Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.
The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. The lymphatic system is the delicate system that is the major player in these symptoms. It is overworked and shocked from the surgery, and gentle massage helps it to relax and regain its normal function, which mobilizes the fluid necessary to fight off infection, remove excess fluid, and reduce the swelling that happens after liposuction. There will always be some swelling after any procedure. That’s because all the fluid is sending reinforcements to help with the healing process; however, too much fluid can do more damage than good. The body doesn’t realize that, though, so manual mobilization through gentle lymphatic massage helps it function in a more balanced way.