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Date(s) - Oct 13 - Oct 17
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Soma Vida
2324 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin TX 78702


Dr. Vodder MLD: Basic Neck & Face Basic + Advanced

Beauty Secrets is honored to host Anne Bramham and introduce Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) as a foundational therapy for Estheticians and Massage Therapists. 

READ CAREFULLY!! There are 3 Class Options: Basic ONLY (Oct 13-15), Advanced ONLY (Oct 15-17) and Basic + Advanced (Oct 13-17). Basic Neck & Face is a pre-requisite for the Advanced class.

Please see below to register for the course you are interested in and qualified to attend.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required with the balance due by Sept 13. You will be invoiced for the balance prior to the class.

Basic Neck & Face (2.5 days) lays the groundwork. You’ll learn basic strokes and techniques and learn basic protocols for the neck and face – skills you can immediately implement into your existing practice (e.g., as a relaxing closing to an aggressive treatment, etc).
Advanced Neck & Face (2.5 days) fine tunes skills learned in Basic and provides instruction in MLD “Special techniques,” which address a wide range of common disorders; rosacea, acne, swelling, post cosmetic recovery, etc. There is a written and practical exam at the completion of Advanced Neck & Face.
Basic + Advanced (5-days) is a combination of both classes above. This is not an easy program but it is a rewarding one if you are willing to commit to five days of study and practice you should be in good shape and, perhaps most importantly,  you’ll be able to implement your new skills into your practice immediately and with great effect.

This Certification Training Program offers Estheticians and Massage Therapists the best available education in the original Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD).

ThisBasic + Advanced class teaches basic anatomy and physiology of the lymph vessel system along with the effects, contra- indications and precautions of MLD through specialized techniques to address specific conditions.

Basic: Day 1 & 2: (9-6p) and Day 3 (9-1p): Lecture (5 hours) Hands-on (15 hours)

Advanced: Day 3 (2-6p) and Day 4 & 5 (9-6p)

The Basic practical sessions focus on treatment of the neck and face enabling the esthetician to get a “feel” for MLD. It’s easily incorporated into the repertoire of basic skin care and will enhance the natural cleansing mechanisms of the skin to ignite its natural healing and glow. Indications include: hyperpigmentation, acne, waste accumulations, dull skin, sagging, sinus congestion, dark circles and puffiness. This course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Neck and Face class.

This course is a complementary therapy to the Thai Herbal Poultice and Gua Sha Jade Stone Facial Rejuvenation Facial Massage and provides fundamental foundation for further understanding and effective use with facial massage tools.

Dr. Vodder’s MLD
A precise, light-touch therapy recognized by both the international spa wellness and medical communities, Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is the perfect rejuvenation and rehabilitative therapy. Offered in two components (Basic & Advanced), candidates are awarded Dr. Vodder School Spa Body Wellness or Esthetician Certification.

Dr. Vodder’s MLD is indicated for over 60 different pathologies including: Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Cellulite, Chronic ENT Infections, Burns, Acne, Scars, Constipation, Bells Palsy, Eczema, Psoriasis and Inflammatory Processes.

Anne Bramham: A respected industry mentor with more than 30 years of professional experience as consultant, teacher, therapist and designer of spa therapies. Anne Bramham is the founder of ASTECC (American Spa Therapy and Education Certification Council) and the owner of the Bramham Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. An instructor of Manual Lymph Drainage with the Vodder School since 1995, Anne opened the first hospital based Lymphedema treatment center in South Florida.

In recent years Anne has been instrumental in introducing MLD to the Spa and Wellness community. In 2005 she introduced the Vodder sponsored Spa Body Certification program to serve as a bridge between the medical use of MLD and the world of wellness. The program facilitates the use of MLD in conjunction with spa therapies and rehabilitation from cosmetic surgery and has been adopted by a number of resort spas including Mobil’s first ever 5 Star Award Winning Montage Spa. To learn more about ASTECC.

Materials Provided: A Instructional Manual will be provided to support the theory and hands-on practice sessions. A written and practical exam is administered on the third day. 

Purchase of Products: There are no products required.

Payment Program: A 50/50 payment program is available with a non-refundable $25 processing fee. 50% down is required with balance due 30-days before class (June 1). 2 payments only. Cancellation policy applies to all deposits and space reservations. For more info, call 212-945-4343.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations prior to the class are subject to a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made within 30-days of the training are non-refundable. Registration can be exchanged for a product credit upon approval. In the event of severe weather, classes will be rescheduled and are non-refundable.



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Basic + Advanced | 5-days
$750 down | $750 balance due Sept 13
Advanced: Registration 2.5 Day
$350 down | $400 balance due by Sept 13
Basic: Registration 2.5 Days
$250 down | $500 balance due Sept 13