New Lipedema Treatment Guide

PhysioPod UK are delighted to share details of this book publication news from well respected US healthcare professional Kathleen Lisson.

San Diego, CA July 20, 2018:


Focussing on treating the under diagnosed condition from a holistic perspective - a book written for people with Lipedema 


Lipedema is a chronic, progressive and painful adipose tissue disorder that was first described by Doctors Allen and Hines of the Mayo Clinic in the 1940’s.

“People with lipedema are pear shaped and the lower body looks much larger than the upper body, almost like the top half of the person doesn’t belong on the bottom half. They have painful legs that bruise easily. Often, when they visit their doctor, they are dismissed as being ‘obese’ based on their BMI and told to start a weight loss diet. I wrote this book to address the whole person, with treatments for the body, mind and spirit,” said Lisson.

The book focuses on treatment goals for lipedema, tips for reducing pain and inflammation and techniques for boosting the body’s lymphatic system to reduce swelling.

The cover artwork, an image of three people with lipedema, was created by Oakland, CA artist Kathryn Lynn Hack. Hack is a body positive teacher and artist and has lipedema herself. Her website is “We wanted to proudly show people with different lipedema body shapes and in different stages of the disease. The image of them together shows that community and friendship is an important part of fighting this disease.”

Author Kathleen Lisson is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She owns Solace Massage and Mindfulness in Pacific Beach and has taught classes at IPSB Massage College in San Diego.

Lisson gave a presentation titled ‘Meditation and Mindfulness Interventions for Patients with Fat Disorders’ at the 2018 Fat Disorders Resource Society conference and completed the Lymphedema Therapy Advanced and Review class at the Foeldi Clinic in Hinterzarten, Germany.

Lipedema Treatment Guide is available on Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook.


Kathleen Lisson, CLT, 2180 Garnet Ave. Suite 1i San Diego, CA 92109 - Call 619-880-6538 

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