Registration: 8:30 a.m. First day
Class: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Last Day: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 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.
In LDT2, you'll review and hone existing skills, plus learn valuable refinements and advanced drainage techniques for all surface areas of the body, along with numerous pathological conditions. You will learn the foundational principles of lymphedema care. At the end of the course, you should be able to drain the superficial lymphatic circulation over the entire body and the cisterna chyli, breast tissue, and perform Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) on some viscera.
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 so that you are comfortable.
Short fingernails are required for some techniques.
Due to the potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or oils to class.
Please call the Institute if you can bring a massage/treatment table.
Please read the following sections in Silent Waves:
Part 3 chapters 1,2, and 5 - Part 4 - Part 5 chapter 11.
To be best prepared for LDT2, be sure you clearly understand the following words and, as applicable, know where to locate them in the body:
- Anterior and posterior triangle of the neck
Cephalic vein, axillary vein
Antecubital and supracubital fossa
Aplasia, hypoplasia, hyperplasia, atrophy, congenital or connatal
Ipsilateral and contralateral
The parenchyma of an organ
Lymphotome, lymphatic watershed
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Diffusion, osmosis, hydrostatic pressure, phagocytosis, exocytosis
- Sarcoma, lymphangiosarcoma
Tuition Transfer: The tuition is fully transferable up to 7 days prior to the start of the class.
Within 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 the class starts will be considered case-by-case.
"The Meeting Place"
1450 Dry Creek Road
Longmont CO 80503
The classroom is a separate entrance on the southwest corner of the Residence Inn and is across the parking lot to the south from the Courtyard by Marriott.
Courtyard by Marriott
1410 Dry Creek Road
Longmont CO 80503
Group Rate: $99.00 per night plus taxes/fees