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 LDT3, you'll continue to hone your application skills to increase your effectiveness and learn numerous technique subtleties to expand your practice range. This advanced class covers deeper lymph and interstitial flow. Dr. Chikly sometimes considers LDT3 the actual start of the LDT curriculum.
You will learn techniques to address the organ of the senses, viscera, and body joints. Advanced class preparation is highly recommended (see below).
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 some 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.
If you are unable to bring a treatment table, you can bring a yoga mat for use on the banquet table.
Tuition Transfer: The tuition is fully transferable up to 7 days before the start of the class.
Within seven 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 start, will be considered case-by-case.
Seats are limited. Reserve today: 480-999-0808 or [email protected] For any other inquiries, contact [email protected]
Lymph Balance Centre
12100 MACLEOD TRAIL SE
CALGARY AB T2J 7G9
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary South-Macleod Trail S, an IHG Hotel
12025 Lake Fraser Dr SE,
Calgary, AB T2J 7G5, Canada
We do not have a room block for this hotel, but they do have a local business rate.
An in-depth advanced study of anatomy is a prerequisite for this class. Please read in Dr. Chikly's book, Silent Waves Part 1 Chapter 10, Part 4 Chapter 1,2, and 5, and all of Part 5.
Also, please review the list of words and see where your stand with your knowledge. It is of utmost importance that you prepare for this class in advance - even if you don't plan to attend the class for a year or so, it is not too early to begin your study of anatomy structures. We have provided below a list of terms for you to familiarize yourself with prior to attending this course.
Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM)
Aqueous humor, vitreous humor, sclera, anterior chamber and posterior chamber of the eye, Schlemm's canal
Choroid, retina, cornea, lens, optic nerve, optic chiasma, cataract, glaucoma, retinitis, macular degeneration
Auricle, tragus, antitragus, intertragic notch, helix, antihelix, concha, cavum, cymba, lobule, external auditory meatus
Crus of helix
Labyrinth of the ear, tinnitus, olfactory bulb, cribriform plate, ethmoid
Epiglottitis (inflammation of the epiglottis)
Palatoglossal arch, palatine tonsils, palatopharyngeal arch, hard and soft palate, eustachian tube
Internal jugular vein, brachiocephalic vein, subclavian vein, dura mater, arachnoid mater, pia mater
Trachea, carina, bronchi, pleura, parenchyma, spleen, ascending and descending colon, hepatic and splenic flexure, cecum, vermiform appendix, transverse colon, sigmoid, rectum, anus, rectum mucocutaneous junction, submucosa
The greater and lesser curvature of the stomach, pyloris, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, pancreas, prostate
Sternum, manubrium, xiphoid process, sternochrondral and chondrocostal articulation of the thorax
Costovertebral and costotransverse articulation, intervertebral and zygapophyseal articulations (facets)
The joint capsule of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip