Swedish relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, and deep tissue massage are all designed to affect the soft tissue, meaning muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as the skin.
These techniques are generally deeper than MLD since they are addressing muscular issues.
MLD is considered more of a skin technique.
It is specifically designed to stimulate the movement of lymph.
Because the initial lymph vessels lie just underneath the skin, it is a very light touch.
Clients find it very pleasant and relaxing.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) has many useful applications, including a general boost to the immune system.