Instructor

Director of Rhythm Massage Development, Michelle Vassallo studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University, graduating valedictorian of her year. She currently lectures in a variety of remedial subjects at Victoria University specializing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Michelle also delivers seminars as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter for various national massage associations in Australia and Canada.

With many years of practice in her own clinic Michelle has refined her MLD technique, making it both user friendly for the therapist and effective for clients. She is able to treat many pathologies including pre and post operative, sporting injuries, fluid retention and lymphoedema.

Benefits

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended by proponents to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues space body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. MLD uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch) and rhythmic movements to stimulate lymph flow and is now recognized as a primary tool in lymphedema management.

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. Research has also shown that MLD stimulates the immune system to produce more immunity, a valuable contribution to winter health! It also provides an excellent tool for massage therapists when regular massage is contraindicated.

This technique is a fantastic addition to the massage therapists' skill set as it offers you an alternative to other physically demanding remedial massage techniques. It provides an excellent tool for massage therapists when regular massage is contraindicated.

Course Outline

This is the first of several MLD modules that covers the history of MLD, theory, basic strokes and current research supporting the technique.

  • What in Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
  • History of Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Benefits to your clients
  • Role of lymphatics in the body
  • Major node locations
  • The Lymph journey
  • What effects the lymphatic system
  • Basic strokes demonstrated
  • Physiological effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $15.00
Theory Presentation: 1 Hour
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 2 Hours
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

Join Michelle Vassallo as she leads you through specific sequences for the body in clear precise techniques filmed with multiple camera angles specifically designed for this Online Study Module.

About the Presenter

Director of Rhythm Massage Development, Michelle Vassallo studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University, graduating valedictorian of her year. She currently lectures in a variety of remedial subjects at Victoria University specializing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Michelle also delivers seminars as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter for various national massage associations in Australia and Canada.

With many years of practice in her own clinic Michelle has refined her MLD technique, making it both user friendly for the therapist and effective for clients. She is able to treat many pathologies including pre and post operative, sporting injuries, fluid retention and lymphoedema.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $15.00
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

Join Michelle Vassallo as she leads you through specific sequences for the body in clear precise techniques filmed with multiple camera angles specifically designed for this Online Study Module.

About the Presenter

Director of Rhythm Massage Development, Michelle Vassallo studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University, graduating valedictorian of her year. She currently lectures in a variety of remedial subjects at Victoria University specializing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Michelle also delivers seminars as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter for various national massage associations in Australia and Canada.

With many years of practice in her own clinic Michelle has refined her MLD technique, making it both user friendly for the therapist and effective for clients. She is able to treat many pathologies including pre and post operative, sporting injuries, fluid retention and lymphoedema.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $15.00
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

Join Michelle Vassallo as she leads you through specific sequences for the body in clear precise techniques filmed with multiple camera angles specifically designed for this Online Study Module.

About the Presenter

Director of Rhythm Massage Development, Michelle Vassallo studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University, graduating valedictorian of her year. She currently lectures in a variety of remedial subjects at Victoria University specializing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Michelle also delivers seminars as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter for various national massage associations in Australia and Canada.

With many years of practice in her own clinic Michelle has refined her MLD technique, making it both user friendly for the therapist and effective for clients. She is able to treat many pathologies including pre and post operative, sporting injuries, fluid retention and lymphoedema.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $15.00
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

Join Michelle Vassallo as she leads you through specific sequences for the body in clear precise techniques filmed with multiple camera angles specifically designed for this Online Study Module.

About the Presenter

Director of Rhythm Massage Development, Michelle Vassallo studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University, graduating valedictorian of her year. She currently lectures in a variety of remedial subjects at Victoria University specializing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Michelle also delivers seminars as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter for various national massage associations in Australia and Canada.

With many years of practice in her own clinic Michelle has refined her MLD technique, making it both user friendly for the therapist and effective for clients. She is able to treat many pathologies including pre and post operative, sporting injuries, fluid retention and lymphoedema.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $15.00
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion

 

Join Michelle Vassallo as she leads you through specific sequences for the body in clear precise techniques filmed with multiple camera angles specifically designed for this Online Study Module.

About the Presenter

Director of Rhythm Massage Development, Michelle Vassallo studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University, graduating valedictorian of her year. She currently lectures in a variety of remedial subjects at Victoria University specializing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Michelle also delivers seminars as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter for various national massage associations in Australia and Canada.

With many years of practice in her own clinic Michelle has refined her MLD technique, making it both user friendly for the therapist and effective for clients. She is able to treat many pathologies including pre and post operative, sporting injuries, fluid retention and lymphoedema.

MODULE DETAILS

Cost: $15.00
Technical Presentation: 1 Hour
Total Presentation Duration: 1 Hour
Assessment: Online short quiz (70% pass rate required)
Certificate of Completion: Downloadable on successful quiz completion