Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of massage that stimulates the functioning of the lymph system, which is crucial for the effectiveness of the immune system.
It is a mesotherapy technique in the field of physiotherapy. It can be defined as a protocol-based series of extremely gentle manual manipulations that, based on in-depth study of the physical anatomy of the lymphatic system, are performed for the purpose of draining or moving lymphatic fluid, which may become stagnated due to pathologies (see oedema), to healthy lymphatic territories for normal evacuation into the blood stream.
This is a manual massage technique especially indicated for the treatment of cellulite that stimulates the re-absorption and drainage of fluids and toxins retained in connective tissue. Its effects are apparent in the skin, where blood circulation is activated and microcirculation improved