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"Massage Courses & Sports Massage Courses at the London School of Massage, the UK's most successful school for massage and body therapy training.  Massage courses and training in London and throughout the UK"

Some of the massage courses and training we offer include:



Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Courses
Massage Mastery: "Massaging with Confidence" Series

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course
FHT, Think Tree & IICT Accredited Course

manual lymphatic drainage massage courses

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course (FHT, Think Tree & IICT Accredited)

This Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage course is open to individuals who have previous training in Body Massage or higher.

It is open to practising massage therapists as well as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Science practitioners.

Course Includes - E-Course Materials

About this Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course ...

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage involves the application of specific light techniques which assist in the movement of lymph, thereby assisting in the decongestion of the lymphatic and circulatory systems.

The  Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage course taught at the London School of Massage provides training in the theory and practice of this gentle but highly effective form of massage and develops on from diploma courses in massage and/or sports massage.

The course is intended to give practitioners a wider understanding in the therapeutic treatment of patients where the immune system has been compromised as well as adding to the arsenal of tools which are available for carrying out a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatment, excluding lymphodema.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage techniques can be used in conjunction with many other therapies and the course will explore the many other disciplines in which this can be incorporated.

It is a course qualification which on completion will allow the practitioner to obtain full professional insurance. Please check with your Insurance provider as companies vary on their standards of cover for this therapy.

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What will I Learn on this Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course ...

This Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage course will systematically guide the student through the theory and practice of  Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage.  It will allow the smooth and effective integration of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage techniques into their own practice as well as teach a full routine for the whole body.

The following are a list of some of the topics which are covered on the course:

  • Structure and function of the lymphatic system including lymphocytes, lymph tissue, lymph vessels, lymph nodes, ducts, capillaries, spleen
  • Main lymph nodes of the body
  • Overview of the blood vessels of head and neck
  • Relationship between blood and lymph
  • History of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Contraindication to Manual Lymphatic Draining Massage treatment
  • Explanation and demonstration of manual lymphatic drainage massage techniques including the four basic strokes (as well as additional methods), that can be sequenced and applied to any part of the body and incorporated into your massage routine.

We would like to advise that this CPD course endeavors to explore the full benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage in a professional practice. Although practical examples are NOT provided at this non clinical level, we advise potential students that discussion topics include the full body benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage including female breast health. We will also demonstrate draping techniques that, whilst ensuring the absolute protection of modesty for all concerned, do allow access to the side of the rib cage close to the axillary region. 

As it is vital to both practice and receive treatment during the course please be sure you accept the above conditions prior to booking. 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course Prerequisites ...

Students must hold an Ofqual accredited Level 3 Diploma in Massage including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - or equivalent, or higher.

Without an accredited Diploma, you may be able to attend the course, but you will not receive an FHT or IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.

Without an accredited Diploma you may not be able to join the FHT, IICT, or other professional body.

When submitting your Student Details form, you must also supply us with copies of your existing accredited qualifications to receive the course certificate. Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the FHT and IICT logos. Additional charges may be incurred to print the correct Certificate.

What does accredited mean?

Accredited qualifications are those that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards.

Current UK accrediting bodies are;

  1. Ofqual
  2. SQA
  3. CCEA

You can read more about accredited qualifications here;

Overseas Qualifications

If you have arrived in the UK from overseas and have existing qualifications, those qualifications may meet an acceptable standard in the UK. NARIC can provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to UK qualifications with a document called a ‘Statement of Comparability’.

You can also request an 'English Language Assessment' document, which may help determine your current level of English.

You can read more about NARIC here;

If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call the office to find out if your current qualifications can count towards this diploma. We will do our best to find out ways in which we can help you to successfully complete this course.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course Length ...

This Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage course is taught as a fast track and intensive program.

It is covered over a total period of 2 days.


What the Lymphatic Drainage Massage Exams Consist of ...

  • In class assessment and feedback

On Completing this Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course ...

Upon successful completion of our Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage courses, students have gone onto:


The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic treatments.

As a "not for profit organisation" - run by therapists, for therapists – it functions to support, advance and protect members interests and career progression as professional therapists. 

IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) is a peak professional body for the natural health industry. Boasting the largest modality list in all the world, you can be sure that if you practice it, we cover it. Now with 6,000+ members world-wide, IICT is leading the way by providing our members with an international qualification for professional affiliation in the natural therapies industry.

The IICT offers a credible and cost effective alternative for all Complementary Therapists who wish to operate under a collective banner for the natural health industry. Whether you have gained your qualifications overseas or have completed short courses, all credible qualifications are considered for membership.

The Complementary Medical Association's (The CMA) primary aim is to promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession.

We believe that by promoting The CMA and it's Registered Members though the media we are able to help the public and doctors to realise that complementary and integrative medicine is - when delivered safely and ethically - a viable and highly desirable form of healthcare.

In addition, here at The CMA, we are totally dedicated to representing "the professional face of complementary medicine" and by promoting research, education and knowledge in the field, we will help to stimulate demand for the medicine of the 21st century and beyond.

The CMA is great news for professional practitioners, ethical colleges and patients who demand and expect excellence in every aspect of treatment.


The International Guild of Complementary Therapists is the world-renowned body promoting and setting the standard for Holistic and Complementary Therapists and Course Providers.

The IGCT logo serves as reassurance for anyone looking for a skilled complementary therapist or an accredited course in the various disciplines within the holistic sphere.

Our accredited qualifications are recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this course.

Successful completion of this diploma course will provide you with the title of "Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a professional and safe treatment. 



Inclusive Of: E-Coursework and Electronic Certificate

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a Level 3 QCF qualification in Massage

Maximum 6-12 per course.

1st August (Kings Cross) FULLY BOOKEDCode: MLD 8.0

1 - 2nd Aug (2 days)

Total £275.00 (Discounted before 25/7/2024) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9:30 - 5:00 (approx)


12th September (Kings Cross) FULLY BOOKEDCode: MLD 9.0

12 - 13th Sept (2 days)

Total £275.00 (Discounted before 05/9/2024) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


7th November (Kings Cross)Code: MLD 10.0

7 - 8th Nov (2 days)

Total £275.00 (Discounted before 31/10/2024) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


7th December (Kings Cross)Code: MLD 11.0

7 - 8th Dec (2 days)

Total £275.00 (Discounted before 30/11/2024) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


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