Holistic Physio Courses cooperates with the Chikly Health Institute in order to organize the Lymph Drainage Therapy – 1 (LDT-1) course. This is a 4-days course that is scheduled to take place in Athens, 18 – 21 June 2020.
Alaya Chikly LMT.
Eligibility: Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physicians specialized in manual therapy methods.
Cost of Attendance: 550 Euros. Invoices or receipts will be issued accordingly upon request.
Registration: The eligible participants can register and finalize their attendance only after remitting the advance payment for this course in the following bank account:
Piraeus Bank: IBAN: GR29 0172 7650 0057 6508 5950 945
Beneficiary: Ioannis Gouverakis
The remaining amount should be remitted in the aforementioned bank account the latest 3 days prior to the course starting date and only after having received a confirmation email or sms.
You are kindly requested to indicate your name and surname, as well as the seminar you are interested in when you conduct a bank transfer in the aforementioned accounts.
Advance Payment: The advance payment for LDT – 1 amounts to 250 Euros. If the course is cancelled due to Holistic Physio Courses or Chikly Health Institute, the advance payment shall be immediately returned to the participants (this is the only case in which the advanced payment can be refunded, since the advanced payment guarantees the participation to the course).
Course Language: English with simultaneous translation into Greek
Venue: Airotel Parthenon (6 Makri Street, Athens).
Tips: The participants are kindly requested to purchase their tickets and proceed to any other expenses related to the aforementioned course, only after the seminar is confirmed.
Contact Details: Ioannis Gouverakis DO, PT, MSc
Tel.: +30 28210 51797
Mob.: +30 6974 641282
Facebook: Chikly Health Institute Greece – Cyprus
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Lymph Drainage Therapy is a hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO. It was created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system consistent with recent scientific discoveries.
LDT1 takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of precision. LDT is the first technique that enables practitioners to detect and palpate the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. Skilled practitioners with developed listening skills can practice Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the lymphatic vessels.
LDT practitioners use their hands to assess and enhance overall circulation as well as determine the best alternate pathways for draining stagnant body fluid (lymph, interstitial, synovial fluid, etc…). Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual manoeuvres activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Please Note: LDT1 does not certify therapists to work on lymphedema.
Relief of subacute and chronic pain
Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
Detoxification of the body
Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
And many other benefits
This is an introductory class.
By the end of the 1st day participants will be able to correctly describe the 6 main groups of lymph nodes in the human body
By the end of the 1st day participants will be able to correctly describe 5 contraindications of LDT
By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly describe direction of main superficial lymph flow in the anterior thorax
By the end of the course participants will correctly demonstrate 2 LDT techniques on the anterior Thorax
By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate 3 LDT techniques on the Upper Extremity
By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate 4 LDT techniques on the deep Abdomen
By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate 4 LDT techniques on the superficial Abdomen
By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate 4 LDT techniques on the Lower Extremity
Given the findings of a clinical case, by the end of the course participants will be able to independently design from all possibilities a lymph protocol for the lower extremities.
Given the findings of a clinical case, by the end of the course participants will be able to independently design from all possibilities a post-surgical lymphatic protocol.
By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate 6 LDT techniques on the Face
OUTLINE (subject to Change)
12:00 – 13:00 – Introduction
– History of manual lymph drainage therapy
-Physiology: the liquids in the body, blood and lymph circulation
– Physiology of the lymphatic system
– General anatomy of the lymphatic system
– Contraindications of LDT
– Main Techniques
13:00 – 14:00 – Lab: Exercise for the hands: fluid / solid model
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:30 – Lab: Applications of main protocol using lymph techniques
15:30 – 16:00 Lunch
16:00 – 16:30 – Demo: Lymph of the neck and body
16:30 – 17:30 – Lab: Body sequence level 1: Neck – front chain
17:30 – 17:45 Break
17:45 – 19:30 – Lab: Body sequence level 1: Thorax
9:00 – 11:00 – Lab: Body sequence: Upper Extremity
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:30 – Lab: Body sequence: Superficial Abdomen
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 – Lab: Body sequence: Deep Abdomen
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:30 – Lab: Body Sequence: Lower Extremity part 1
9:00 – 9:15am – Lymphedemas theory
9:15am – 9:30am – Advanced demo: Lymph of the Face and Body, new techniques
9:30am – 10:30am – Lab: Body Sequence: Lower Extremity part 2
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:30 – Lab: Lower Extremity protocol
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 – Lab: Pre-post surgery protocol
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:30 – Lab: Face Sequence: The Neck – Inside the “Cone of the Face”.
9:00 – 10:30 – Lab: Face sequence: Outside the “Cone of the Face”
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 – Lab: Drainage of the Liver protocol
11:45 – 12:30 – Lab: Self-Drainage LDT Protocol
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45pm – Lab: Lymphatic reflex
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