Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a method developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during operation, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer.
Lymphedema can also be present at birth or develop at teens or during maturity. This kind, recognized as primary lymphedema, can affect as a lot of as four limbs and/or other parts of the body. The cause is unidentified. Lymphatic drainage massage for conditions other than lymphedema is not medically suggested, although it may be promoted by a few therapists.