Go With the Flow: Manual Lymphatic Drainage
"A total of 67 women who had surgery for primary breast cancer were randomly assigned to one of two groups: one group received MLD from the second day of surgery and a control group did not. The volumes of both arms (both operated side and non-operated side) were measured before surgery, as well as on days two, seven and 14, and at three and six months after surgery. At six months post-surgery, participants in the control group had significant increases in the arm volume on the operated side when compared with pre-surgery measurements, while those who received MLD had no statistically significant increase."
Source: Massage Therapy Journal