Dates for 2020 Certificate in MLD & CDT, Talking Lymph reviews deep breathing exercises and expressions of interest for regional courses
Dates for the 2020 Certificate in MLD & CDT classes are now available
(You need the Level 1 & Level 3 courses to complete this certificate) Read more about the new delivery format for 2020 here Refresh your browser to make sure you are not viewing cached pages
Deep abdominal breathing is a valuable tool in stress management and not just for people affected by lymphatic or venous issues. Try taking a deep breath with only the abdomen moving and without letting your chest rise up.
Our recommendation for lymphoedema self-management is five deep abdominal breaths at a time, repeated 5 times per day. It can be done sitting in your car at the stop light, standing in the queue at the supermarket or during the ads while watching TV.
The action of the diaphragm during breathing has the potential to improve digestive, renal, adrenal, liver, uterine, ovarian, pelvic floor, bowel and bladder function and is essential to the normal functioning of the cardiovascular and lymph vessel systems.
"I can't wait to treat my clients with MLD! The techniques are gentle and non-invasive but more powerful and with far deeper results than any other modality I have known"
Debbie Castellano (Therapy 1 class)
"I loved it all. The theory was fascinating, Jan is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in her field and made the science really accessible with stories to illustrate the concepts. The class had a great camaraderie"
Leah Slater (Basic class)
Expression of Interest in Regional classes
Over all the years of teaching Dr Vodder's MLD, one of the things that has concerned me is the number of people in every class who must travel to attend the courses. Frequently the least number of participants are from the actual location of the course. I can't do much about the ones that have to travel internationally but I have always thought there must be some regional parts of Australia with enough therapists to support some training. I wrote a Talking Lymph blog on a brief survey that I conduct on where all the lymphoedema therapists are located and typically they are in the major cities. Read the Talking Lymph blog.
So a few months ago we opened a survey to find out which regional centres may have enough interest to make courses in MLD or Lymph Taping viable. Thank you to the 20 people that have already responded. These first 3 graphs show who you are, where you live and which courses you are interested in.
This next graphic shows the locations suggested so far and the size of the box indicates the number of 'votes'
There were also 2 people who suggested Bali and we have long wanted to arrange a residential training in a resort location. To add your vote for Bali please email Kim Bolto at MLD Promotions Australia as she is keen to organise this email@example.com
For the 3 people who nominated Sydney and Burleigh Heads, we already have classes in those centres, have a look at the course calendar