Registration: 8:30 a.m. First day
Class: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Last Day: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Times are subject to change.
Lymph Drainage Therapy is a cutting-edge, hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, LMT.
It was created from his award-winning research on the lymphatic system, consistent with recent scientific discoveries.
LDT1 takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of precision. LDT is the first technique that enables practitioners to detect and palpate the specific rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. Skilled practitioners with developed listening skills can practice Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the lymphatic vessels.
LDT practitioners use their hands to assess and enhance overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining stagnant body fluid (lymph, interstitial, synovial fluid, etc.). Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements.
These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
These skills are built upon in LDT2 & LDT3, adding skills to address many tissues in the body, including muscles, bones, nerves, organs, and organs of the senses. Adding in the heightened palpatory skills of Superficial and Deep Lymphatic Mapping, the capacity to treat Lymphedema becomes even more effective.
Throughout LDT1, LDT2, and LDT3, you are taught the concepts of treating Lymphedema. This gives you a solid foundation to start your journey of working with Lymphedema safely. With CLTC (Chikly Lymphedema Therapy Certification), you will learn the many indications, contraindications, and steps to the treatment and continued care of Lymphedema, Lipedema, and Chronic Venous Insufficiency patients.
Learn short stretch compression bandaging, bandaging alternatives, maintenance compression garments with measurement skills, lymphatic taping, and pneumatic compression pumps. Understand how skin care, exercises, lymph drainage therapy, and compression are required to create a successful treatment plan. Lectures of former, new, and upcoming surgical procedures to help address Lymphedema and Lipedema are shared to comprehend new advancements in Lymphedema care.
Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Some of these approaches require touching exposed skin. We encourage you to bring a bath towel, lab clothes, and appropriate undergarments to be comfortable.
Short fingernails are required for the safe application of techniques.
Due to the potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or oils to class.
You are welcome to bring a treatment table.
Superficial and deep Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) for Lymphedema Patients
Superficial and deep lymph drainage therapy treatments, including re-routing and alternative pathways
Application of short stretch bandages to upper and lower extremities
Application of reduction kit alternatives
Application of lymphatic tape to help with scar reduction, lymphatic routing, and tissue support
Measurement skills for compression garment fitting
Pneumatic Compression Pumps and their application
Lymphedema in other parts of the body
Skin care and basic wound management
Surgical procedures available for Lymphedema and Lipedema Patients
Application of Fibrotic Techniques for Lymphedema
24 Hours - Lymph Drainage Therapy 1 - Lymphatic Pathways: Anatomical Integrity
24 Hours- Lymph Drainage Therapy 2 - Pathological Pathways / Manual Lymphatic Pathways
24 Hours - Lymph Drainage Therapy 3 - Deep Pathways-Viscera, Articulations, Organs of the Senses
4 Hours - LDT 1 Online Review
4 Hours - LDT 2 Online Review
4 Hours - LDT 3 Online Review
2 Hours - Human Lymphatic Dissection DVD & Test
55 Hours - CLTC Course and Examination
142 Hours - Total at Completion for CLTC Certification
**Each class has additional required reading in Silent Waves, the textbook by Dr. Bruno Chikly.
Tuition Transfer: The tuition is fully transferable up to 7 days before the start of the class.
Within seven (7) days, a $100.00 administrative fee will apply.
Tuition Refund: Tuition refund requests must be made in writing. Emails are acceptable. Tuition is fully refundable up to 30 days before the start of the class, after which your tuition is non-refundable. In case of an emergency, any requests for a refund later than 30 days before class starts will be considered case-by-case.
Lymph Balance Centre
12100 Macleod Trail, Unit 707
Calgary AB T2J 7G9
There is a Holiday Inn Express & Suites next to the Lymph Balance Centre
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
12025 Lake Fraser Dr. SE
Calgary AB T2J 7G5
There is no room block rate. They will honor the current business rate.