Basic Training Program

This is the first segment of four classes. 

This is a prerequisite for Therapy I.

original Vodder MLD scoop

This is an intensive course involving extensive hands-on work. The basic strokes and their application to each body part are taught. The theory covers anatomy and physiology of the lymph vessel system, connective tissue, effects of MLD and contraindications. Lymphedemas are described with an emphasis on how Manual Lymph Drainage can affect them. Upon completion of the course, you will have a thorough understanding of the lymph vessel system and the impact of MLD.


Learn in a supportive environment with one-on-one teaching in small class sizes that will take you through the steps to become proficient in Dr. Vodder’s MLD.  We spend 80% of the course time in individual, hands-on training.


At the end of this course you will be able to perform full body MLD on people with an intact lymph vessel system.


Required book for the course is "Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage; A Practical Guide" by the Wittlinger's

Sample Basic course outline

Class time: 40 hrs (Practical 32 hrs, Theory 8 hrs) 

Course cost ranges between $950 and $1125 in the US and Canada (add HST/GST for courses in Canada). Please contact organizer for more accurate information.

Acceptable qualifications list.



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