Intro Neck & Face 3-Day

  • Intro Neck & Face Content

    Learn Vodder MLD technique, strokes, sequences, indications, lymph system function of neck & face, etc.

  • Length

    2.5 or 3 days (20 hours)

  • Hours

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; COMBO class hours 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (2.5 day)

  • Tuition

    $850. alone, $1500 COMBO, for 2021

  • Continuing Education

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

  • Prerequisites

    Licensed or certified Esthetician, massage therapist, PT, OT, or other health care professional license, (Massage certificate, or NCTMB Exam Certified). (More Details)

  • Student Materials (included): Student handbook / workbook; strokes and sequences, etc.

  • 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 MLD Basic Esthetician Training Class

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

The objectives of the practical part of the course (15 hours) are:

  1. To teach the student an effective, light, subtle technique.
  2. To teach the stroke for MLD and its application to the face and neck with the necessary sequencing.
  3. To integrate the theory into practical experience.
  4. To prepare the student for advanced courses in Manual Lymph Drainage.

The objectives of the theory part of the course (5 hours) are:

  1. To familiarize the student with the history and context of the Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage for the face and neck.
  2. To familiarize the student with the anatomy of the lymph system and related structures in the connective tissue.
  3. To give the student an understanding of fluid exchange between blood vessels, connective tissue and lymph vessels, and the various forces affecting fluid movement.
  4. To teach the student how MLD affects various systems in the body, specifically the nervous, muscular, and drainage systems.
  5. To make the student aware of the contraindications for MLD.
  6. To give the student an understanding of the context of MLD as a treatment modality and the types of disorders that can be treated with it.
  7. To familiarize the student with current research into MLD therapy for the neck and face.

Learn Vodder MLD Basic technique, strokes, sequences, indications, contraindications, lymph system function of the neck & face, and much 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.