In my experience, this is the most overlooked and least understood system in the body (with the exception of serious ailments such as breast cancer). Lymph drainage is accomplished using \ light pressure to move the lymph fluid. The following is from Kim Ann Zimmermann, Live Science Contributor/February 20, 2018:
The Lymphatic System: Facts, Functions and Diseases.
“The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body”.
“The lymphatic system primarily consists of lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system's veins and capillaries, The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered, The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system”.
When this system is challenged, fluid can build up and our ability to eliminate it and removing associated toxins is compromised. Lymph drainage looks to identify the areas that have been compromised and help restore the normal flow. Severe fluid build up following cancer surgery to remove lymph nodes is often treated with lymph drainage and compressive garments but what about the compression in the system and the altered flow in back, abdominal and pelvic patients? The series of lymph nodes deep in the abdomen must be compromised with problems in this area since the pressure is so altered and so this should be evaluated and treated when appropriate.