Kat co-developed Tripudio Movement Systems, movement for the fluid systems, together with lymphatic therapist Julia Williams.
In Tripudio principles from manual lymphatic drainage are translated into movements: classes start and finish with a specifically designed warm-up and cool-down sequence that follows the protocol of Leduc manual lymphatic drainage. Exercise throughout the class is gentle to avoid fatigue and overexertion of the venous system. The rest of the class is a combination of gentle dynamic stretching, strength exercises taught in line with current research for managing and possibly preventing lymphoedema, as well as low impact gentle aerobic exercise.
The class can be taken standing or seated. Tripudio is therefore ideally suited to mixed levels of fitness and everyone can work to his or her own ability.
Tripudio stretches focus on releasing tension, fascia and scar tissue, all of which are thought to inhibit lymphatic health. Tripudio is therefore aimed at post-surgical rehabilitation, such as after breast, stomach or prostate cancer. Those with chronic illnesses and chronic pain may also benefit, as may post-natal women, especially post-caesarean, where lymph flow can be inhibited through scar tissue.
Tripudio is the Latin word for “Dance” but is also translatable as “Leap with Joy” and clients report improved feelings of wellbeing as well as increased range of movement and overall health and fitness levels. The original Tripudio classes are dance-based classes.
Kat teaches a non-dance, mindful, awareness-based form of this work in her Functional Pilates classes on Monday and Friday mornings online in which she fuses movements from Tripudio with Feldenkrais, Bones for Life, and draws on inspirations from physiotherapists. Below the link to the full adapted lymphatic flow. Please note this flow has been adapted to suit my students. To learn the traditional version or for dance-based classes, contact Tripudio Movement Systems.
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