Manual lymphatic drainage is a modality that focuses on the flow and filtration of lymph toward the appropriate lymph node tributary areas of the body. Because most of our lymphatic system lies just under the dermis, this is a light touch modality. Manual lymphatic drainage is exceptionally beneficial for those who: have a compromised lymphatic system (ie. have had lymph nodes removed or have a history of lymphedema), would like assistance in detoxing the body, are pre or post surgery, have suffered injuries.