Manual lymphatic drainage involves very precise, light, rhythmical hand movements. These are used to encourage the lymph towards the lymph nodes. Here the body is able to eject waste more easily. Manual lymphatic drainage also helps to stimulate build-ups, which can cause swelling of the tissues.
Besides de-congesting tissue, the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage are said to include:
- improved functionality of the immune system
- clearer skin
- deep relaxation
- increased energy.