AMTA In Person Courses
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT1) Lymphatic Pathways – Anatomical Integrity- 24 CE
Presenter: Paula Gurak, LMT, LLCC * subject to change
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 as well as 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.
This class is to prepare practitioners to later be able to “map” the lymphatic pathways with their hands (Manual Lymphatic Mapping) as well as identify precise areas of the body where there is fluid stagnation or fibrosis, and then find the most appropriate pathways for drainage.
Bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Some of these approaches require to touch an exposed skin, we encourage you to bring a bath towel, lab clothes, and appropriate undergarments so that you are comfortable.
Short finger nails are required for some techniques.
Due to potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or oils to class.
Massage Tables will be provided. Please bring your own sheets.
When: April 12-15, 2018
Community College of Baltimore County at the Essex Campus
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21237
Participants can call 443-840-4700 to register.
AMTA Online Courses
AMTA’s library of online courses is a convenient way to enhance your knowledge and test your skills. Rest easy knowing every course is rigorously vetted for quality standards. Earn between 1–4 CE hours.
Click here for a list of classes.