Deborah Berry

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) tutor
Dr Vodder Academy International

MLD courses; Level 1 (Foundation), Level 2 (Applied MLD) and Reviews

Learning and maintaining MLD – Dr Vodder method

A Tutor of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) since 2005; 1 of only 2 in the UK licenced by Dr Vodder Academy International (DVAI) to offer Level 1 and Level 2 MLD Courses and MLD Practitioners' reviews. My focus is on people at the beginning of their MLD career, including helping newly qualified MLD practitioners start up and develop their MLD practise. Regular review classes are held to help Level 2 practitioners maintain the International standards of the Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage.

Level 1 (Foundation) MLD Theory

Theory elements are studied online and theory exam is also taken online, start anytime. Complete before attending the Level 1 Practical course. Download the Information Pack (PDF, 485 KB) for details of this and Practical Courses.

Level 1 (Foundation) MLD Practical Courses

32 hours over 4 days in Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

  • August 19th – 22nd 2021

See Level 1 MLD course details

Level 2 (Applied MLD) MLD Practical Courses

32 hours over 4 days in Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

  • September 23rd – 26th 2021

See Level 2 MLD course details

MLD Practitioners' Reviews

14 hours over 2 days in Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

  • August 14th & 15th 2021
  • September 17th & 18th 2021

See MLD Review course details

Why learn Dr Vodder method MLD?

“I chose to train with the 'Dr Vodder Method' because of its reputation. Having networked with another massage therapist she recommended the training school. She had met a lot of other MLD therapists who had trained with other MLD training schools and from her research she felt confident to recommend the Dr Vodder method. This led to me contact Deborah and following several emails detailing my massage training and a telephone call it was established I had sufficient massage training to undertake the Dr Vodder Method. It's important to understand the commitment to learning this therapy and be prepared to undertake lots of revision. However I found Deborah to be a very supportive tutor who I found to be very organised and supportive of each and every student. She would explain things in different ways when needed. Her training material and organisation in delivering the course was always great.”

Jill Vale

Jill Vale
MLD practitioner, Blaby, Leicestershire
Contact: or 07866 648 398

Find out more about the benefits of learning MLD

These courses may be for you if you would like to learn how to harness the gentle but powerful effects of the Vodder Method of MLD to decongest tissues, help relieve pain and bring about better balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the nervous system. Select your chosen box to download relevant Information.

Deborah Berry

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Attendance at teachers' reviews ensures continuance of extremely high skill levels and awareness of research developments.

Dr Vodder Academy International Teachers Meeting Walchsee, Austria January 2019
Dr Vodder Academy International (DVAI) Teachers Meeting Walchsee, Austria January 2019

This International Organisation Standard (ISO) Certificate was awarded to the Dr Vodder Academy, Austria – the home of Dr Vodder Academy International - for, amongst other things, the training of licensed teachers for Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage.

“I want to inform you that the examining theory and practice teachers were impressed by her presentation, theoretical knowledge...and manual abilities.”
—Professor Hildegard Wittlinger, Director of the Vodder Akademie, Austria in a letter about Deborah Berry to MLDuk, for publication