Massage Therapists who have: 

  • completed at least 500 hours of massage training or are certified by the NCBTMB. 
  • The course is also open to PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, RNs, and MDs but these professionals should first consult with Klose Training to ensure this is the appropriate class. 

The course instructor is René Janiece, LMT, NCTMB, CLT. 

The total cost of the course is $950.00
* please note there is a one-time $30 processing fee for all credit cards.

Call Eddie at Body Kneads, Inc (401.453.4253) or on our website
BODY KNEADS, INC.401.453.4263
251 Waterman Street | Providence, RI 02906