The Lymphatic-drainage activates the lymphatic system, which stimulates metabolic production throughout the body.
The lymphatic system spans the body like a net. At various points in this network there are large and small lymph nodes, which can be loosened by gently stroking the skin and local lymph congestion, such as is found in chronical inflammation's or after surgery's.
All techniques activate the lymphatic system directly under the skin, so that the lymphatic congestion dissolves and tissue fluid can drain away more easily.
The lymphatic drainage is not a strong massage, but a very pleasant, weak massage that moves the upper tissue areas. In contrast to other forms of massage, the tissue is not kneaded during lymphatic drainage. Instead, it is processed slowly and with little pressure with repetitive movements. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels to contract.
The excess lymphatic fluid (tissue water) accumulations are called edema. These are removed from the tissue and thus the effect of the massage is extended.