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Jennifer on Lymphatic Massage
Jennifer on Lymphatic Massage

Women and our bodies

  •  How we are seen/how do we feel in our society?
  • cellular memory, holding emotions

How bodywork can help...

  • women's beauty and power – massage and  the unconditional witness
  • proprioception (re-train your brain to love your body)
  • functionality (when we can move with reduced pain we express our inner beauty)
  • improve flexibility, muscle and skin tone
  • increase endorphins (happy drugs), decrease cortisol (stress hormones)
  • reduce fluid, improve immunity

What is the lymphatic system and how does it work?

  • sub-system of both circulatory and immune systems
  • interstitial fluid carries nutrients and toxins
  • highly permeable lymph capillaries allow interstitial fluids to drain waste and excess fluid
  • when fluid reaches lymph nodes it becomes lymph
  • 'pathways and cafes' (fluids pass through specific pathways carrying toxins to lymph nodes    (cafes) The body's defence system 'has a meeting' to discuss who stays and who goes
  • lymph flow is not aided by the heart – it needs help – muscle contraction, elevation, temperature, deep breathing, massage

Lymphatic drainage

            misconceptions you may find when consulting 'Dr Google'

  • pressure and direction – lymph is viscose and must be directed to nearest node
  • “bottoms up!” (Clear bottom to top – gunk can't go down a drain if the drain is blocked)

Benefits of Lympathetic Drainage

  • improves immunity
  • regulates fluid (Starling's equilibrium) and clears toxins
  • regulation of fluids (can be helpful in weight reduction)
  • improves skin tone and elasticity, reduces wrinkles
  • induces restful sleep
  • reduces high blood pressure
  • regulates menstruation due to hormonal balance
  • reduces acne
  • reduces pain due to joint inflammation (eg. Arthritis, M.S.)
  • assists recovery from colds, flus, asthma etc after acute stage)
  • improves sinus conditions
  • post-surgery eg. (to reduce swelling/re-establish lymph flow) eg. dental/mastectomy

Contra-indications (when not to have Lymphatic Drainage Massage)

  • malignancies/active cancers
  • a range of conditions where heart, kidneys or liver are compromised
  • accute inflammatory illness eg. Cold, flu, viral or bacterial infection, urinary tract infection
  • acute DVT


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Emily on Women's Health
Emily on Women's Health

How do you feel when you are out of balance?

  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Pain
  • Constant Colds and Flu
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty loosing weight
  • Moods and emotions up and down
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Menopause symptoms

Whar factors create this imbalance?

  • High stress - a system constantly in 'fight or flight' mode rather than 'rest and digest'
  • Poor nutrition choices for YOUR body
  • Too much alcohol, tobacco, recreactional drugs OR incorrectly used pharmaceutical drugs
  • Environmental impacts - pollution, plastics in our foods, chemicals in the natural and man made environment, cosmetics, household products
  • Too much inflamation in the body
  • Not enough water
  • Genitic factors - nutrition and the impact on epigenitics

What can be done?

  • look to the gut - improve digestion and elimination, reduce inflammatory by-products, support immune response,support hormonal and neurotransmitter balance
  • support the adrenal response - down regulate stress hormone production and support the nervous system, reduce inflammation, balance hormones
  • Reduce inflammatory response - balance hormone and neurotransmitter function reduce pain and improve energy
  • maintain a healthy wieght and regular exercise - improves leptin sensitivity, reduces inflammation and facilitates hormone and neurotransmitter balance

What are the key supplements?

  • Magnesium- 400mg elemental magnesuim daily. Aviod magnesium oxide
  • Withania [KSM-26] - reduce stress response through down regulating cortisol production
  • Tumeric [curcurmin] - inhibits inflammatory response, support immunity
  • Probiotics - supports immune and gut function, reduces inflammation
  • Amino Acids - tyrosine [brain and mood], Tryptophan [reduce anxiety and mild depression. NOT with prescription antidepressants], glutamine [repairs gut integrity]
  • Omega 3 - cod liver oil [+ Vitamin A & D - immune health, or fish oil 150mg eicosapentaeonic acid [EPA] to reduce inflammation

What drives this imbalance?


  • High stress hormones - cortisol, adrenalin, norepinephrin
  • Nrurotransmitter imbalance - dopamine, seratonin, GBA
  • Leptin sensitivity - affects insulin resistance
  • Imbalance of female sex steroid hormones - oestrogen, progesterone, androgens

 Practical Life Therapies

A reminder that our therapists work by 

appointment only

Contact the Therapists directly or

Phone us on
0412 789 878

if you have a concern and need care.


Jennifer is looking for expressions of interest for her upcoming Infant Massage Class 1hour per week for four weeks..Contact Jennifer on 0409242294

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About us

Practical Life Therapies is a
multi-disciplinary clinic
that is home to  the following businesses
 Marlene Rose Energy Therapies
Jennifer Robertson Massage Therapies
Renee Wilkinson Kinesiology
Georg Atanassoff Men's Wellbeing
Katie Ryan Divine Detective 
David Roberts Psychology
Sarah Truman Aromatouch



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1/16 Bull St
Cooks Hill
City NSW 2300
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