Both people with medical needs and those who are healthy can benefit from lymph drainage massage. Lymph drainage massage regenerates tissues to reduce scarring at surgical injection sites. This type of massage also reduces swelling and detoxifies the body. A person should wait at least six weeks, or until a doctor clears them, before getting this type of massage. This massage can help to reduce the swelling of engorgement and ameliorate plugged ducts. Fixing these two problems can reduce soreness in the breasts and nipples, ultimately leading to better breastfeeding. If flow of lymphatic materials slows, the immune system weakens. Lymph drainage massages can also reduce inflammation in the body that causes diseases such as arthritis.