Lymphatic Drainage is a specialised form of massage that addresses the body Lymphatic System. A network of vessels and glands, the Lymphatic System is the body front line defense against infection and is also integral to the transportation of metabolic wastes, toxins, excess water and bacteria out of the body. The Lymphatic System can become overloaded or sluggish due to injury, infection, poor diet, inactivity or stress. Lymphatic Drainage employs superficial gliding and pumping techniques directed towards the heart to assist in removal of excess lymphatic fluid, toxins and metabolic waste products. Lymphatic Drainage may be beneficial to those who suffer from peripheral swelling (such as swelling associated with sprains and strains), sinus problems, fatigue, fluid retention, low immunity and swollen lymph nodes, as well as those prone to or recovering from colds, infections, sore throats and allergies.