Lipoedema vs Lymphoedema
Skin is soft and pliable vs Hard and thickened skin
Always bilateral vs Any part of your body
Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical
Feet and hands unaffected vs Can be affected
Tissue bruises easily vs Tissue does not bruise easily
Infection rare vs Infection common
Fat pads vs No fat pads
If you have lipoedema or lymphoedema, seek medical advice and the skills of a trained therapist. Those not trained in the treatment of these conditions may cause more harm than good. It is more than light touch and moving fluid!
Watch this short video by Jacqui on some of the treatment options for lymphoedema and lipoedema on the Gentle Hands Massage facebook page
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