A Broad Look at the Lymphatic System

Written by Crystal Burke

 

The Lymphatic System________________________

An Overview of the channels of our immune system

The lymphatic system is a collection of vessels and nodes that run parellal to the cardiovascular system.  The fluid within the lymph vessels is called "lymph" and it is made from the blood plasma.  Lymph carries nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to the interstitual spaces then removes toxins and cellular wastes products.  The nodes help to return the fluid back to the vessels which then carry the fluid to the heart where it enters the cardiovascular system and is carried to our eliminating organs.  With a properly functioning lymphatic system our body is able to recieve and eliminate the necessary components for our everyday life as well as protect us against invading pathogens.


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Posture Awareness

Written by Crystal Burke

How Aware Are You of Your Posture?

As we go around doing our daily activities; work, chasing after kids, preparing meals, cleaning, gardening, leisure activities…. Are you conscious of how you are moving or perhaps, not moving? More and more of us are sitting in front of computers, binge watching shows or looking down at digital devices for hours at a time. 

This sedentary life lends itself to poor posture where we tend to slouch, not really thinking about the long-term consequences of our poor posture and lack of movement. These sedentary movement patterns tend to shorten all our anterior (front) muscles and can lead to pain and less range of motion in our neck, shoulders and back. Sometimes we may not even be aware of the changes to our posture as they happen gradually over time. 


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Care for Your Core and Pelvic Floor

Written by Crystal Burke

Care For Your Core and Pelvic Floor

 

The "core" is compromised of a network of muscles in the stomach, back and glutes.  These muscles work together to keep your posture tall and your back safe from any strains or unwanted forces that can cause pain or injury down the road.

 


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How does Remedial Massage Therapy compare to Myotherapies?

Written by Crystal Burke

    

Many clients have questions about how remedial massage therapy can help them, and how Remedial therapies compare to Myotherapies. While each therapist with either title uses their knowledge, skills, and assessment tools to create a treatment plan for you, our background shapes how we approach each condition.

 
  Both Remedial or Myotherapy are used in prevention and rehabilitation of injury  

     Massage & Myotherapy Australia, 2013


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And...We're Back!

Written by Crystal Burke



AND... WE'RE BACK! How many massages will it take to clear out the dust?


To Birdsville, QLD and Back

As we left our home at dawn on a Tuesday morning I felt the Blues Brother's "Peter Gunn Theme" was most appropriate.  We had everything we needed and most of what we did Not need, but who has time to pack for these things, right?  Sometimes, taking one step at a time means throw in the whole lot and make sure there's air in the spare 'cause we are riding on high spirits and other people's itinerary.  Excited for what lay ahead, we enjoyed the scenery and eased into the drive. Our first stop, Pooginook, just across the SA border.  How amazing to sleep outside this time of year!  I absolutely loved it.  Until I awoke in the morning...


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