Minimum prerequisites for admission to Dr Vodder Ireland MLD courses

Minimum prerequisites for admission to Dr Vodder Ireland MLD courses

Meadbh Mac Sweeney, Director of The Lymph Clinic, facilitates and teaches a postgraduate course in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT). The post-graduate training offered by the The Lymph Clinic is the only Dr Vodder certified programme on Manual Lymph Drainage in Ireland and Meadbh is the only certified teacher in the country.

Courses are open to qualified healthcare professionals, e.g. Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, OccupationalTherapists, Physical Therapists, Osteopaths and experienced Massage Therapists (with a min of 260 hours training.)




People with medical training such as doctor, nurse, chiropractor, osteopath,physiotherapist or registered massage therapist with a minimum 2200 hours of training. Evidence of your qualification and/or medical registration number need to be submitted with your completed application. Photocopies/ scans are acceptable.


People with other Massage Therapist training & qualification(s).
The practical (hands on) element of the course must have been in the
classroom or supervised for a minimum duration of 250 hours –

on-line is not acceptable from one institution. If home study and/ or case histories formed part of the course these must have been documented and submitted for assessment by the course provider. The exams must have been taken in person (not remotely on-line) and passed.

The theory (anatomy, physiology and pathology) elements of the course must be for a minimum duration of 94 hours and may be in the classroom or home-study (including on-line). The exams must have been taken in person (not remotely online) and passed. 

Evidence of qualifications including course hours & delivery method(s) (classroom, home study, case- histories etc) in the above categories (that is hands on, anatomy, physiology & pathology) must accompany your application. This information can usually be found in the syllabus. Photocopies/ scans are acceptable.

If an applicant no longer has the details then the course provider(s) may be able to supply a copy or letter of confirmation. Teachers are unable to carry out enquiries or research on behalf of applicants.

Aromatherapists who have completed a nationally-recognised training are allowed to take the Level I and Advanced Body classes but not to continue on to the Level II or Level III classes