WHAT IS LYMPH?
Lymph is a fluid which circulates around the body through a system of vessels separate from those involved in the circulation of blood. It is a key part of the immune system and its purpose is to remove harmful chemicals from the body. Lymph is white in colour, and you may have seen your own lymph if ever you cut yourself and the emerging fluid was white.
HOW DOES MLD REMOVE LYMPH FROM THE BODY?
The lymphatic system, which is the network of tubes and nodes through which lymph travels, operates differently from the more familiar cardiovascular system. While the heart pumps blood to and from the body’s muscles, the lymphatic system operates in a less systematic fashion. There is no central pump but the continual movement of muscles will stimulate lymph movement around the body; the lymphatic process is one of gentle nudging and encouragement.
This is where Manual Lymphatic Drainage comes in useful. Through the use of the hands MLD therapists encourage the flow of lymph through the body using circular and spiral strokes. The technique is complex but the basic idea is to control the flow of lymph around the body.
One of the principles MLD therapists learn as they work towards certification is to apply different levels of pressure at different stages of the treatment. Through careful manipulation and coaxing of the lymphatic system, the practitioner will stimulate a beneficial flow of lymph through the patient’s body.
WHAT CONDITIONS IS MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD) USED TO TREAT?
WSQ Provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is used to treat patients whose lymph vessels have swollen significantly. This condition is called lymphedema and usually happens in the arms or legs, frequently after surgery. MLD patients may include cancer victims who are recovering from operations and suffering swelling, as well as those recovering from plastic surgery who wish to speed up the recovery from the post-operation swelling.
Manual lymphatic drainage is also used as a detox technique and for cosmetic purposes such as cellulite reduction and frequent MLD massage on the face will give you a radiant look.
MLD is proven to improve many skin conditions like eczema or acne or sensitive skin. If your body tend to swell, MLD is the perfect stroke to reduce swelling, puffiness and get rid of water retention immediately. You do not have to wait for few days to see result. It is almost immediate and your client will adore you. So, if you are a professional therapist, make sure you pick up this important skill. This is a skill that complements and supports your clients need 100% of the time. (flabby tummy, plump face, fat legs, thighs and great for pregnant ladies and new mums)
HOW AND WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP TO THIS CLASS – WSQ PROVIDE MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE?
MLD therapy is used to treat sufferers of many illnesses, so you will get a breadth of experience in helping MLD users in their recovery. It is a personal form of treatment, in which the therapist interacts directly with the patient. Each new treatment is a challenge as each human body is unique and different from the previous one.
This course offers a thorough overview of MLD therapy, including modern treatments such as those proposed by Bruno Chikly. It is a significant investment of time (50 hours) but will teach you a lot about the human body and hopefully enrich your life as a wellbeing provider.
If you want to perform more wellness, more clinical massage therapy to complement healing therapies, this is the first choice of therapy work for Professional wellness therapists.
Many of our students learn to blend with pre and postnatal massage therapies, facial and aromatherapy massage. This technique is frequently adopted in wellness clinics like physiotherapy and maternity clinics.
The lymphatic system is a part of the circulatory system comprising of lymphatic vessels and lymph. WSQ Provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a very gentle massage. It is increasingly known to improve body conditions, especially medical and clinical massage.
For the healing effect to be maximised and body to achieve balance again, this unique massage is not the regular spa massage as it follows strictly the lymph flow. One of the most accepted, non invasive healing techniques you should be equipped with.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME
MLD frees trapped toxins. This special technique specifically targets lymph flow in the body. At the end of the course, you will love to flow the lymph in a body efficiently.
ABOUT THE COURSE
• Perform WSQ MLD Massage
• Basic Anatomy
• Sequence and Massage Techniques for MLD (different from Swedish)
• Safety, Health & Hygiene
• Skin Diseases
• Aftercare and Homecare Advice
• Post treatment activities
FUNDING – WDA FUNDING IS AVAILABLE. SKILLSFUTURE CREDIT CAN BE UTILISED FOR THIS WSQ COURSE
PRE-REQUISITE: Basic Body Massage Skill & Knowledge needed
New Class WSQ Provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Evening – 4/7 to 10/9 – Tue & Thu, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Certification is Awarded by WDA – Statement of Attainment (SOA) – WSQ Provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Course Fee: $1,580 (all inclusive)
Mode of Training Delivery Face to Face/Fully Class Room Based Learning, Conduct in English Only
Enrol Requirement: Primary/below Secondary or equivalent.
Minimum Age: 17 years
Part Time Course 2x, 2.5months, 7-10pm
Training Duration 50 hours, and 1.5 hours for assessment
Assessment Theory (Oral) and Practical (must pass Both required assessments to obtain SOA)