Pilates is sub-maximal form of exercise that focuses on the deep postural muscles
of the abdomen and spine to improve overall core stability and posture which provides
you with a more balanced and controlled whole body movement. It assists you in coordination,
balance and control while improving your postural awareness and efficiency of movement.
Pilates aims to promote functional stability through correct muscle activation and
controlled movement. Instruction and facilitation encourages the correct sequence
of muscle activation which prevents clients from “bracing” their abdominals and enables
controlled activity and movement.
Movement dysfunction and pathology lie side by side. Pilates exercises focus on low
level endurance training of the deep abdominal, hip girdle and shoulder stabilizers
which then enable efficient controlled movement. It is a dynamic and functional form
of exercise that is safe and effective whether you have chronic longstanding pain,
or suffering from postnatal pain/ instability or require control and strength in
your chosen sport.
At RT Clinical Massage you will be given one on one expert tuition, loose clothing
and yourself is all you need to bring as all equipment is supplied. Please allow
a little more time for the first session as a initial assessment and consult will
be needed with the 5 basic principles explained in detail.