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for MLD practitioners

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Addressing lymph drainage using manual therapy treatments has potentially been demonstrated to facilitate the evacuation of fluid out of intra-fascial spaces and assist in the reduction of tensions and limitations created by adhesions post-surgery or increased general oedema.

SAFE TO MOVE will be delivering this exciting introduction that fuses the Bowen technique into regular MLD approaches, expanding the offer for our clients and patients in an area that is well known to need assistance and empathy with real-time results.

Entry Requirements.

Training is suitable for:

Health Professionals / therapists holding a valid certificate in a recognised form of MLD (please supply a copy of this certificate upon application).

All practitioners must hold either a health professional qualification or relevant degree.



One Day Intro training in the Bowen Technique - 9th October including the 2 hour webinar on 27th June. 


Four Day accredited course   2 x 2 days. 


35 hours practical training.

35 hours home study.

35 CPD Points for full accredited course. (Accredited with ThinkTreeHub



via ZOOM

Sat 27th June 2020

10:00 - 12:00 (incl 10min break)

  • This is an opportunity to introduce the Bowen Technique, its origins and reasoning.

  • Why is Bowen potentially effective? Scientific understanding and existing research  / anecdotal dialogue.

  • Elements of the Bowen move. Specificity and the concept of the “treatment breaks” during a session.

  • Concept of the hands on / hands off approach. Why is it so effective?

  • Ultrasounds of the Bowen move in action and discussion.

  • Outlining the Lymphatic Bowen course in detail, full 2 x 2 days commencing Autumn 2020

  • Q&A


Fri 9th October 2020

9:30 - 5:30

Practical Day following on from 27th June 2020 

7 CPD points


  • Introducing the specifics of the Bowen move. Science of touch / quality of palpation / neurology / physiology and lymphatic reasoning. 

  • Practicals to demonstrate / practice and reflect the move.

  • Presentations and examples of Bowen at work. 

  • Fun quiz to reflect learning. 

Module One

Bowen Technique for MLD Practitioners.

Sat 10th & Sun 11th October 2020

9:30 - 5:30


14 CPD points


  • Outlining the specific known lymph procedures. Anatomical and physiological understanding of 4 main lymph approaches.

  • Kidney

  • Axillary Breast procedure. 

  • Pelvic procedure

  • Temporo Mandibular procedure.

  • Constructing a 45 minute treatment.

  • Contra-indications / risk assessment. Covid19 implications. 

  • Measurements / Case Studies and Results. 

  • Introduction to taking a case study and structure / expectations. 5 cases will be expected for the accredited course completion.

  • End of course knowledge checker. (Online quiz)

All course delivery will be supported with:


  • Videos 

  • Group work 

  • Practice reflection.

  • Case work and examples.

  • Measurement using tape measures and onsite moisture metres.

  • Online learning tools and webinars / zoom meetings.

Module Two

Bowen Technique for MLD Practitioners.


Fri 11th & Sat 12th December 2020

9:30 - 5:30


14 CPD points


Here we draw on your vast experience to expand clinical application and quality. 

The focus is on neurology and fascia for the theoretical aspects, Chapman Reflexes and the infinite possibility of the Bowen move for the practical. The aim is to create a skill-set that is fluid and professional and tailored to the individual rather than a textbook approach.

A fusion of skill-sets. 


  • Questions and answers. Group session. Experiences / challenges / results.

  • The emotional science of “tension”, how Bowen works and its impact on lymph movement.

  • Introduction to the Chapman Reflexes / anatomical reasoning and locations for treatment.

  • Practical demonstrations and discussion.

  • Accuracy Session. Exploring different pressures and optimum intervention with the Bowen Move.

  • Fascia science and its impact on lymph in relation to the Bowen move. 

  • Observing the client physiologically / movement patterns and consequences. The nociceptive withdrawal reflex.

  • Lymph volume reduction

  • Range of movement

  • Quality of life.

  • Conclusions / progressions and requirements for certification.  5 case studies x 3 treatments and a 1 hour online written paper with “teachables”.

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