Lymphatic Drainage
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The Lymphatic system is our front line of defense in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.Muscular movement is required to move it, as there is no “Heart” to pump it.

Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body.

Gentle manual hand circular movements is applied to pump or glide techniques that have a very soothing and relaxing effect.

It is particularly good for detoxification, after chemotherapy/radiation, reducing inflammation & swelling, blue bruising, fluid retention, or oedema, pre and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids to increase the body’s immune system.

Where on my Body is my Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is located directly beneath the skin.

It can be used as part of a facial, or as a whole body treatment.

When our lymphatic system is stimulated by massage, toxins are eliminated so our body works more efficiently, the immune system is boosted, and cells are supplied more readily with nutrients.

Our Lymph system needs help

The lymph system is a slow-moving, system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body’s system of blood circulation. The lymph system both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.

  • Increased odorous urination.
  • Increased odorous bowel movements.
  • Deeper and more restful sleep.
  • Hunger or cravings for fats.
  • Thirst.
  • Tiredness, wanting to rest or nap.
  • Sinus Drainage.
  • Ear Drainage.
  • Reductions in swelling and headaches.
  • Shifts in congestion (one sinus to another etc.) or pressure changes in joints or areas where prior injury or trauma has occurred.

What to Expect After Several Sessions

After Several Lymph Drainage Therapy Sessions, other common benefits are:

  • Weight loss with a reduction in adipose and cellulite tissue.
  • Reduced water retention.
  • Reduction or elimination of your chronic pain.
  • Reduction of your skin conditions and allergies.
  • Increased energy.
  • Increased metabolism.
  • Reduction of PMS symptoms.
  • Improved range of motion in your joints.
  • Stronger immune system function and illness prevention.
  • Regeneration or youthfulness of skin tissue

Drink plenty of water after a lymph drainage massage to help flush out toxins. Stay away from salt and alcohol after a massage, as they inhibit the body’s ability to flush out toxins. Wear light loose clothes.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy
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Myofascial Cupping Therapy is a form of remedial massage treatment combining and using Myofascial Release Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy is unlike all other massage techniques that use compression, it is unique in that it ‘lifts and separates’ soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient rich blood supply  to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.

Benefits from the Myofascial Cupping Technique

The Myofascial Cupping Therapy can provide profound benefits, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, the Myofascial Cupping Technique can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.

How does it work?

Using silicone cups, they are placed on the skin, creating a slightly pressurised seal drawing up superficial muscle into the cup stimulating the circulation of blood, breaking up adhesion’s, and creating a pathway for toxins to be drawn out of the body through the lymphatic system.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy is being widely used in athletic training, physical therapy, and remedial massage therapy clinics. It was recently used in the 2016 Rio Olympic games for pre- and post-competition recovery and detoxification.

It is used specifically to decompress adhesion’s and scar tissue, relax muscles in spasm, decrease trigger point pain, and decrease tissue changes and inflammation following trauma. Cumulative treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, increase lymphatic drainage and enhances overall ability to recover from workouts and strenuous activity.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy uses cups specifically used for ‘dragging’ or ‘gliding’. A special massage oil is placed on the skin first and the cups are gently moved across the skin, usually along meridians or fascia / muscle planes.

What does it actually do?

At a basic level, cupping improves the blood flow to the cupped areas and this can speed up healing and ease muscle soreness. Used after strenuous physical exercise, cupping can help to reduce the severity of post-exercise and delayed onset muscle soreness, allowing athletes to train harder for longer.

It can provide relief from chronic ailments

Cupping has also been shown to reduce the symptoms in conditions like chronic neck and shoulder pain, as well as reducing the severity of coughs and painful breathing.

It can make you feel good

Many people feel happy after a cupping session as it’s believed to release endorphins as well as to promote healing. Some practitioners oil the skin before applying the cups so they can be moved around in a form of massage.

Benefits of Myofascial Cupping Therapy:

 1. Stimulates whole body relaxation/therapeutic response

 2. Stimulates oxygenation and detoxification of blood

 3. Increases joint range of motion

 4. Breaks up adhesion’s, while promotes healing in burn and scar tissue

 5. Promotes circulation

 6. Increase Connective Tissue Mobility

 7. Reduce Muscle Tension

 8. Increase Lymphatic Drainage (detoxification)

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As a Myotherapist i assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of the therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.


Pain that is caused by muscle tissue or muscle fascia (myofascia) is called myofascial pain. Symptoms can include:

  • Deep and constant aching
  • Muscle tightness
  • Sore spots in the muscle (myofascial trigger points)
  • Reduced joint mobility
  • Stiff joints
  • Numbness
  • Recurrent tingling, prickling or ‘pins and needles’ sensation
  • Unexplained tiredness.

A Range of Disorders

Myotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including:

  • Overuse injury such as tennis elbow or shin splints
  • Some sports injuries
  • Tension headache
  • Pain caused by poor posture
  • Some types of chronic back pain
  • Some types of joint pain, such as shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Muscle sprains.

Ongoing Management

In consultation with you, the myotherapist will identify factors that may be making your condition worse (such as poor posture, scoliosis or over training) and help you find ways to avoid or reduce these aggravating factors.

If a factor cannot be changed (for example, arthritis or age-related changes to spinal discs), the myotherapist will devise a pain management program. This may involve referral to other health care practitioners.

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Reiki energy is often described as "universal life energy" or "spiritual energy" and is accessed by the practitioner during a treatment. It enhances the body's natural healing ability and promotes wellbeing.

The word “reiki” loosely translates to “universal life energy” — an energy which practitioners believe exists within, and surrounds, each body...

Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy.

How Does Reiki Work?

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras and meridians. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Reiki works on different levels the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enhancing everything in life. Reiki is not only one of the oldest healing systems in use, it is also one of the most versatile. This ancient Japanese method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients. In fact, Reiki is believed to improve just about any aspect of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity. Reiki techniques are used to heal the body, mind and the spirit.

Remedial / Deep Tissue
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For people who need to remove tension from tight and deeply stressed muscles. This technique incorporates Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release techniques to remove unwanted muscle tightness caused by stress or trauma.

Remedial Massage can have immediate and ongoing benefits for the body. An immediate benefit of remedial massage is a feeling of relaxation and calm. This occurs because remedial massage prompts the release of endorphins, which is the chemical in the brain that produces feelings of wellbeing.

Massage also reduces the levels of stress hormones (such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine) in the body. This is important because high levels of stress hormones may impair the immune system.

Studies also show remedial massage therapy can be an effective treatment for lower back pain, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) experienced after exercise, anxiety, stress, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches.

Sports Injury Therapy
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Sports Massage increases flexibility and range of movement. This results in a faster healing process and has the unique benefit of breaking down scar tissue, which can otherwise lead to reduced tissue mobility.

The treatment assists injury through early detection of muscle dysfunction. It also promotes faster recovery after training and competition at both physical and psychological levels.

Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.

Sports massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise. It also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. Some benefits that sports massage has include:

  • draining away fatigue
  • relieving swelling
  • reducing muscle tension
  • promoting flexibility
  • injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
  • relieving pain
  • preventing injuries
  • improving heart rate and blood pressure
  • increasing blood circulation and lymph flow treating injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains, corked thighs etc

During your visit your condition will be assessed and steps taken to assist with your rehabilitation. After the session FREE muscle stretching sheets can be provided to assist with healing your injury. It is recommended that you continue these exercises at home to speed up the healing process. To book in for a session, please call Jade Tran on 0425 444 304. I hope you found the article helpful in further understanding your symptoms. Any opinions expressed within my articles/blog are from my personal perspective, not that of my Professional Associations / Educational Institutions
.Articles are intended to convey information only and should not being misconstrued as medical advice. If you have any concerns regard to medical matter, you need to consult a professional healthcare provider.

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