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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage involves the application of specific light techniques which assist in the movement of lymph, thereby assisting in the decongestion of the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
The Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage course taught at the London School of Massage provides training in the theory and practice of this gentle but highy effective form of massage and develops on from diploma courses in massage and/or sports massage.
The course is intended to give practitioners a wider understanding in the therapeutic treatment of patients where the immune system has been compromised as well as adding to the arsenal of tools which are available for carrying out a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatment, excluding lymphodema.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage techniques can be used in conjunction with many other therapies and the course will explore the many other disciplines in which this can be incorporated.
It is a course qualification which on completion will allow the practitioner to obtain full professional insurance. Please check with your Insurance provider as companies vary on their standards of cover for this therapy.
What will I Learn on this Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course ...
This Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage course will systematically guide the student through the theory and practice of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. It will allow the smooth and effective integration of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage techniques into their own practice as well as teach a full routine for the whole body.
The following are a list of some of the topics which are covered on the course:
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.
We would like to advise that this CPD course endeavors to explore the full benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage in a professional practice. Although practical examples are NOT provided at this non clinical level, we advise potential students that discussion topics include the full body benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage including female breast health. We will also demonstrate draping techniques that, whilst ensuring the absolute protection of modesty for all concerned, do allow access to the side of the rib cage close to the axillary region.
As it is vital to both practice and receive treatment during the course please be sure you accept the above conditions prior to booking.
Students must hold an Ofqual accredited Level 3 Diploma in Massage including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - or equivalent, or higher.
Without an accredited Diploma, you may be able to attend the course, but you will not receive an FHT, CThA or IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.
Without an accredited Diploma you may not be able to join the FHT, CThA, IICT, or other professional body.
When submitting your Student Details form, you must also supply us with copies of your existing accredited qualifications to receive the course certificate. Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the FHT, CThA and IICT logos. Additional charges may be incurred to print the correct Certificate.
What does accredited mean?
Accredited qualifications are those that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards.
If you have arrived in the UK from overseas and have existing qualifications, those qualifications may meet an acceptable standard in the UK. NARIC can provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to UK qualifications with a document called a ‘Statement of Comparability’.
You can also request an 'English Language Assessment' document, which may help determine your current level of English.
If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call the office to find out if your current qualifications can count towards this diploma. We will do our best to find out ways in which we can help you to successfully complete this course.
Supplement their full time income by working part time.
Help family and friends by providing regular Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatments.
Develop their Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolio.
Join the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
Use the title "Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist"
The CThA are the leading professional association representing sports, spa and complementary therapists in the UK and Ireland. The CThA provide discounted insurance and professional recognition. Members get listed on the embodyforyou.com website. Members also receive professional help and advice from a team of experts.
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic treatments.
As a "not for profit organisation" - run by therapists, for therapists – it functions to support, advance and protect members interests and career progression as professional therapists.
IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) is a peak professional body for the natural health industry. Boasting the largest modality list in all the world, you can be sure that if you practice it, we cover it. Now with 6,000+ members world-wide, IICT is leading the way by providing our members with an international qualification for professional affiliation in the natural therapies industry.
The IICT offers a credible and cost effective alternative for all Complementary Therapists who wish to operate under a collective banner for the natural health industry. Whether you have gained your qualifications overseas or have completed short courses, all credible qualifications are considered for membership.
Our CThA, FHT and IICT Accredited qualifications are recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this course.
Successful completion of this diploma course will provide you with the title of "Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a professional and safe treatment.
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Eligibility: Open to anyone with a Level 3 QCF qualification in Massage