We know aqua fitness provides low impact, resistance type training, it improves mobility, range of motion, and agility, and it helps pump our lymphatics!!!
The water acts like graduated compression (which many of us with Lipedema must wear) and it is amazing for mental health, too!
It is my happy place!
I wrote a post about the depth of the water in comparison to level of compression, did you know walking in only 3 feet of water is equivalent to 67.22 mmHg (as an example, I wear 30-40 mmHg compression).
The pool is the only place I can be without compression, and get a great workout!
In review of my earlier files in the Lipedema Fitness support group, I came across a file about ALT (Aqua Lymphatic Therapy), and the Dorit Tidhar method, here is a good link: http://www.aqua-lymphatic-therapy.com/about.html to see more, it is a combined aqua fitness with self MLD (manual lymphatic drainage), and what a great combination it is!
And here is a wonderful video showing more…