Lymphedema

Course in France and Washington DC Conference

After teaching the Lymphatic Yoga course in France, I went to the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Conference in  Washington D.C. I sincerely apologize that lately I haven’t posted in the blog. I’ve been traveling so much teaching about Lymphatic Yoga and for while I will write in the blog more sparsely. In addition, I’m writing the second book of the trilogy Lymphatic Yoga! It will be ready soon!

Of course, it was my honor to be talking in London, May 10-11,  at the “20th anniversary MLD Conference” for all seasoned Manual Lymph Drainage therapists, physiotherapists and physicians. Thanks Sherry Fetzer for your support to the Lymphatic Yoga.

Lots of you have asked me about my second book of Lymphatic Yoga. Yes, it’s on the way! It includes several Lymphatic Yoga practical sessions (CD included) not only for those with fully functional Lymphatic System but also for those people with Lymphedema, Lipedema and auto-immune conditions.

 

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Summer was so busy!  In July, I was in France teaching a weeklong Lymphatic    Yoga course. We all had a blast over there! How magical was the experience in the Pyrenees! People from the US and England participated and came out not only with innovative knowledge but also refreshed in body, mind, and spirit! Some of the comments were:

 

 

“It was perfect”

“This course literally changes the perspective of Yoga and your body. It brings you hope!”

“I’ll go next year again! I want do everything again!”

“It was everything I was looking for!”

“My body was different, it was lighter. My skin was silky, almost shining! how different I felt after a week, I’m surprised and amazed.”

“Can’t wait for the next book”

“When will you do the next one?”

“Perfect mix of knowledge, health improvement and vacation. I loved it!

Here are some pictures of our magical experience :

 

 

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Lunch and dinner at Marcevol. Delicious meals in an amazing place!

 

 

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Pure fresh air at Marcevol in the Pyrenees!

 

 

WASHINGTON DC CONFERENCE – NATIONAL LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK CONFERENCE: Sept 3-7

Yes, the capital is beautiful! I’m now in the NLN conference to help bring more awareness to the diseases of the Lymphatic System. If you’re here please introduce yourself to me. I love to meet my readers.  I’ll be posting some pictures from NLN Conference soon!

Have fun!

Love, light and lymph,

Edely Wallace

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I was picking up some apricots at Marcevol!

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This was our Lymphatic Yoga classroom.

 

 

“Muscle Movement Transports Lymph” by Professor Neil Piller

Muscle and Lymph Vessels

Muscle and Lymph Vessels

“One of the major issues in helping the lymphatics function optimally is to address the issue of balance between lymph load and transport. There are many ways in which lymph transport can be influenced, both positively and negatively.
In terms of loading the lymphatic system and improving the transport of fluids and their contents along it, an understanding of the structural and functional aspects of the lymphatic system is important. In terms of lymphoedemas, which are generally an epi fascial problem, the most important uptake vessels (called lymph capillaries or initial lymphatics) are located within the epifascial compartment, above the deep fascia which overlies the skeletal musculature.
Many of the larger collectors are located directly above this deep fascia, while the uptake capillaries are located through out it.
In order to facilitate entry of fluids and contents into the lymphatic system a variation in tissue pressure is necessary. At the cellular level this changes the tension on the filaments of the endothelial cells of the initial lymphatic capillaries, facilitating their opening and closing. Once the fluids and their contents are in the lymph capillaries the presence of functional valves ensure their movement along into the structural and functional unit of the lymphatic system – the lymphangion.
The two animations indicate the effect of the variation in tissue pressures brought about by vibration (as might occur through the use of a massage pad), manual lymphatic drainage techniques, efflourage and importantly what happens every time we move our muscles.
While we are not sure of the comparative benefits of all of these actions which vary tissue pressure, they all do so thus helping the loading of the lymphatic system and transport through it. The only difference between all of the above mentioned actions or techniques is the frequency of “vibration” , that is the change in the tissue pressures.
Observe the video and gain an understanding of how even something as simple as moving will help a lymphatic system.” ~ Professor Neil Piller – from The Journal of Lymphoedema

CLICK HERE TO WATCH SHORT VIDEO!

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