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Lymph Drainage Therapy Overview (LDTO)Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an innovative 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.

In the 1 to 2 day overview course you'll gain a foundational understanding of the lymphatic system and the Lymph Drainage Therapy technique. The class will include lecture, technique demonstrations, and the opportunity to practice some simple hand exercises and self-treatment applications.


  • Lecture
  • Study Guide
  • Question & Answer
  • Power Point Slides
  • Demonstration
  • Practice sessions
  • Review

Pre-Requisite Class: None

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Chikly Health Institute

We are so grateful that the Chikly Institute has seamlessly adapted by bringing their cutting edge classes to students worldwide via online webinars, without sacrificing quality and in-depth instruction.  Bruno and Alaya's breakthrough work in both manual and emotional therapy is pivotable to the integrative care and techniques we bring to our patients, and thanks to the quality of their online classes, we can continue expanding our skills even during these trying times.

Michael Allen MD, Linda Lazar Allen CAMT. Center for Living Health
Chikly Health Institute

Today is a big milestone for me. In 2012, I first learned about the Chikly Health Institute and had to wait longingly for the time I would be able to have the resources to begin the program. Three years ago I took a deep dive into the coursework, and as of today, I have now completed all of Chikly Health Institute courses in the Lymphatic, Brain, and Heart Centered Therapy (HCT) programs*. This education has radically altered the way I practice my work and the health issues I can address with my clients. The classes are comprehensive, rich in content and experiential learning, and delivered with the highest professional standards. When I began the classes with LDT 1, it immediately became apparent how essential the integration of the Lymphatic, Brain and HCT programs was going to be to ultimately be able to have an elegant intersection of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of manual treatment. This curriculum is a pinnacle of excellence in bio-psycho-social hands on manual therapy. This is a truly unique program. Many of my colleagues in the classes with far more experience in other CEU training programs, repeatedly commented how superior the classes where with the Chikly Health Institute. Since I had dropped all of my eggs in this one primary CEU basket, I was thrilled to know I had made an extraordinary choice. In March 2020, when the world was turned upside down by the Covid19 pandemic, Dr Chikly and Alaya and the entire staff of teachers and administrative team made an extraordinary pivot from live to online classes showing their tremendous commitment to continue this great work and meet the demands for their student's advanced education. I have great gratitude for them all and look forward to all of the new work Dr. Chikly and Alaya will continue to develop and teach.


Patricia Anahata Little, LMT
Chikly Health Institute

I love all of Bruno Chikly’s courses. I combine all the techniques he teaches with all the other techniques I’ve learned through other curriculums and his techniques really take my skills to a deeper level. My clients definitely benefit.  

Theresa Medellin, RN, LMT, CST-T
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