Massage therapy can be done in a variety of styles, from long, smooth strokes to quick, percussive movements. Some massage therapists use oil and lotions, while others don't. Many massage therapists require clients to be unclothed for massages. However, some prefer clients to be dressed in their own clothes. A massage can last from 5 minutes up to 2 hours.
It is also a good idea for you to speak briefly with your therapist prior to starting your session. This allows you to share your expectations and ask questions.
You can perform lymphatic drainage massage at home or hire a professional. Before you attempt it, always consult your doctor.