Deborah Berry

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) tutor
Dr Vodder Academy International

MLD courses; Basic, Therapy 1 and Reviews

Learning and maintaining MLD – Dr Vodder method

2019 sees my 15th year as a Tutor of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD); 1 of only 2 in the UK licenced by Dr Vodder Academy International (DVAI) to offer Basic and Therapy 1 level MLD courses and MLD Practitioners' reviews. My focus is on people at the beginning of their MLD career, including helping newly qualified MLD practitioners start up and develop their MLD practise. Regular review classes are held to help Therapy 1 level practitioners maintain the International standards of the Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage.

Basic (Foundation) MLD Courses

40 hours over 5 days in Ludlow, Shropshire.

  • September 23rd – 27th 2019

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Therapy 1 MLD Courses

40 hours (including exams) over 5 days in Ludlow, Shropshire.

  • November 4th – 8th 2019

See Therapy 1 MLD course details

Basic & Therapy 1 Intensive MLD Courses

2 x 5 day blocks (with 2 rest days), UK.

  • Ludlow, Shropshire: April 1st – 5th and April 8th – 12th 2019
  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire: August 12th – 16th and August 19th – 23rd 2019

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MLD Practitioners' Reviews

14 hours over 2 days, UK.

  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire: August 9th and 10th 2019
  • Ludlow, Shropshire: September 19th and 20th 2019

See MLD Review course details

Why learn Dr Vodder method MLD?

“I chose to train with the 'Dr Vodder Method' because of its reputation. Having networked with another massage therapist she recommended the training school. She had met a lot of other MLD therapists who had trained with other MLD training schools and from her research she felt confident to recommend the Dr Vodder method. This led to me contact Deborah and following several emails detailing my massage training and a telephone call it was established I had sufficient massage training to undertake the Dr Vodder Method. It's important to understand the commitment to learning this therapy and be prepared to undertake lots of revision. However I found Deborah to be a very supportive tutor who I found to be very organised and supportive of each and every student. She would explain things in different ways when needed. Her training material and organisation in delivering the course was always great.”

Jill Vale

Jill Vale
MLD practitioner, Blaby, Leicestershire
Contact: or 07866 648 398

Find out more about the benefits of learning MLD

These courses may be for you if you would like to learn how to harness the gentle but powerful effects of the Vodder Method of MLD to decongest tissues, help relieve pain and bring about better balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the nervous system. Select your chosen box to download relevant Information.

Deborah Berry

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Attendance at teachers' reviews ensures continuance of extremely high skill levels and awareness of research developments.

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This International Organisation Standard (ISO) Certificate was awarded to the Dr Vodder Academy, Austria – the home of Dr Vodder Academy International - for, amongst other things, the training of licensed teachers for Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage.

“I want to inform you that the examining theory and practice teachers were impressed by her presentation, theoretical knowledge...and manual abilities.”
—Professor Hildegard Wittlinger, Director of the Vodder Akademie, Austria in a letter about Deborah Berry to MLDuk, for publication