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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.


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 SKART 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?
    Within the SKART course you will cover many aspects of Kinesiology. You will learn how to use the technique as a tool within diagnosis, treatment and feedback. The Touch for Health (TFH) technique is often associated with Kinesiology. This technique can be complicated, therefore the form of Kinesiology taught within SKART is more along advanced chiropractic techniques, but much simpler and gentler.
  • Why haven’t I heard of SKART before?
    Even though Amanda has been using this technique for over 25 years, it is very new to the marketplace. SKART is the name that Back 2 Health Training uses 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.
  • Are tools recommend/used to help with acupressure?
    Often there is no need to use tools within treatment, however if more pressure is required, objects like a massage dolphin can be useful.
  • 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.
  • Does the order in which you treat each vertebra matter?
    Within the SKART course you will be taught the Back 2 Health Training method which is to treat each vertebra as and when an issue is found. Within the course these two steps are covered in separate modules for ease of learning. One module covers testing and the other treatment. Once these modules are learnt you will be expected to integrate the learning to allow for testing and treatment to happen simultaneously.
  • What COVID-19 Measures should I have in place?
    It is advised to: - Create distance between yourself and the client - Wear gloves and face masks - Test and treat from the side
  • Where are the Back-Shu points?
    The Back-Shu points are acupuncture points located on the back, positioned parallel to the vertebrae, they are situated along the urinary bladder meridian. Each acupoint carries therapeutic effects and physiological functions, making Back-Shu points particularly effective in treating visceral diseases.
  • What is the use of magnets?
    Magnets can be used on acupuncture points. Within the SKART course you will learn about placing magnets around 1.5 inches (5cm) either side of a corrected vertebra to support the holding of its position.
  • What are Neuro-Lymphatic points and the relation within SKART?
    While it's important to understand that Neuro-Lymphatic points correspond to specific meridians, you don't need to commit them to memory. There are many Neuro-Lymphatic points, which can sometimes be overwhelming to learn. Instead, aim for a general understanding and refer back to them as needed for individual patients. These points serve as additional support techniques for SKART Therapy. Checking both the front and back Neuro-Lymphatic points can provide insight into how to effectively flush areas. These points are linked to the lymphatic system, and working on them can help release blockages and promote healing.
  • Providing evidence - what if my client does not want to be recorded?
    Within the SKART course certain evidence is needed to pass modules. Evidence may come in the form of: - Forms - Videos - Feedback Sheets - Photographic - Written If you are having difficulties gaining a certain type of evidence, such as video, here are some other options: - Schedule in a zoom appointment with Back 2 Health Training to show that you can run through the techniques on a friend or family member etc. - Contact Back 2 Health Training for the option to give evidence in written or photographic instead. If using video evidence, Back 2 Health Training will need to see a video or online demo of the techniques on one person. The videos are to evidence that the correct treatment techniques are being used, therefore a demo person is acceptable. The face of the demo person does not need to be seen.
  • The SKART Course workbook and when to submit.
    You may submit the workbook at either the end of each module for approval or once all work is completed at the end of the course. Which route you take depends on your preference.
  • How long does the course take?
    The SKART Course duration is 50 hours, however it can be taken at your own pace. There are eight modules, each taking 1-2 hours to complete depending on reading pace. 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.
  • What insurance cover can be gained upon completion of the SKART course?
    SKART is covered by Balens. Once you have attained the certification, send this through to Balens, and they can organise the cover. Contact: Balens Ltd Affinity Dept: 01684 580771 Main Office: 01684 893006
  • Are there any side effects from the SKART Treatment?
    You can occasionally experience 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 there. If that area is out of place it can sometimes cause giddiness.​
  • What if I have trouble retaining information?
    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.
  • Is the stress point covered within SKART?
    Yes, 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.
  • What is recommended when a weak response is gained within SKART?
    This is sometimes the case with men as they can overpower the testing. A good strategy is to test for a weak arm when you use CV17 (the stress chest point). Make sure their arm is properly to the side or in front so they can’t incorporate other muscles. If they weaken with the stress point, do this test before other tests to allow them to learn its ok to let the arm go and not fight you. You never know, they might just have a really good lymphatic system.
  • What Is EFT Tapping?
    EFT is a form of “psychological acupuncture” that uses light tapping with your fingertips (instead of inserting needles) to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points. Tapping on these designated points on the face and body is combined with verbalising the identified problem (or “target”) followed by a general affirmation phrase.
  • What is EFT effective for?
    - Emotional Trauma - PTSD - Anxiety - Panic Disorders - Phobias - Stress Relief - Insomnia - Weight loss
  • Has research been done on EFT?
    Yes, there are hundreds of studies on the efficacy of EFT for numerous emotional challenges, most notably, anxiety, stress, cravings, and PTSD.
  • Is EFT Tapping safe for everyone? Are there any contraindications?
    EFT is safe, easy to apply, and is non-invasive. There are no known negative side effects. Unlike pills, surgery or difficult medical procedures, EFT is very easy to learn and is non-invasive. Most importantly, it can be self-applied. Many have reported an immediate feeling of relief, a sense of feeling lighter and uplifted as blocked energy releases. The research so far has indicated there are no contraindications to using EFT Tapping. To date, minimal side effects have been reported other than occasional temporary fatigue after big releases of energy. However, this does not mean that you will not experience adverse side effects. If you do, please consult a professional EFT practitioner for professional application of these techniques. In the case of severe diagnosed mental illness, we recommend consulting a skilled EFT Practitioner.
  • Is EFT like meditation?
    EFT is not meditation. EFT requires that you actively engage in the protocol, using your fingertips and choosing the right wording for you. You may, however, enjoy imagining yourself using EFT Tapping while in a meditative state.
  • Can EFT be used to treat myself?
    Absolutely! If you choose a clear target and follow the basic protocol, you are likely to get satisfying and long-lasting results. Many people also find it beneficial to consult EFT practitioners for the objectivity and experience that will likely ensure successful treatment.
  • Can EFT Tapping be used for children?
    Yes, practitioners are using EFT Tapping for school-aged children all over the world. The language, however, needs to be tailored to the child’s age.
  • Can I use EFT Tapping for symptom relief of an illness that has lasted decades or is an inherited condition?
    If you have a medical condition, please consult a physician. As an adjunct treatment, applying EFT and variations of Meridian Tapping have been used successfully to alleviate symptoms regardless of duration or family history. We recommend that you target the pent-up emotional conflicts that you suspect might be contributing to your condition and record any results you have.
  • How long will it take to be successful?
    Some symptoms, like certain phobias or issues connected to single events, have been shown to clear in one round of EFT. However, complex issues can consist of several smaller interrelated problems that must first be treated before healing can occur. Be persistent and patient. EFT practitioners should be consulted for complicated issues such as PTSD and your physician should be a part of any treatment that involves medical-related issues. It’s always hard to predict how many sessions you will need to clear an emotional challenge that is driving your anxiety. We intend to make the length of treatment as short as possible, yet as long as necessary. Practitioners aim for lasting results.
  • What language are the courses in?
    Please note that, at present, the courses are offered exclusively in English. As we grow, we aspire to expand our offerings to include additional language formats.

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