Getting Started

Manual Lymph Drainage, Dr. Vodder Method.

Courses are held variously in London (Ealing), and Lymington (Hampshire). All students must complete Basic before going on to Therapy 1.  Therapy 1 is an exam course and certifies you to work on people with an intact lymph system. Therapies II & III concentrate on patients with a non-functioning lymph system.

Entry Requirements:

In order to enrol on a Basic level course in the Original Dr. Vodder Method you need to provide evidence of pre-existing levels of relevant training and experience as detailed below. Anything less is considered to be insufficient in preparing the prospective student for the rigours of Dr. Vodder's MLD training and subsequent clinical practise.

The Directors of the Dr. Vodder Academy International stipulate the following minimum standards to enrol on the Basic (Foundation) course :

 

Medical:

Those people with a medical background such as doctor, nurse, chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist are acceptable.   Countries with a state registered massage therapist occupation (requiring a minimum of 2,200 hours of training) are included in this category.

Evidence of your qualification and/or medical registration number need to be submitted with your completed application.   Photocopies/scans are acceptable.

 

 

Non-Medical:

People with other massage therapist training and qualifications need a minimum of 344 hours training and exam success.   

The practical (hands-on) element  must have been in the class room or supervised for a minimum of 250 hours.  If home study and/or case histories formed part of the course these must have been documented and submitted for assessment by the course provider.  The exams must have been taken in person and passed.

The theory elements (anatomy, physiology & pathology) must be for a minimum duration of 94 hours and may be in the class room or home study (including on-line).  The exams must have been taken in person (and if on-line, at a supervised examination centre) and passed.

Proof of your qualifications and/or medical registration number need to be submitted with your completed application form. Photocopies and/or scans are acceptable.  If you no longer have the details your course provider/s may be able to supply you with a copy or letter of confirmation.  MLD Training is unable to carry out enquiries or research on your behalf.

If you are not sure whether your existing qualifications meet the requirements then please contact the office on 01590 676 988 for clarification.

Course Materials

Workbooks are provided free of charge for each level of MLD Training. Dr. Vodder method, workbooks are normally only available to students of the Dr. Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage courses run by MLD Training Ltd. You will need a selection of coloured pens/pencils for this!

 Textbooks you will need are as follows (and are available from Amazon or good bookshops):

Basic & Therapy 1 Courses:

Required:

  • Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage: A Practical Guide by H D A & M Wittlinger, ISBN: 978-3-13-143191-2

Therapies II and III course:

Required:

  • Bandage Kit (@ £85 payable and available on 1st day of course)

Recommended:

  • Lymphedema Diagnosis and Therapy by Weissleder & Schuchhardt, ISBN: 3-934371-24-8 or 3-934371-36-1
  • Compendium of Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage by Kasseroller, ISBN: 978-3-8304-0667-9