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 2020:

Level 1 (Foundation) MLD Courses

Accessible to people with either a medical background or acceptable massage qualification (including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology).

Course content & format

Theory elements are studied online and theory exam is also taken online. Practical elements are explained, demonstrated and practiced under tutor supervision in a class lasting 32 hours over 4 days.

Practical Course dates – Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8:

March 25th – March 28th 2020 OR August 19th – August 22nd 2020

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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

Previous participants’ comments:

“Your input was truly inspirational, your knowledge, palpatory skills, dedication, patience, sense of humour and tireless commitment do you so much credit, I’m sure the entire group left as better therapists and had a few smiles along the way.”

“This teacher has personality and passion with supportive, patient and compassionate teaching skills.”

“I got everything I’d expected and so much more. Not just a good basic grounding in MLD but an understanding of its versatility, use outside of a clinical setting and potential for integration with other modalities.”

“She is very specific and systematic, calm and handles situations well so students can focus on what they are supposed to do.”

Level 2 (Applied MLD) MLD Courses

32 hours (including practical exams) over 4 days

Previously taught practical elements revised and skills honed. Additional techniques for some common pathologies are demonstrated and practised, suitable clinical application explained. Concludes with 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.

Practical Course dates – Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8:

March 31st – April 3rd 2020 OR September 22nd – September 25th 2020

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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

Students from the intensive MLD course in Sheffield August 2017

Students from the intensive MLD course in Sheffield August 2017

Students from the Intensive MLD Course in Sheffield August 2019

Students from the Intensive MLD Course in Sheffield August 2019

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 Level 2. Contact me for information.