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  London School of School of Massage, Sports Massage, Body Massage & Aromatherapy in London UK, offers part-time and intensive courses and training in Holistic Massage course (ITEC & VTCT), Aromatherapy course, Sports Massage courses, Anatomy and Physiology as well as the Reflexology course, Baby Massage course, Thai Massage, Indian Head Massage course as well as CDP & Advanced Massage Training courses


"A superb Lymphatic Drainage massage course, with excellent practical application backed up by clear and relevant physiology" - Yvonne

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage Course
FHT Accredited Diploma Course

manual lymphatic drainage massage

A Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) course comprising techniques that help the lymphatic system to function effectively. It can be used to clear congestion, waste and fluid from the system. It is indicated for fluid retention, swelling (oedema), cellulite and relaxation as well as helping detoxify the body and boost the immune system.


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 in the head, neck and body
  • Structure and function of vascular system, including main arteries in head and neck, main veins in head and neck.
  • Interrelationship between blood and lymph
  • Client handling and consultation
  • History of Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Contraindication to Manual Lymphatic Draining Massage
  • The importance of correct hygiene procedures.
  • Explanation and demonstration of 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.
  • Students must hold an accredited and approved diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Massage
  • In class assessment
Two day course. Please refer to the current course timetable for details.

Following successful completion, our students have progressed to go on and:

  • Offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage as an additional service to existing and new patients.
  • Work on clients who feel more comfortable with clothing on
  • Develop their own clinics as well as treat and consult a wider range of clients.
  • Develop their Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolio
  • Study further courses such as Sports Massage, Lymphatic Massage or Deep Tissue Massage course

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the oldest Professional Beauty, Sports and Complementary therapy organisation in the UK with a very dedicated membership and has been representing therapists for over 40 years.

It has the largest membership of any multidisciplinary therapy organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members.

It is totally independent of any external commercial interests and is a true not-for-profit organisation. It enforces high professional standards, requiring its members to abide by a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Successful completion of this diploma course will provide you with the title of "Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a treatment.

Practitioner insurance is also available upon successful completion of the course.