Approved for Continuing Education

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

Approved by NCBTMB for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • About the Instructor

    • Course Description

    • A brief word . . .

  • 2


    • The beginning of the flow

  • 3

    Meet the Lymphatic System

    • What is it and what does it do?

    • Going with the Flow

    • ICG Lymphography hand to axilla © - Margarita Correa MD, CLT

    • Why do we care?

  • 4


    • Plasma? Interstitial Fluid? Lymph?

    • What is lymph?

  • 5

    The Lymphatic Structures

    • Lymphatic Capillaries

    • Pre-collectors and Collectors

    • Lymph Nodes

    • Lymphatic Trunks

    • Important Lymph Node Clusters

    • Abdominal Anatomy

  • 6

    In closing...

    • Putting it all together

    • Want to continue the conversation?

  • 7

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz

  • 8


    • Recommended Reading

    • Readings and MLD Training Links for Lymph System Overview

    • Lymph vessels in the mesentery

    • Lymph vessel and valve

    • Lymph Anatomy: Body Plaque Model

    • Lymphatic and Immune Functions

    • ICG lymphography on healthy and lymphedema upper extremities


Instructor & Service Director

Laura Bryant-Earner

Laura is Healwell's Service Director and a member of the curriculum development team. Before becoming a licensed massage therapist, Laura taught English in Japan for 19 years. Upon returning to America, she graduated from massage school in the spring of 2018. It was in school that she heard of something called “oncology massage” and felt drawn to it. Passionate about learning, Laura has continued her advanced training in the fields of oncology massage, scar tissue manipulation and manual lymph drainage. She has provided massage in a variety of settings including corporate, private practice and spas. Because of her own massage experiences, Laura appreciates how massage can play a supportive role in health care and the journey that is being human.