It is a common misconception that a Massage (particularly a Sports Massage or Deep tissue Massage) should be painful in order to achieve results. If we think about it, a lot of time people seek a massage treatment because they are in some sort of pain... so why go and have something where you get more pain?
Luckily things have progressed on over recent years and the “no pain no gain” mindset is slowly being changed when it comes to Massage.
The 2nd February is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness day. According to the Rheumatoid arthritis patient foundation website the lifetime risk of RA is 1 in 28 for women and 1 in 59 for men. We have searched out some advice and help that may benefit you if you are suffering from RA.
What is Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
As a therapist, Pilates instructor & previously a fitness instructor the phrase I have heard the most without doubt is "I need to strengthen my core".
This can be for a number of reasons back pain, posture, flat stomachs, toned abdominals etc.
But the questions is will we achieve the results we want to by simply just strengthening our core?
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Do you find your Pilates class isn't helping your back Pain? Does it sometimes make your back pain worse? Well your not alone
Have you ever tried Pilates before and thought "This is too easy for me" or "I don't feel like I'm getting a good enough workout"? Well, I can tell you now that you are not on your own with this thought. I've heard this quite a few times from those cautious of doing Pilates.
However I can also tell you, if you're finding Pilates too easy then it is most likely that you are doing it wrong!
We have all seen in the press that many athletes and celebrities do Pilates. Gareth Bale, Andy Murray, Darcy Bussell etc. Does that mean we are really fitter than them if we find Pilates too easy?
Before we go into the details of what we could be doing it wrong, let's just remind ourselves of what Pilates is.
This time of year I always seem to get an increase in enquires for my Therapy Sessions, finding out more about what we offer and also for booking in.
I'm writing this article based on the questions I get asked most during these enquires and I'll also include some tips of how you can make your sessions more beneficial to you.
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In this next series of articles, I will be looking at the Pilates principles. As you have probably seen me mention before, I believe the principles are the most important part of any Pilates class. Without them we really aren't going to get the benefit of Pilates.
The first principle we will look at is Alignment.
One of the very first qualifications I carried out on my route to becoming a Therapist was a diploma in Biomechanics Coaching. Before, during and after completion of this qualification I can safely say "what is biomechanics" or something similar is the most question I get asked most. This blog will be looking at the biomechanics coaching I do and will answer that question.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!