Lymphatic Drainage Massage Diploma

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to viral or contagious diseases.

By stimulating this system through massage, it works more efficiently, which in turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates toxins, transports nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism. The lymphatic system is responsible for the production of antibodies for the immune system and the technique improves the environment of the antibody, boosting its resistance to infection.

This manual lymphatic drainage massage utilises the therapists thumbs to manually pump the major lymph areas to promote fluid circulation and remove blockages.

Many therapists train in this Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage to help clients recover from surgeries or lipo treatments.

Course content

Full practical demonstration and guidance throughout the day where you will learn to pump into the lymph nodes and massage sweeping away the toxins. You will cover the major lymph nodes in the body and the full treatment will take one hour.

Health and Safety at Work Law

Sterilisation and Hygiene in the salon

Data Protection

Anatomy and Physiology relating to the course you are studying

Consultation process and an example of the consultation card.

Contra-indications and how to recognise them

Contra-actions, Origins of Lymphatic Massage

Licensing requirements if required. Professionalism/ Code of Ethics

Local Bylaws that may affect your business e.g. treating minors.

Where to obtain insurance and details of professional associations.

Entry Requirement & Prerequisites

Body massage certificate or aromatherapy massage certificate

Course duration & CPD

1 Day – 9 CPD

Assessment and Examination Method

There will be continuous formative assessments takes place during the day while you practise and take information from your tutor. On completion of the training day you will be expected to answer verbal questions and perform a full manual lymphatic drainage massage with minimal direction from your tutor.

Course Investment


Deposit: £60
Amount due 2 weeks prior to training: £95


Accredited Practitioner Level Diploma

Insurance Cover

Once you complete this training you will be entitled to gain insurance. All courses at Inspire Therapy Training are accredited and recognised by industry professionals. View our accreditation page for details. See image below for accreditng bodies we have chosen for this diploma.

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