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Jennifer Russell

Bodhichitta Wellness Clinic

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Caring for the whole person, promoting vitality and good healthJennifer Russell is a Musculoskeletal therapist specialising in Remedial Massage, MST Myopractic, Bowen, Pranic Healing & Reiki & Baby Massage classes. Jennifer is a member of the MMA, Pranic Healing Ass & IMIS.

Bodhichitta Wellness Clinic

Focus areas

Purpose Touch therapy Hydration Frozen shoulder Headaches Wellness


I offer a professional service in an environment which evokes a great sense of peace and ultimate relaxation. My purpose is to offer an holistic approach to health; empowering my clients to assist me in their healing process through a greater understanding of their bodies as we work to achieve the best results for them.

I focus particularly on restoring the alignment of the skeletal system and encourage change to postural habits, which is shown to reduce the wear and tear on joints, spinal pain and enhance the quality of life for my client's future.

Therapy services include:

Remedial Massage - $95.00
Relaxation/Swedish Massage - $95.00
Lymphatic drainage Massage - 90 min session - $130.00
Musculoskeletal Therapy/Bowen - $90.00
BodyTalk Access - 30 min session - $50.00
Pranic Healing / Reiki - $80.00
Aromatouch Massage - $85.00
Baby Massage  
1hr x 4 weeks -$150
2 x private sessions at home - $170
* Health Rebates Available *

Originally called Myopractic.

This technique evolved from Neil Skillbeck’s interpretation and combination of chiropractic, osteopathic , orthopaedic assessment and Tom Bowens techniques to soft tissue of the body mainly tendons and ligaments to assist the body to realign the skeletal system and re-balance other body systems to improve overall wellbeing.

The main principles of Musculoskeletal Therapy focus on balancing and aligning the skeletal and muscular system which in turn impacts on other body systems to allow the maximum range of motion to restore proper body mechanics. This is performed by measuring and observing the clients structure / posture and applying effective muscle techniques to re align the presenting dysfunction.

A Cross Fibre technique is applied by using the thumbs or fingers in an action across the muscle fibres, tendons and ligaments to break up lesions in particular areas of the body. This in turn stimulates the nervous system to release the muscle contraction and allow the bones to return to its correct position.

  • As a qualified MST Practitioner, I seek out the actual cause of the dysfunction and treat the whole person by addressing the impact of all body systems. I strive to empower the client with knowledge - educating them on how to maintain correct body mechanics and good health. This gentle treatment is performed directly on the body or through light clothing. A treatment session may range from 45 – 60 minutes depending on the severity of the presenting condition. The initial consultation is comprehensive and takes approximately 75 min.

Myopractic may achieve positive results for the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal pain and injuries to Spine – Hips - Knees – Ankle - Neck – Jaw
  • Inflammation
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Repetitive Strain Injury including: Carpal Tunnel; Plantar Fascitis; Frozen Shoulder
  • Fertility and hormonal concerns
  • Increasing Energy
  • Improving Overall Wellness
  • Enhancing Mobility

and by increasing the activity in level in the following systems:

  • Immune
  • Lymphatic
  • Circulatory
  • Respiratory
  • Nervous
  • Hormonal
  • Fertility


Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) is a very specific technique applied to the body with specific timing, light pressure and direction of the Lymph fluid to enhance the function of the Lymphatic System and an extremely relaxing therapy to experience.

The Lymphatic system removes waste, toxins and excess protein from the arterial system, then cleanses the fluid in the Lymph nodes to isolate infection. The cleansed fluid is then returned back into the blood system.

Emil Vodder first used this technique to treat chronic sinusitis patients with successful results.
The application of this technique has grown into the Manual lymphatic drainage technique now used.

Benefits of receiving Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Detoxifies the body.
  • Increases immunity.
  • Relaxes the muscle tissue pre surgery.
  • Relieves fluid retention post surgery, scarring, sprained, swollen ankles, legs, pregnancy.
  • Relieves Sinusitis/Hayfever.
  • Reduces Lymphoedema.
  • Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders.
  • Neurology: migraines, strokes.
  • Dermatology: eczema, acne vulgaris, psoriasis, seborrhoea.

Discussing your specific condition is advised before experiencing a MLD to ensure your symptoms are suitable for this type of treatment.


Deep tissue and trigger point massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from sports injuries and built up tension in muscles. This treatment assists with re-establishing overall balance and wellness within the musculoskeletal system. A combination of Myofascial cupping with remedial massage can also be beneficial. James Waslaski orthopedic workshop techniques are applied to resolve complicated shoulder, forearm, wrist and cervcal conditions.


Aromatouch is a luxurious hands on body massage using Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential doTERRA Oils used for medicinal benefits and eight specifically chosen blends of oils are used to address:

Stress Management: Balance Blend I Lavender
Immune Support: Melaleuca I OnGuard Blend
Inflammatory Response: Aromatouch Blend I Deep Blue Blend
Homeostasis: Wild Orange I Peppermint

These oils are applied along the energy meridians and visceral points of the back and feet to assist in balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.

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BodyTalk Access consists of 5 general tapping techniques applied to the body in a 20 minute session.

These techniques focus on improving general functioning of the brain, enhancing Hydration within the cells of the body and assists the immune system’s innate ability to heal itself. All techniques when applied, improve communication linking between different parts of the body such as: head – trunk - limbs and mind.

A very holistic, simple and calming therapy to experience.

The BodyTalk Access techniques are used to improve clarity, reduce hyperactive in children, improve general moods affected from unpleasant environments. Improves general health and wellbeing or a great calmer pre exam or competitive sporting event.

My clients take away one initial technique to apply on a daily basis for themselves, family members or even pets to continue with a self maintenance program.



Attending a baby massage class is fun and the most rewarding and loving activity for both you and your baby.
The sessions enhance the bonding process and promotes relaxation for both of you.
My Classes are baby focused and encourage parents to feed and attend to their babies needs at anytime.


The Baby Massage classes consist of 4 weekly - 1 hour sessions in a group or 2 weekly - 90min Private tuition sessions in your home.

Each week focuses on different areas of the body and topic discussions.

I will demonstrate all massage strokes on a demonstration doll allowing you to gain experience and confidence in completing an effective and beneficial massage with your baby.


  • Contraindications
  • Appropriate Oils to use
  • Benefits of infant massage
  • Enhancing the Bonding process
  • Baby ‘touch relaxation’ technique
  • Permission sequences prior to massage
  • Massage adaptations for the older child
  • Understanding your baby’s non verbal cues
  • Baby’s daily cycle and appropriate times to massage
  • Fun exercises to keep babies flexible and assist with lymphatic drainage
  • Colic, wind and constipation discussions and techniques to relieve these conditions
  • Specific massage techniques used on different areas of the body that do not over stimulate the baby


  • Reduces crying time
  • Enhances coordination
  • Boosts immune system
  • Ideal for pre-term infants
  • Reduces symptoms of Eczema
  • Relieves sinus and chest congestion
  • Enhances emotions and improves mood
  • Early diagnosis of potential health issues
  • Improves sleep and regulates sleep patterns
  • Improves wind, colic, reflux and constipation
  • Reduces stress hormone levels in children and their parents.

I am a certified Infant Massage Instructor and retain a professional membership with IMIS.

The Power of Baby Massage
This could be one of the best investments you can participate in with your child.
For further information about the baby massage classes or to register for the next class please call:
0423 980370 or email


“ Relaxed atmosphere, no pressure, could feed, put baby to sleep, play and massage”

“The separate sessions made it easier to remember and practice”

“Flexibility with feeding and sleeping, comfortable environment”

“The Permission sequence helped in listening and respecting baby’s wishes (yes/no,)helps with bowel movements, constipation, , developed bonding between mum and baby. Good social activity for mum also”

“I have more confidence in what I am doing. Encouraged me to massage more and continue massage as he grows”


Pranic Healing is an ancient science and art of healing that uses Prana Life Force Energy (chi) to assist healing the physical body through the bioplasmic matter - energy body.

Pranic Healing is a non touch therapy that realigns the whole energy system to balance, prevent and alleviate a wide spectrum of physical, emotional and psychological ailments to improve a person’s health and wellbeing.

The Practitioner manipulates the chi throughout the various chakras within the body with the intention to remove contaminated energy for the body and replace it with revitalised fresh prana.

Pranic healing accelerates the natural healing of the body. Clients may sit or lay, fully clothed in a comfortable environment during treatment. Pranic Healing does not replace modern medicine. In fact, it can offer exceptional benefits when working together with modern medicine. Pranic Healing can assist with building immunity and alleviating:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Sinusitis
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety / Stress / Depression
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Circulatory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal aliments
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Endocrine dysfunction


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation assisting to promote healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy".

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in alleviating illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

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