Pumping and Clearing the Terminus: A Manual Lymphatic Drainage Technique

Clearing the terminus is a common way to start and finish an MLD appointment, whether the practitioner provides a full body, hybrid or localized session.

In this video below, watch where the lymphatic terminus is located and how to clear or pump the lymphatic terminus with your hands. For professional MLD training, please visit and register at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

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  • Sara Kent - April 24, 2024

    The thoracic duct, which drains lymphatic fluid from both lower quadrants of the body as well as the left upper quadrant, left side of the head/neck, in the vast majority of individuals (anatomical variants can exist in a minority) empties into the LEFT subclavian vein near the venous angle. Thus 75% of the body’s lymphatic fluid drains into the venous system on the LEFT side. On the right, the right lymphatic duct, which collects lymphatic fluid from the right upper quadrant of the body and right side of the head/neck, drains into the right subclavian vein, approximately 25% of the body’s lymphatic fluid. So both sides drain, but the majority on the left.

  • Jasmine - February 04, 2024

    Aantomical dissections in 9 human cadavers revealed the terminal pathway of the lymphatic system of the left ventricle to be constituted mainly by channels emptying into the right angulus venosus (junction of the internal jugular and subclavian veins) at the base of the right side of the neck.

  • Jasmine - February 04, 2024

    I’m noticing in the video that the technique is done on both sides. Isn’t the lymphatic Terminus just on the right side?

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