Lymphatic Drainage Fundamentals & Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Series

Lymphatic Drainage Fundamentals & Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Series

Are you frustrated by the high price ($1,000 +) for lymphatic drainage training? The LMT Success Group has put together a succinct and affordable continuing education program that will give you the knowledge and ability to immediately incorporate manual lymphatic drainage into your massage practice. This class is geared specifically to the massage professional and deals strictly with manual lymphatic drainage.  You will leave the class with very powerful skills in the field of manual lymphatic drainage. Even deep tissue work can be made more effective and easier on the massage therapist. This course does not include wrapping or wound care.


The Advanced Level Course is designed for the massage therapist who will be working with post-surgical clients, with and without node removal, and with clients with lymphedema. A foundational level of lymphatic drainage training is a prerequisite to taking this course. The practitioner MUST have knowledge of the lymphatic drainage system and hands-on practice using this technique prior to taking this class. Practitioners are required to complete our Lymphatic Drainage Course prior to taking this course so they will be well prepared for this instruction. In the Advanced class, the student will learn to apply the basic techniques to decongest fascia and work on post-op clients including post-op Liposuction, Lymphedema and more.


Lymphatic Drainage Course Description

This course is designed for the massage therapist who wants to work with general detoxification, stimulating the immune system and general inflammation.  

  • The instructor will provide you with a thorough yet easy-to-understand overview of the lymphatic system.
  • You will observe, learn and practice specific lymphatic drainage procedures for the face and neck, upper and lower body supine, both prone and supine.
  • You will have an opportunity to practice this treatment hands-on and trade with a partner so you will be able to receive this service as well. 
  • This class will include a brief introduction to phototherapy to reduce inflammation.


Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Course Description

This course is a continuation of the Lymphatic Drainage course and will include a technique review and will teach techniques more specifically designed to treat post-surgical clients.

  • You will learn how to mix lymphatic drainage techniques with general massage for pain relief.
  • You will learn how to perform post-surgical lymphatic drainage for facelifts, liposuction, upper and lower extremities inflammation without node removal, upper and lower extremities with node removal, including post-mastectomy.
  • Observe elastic taping techniques for Lymphedema and generalized edema and stable scar technique. 


Lymphatic drainage is a lucrative field and is in very high demand as a preventative health care measure and presents a great opportunity for working with doctors in a variety of pre-and post-surgical procedures. 


As a licensed massage therapist, it is within your scope of practice to provide manual lymphatic drainage. No further credentials are necessary to provide this service. If in doubt, please check with your state’s Board of Massage. This class (Fundamentals) provides instruction on how to provide a full body lymphatic drainage treatment to a well individual. The Advanced Lymphatic class follows up on the protocol taught in the Fundamentals class and includes instruction on working with clients who are pre- and post-surgery or receiving medical care. These courses include manual techniques included in the scope and practice of massage therapists. Techniques such as measuring, wrapping and wound care are not typically included under the SOP of an LMT and are not included in this class


Days and Times

The Lymphatic Drainage course typically takes place on a Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Advanced Lymphatic Drainage is a specialty class and is not offered at all locations. It typically follows the Lymphatic Drainage class and takes place on a Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

This class is also offered as a part of our Massage Education Vacation series including at Las Vegas Success School and on various Seminars at Sea and at Pura Vida Retreat in Costa Rica. The days and times will vary based on the event.



Both the Lymphatic Drainage class and the Advanced Lymphatic Drainage class offer 16 live, hands-on, massage therapy continuing education contact hours, for a total of 32 hours when the entire program is completed. 


Who is the intended audience for this class?

This course is offered specifically as continuing education for massage therapists. It is assumed that you have 500 hours or more of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, contraindications and massage technique.

Health care professionals who are licensed to provide touch, such as RN, CN, CNA, PT, PTA, DC, etc., are able to attend this course. Please check with your licensing board to see if you can self-report CE's for this class. Please confirm with your state that board that provision falls within your scope of practice.




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Please enroll early to ensure your place in class. Our class size limits are strictly enforced.

Chicago, IL - April 15-16, 2023 and April 17-18, 2023 This series is scheduled to take place on a Saturday and Sunday and on a Monday and Tuesday from 8:30am-5:30pm. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: Comfort Inn O'Hare, 2175 E. Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (Room block, based on availability - $95 + tax - call #847-635-1300 x501.)

Las Vegas, NV - June 19-20, 2023 and June 22-23, 2023 This series is scheduled to take place on a Monday and Tuesday and a Thursday and Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm. Seminar and Room Block Location: The LINQ Hotel, 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. Room block web link:, Reservation Center #800-223-7277 - group code: SQLMT3. A $15 per person/per day massage table rental has been included in the price of this tuition. If you are able to bring a table and wish to opt out of this fee, please do so on this page: prior to checking out. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Credentials will be provided one week before class.

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If you enroll in a class and for some reason you are unable to make it, don't worry, you are covered. If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the start of the class, you can get a refund of your tuition. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the scheduled class, you will still receive a credit to take the same class at a later time. You can also take a different class at a different location. Please see our cancellation policy for more details. 



All course materials will be provided in a digital format. About a week prior to your class, you will receive an email with credentials to log in to your student portal. You will be able to check in to your course online, view, download, or print your manual prior to the time of class, submit your course evaluation and download your Certificate of Completion, right from your portal page! Even after your class is over you will still have access to your course materials. Please have an internet-enabled device with you at the time of class. It's a super and convenient process.


All of our classes have minimum and maximum enrollments that can be accepted. If a class is getting close to being full, we may close online enrollment. If a class is closed online, you may still call us at #800-201-2247 to see if there are any additional spaces or to go on a waiting list. If you want to go, let us know!  On rare occasions, we do not meet the minimum number of enrollees or an unexpected situation occurs and we need to cancel or reschedule a class. Please confirm that your class will be going forward prior to making any non-refundable travel arrangements. 


Aside from special events such as Success School and Education Vacations, we do not typically arrange sleeping rooms at our host hotels for weekend classes. If a room rate is not specifically noted in the class description below, please check your favorite discount travel website (,,,, etc.) to see if better rates are available at the host hotel. Oftentimes the rates on travel websites are lower than what we are able to negotiate and our room block rates, if available, are subject to expiration. If a class location is not already listed, it will be added to this page as soon as it has been finalized. Enrolled students will receive an email reminder one week prior to the class with the location. 

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