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Dr. Vodder Method: Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

A highly effective treatment for inflammation, pain and edema

What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. Research in Australia, Europe and North America has proven its effectiveness as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies. In MLD treatment, the skin is stretched in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. If performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, this can greatly enhance recovery and facilitate drainage. It also has profound effects on systems in the body.
Who is Dr. Vodder?

Dr.’s Emil and Estrid Vodder developed MLD treatment in the 1930’s. Their treatment has grown to be the most well known and researched manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues.

Why is the training special? Vodder School

The Dr. Vodder technique is the most intensive and thorough certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage that a therapist can obtain. It requires 160 hours of training. The training is provided by internationally recognized experts in Lymphology, compression bandaging and manual therapy techniques. Therapists acquire excellent hand skills when learning the Dr. Vodder method of MLD with Dr. Vodder certified instructors. A certified Vodder Therapist must attend a review every 2 years to ensure that their skills and knowledge remain up to date. See for more information regarding Vodder MLD.