just a quick disclaimer that i AM NOT A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL. this routine was designed for me by a SLP who is a specialist in Lymphatic massage. I encourage you to find a specialist to consult with as everyone's precise needs vary.
Here is a good diagram showing how close the lymph system is to the top of your skin.
And here is a pretty scary pic of me almost two weeks after surgery, so you can see just how swollen i was.