Lymphatic Massage is a technique that a trained therapist uses to manually encourage drainage from the lymph nodes. A Lymphatic Massage for the general population is performed to occasionally help the lymph system clear out toxins. Individuals would seek this type of massage if they felt their systems were sluggish due to general sickness, use of medications for illness or for the changes of seasons.
A second, more urgent Lymphatic Massage is called Congestive Lymphedema Therapy. This massage technique requires specific training and certification. This advanced therapy is specifically for individuals who have a compromised lymphatic system which includes surgical removal (breast cancer) or trauma (accident) to lymph nodes. This condition requires manual or mechanical techniques to help the lymphatic system work. Congestive Lymphedema is considered a continual health risk and should be addressed without delay.