Pilates & deep tissue massage
Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a series of controlled exercises and movement that should feel like a work out when properly carried out.
The basic principles of Pilates focus on the alignment of the body, specific breathing techniques and abdominal core strength.
Benefits of Pilates
With regular practice Pilates helps improve flexibility, control and posture as well as body and abdominal core strength. Pilates is especially beneficial for helping reduce and prevent chronic back, neck and shoulder problems.
The Pilates exercises I teach are adapted to suit your individual level as you progress from beginners to advanced, taking into account your specific needs and limitations.
Deep tissue massage
Massage is a very old therapy used to help your body recover from injury, aches and pains.
How deep tissue massage works
Deep tissue or sports massage gets into the deeper layer of muscles where the fibres have tightened into knots or adhesions due to over work, injury, poor posture or tension.
These knots or adhesion can cause pain, tightness, limited movement, poor circulation and inflammation. Deep tissue massage breaks these down to reduce pain and inflammation and improves blood flow to the area to help restore normal movement.
Benefits of deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage works well on both acute and chronic pains and aches, such as lower back, neck and shoulder soreness and tight and shortened leg muscles. It can compliment, and work in conjunction with, lots of other therapies such as osteopathy, physiotherapy and acupuncture.
Often today our lives are very busy and there’s no time for relaxation, our work/life balance is out of sync. Stress can build up and before you know it things are getting on top of you. I can’t take away your stress but I can help you cope much better with what life throws at you...