Lipoedema results

Over the past 4 weeks I have been giving RLD to a client who has severe lipoedema and lipo-lymphoedema.

Before and after each treatment we measured the circumference volume of each leg starting 2cm above the medial maleoulous (the ankle bone) and then at 4cm intervals to 20cm.

This graph shows the starting volume of both legs combined at 8016.43 mls. At the end of the course of 4 weekly treatments the overall measurement has reduced considerably to 7797.53 mls.

During each session my client would feel relaxed, and start to feel a tickling sensation in her ears, which would build up and then release, giving her a trickling sensation running down her neck. She would also feel cold waves across the upper chest, which gradually moved down into the abdomnial area as the weeks progressed.

After each treatment my client would experience a lovely light, empty feeling in her legs, which would last 2-3 days. The number of days she experienced this would increase after each session.

My client also noticed a dramatic difference in a particularly sensative and painful area of swelling just below the left knee. This area started to reduce at around week 2 and sustained this reduction throughout the course.

In addition, a very stubborn area around the right buttock/saddlebag started to become softer with less indentation/pitting. This was also sustained throughout the course of RLD. Both this area of improvement and the area below the left knee brought a lot of relief and comfort to my client.

As lipoedema is understood to have a hormonal factor (many sufferers begin at puberty, pregnancy or after childbirth, or later at menopause), I added in some endocrine linking techniques at the end of each session to offer some balance to this particular school of thought. My client was already aware that she had experienced acceleration in fat deposits during particular stages in her life. She commented that her next period was lighter and lasted a shorter amount of time than usual. She has less cramping and it was on time rather than late.

As a reflexologist I never claim to diagnose or cure any disease or illness. However, instead, I aim to bring rebalance and calm, aiming for homeostasis. This particular client has benefited from the 4 sessions considerably. Not only has she experienced physical changes to her body bringing more comfort and less pain, she has also experienced some hormonal rebalance, and emotional support.

I give thanks to the power of reflexology, the gentle touch and the non-intrusive, relaxing modality that it is. If you would like to try this for yourself, or you know someone who would be interested in this technique, or you simply would like to discuss further with me then please do get in touch. I would be delighted to hear from you!

Reduced area of swelling below the left knee.

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