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Lymphatics Drainage Practitioner Course

Why lymphatic drainage is so important and how to treat it

About The Course

The Lymphatics are important as they clear the entire body of toxins, without it working efficiently you can get congestion of the system. A lot of people are not aware of the importance of the lymphatics system and that if it is not taken care of may cause a multitude of different symptoms. Many times, these symptoms have not been recognised as an ongoing problem in the lymphatic system, even by practitioners.

This practitioner course teaches you all about the Lymphatic System and how to treat it, focusing specifically on its link to Acupuncture meridians. Lymphatic congestion is linked to breast tenderness, feelings of sluggishness and toxin build up causing spots and fatigue. 

Why is Lymphatic Drainage so Important?

The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health by clearing the body of toxins. When the lymphatics are compromised, various symptoms may manifest, including:

  • Fatigue, muscle and joint stiffness, and pain

  • Circulation problems leading to cold hands and feet

  • Water imbalance resulting in water retention, bloating, swelling, cellulitis, and weight gain

  • Accumulation of toxins causing headaches, brain fog, and swollen glands

  • Skin issues and increased susceptibility to infections, colds, and viruses

 

The lymphatic system, an integral part of the body's circulatory system, is vital for our well-being. While the blood system operates under pressure, flowing to the heart and tissues, the lymphatics, responsible for draining fluid from blood vessels, lack a pump. Instead, they rely on muscle contraction and relaxation to propel lymph throughout the body. Flowing upward to the neck area, where it empties into veins leading to the heart, the lymphatic system acts as the drainage route for the body's cells. It carries away excess fluid, waste materials, immune cells, and proteins from the tissues. Comprising a network of lymph vessels and glands (nodes), the lymphatic system is instrumental in fighting infections and promoting healing. The lymph nodes, crucial in recognizing harmful organisms and generating infection-fighting white blood cells, play a key role during recovery from illness and wound healing.

The Lymphatic System Has Two Major Functions

Fluid Balancing

Maintains the fluid balance in our bodies, taking care of any fluid build-up or swelling due to injury or health issues.

Immunity

Protects from infections, bacteria, viruses and other potential threats. 

Lymphs transports excess waste material, that blood cannot carry away from the tissue, such as:

excess water, salts, glucose, urea, bacteria, viruses, toxins and other foreign material removed from the capillaries.

Why does the Lymphatic System Get Blocked?

Every day, humans encounter potentially harmful disease-causing organisms or pathogens like viruses and bacteria, yet we are normally able to function properly and remain healthy. As humans we have a multilayer immune system to keep us running smoothly. Some of the main causes of Blockage are:

  • Who learns SKART?
    Anyone who has an interest and wants to earn a qualification being able to treat backs and other structural conditions.
  • Is this similar to what an Osteopath or Chiropractor would do?
    There are similarities in the techniques however it is different to anything that you have used before because you are actually learning to realign the spine and to ease bones back into their correct positions. The beauty of testing on structural issues is that the results are really clear and once treatment is done you get the sense of satisfaction that the correction has worked and you have the feedback technique to show this.
  • What is Kinesiology?
    Through the course we fully cover many aspects of Kinesiology and how to do it so that you feel comfortable using it as an amazing diagnostic, treatment and feedback tool. Learning touch for health was a start for me but it is complicated. What I teach is more along advanced chiropractic techniques but much simpler and gentler. I am also hoping that with this course we can get Kinesiology more out there in the world. It is such an amazing technique that can change the lives of so many.
  • Why haven’t I heard of SKART before?
    Even though I have been using this technique for over 25 years it is very new to the marketplace. SKART is my name for the techniques used.
  • Is support available?
    Yes, support is included with the training and Amanda is available via email, messenger, and other social media platforms.
  • Do you recommend / use any tools to help with acupressure?
    I do not tend to use tools but if I do need more pressure, I have a massage dolphin which can work quite well, Acupressure treatment can be done both lying and sitting.
  • What is the SKART Therapy Practitioners Group?
    SKART Therapy Practitioners Group is a Facebook group you can join to keep up to date with information, to hear about new courses, and to discuss treatment protocols.
  • I was treating each vertebra as I found issues rather than testing all of them and coming back to treat them?
    That is fine treating each vertebra as you find it rather than testing all and coming back to treat. That is the best way to do it, but I did the testing and treating techniques in two modules so that you got testing practice in before you started treating areas.
  • What Covid Measures should I have in place?
    Create distance between yourself and the client. I wear gloves and test and treat from the side so we are not breathing on each other, even though we are both wearing masks for close up work. You can experiment with what works for you with prone testing for spine/pelvis and supine testing for other areas.
  • Where are the back Shu points?
    The Back Shu points relate to acupuncture points on the back The Back Shu point are all on the Bladder channel down the back, but it has related command points on it for the other meridians. The spleen is BL20 which is on the line between T11 and T12.
  • Why are magnets good?
    Re – magnets - I find them very useful and use them a lot on acupuncture points but for the course I put them about an inch and a half (5cms) either side of a vertebra I have corrected, as this can help it hold in position.
  • Perhaps I have missed the point of your Questions. In Mod 2 - 1.1. I believe your questions asked for Meridians linked to specific organs. Unless I am mistaken; the Triple Heater and the Heart Constrictor Meridians are associated with "areas" of the body not specific organs?
    Sorry I think because I come from the Acupuncture background we are taught the 12 meridians so even though the heart constrictor, related to the cavity that protects the heart and the triple heater, related to 3 sections of the body don’t have a specific western organ they are still needed.
  • I am a bit confused about the Neuro -lymphatic points? What do NL points relate to?
    Avoid getting hung up on learning all the Neuro-lymphatic points as there are a lot of them and can get a bit confusing. Think overview and you can refer back to them for specific patients. They work as another treatment support technique to Skart therapy. Checking the front and back NL points can give you more of an idea of how to flush areas, as NL points relate to the lymphatic system and by working on such points you are helping to release any blockages and stimulate healing. You need to know that the neuro-lymphatic points are associated with specific meridians. But you do not need to know them off by heart but knowing about them can be useful when treating areas later.
  • I have reservation about videoing clients?
    Re module 8 – I only need forms, no videos for client case histories. As the treatments are of course under patient privacy so, we use the feedback sheets from the treatments as evidence. I will need file names logged in the workbook for reference. Schedule in a zoom or skype appointment with me and I can see you run through the techniques on e.g. a friend or family member so we can tick of modules 4 and 5. Don’t worry about being in location I’m happy for you to demonstrate in a living room etc. Remember with Modules 4 and 5 the evidence can be done through written, photographic, video evidence or directly with me through either zoom or skype. Re videos - I only need to see a video or online demo of the techniques on one person - for module 4 and 5. The videos are for evidence that you are using the correct treatment techniques as in module 5 so you just need a demo person, I do not need to see faces. It can also be done with photos. As the treatments are of course under patient privacy so, we use the feedback sheets from the treatments as evidence.
  • Do I submit the workbook at the end of each Module for approval or do you sign off the entire book at the end of the course?
    This can vary depending on the student. Some like to submit it at the end of each Module for me to check and sign off and other students like to do the whole thing and hand it in at the end. It is totally up to you!
  • Is there an approximate time frame for the course to be completed? How long does it take the average student to complete the course and what is the shortest time?
    This is up to you as it can be done at your own pace. There are eight modules each module will take a few hours to complete depends on how fast you read and work. Students tend to complete a module a week with the final three modules taking a week combined. Following this, if treating clients weekly, the case studies usually take 4 weeks. Should treatments be completed every couple of days this time frame will be minimised.
  • Could I test in a different sequence to you?
    Yes, don’t get too hung up on where in the testing process you do everything as long as they are tested. I tend to work down as it’s easier for me to remember what I have tested, but yes, the cranium and lymphatics can both be treated lying down.
  • Can Balens provide cover for SKART upon completion of the course?
    Yes, once you have attained the certification, send this through to us, and we can add this to your cover. Contact: Balens Ltd www.balens.co.uk Affinity Dept: 01684 580771 Main Office: 01684 893006
  • I treated my husband’s neck and after he felt a bit lightheaded and giddy so I stopped. Is this a normal reaction or have I inadvertently mistreated him?
    You can occasionally get a lightheaded feeling as the energy shifts, but also check the C1/ 2 area with the head tilted forward to make sure it is not coming from this area, as if that area is out of place it can sometimes cause giddiness.​
  • I cannot seem to retain the info unless I am looking at notes or actively researching/writing. Any suggestions?
    Keep with it, you do not have to remember everything. Modules 2, 3 and 4 are more for an overview, the most important information is in modules 5 and 6.
  • Which one was the stress point?
    The stress point is covered within Module 1. The chest point lies in the centre of the chest plate. This point tends to go weak in 99% of the population. Bare in mind that some people may need more pressure on testing than others.
  • Being extremely dyslexic I struggle with retention of solid fact; do you have any recommendations as to “hangers” I can use to help memorise the meridian pathways and common weaknesses?
    Try and work through the whole course with an overview, then revisit areas you feel need to be more thoroughly considered. I understand about being dyslexic as this is also a problem I had, but you’re doing really well so don't put too much pressure on yourself to remember all the information as it will fall into place as you move through the course. I find doing the Cross crawl helps with my dyslexia if my brain switches off. When I was first learning the organs and symptoms, I wrote a poem for each, but different things work for different people.
  • I cannot get a weak response from my client even after stimulation. This means it is going to be difficult to practice on him as I will never be sure if I am getting a genuine response to the stimulus or a false response every time. Do you have any suggestions that may help me with this type of patient for future assessments?
    This is sometimes the case with men as they can overpower the testing, do you get a weak arm when you use CV17 - stress chest point? Make sure his arm is properly to the side or in front so he can’t incorporate other muscles, If he weakens with the stress point do this test on him before other tests to allow him to learn its ok to let the arm go and not fight you. You never know he might just have a really good lymphatic system.
  • Please make sure when submitting that it is clear what can be found in which video if you are using video evidence?
    Re videos - I only need to see a video or online demo of the techniques on one person - for module 4 and 5. The videos are for evidence that you are using the correct treatment techniques as in module 5 so you just need a demo person, I do not need to see faces. It can also be done with photos or one to one with me via messenger.

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