MLD certification is recommended for massage therapists who find themselves seeing more and more medically complex clients and wanting to “do no harm”. Its also recommended for MTs seeing clients with edema, bruising, pain, or inflammation that simply cannot tolerate, or should not receive, deep tissue massage or less specific types of body work. Clients with a past history of oncology care, patients who have had lymph nodes removed or radiated, or those with venous insufficiency related edema all need specific manual skills that stem from specialized training.
With this certification, you would be able to safely treat lymphatic congestion of the whole body, including symptoms of lupus, arthritis, RA, osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. In addition, you will be able to safely perform MLD to decrease congestion in a limb that has been affected by injury, surgery or lymph node removal or chemo/radiation. Aesthetics, cellulite, lymphatic facial detoxification, wrinkles, scarring, and swelling due to surgical procedures will also be addressed as well as primary pathologies, lipedema and venous insufficiency.