In the latest Spring issue of Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) I read up about Tripudio:
I have never heard of Tripudio so I was curious as it focuses on the lymphatic system using gentle exercises
I contacted Julia Williams the Co-founder of the tripudio systems to ask if I could do a review. She kindly sent me her DVD (retailed at £15.00). In exchange from June onwards I am participating and reviewing how I got on with the Tripudio Flow exercises.
Julia facilitates the teaching of Tripudio Movement Systems (TMS) across the United Kingdom. She currently runs 3 modular one-day trainings:
Module 1 – Tripudio (lymphatic) flow, working one to one, lymphatic system, lymphoedema awareness, introduction to fascia.
Module 2 – Moving Bones and Joints – from one-to-one to class instructor, stretching, planning a class
Module 3 – Focus on shoulder dysfunction – fascia, scar tissue, breast cancer awareness, whole body awareness.
If you are interested in training, DVD or participating in her classes please check with Julia on the venues and new dates.
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1: ‘1st to 8th of June 2018′
Tripudio Flow is a sequence of movements that really immulate manual lymphatic drainage for the whole body – Julia Williams Co-founder
On the 1st of June I watched up to 45 minutes of the 1 hour 35 minute of Tripudio DVD. This covered the first five sections of the DVD:
Introduction; Building Blocks; The Flow Sequence; The Seated Flow and Extended Flow
The first twenty second introduction informs about copyright and that anyone using this DVD has any diagnosed medical condition to consult their doctor before embarking on a new exercise programme. Then a menu comes up to ‘PLAY DVD’ and ‘SECTIONS’. I press SECTIONS and the Introduction starts with gentle music and an image of a seagull (similar to my-legoponics logo) then the garden studios of Birdport. The DVD is easy to use if missed any sequences just rewind and start again.
The introduction comprises of Julia talking briefly about her education and extra learning about the lymphatic system. After this it goes to her class from the Fullers Community. About four individuals from the same class give their individual feedback on Tripudio classes and the benefits they have all encountered. In summary:
Tripudio doesn’t just help those with lymphoedema but also parkinsons disease; breast cancer with lymphoedema; scar tissue problems; balance and mobility. It helps anyone of any age who have problems with M.E; fibromyalgia; arthritis and more. All tripudio workouts are designed for rehabilitation or those needing a gentle work out.
In terms of my own exercise routine I can see me adding certain sequences into my current exercises. See previous blog on my theraband exercises: https://legoponics.blog/2018/04/19/the-awesome-theraband
Building Blocks of Tripudio Flow
In the lymphatic system there are deep lymph nodes in front of the body and the spine. In order to access them deep breathing exercises help the lymphatics become less stagnant.
The main two movements are ‘Breath of Joy’and‘Butterfly Breath’. Exercises can be done standing or sitting in a chair depending on your individual medical condition.
Week 2: ‘9th to 15th of June 2018’