Re: New aches and pains
It's called "Lymph Drainage" but the lymph fluid doesn't actually leave the body. The massage therapist uses a very light touch to help move the old lymph out and allow the new lymph to flow in. She lightly presses her fingers in short movements along the lymph vessels in the direction the lymph naturally flows. This directs the lymph into the lymph nodes. It really lessens swelling. My therapist has drained my ankle, my neck, my face, even my puffy eyelids!
I don't know if I've explained it very well, but you can google it for more info. A massage therapist needs to take special classes to learn to do this technique, but you can even do it on yourself. I haven't looked, but I'd be willing to bet there is a you tube video on it.