Lymphederma treatment with Kangoo Jumps
After 7 years of not being able to walk too far, jog or run, Jessica
Keating is walking and jogging again.
Dear Sir or Madam:
My legs just keeps on Swelling - Jessica Keating
Published in Women's Day 10th June issue of Health Check
Maree O'Connor referred Jessica Keating to
Surfcoast Spa from the Lymphedema Association of Australia.
At the age of 19 Jessica Keating, a former model,
was diagnosed with lymphedema a condition caused by an inadequate or
damaged lymphatic system which cannot properly process lymph, a fluid
that is naturally excreted and recycled by lymph glands to cleanse the
For the past 7 years Jessica has not been able to
walk too far, run or jog because of her condition.
More than 300,000 Australia's and over 30,000
Victorians suffer from Lymphedema.
What is Lymphedema?
Normally, lymphatic fluid constantly bathes the tissues of the body to
nourish and cleanse them. The fluid then is channelled through the
lymphatic system's small vessels back to the bloodstream, passing
through the lymph nodes, which act as filters to remove foreign
particles, such as cancer cells or bacteria. The lymph nodes are small
'filters' and 'warehouses' within the lymphatic tree for dealing with
foreign substances or infective agents found in the lymphatic fluid.
So, the lymphatic system is part of the body?s defence system against
If the lymphatic vessels are blocked, fluid gathers in nearby tissues
and causes swelling called edema. Unlike the blood system, lymph has no
pump. The flow of lymph is caused by pressure from muscular movement.
Valves in the larger lymphatic vessels prevent the lymph from flowing
backwards, and so the flow is always towards those points in the upper
chest where the lymph is reintroduced into the blood flow.
Primary Lymphedema occurs in patients who are either born with the
condition or develop it later in life. Secondary Lymphedema is a
response to damage to the lymphatic system through accidents or
Surfcoast Spa Program
Jessica Keating's program consisted of: reduction of starch foods and
maintaining a balanced and nutritional diet, drinking water and eating
fruit regularly and correctively, juice fasting, colonic irrigation,
daily intake of cleansing or herbal tea, gentle exercising, jogging
with Kangoo Jumps, weekly massages, 6 low level laser therapy sessions,
anti-fluid leg wrap, deep breathing exercises and external body
- Jessica for the first time is jogging for 20 minutes 3 days a week
- Swelling of her left leg has been reduced
- Decrease in body fat and weight loss
- Increase in energy level
- Overall increase in fitness and body toning
- Improved skin clarity and rejuvenation