Massage Therapy Canada

Features Practice Technique
Manual lymph drainage courses – 2011 schedule

April 21, Victoria BC – The Dr. Vodder School – International in Vancouver announces its 2011 Canadian dates for courses in The Dr.Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy.

April 21, 2011  By Massage Therapy Canada

The Dr. Vodder School first brought Manual Lymph Drainage to the USA at a conference in New York in 1972, when Prof. Hildegard Wittlinger presented this unique method that affects the lymph system. The Dr. Vodder school in Canada, located in Vancouver BC, was the first to establish a training program in MLD/CDT in North America with classes in the late 1970’s. Classes have been taught since then in the USA and Canada by certified instructors, teaching the original Dr. Vodder method. 

The Canadian group held its first complete training in CDT for lymphedema treatment in Vancouver, BC in 1993. The school was officially founded that same year in Vancouver and now teaches in many countries around the world. 

The Dr. Vodder School specializes in MLD applications, including but not limited to lymphedema management, enabling therapists to provide a well-rounded approach to patient management. The program has stayed true to the original Vodder method of MLD, as taught by the Vodders. The applications of MLD to pathologies have evolved. Dr. Asdonk in Germany, together with Guenther Wittlinger of the Dr. Vodder School in Austria developed the special MLD techniques that are used in numerous other applications today. 

The Dr. Vodder School is continually evolving and developing its program to meet the needs of therapists seeking quality education. Its innovations have supported and developed the field of lymphedema therapy in North America and around the world. 

Five and 10 day courses in The Dr.Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy are available from April to October 2011 in Toronto and Vancouver. Courses are also available in Montreal in French. 

For a full schedule and description of Canadian and US courses offered in 2011, as well as registration and contact details, please visit

Print this page


Stories continue below