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Level 1 – Course content

Online theory instruction (8 hours plus self-study and reading, total: 30 hours approx.) This theory instruction may also be provided by the relevant teacher (8 hours ++, 12 UI).

CONTENTS OF TRAINING:

• General anatomy and physiology of blood circulation

• General anatomy of the lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes;

• Indications and contraindications;

• Special anatomy of the main lymphatic vessels as
well as of the lymphatic systems of the various body regions and the skin;

• Physiology of the interstitial space, lymphatic system and lymphatic fluid:

• Extravascular circulation of blood proteins

• Exchange of matter and fluid in the terminal portions of pathways;

• Structure and function of the interstitial connective
tissue, physiology of interstitial exchange of matter,diffusion, osmosis, colloid osmosis, filtration, reabsorption, active cell transport process, permeability of blood capillaries

• Starling’s equilibrium;

• Physiology of the lymphatic system (drainage function, lymph formation, lymph-obligatory substances, lymph transport, transport capacity of the lymphatic system, defence and filter function); Lymphatic fluid, chyle;

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION (32 HOURS, 40 UI):

• Principles of applying MLD;

• Massage techniques in MLD;

• Treatment of the various parts of the body (neck, face, arms, back, buttocks, chest, abdomen, legs, nape of neck).

REVIEW OF LEVEL I (8 HOURS)

The basic strokes for different body regions (neck, face, arms, legs, abdomen, breast and back) are repeated. Theory if required.

These Reviews are only open to Level I students. Level II students and higher-level students may not participate.