Protocols & Assessment Course Description

  • Protocols & Assessment Content

    Review MLD Fundamentals techniques and theory, learn advanced special techniques, therapeutic applications, contraindications, etc.

  • Length

    5 days (40 hours)

  • Hours

    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Tuition


    (set by sponsor within guidelines, ask about discounts.)

  • Continuing Education

    40 CEs Via NCBTMB. CE PROVIDER: Gay Lee Gulbrandson, CLT-LANA.

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of Fundamentals Course with appropriate qualifications. (500 hours of massage certificate, or NCTMB Exam Certified). (More Details)

  • Student Materials (included): Student handbook / workbook.

  • Student: Recommend bring to class: 1 set sheets, 1 towel, highlighter, loose clothing.

  • Support: Gay Lee provides extensive pre- and post- course preparation and study materials, including practice management, continuing education opportunities, tutoring, and more. (More Details)

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Course Objectives for Protocols & Assessment Class

This course teaches the original Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD).

The objectives of the practical part of the course (32 hours) are:

  1. To refine and improve the techniques learned in the Fundamentals Vodder course.
  2. To insure competence in the sequences of the Fundamentals Vodder techniques on all body parts.
  3. To teach the student Manual Lymph Drainage with joint mobilization techniques.
  4. Special techniques for lymph drainage of the head.
  5. Techniques to relieve abdominal lymphatic congestion.
  6. Specialized techniques for the intercostal drainage.
  7. To prepare the student for the Protocols & Assessment practical exam.

The objectives of the theory part of the course (8 hours) are:

  1. To review the Basic theory.
  2. To further expand on the topics covered in the Basic course with a more detailed anatomy and physiology of the lymph system.
  3. To give the student a thorough understanding of the pre-lymphatic pathways in the central nervous system and an appreciation of how MLD might affect them.
  4. Review and discussion of edema with further information.
  5. Current research into the lymph vessel system in order to familiarize the students with developments in lymphology and MLD research.

Review Vodder method MLD Fundamentals techniques and theory, learn advanced special techniques, therapeutic applications, contraindications, edemas, and more.

Portrait of Gay Lee Gulbrandson Gay Lee Gulbrandson is an internationally renowned Vodder MLD teacher. She also has a thriving massage therapy practice in Berkeley, California. She has been a certified Dr. Vodder therapist since 1996 and a teacher of Vodder MLD since 2002. Gay Lee will give each student individual practical instruction to help them develop the skills required to attain the best possible results with their clients. Gay Lee (BA) is certified via CLT-LANA, BCTMB, CAMTC, CMT, and Dr Vodder School International.