Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System


What is the Lymphatic System?

The important but mostly forgotten about body system.

The lymphatic system includes lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system’s veins and capillaries. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.

Lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump, unlike the blood system which has the heart. The one way system relies on gravity and pressure created from movement by you or a Lymphatic massage.
3 main functions:
  • It maintains the balance of fluid between the blood and tissues, known as fluid homeostasis.
  • Important part of the body’s immune system
  • Facilitates absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients in the digestive system.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Many people presume that detoxifying their bodies is to solely focus on their diets, but include a regular lymphatic massage routine and it can help towards achieving a full body detox.

1. Helps to improve mood and combat anxiety

Studies suggests that massages can help to improve mood. A 2004 meta-analysis of 37 studies found the greatest reductions of trait anxiety and depression with those who had massages.

2. Boosts body’s filtering system

It is noted that massage has the ability to stimulate the body’s natural cleansing processes as they can be slowed down from factors such as poor diet or insufficient exercise.

3. Can increase energy

The stimulation of the body’s circulation from massages can ensure that blood and lymph pumps around the body better.  With better circulation, the more energy you can expect and the better your organs will function, especially eliminating toxins.

What is Pressotherapy?

Pressotherapy is a painless, non-invasive detoxifying and recovery treatment.  A computer controlled air compression system inflates individual sections of a special multi-chambered garment, forcing toxins and fatty deposits into the circulatory system. This enhances extra-cellular fluid clearance, increasing blood flow to the heart and lymphatic system to filter and move.  Pressotherapy can be up to 400 times stronger than a manual massage (but without pain or friction) and is consistent with it’s applied pressure.

Studies have shown benefits for people with:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Poor digestion
  • Depression and mood
  • Chronic muscle and joint pains

There are too many things I love about Project Physique to list so my top three are:
1. Holistic care. I came for my body size but my skin and cells are benefiting as well from the infra red lights.
2. Holistic care. I have a stressful job. I get to lie back and relax while I do something great for myself.
3. Holistic care. The staff are incredible. They look after me and my individual needs and tailor my programme accordingly.


Great place to go for relaxation “with a purpose”! Fei and Yvonne are lovely and very affirming.

From: A “Chronic Fibromyalgia Sufferer” sending “Massive Big thank You” to “Project Physique”
I went along to the “Project Physique”  opening night and I discussed with Fei, my chronic condition.  To Fei’s credit, she didn’t promise anything but suggested that I try a course of treatments to see if they would help.  I was at desperation point as daily, I was struggling to function in a normal manner – In fact, I couldn’t remember what normal felt like.
What I do know now, is that if Fei had told me that my pain and fatigue would completely disappear after only a couple of treatments, I would not have believed her.
I carried on with the course of 12 treatments, 3 times a week, and it gets even better, because I’ve also had the added bonus of weight and more importantly fat loss.
After 12 Treatments my stats are:
I have not had any fatigue
I have not had any joint or muscle pain
I’ve lost 40.3cm overall body fat which equates to approx. 2.3kg fat loss or almost 5lbs of butter – Wahoooooo!!! – (13cm around my tummy, 7.4cm around my waist, 9cm around my hips, 4.8cm around my shoulders, 6cm around my thighs and it goes on)
I’ve lost over 2kgs in weight – which doesn’t sound much but I don’t care what the scales say
I’ve put on 1.3kg of lean muscle – toning up – I’m really happy about this
I feel like after every session that I’ve had the equivalent of a deep tissue massage, without the pain.
My body feels alive again, so much so, that I have started another 12 treatments.
I am so thankful and grateful to Fei for her enthusiasm, her knowledge, her professionalism and her guidance throughout this process.

I’m hooked, six sessions over three weeks and I’ve lost 16cm off body fat including 7 cm around my mid line!!! and 1.2kg, without changing my diet or exercise. Best of all I played golf tonight with no pain in my dodgy knee thanks to building muscle in my legs without placing weight and stress on my knee which I’ve struggled with for the past 5 years!


Over 27cm of body fat gone in just 6 sessions! 5.6cm off my tummy alone!  I like it as I’m losing body fat but have not changed any lifestyle yet.

Phone: 03 929 1469
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Dunedin, Otago