All the cells of the human organism are supplied with nutrient-rich blood via the arterial part of the vascular system. In the capillary network, the network of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries to veins, gases, nutrients and metabolic waste products are exchanged between the blood fluid and the individual cells. 90% of this fluid can be reabsorbed by the venous part of the vascular system. The remaining 10% and all larger molecular protein particles are disposed of through the lymphatic system.
The lymph vessels unite in the region of the venous arch and ultimately drain into a vein that is in close proximity to the heart. If this cycle is interfered with, the drainage systems being pathologically altered or destroyed by surgical intervention, then free fluid accumulates in between the cells and forms an "edema". An alleviation of conditions caused by the hardening and scarring of connective tissue, or the long-term consequences of an untreated lymph edema may be experienced through this special massage technique. A specific sequence of rhythmic, gently executed pumping, circular motions and the gentle application of pressure causes the tissue fluid to shift. The lymph fluid is thus encouraged to find alternative ways to drain. Massage technique and rhythm are also known to affect the nervous system. Deep relaxation, profound regeneration, local and general pain relief, as well as the activation and stimulation of the body's defense mechanism can be attributed to this form of massage.