Lymphatic drainage massage, also called Manual Lymphatic Drainage or Lymphatic Drainage, was originally developed in Germany. It was intended to treat lymphedema, swelling caused by accumulated fluid after some cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction procedures and tummy tucks, after the Cosmetic Surgical as Primary lymphedema can also occur although its cause is unknown; when it does, it typically happens throughout life and can affect many parts of the body. Manual Lymph Massage helps to move the fluid by gently pumping it back into the lymph vessels. Reducing the swelling can reduce discomfort. Without Lymph Massage (LDT or MLD) the inflammation can evolve into fibrosis (a permanent hardening of the tissue) or a seroma ( pocket of serum) can form. When the lymph drifts out into surrounding tissue after a surgical procedure disrupts the normal lymphatic pathways, swelling is the result, but there are ways to combat this problem.