Rhythm Massage Development

At Rhythm Massage Development, we design a range of unique and original training courses and webinars specifically for massage therapists. Focal areas include Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Palliative Care and Therapists Self Care.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Level 1- Training Course Dates for 2018 are up!!

Melbourne 10th & 11th March Victoria University - Whitten Oval Campus - Level 2 - 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray

Melbourne 5th & 6th May - Venue as above

Melbourne 19th May ONE DAY REFRESHER for previous students - Cost $190 - Whitten Oval Campus - Level 2 - 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray (9am-5pm)

Melbourne 17th & 18th November - Venue as above

Adelaide 21st & 22nd April - Clarity Massage and Wellness, North Adelaide

Adelaide 24th & 25th November - Clarity Massage and Wellness, North Adelaide

Perth 7th & 8th July - Vivacious Living Centre, Ardross

Sydney 11th & 12th August - The Centre, Randwick

Gold Coast 24th & 25th February - Firm-n-Fold, Burleigh Heads

Gold Coast 15th & 16th September - Firm-n-Fold, Burleigh Heads


Edmonton - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018

Venue: Hotel Varscona - Whyte Ave, Strathcona

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Saskatoon - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October 2018

Venue: RAMADA SASKATOON, 806 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon SK

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Cost: $495AUD or $490CAD (or $450 early bird special if booked and paid one month before commencement)

*Early Bird Special - Booked (with a $50 deposit paid) and the remainder paid in full one month prior to course commencement

Student Enrollment ( you must be a full time massage therapy or myotherapy student to apply for this) $350

CPE points applicable with various associations in both Australia and Canada.

What is MLD?

MLD treats injuries and pathologies

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised technique that can be used to treat many injuries and pathologies.

MLD provides many benefits for your clients, particularly with assisting the body to detoxify, speed up healing times and provide well-being through excellent cellular and tissue health.

MLD not only stimulates the vital functions of the skin, tissues and internal organs, but also serves to eliminate cellular waste and stimulate the parasympathetic relaxation response inhibiting muscle tonus and pain.

MLD provides an excellent alternative when regular massage is contraindicated and can also be used as part of an overall treatment in conjunction with any other modality.

It is a fabulous addition to the toolbox of Massage and Myotherapists.

How does it work?

The application of MLD works in a number of ways. Firstly the manual ‘traction’ on the skins surface allows the underlying anchoring filaments to be ‘lifted’ thus allowing more room for fluid movement.

Secondly the manual activation of each node group allows the nodes themselves to work at a faster rate thus clearing fluid more effectively and efficiently.

MLD increases both node and tissue health by allowing swifter removal of waste products and also increasing the production of more immunocompetent cells.

Multi-Dimensional Discipline

MLD bolsters the body's inherent abilities

This unique training course covers the many dimensions of Manual Lymphatic Drainage with a focus on area specific delivery and integration with other treatment modalities.

  • All areas of the body will be reviewed and students will be provided with an understanding of the lymphatic system.

  • Illustration for students from a hands on perspective on how to achieve complete evacuation of lymph nodes and complete drainage of specific areas

  • Review of current research in the area and the efficacy of MLD within this research

  • Demonstration and practice of exact area specific

  • Development of specific treatment ‘prescription’ for effective results using MLD with other treatment modalities.

By the end of this two-day certification course, you’ll possess the ability to understand and perform lymphatic drainage with confidence and skill. You will also learn how to use it as part of your other favorite treatment modalities to produce excellent and immediate results for your clients every treatment, every time.

The NAoB beauty department thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day MLD training course. Michelle was very organised and engaged us from start. She is passionate about her industry and dedicated to giving her students a positive, professional and welcoming environment to learn in.
Michelle shared a huge amount of knowledge with our team during our 2 sessions, and taught us the MLD procedure in a clear, concise way. Her theory based explanations and practical demonstrations ensured we had all the tools to be able to perform a successful treatment.
The passion that Michelle has for MLD really shone through and inspired our beauty training team. Thank you Michelle and we hope to see you again!
— Hannah Wade - Senior Trainer Dandenong

Interested in this course? Click here to contact us for bookings and more info.

Discover More

To find out more about Manual Lympatic Drainage, click here to download a free powerpoint about this treatment modality. Also click here to discover my Lympathic Journey.

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