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Lymph Drainage Therapy LDT1 – Chikly Institute

April 11-14, 2019,  Register Now

Lymph Drainage Therapy is an innovative, healing, and powerful technique that has many applications in the treatment room. Firmly based in Dr. Bruno Chikly’s research, 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.

Some Applications:

  • Relief of subacute and chronic pain
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
  • Anti-aging effects
  • And many other benefits

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.

Daily Schedule: Class starts at 9am each day and ends at approximately 5pm, please arrive at 8:30am on Thursday to sign-in. Class generally lets out early on Sunday, around 3pm.

Class length: 4 days 

CEUs: 24 hours for numerous health professions

This is an introductory class.

Please Note:  LDT1 does not certify therapists to work on lymphedema and other complicated medical conditions.

Pre-Requisite: Manual therapist with a healthcare license (a license that legally allows you to touch)

Students: Full-Time students currently enrolled in a hands-on program that will culminate in a license/certification in bodywork are eligible to receive a special discount on entry-level courses.

To qualify, you must register with a $175 deposit before you graduate. The balance is due 30 days before your course begins. We also must receive proof of your enrollment in a full-time program.

Please have your school send to us a letter stating that you are enrolled, the total number of hours of the program you are attending and your expected graduation date.

The letter must be on the school’s letterhead and can be mailed to the Chikly Health Institute.


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