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Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle form of massage that accelerates the circulation of the lymph—fluids that support your immune system—throughout the body.

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7 questions have been asked and answered by our network of professionals about Lymphatic Drainage


I had a knee replacement surgery 9 months ago but I still have pain and swelling. Would lymphatic drainage help?

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 Latest answer by Jul 12, 2016 Richard Bartlett, massage therapist

Do electrosound lymphatic drainage treatments work better than manual lymphatic drainage treatments for lymphedema?

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 28, 2012 Janette Asaro Pena, chiropractor

If someone has cancer, why should lymphatic massage not be done?

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 5, 2012 Ryan Duncan, massage therapist

I have heard that lymphatic drainage can be used to reduce cellulite. Does this actually work?

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Bharat Kalra, massage therapist

Does the groin area for a swollen node need be massaged in certain direction or pattern?

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 7, 2012 Joshua Bart, massage therapist

What is lymphatic drainage therapy and how can it benefit me?

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Carin Piacente, massage therapist

Someone told me that lymphatic drainage can be bad for you if you have some kinds of chronic conditions, like diabetes. Is that true?

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Brian Wah, massage therapist