When receiving manual lymph drainage, it is best to avoid having conversations so that your autonomic nervous system is able to be more aware of the treatment. (The autonomic nervous system controls areas of the body that we are not consciously aware of. The system is divided into two branches, your sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
To create the serene environment, there may or may not be music accompanying the treatment. You will be covered with linens and a blanket and the temperature in the room should be comfortable. Only the area that is being treated will be revealed. The lighting will, whenever possible, be low and not blinding. There is little or no oil used for this treatment so concern about whether or not the oils will stain your clothes after the treatment is negligible.