Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), sometimes called manual lymphatic therapy, uses light touch to move excess lymph fluid out of the tissues and back into the lymphatic vessels. Although often referred to as a type of massage, MLD is very different from traditional forms of massage that rely on deep and rigorous rubbing. MLD is much gentler and should feel as if the skin is being brushed, not rubbed or kneaded. 
MLD provides good results for 
• Postoperative and post traumatic edema, including after surgeries for orthopedic conditions, tummy tucks and breast cancer
• Primary or secondary lymphedema 
• Lipedema
It reduces the edema, improves pain, range of motion as well as performance.