Deborah Berry

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) tutor
Dr Vodder Academy International

Training courses in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) - Dr. Vodder method

Licensed by Dr Vodder Academy International I offer the following certificated, internationally recognised MLD training courses during 2019:

Basic (Foundation) MLD Courses

40 hours over 5 days

Accessible to people with either a medical background or acceptable massage qualification (including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology). This first stage of MLD training has no assessment or exams and is not a qualification in its own right.

Course content & format

The anatomy and physiology of the Lymphatic System and its importance in decongestion, relaxation, pain reduction and immunity are covered in the theory section (10 hours). Teaching is by demonstration and practising the hand movements and sequences which, when applied correctly, can stimulate lymph flow (30 hours).

Course dates & venues:

  • September 23rd – 27th 2019, Ludlow, Shropshire

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Abdomen - constipation, IBS, stressed tummy, PMT, ovulation or period pain, vascular/ lymphatic return from legs

Abdomen - constipation, IBS, stressed tummy, PMT, ovulation or period pain, vascular/ lymphatic return from legs

Intensive work on the face - pre/ post surgery, headaches, migraines, tired eyes, sinus, tinnitus, dental, skin complaints

Intensive work on the face - pre/ post surgery, headaches, migraines, tired eyes, sinus, tinnitus, dental, skin complaints

Basic MLD training class September 2017

Basic MLD training class September 2017

Basic MLD training class September 2018

Basic MLD training class September 2018

“You have a way of teaching that gives confidence and encouragement even when being corrected, which made me relax and absorb things more easily.”

“You handled us brilliantly.”

“The tutor was motivational, inspirational, tolerant, patient and respectful of us all equally in the group.”

“The course was presented in a very gentle, calm and relaxed way.”

“I felt supported, encouraged and inspired.”

“Thank you for your support and hospitality.”

“It has been fun.”

Therapy 1 MLD Courses

40 hours (including exams) over 5 days

For people who completed Basic in previous 18 months.

Course content & format

Previously taught practical elements revised and skills honed. Additional techniques for major joints are demonstrated and practised, suitable clinical application explained. Concludes with theory and practical exams. Success is rewarded with an internationally recognised qualification certificate to work with people with a healthy lymphatic system. This is required to access advanced training.

Course dates & venues:

  • November 4th – 8th 2019, Ludlow, Shropshire

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Hip with mobilisation - groin strain, ischial bursitis, postoperative swelling, S-I joint issues, lower back problems

Hip with mobilisation - groin strain, ischial bursitis, postoperative swelling, S-I joint issues, lower back problems

Shoulder with mobilisation - stress related tension, poor posture, recovery from injury/ froze shoulder

Shoulder with mobilisation - stress related tension, poor posture, recovery from injury/ froze shoulder

Therapy 1 MLD training class May 2018

Therapy 1 MLD training class May 2018

Therapy 1 MLD training class Oct 2018

Therapy 1 MLD training class Oct 2018

“We were taught a mix of theory and practical skills every day in a very professional, relaxed and thorough way and in such a lovely setting. Deborah instilled confidence in our abilities and was very patient. I really enjoyed learning basic and Therapy 1 with Deborah as she is a great teacher, with a wealth of knowledge in lymphoedema care.”
Clare Pimblett, Leominster

“You have taken 10 complete novices over 6 weeks and given them more than a basic grounding in MLD whilst adhering to the Vodder method and all the technicalities in good spirit. You have joined in with the students banter and provided a safe, secure and open environment in which to learn.”
Catherine Fray, Portishead, Bristol. September – November 2014

Basic & Therapy 1 Intensive MLD Courses

This course format is new to the UK. The content is the same but by completing Therapy 1 immediately after Basic, with 2 rest days in between, this intensive format will appeal to people who wish to achieve the qualification in a shorter timeframe.

Ludlow, Shropshire: 2 x 5 day blocks with 2 rest days

  • April 1st – 5th and April 8th – 12th 2019

This is the third year of running Basic and Therapy 1 in this format in the UK but the first time in Ludlow.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire: 2 x 5 day blocks with 2 rest days

  • August 12th – 16th and August 19th – 23rd 2019

Returning to Sheffield for this Intensive Course taught by me and organised/ hosted, as previously, by Eva Weltermann.

Download Information Pack for Sheffield (PDF, 278 KB)

Students from the intensive MLD course in Sheffield August 2017

Students from the intensive MLD course in Sheffield August 2017

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

Other training & support:

Start up and business development support available for newly qualified MLD practitioners at Therapy 1 level. Contact me for information.