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Bioimpedance spectroscopy: SOZO

Maintaining fluid balance is essential for optimal health; and every system in the body depends on this balance. Survivors of cancer are particularly vulnerable to an imbalance, as surgical procedures and treatments may put these patients at risk of developing clinical lymphoedema.

SOZO is a non-invasive fluid and tissue analysis tool, which enables early detection of lymphoedema. It provides a direct measure of extracellular fluid, therefore detecting lymphoedema up to 10 months prior to other volumetric measurements. The SOZO also helps monitor your fluid status and body composition, which provides additional information for tracking your health and any associated fluid changes.

Measurements should be taken BEFORE surgery, and then at regular intervals every 3 months after surgery to establish your normal baseline, assess any early stage lymphoedema, track your progress, and provide peace of mind.

Early lymphoedema detection and early intervention management strategies lead to better treatment outcomes, which can improve quality of life and reduce the cost burden of ongoing treatments.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Individual Assessment & Report 30mins $50 Bookings

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) devices are pressure-controlled pumps based on manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) techniques. Any lymphatic conditions concerning swelling or compromised veins can be treated with an IPC device. Pain after vigorous sport can also be reduced with these devices.

In some cases several treatments are required for reduction the IPC device in conjunction with other management techniques may be  more cost effective. These IPC devices are also available for home use, and we offer a trial to buy rental program. Having a home device can make treatment easier, which leads to greater compliance and therefore better results.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Pneumatic Pump 1 Sessions $75 (no health rebate) Bookings
Pneumatic Pump x 3 Sessions $195 ($65 per session) Bookings

Low Level Light Therapy

Also known as ‘Cold Laser’ offers safe and natural ‘pain relief’. Clinical trials indicate ‘cold laser’ acts on DNA to promote post-operative and post-traumatic healing, accelerating recovery through improved immune response, and reducing inflammation and pain hand held and scanning devices are used in conjunction with MLD for the treatment of lymphoedema, muscular pain, scarring and burns or after radiation treatment.

Using the cold laser allows for specific conditions and tissue types to be addressed while the therapist combines manual techniques. The results are longer lasting and more effective, particularly if followed by subsequent treatments.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Laser Treatment 30mins $75 Bookings
Laser Extra 15mins $35 Bookings

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymphatic fluid and elimination of metabolic waste. Stimulation of the lymphatic system through MLD improves health and immune function, promotes general wellbeing, and assists with a range of lymphatic conditions such as; sinusitis, swelling after surgery, lymphoedema, lipoedema, fibromyalgia, and sports recovery.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Manual Lymphatic Drainage 60mins $125 Bookings
Manual Lymphatic Drainage 45mins $100 Bookings

Home Visits

At times it may be difficult for you to attend our clinic. We offer a mobile service to your home or nursing home where we can provide lymphatic massage or compression therapy. We can also demonstrate practical ways that family members may be involved if they choose. A doctor’s clearance is necessary, so ask us for a referral form to provide to your doctor.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Home Visit 45mins $160 Bookings

Scar Tissue Release Therapy

Scar Tissue Release Therapy is a gentle and effective technique used to decrease discomfort, adhesions, or congestion of scar tissue that impacts the fascia. Fascia is that ‘Glad wrap’ looking tissue that binds, connects and holds the individual components of the body together.

Your treatment will combine manual therapies such as myofascial hold techniques, stretch and lift and cupping to release the fascial restrictions. You may feel such sensations as a slight tugging or pressure as the scar tissue is released. Your therapist will communicate with you throughout your session to ensure that you are comfortable.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Initial Treatment 60mins $125 Bookings
Follow Up Treatment 45mins $100 Bookings

Pregnancy Massage

At times during pregnancy, it is not unusual to be carrying excess fluid. If this is not the result of any pregnancy complications, manual lymphatic drainage can be used to help relieve discomfort of swollen legs and feet. We may also suggest using medical compression stockings for tired, swollen legs where appropriate.

Pregnancy can be both emotionally fulfilling and demanding, and this specially designed massage sequence can relieve tension and discomfort, enabling you to feel calm, nurtured, and relaxed. This pregnancy massage may also help headaches, and aching legs and feet.

Compression stocking may also be advisably to prevent varicose veins and o aching legs.

Treatment Duration Price Bookings
Pregnancy Massage 75mins $120 Bookings

Testimonials

I was so thankful that Jan was able to provide treatment for me only 5 days post surgery. The initial treatment session immediately reduced my pain, improved movement and reduced swelling. The second treatment I remember as being an immediate turning point where it was so significant that “I could breathe”. It felt like my chest had been released and I could breathe and move without the huge pressure that I was feeling across my chest. It was amazing, “life changing”.

Annette Perram

Jan,  you’ve been a superstar for me, from nearly 3 years ago. I can self-manage most of the time (that little paint roller is amazing) and treat myself to a lymph treatment once a month. Plus the lessons you gave Bruce to assist with my massage have been invaluable.

Sandra Waelend

Great professional service. I have recommended people to visit and try for themselves as it was/is helpful to me.

Lissy Willkomm