Your Lymphatic system helps eliminate your bodies waste. A healthy active lymphatic system uses the natural movements of smooth muscle Tissue to do this. However, surgery or other damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and your lymph nodes , a condition know as lymphedema. If you have ever had surgery on or involving your lymph nodes , your doctor may have suggested lymphatic drainage massage. Lymphatic massage is a gentle pressure technique used to move the waste fluids from the damaged area. Lymphatic massage is one technique used to reduce lymphedema .It is very safe but contra indicated to those with renal failure ,malignant disease, recent thrombosis, cardiac failure or allergies caused by viruses and bacteria.