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Joseph Pilates, a young German boxer living in Britain from 1912, healed himself from rickets, rheumatic fever and asthma. He dedicated his life to creating a system, inspired by yoga and animal movements, to help others heal and strengthen themselves. From rehabilitation of wounded soldiers on the Isle of Man in WW1, to training New York ballet dancers, his method - composed of 34 main moves - has been much modified. We use a mat on the floor, or we stand to train your 'core' or 'centre' (muscles including pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and obliques), shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, spine and much more. The subtle supporting muscles of your centre behave like an airbag to protect the spine, which is why so many GPs and physios recommend Pilates for spine and joint health.
Self Myofascial Release Therapy
Feeling a bit tight, stiff or achy? Building up muscle is one thing, but massage and release of the myofascia (myo=muscle; fascia= web of connective tissue) is vital if you want to be flexible. My monthly workshops show you how to use simple and inexpensive props to massage yourself effectively and bring release to tight areas. To feel the full benefits of all the physical activity you do, or if you need to release tissues which tighten after trauma or inactivity, this is for you. Relaxation, mindfulness, mobile joints and improved posture are likely benefits from your return to balance as your muscles are released from the grip of overly dense connective tissue.
Your business? Your life? What would you change if you could? My solutions-focused coaching helps set you on a path to achieve whatever you choose to prioritise in your life. More than just someone who is on your side, I work with clients who have arrived at a crossroads and listen to what they really want. You provide the vision, I will help you to get there. Together we co-author a plan of action to lead you away from that which no longer serves you and towards your dream. Always positive, always ethical and focused on your success. See also www.overturecoaching.uk
Too many of us suffer from asthma, anxiety, shortness of breath and inexplicable fatigue. Your breath is, unlike the heartbeat, an element of your life over which you have control. From decongestion to greater oxygenation, snoring to heart health, there are many ways I can help you give attention to your breathing and improve your quality of life.
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