Courses 2013-14

There are a number of UK based courses in the Casley Smith Method of MLD. Courses are available as accredited and non-accredited programmes of study and are delivered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The courses are a minimum of nine days and are available to health care practitioners and fully qualified Vodder therapists who have successfully completed training in the treatment of people with mild and uncomplicated oedema (British Lymphology Society 1999). It is expected that applicants will be able to utilise their MLD skills in the treatment of people with lymphoedema both during and after the course. In concordance with current guidance (BLS 2006) there is a requirement for successful students to update their MLD skills every two years. There is a UK based database of Casley Smith therapists and it is recommended that successful students also register their training and latest update on the British Lymphology Society (BLS) website of practitioners. They can also register their training with MLDUK.

These courses involve a large practical component and students initially learn the technique on each other. This involves undressing and taking turns to act as models for massage practice. Teachers make every effort to provide a suitable private environment for this practical work and further information regarding the course content and requirements will be sent to successful applicants.

Specialist Education Programme

Full Courses and Updates

Courses for practitioners wishing to train for the first time in the Casley-Smith method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Casley Smith Exercises and Multi-Layer Lymphoedema Bandaging.  
Fees vary - contact your centre of choice for details.

New courses

throughout 2013/14


University of


Accredited courses:
Degree & Masters courses on Lymphoedema Management
Non-academic or Academic route : Casley Smith Course
(60 academic points) at Honours degree or Masters level

Margaret Sneddon

Rhian Davies


0141 330 2972
further details available on our website:

University of Glasgow courses



Accredited and non-accredited courses available at all levels; please contact for details

Melanie Thomas

01792 285252



Updates for those who have already completed Casley-Smith training (recommended every 2 years)




3rd & 4th April 2014

19th & 20th May 2014

4th and 5th December 2014


Melanie Lewis  

01792 285252



J Todd/J Banks/C Groom

0113 3921807

 27th & 28th November 2013

Harvest Fields Centre, Sutton Coldfield. B75 5TJ

Sue Desborough

 19th & 20th June 2014

 Katharine House  Hospice, Stafford

 Sue Desborough

11th/12th February 2014

 University of Glasgow

Margaret Sneddon Rhian Davies

Evelyn Selfridge

or Rhian Davies on 0141 330 2972

10/11th Sept 2013


Venue to be confirmed in Worcestershire area



Anita Hobday

 01905 855379

 Please contact Lynne
Whiteside for next dates

Northern Ireland

Lynne   Whiteside

 N.B. Keyworker / basic level courses available at all venues.


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