Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle therapeutic treatment which utilises light pressure and long rhythmic strokes. This form of therapy is designed to increase the flow of lymph and remove waste and toxins from your body. A lymphatic drainage therapy is useful if you suffer with lymphedema, as this condition can cause lymph fluid to build up in a specific area of your body, such as your arms or legs, where it causes swelling. Lymphatic drainage is not just for sufferers of this condition though. It is beneficial for the general health of everyone, as improving the flow and drainage of lymph keeps the immune system working properly.