1.  Back Care Workshop 3.5 hours

next workshop Saturday 6 July 10.00am - 1.30pm limited spaces available

Our Back Care Workshop offer an amazing full body muscular relief over 3.5 hours.  Starting with an explanation of our core musculature so that you can fully understand what we are doing and working with.  Practicing Pilates 3 dimentional breathing, finding neutral pelvis and spine (the perfect posture and safest position to exercise our spine).  Then we will take an hour or so to do a very gentle and suitable Back Care Pilates session suitable for all back, neck, hip, shoulder issues or for anyone who would just like to strengthen their body or for people who are just looking to relieve stress and remove general aches and pains wherever that may be.  We will also look to ensure that you sit, stand and bend correctly.

The remainder of the workshop will concentrate on relaxing whilst stretching all of the muscle groups in our bodies.  While we also take time to release, strengthen and tone our largest hip flexor the Psoas.  So hip mobility and flexibility will be worked on.  The Psoas is virtually always involved in back issues especially with many of us being in seated positions at work shortening the Psoas (the hip flexors) and causing or contributing to back and hip issues.  We also spend time releasing the Piriformis muscle which some people with back pain may feel as a gnawing pain in the buttock. either one or both sides of the pelvis in people and this is a very common problem.   The origin or place where one end of this muscle is attached is at the Sacrum another area involved in a lot of back issues.  We will again be releasing this muscle too. The repeated iritation of the Piriforis muscle can become Piriformis Syndrome where this muscle causes almost continual pain.  We will look at releasing this very important muscle on a daily basis with a view of relieving you of this very painful syndrome for the future.  If the piriformis isn't affected via your back issue at this time then we will ward off any future issues. 

The 3.5 hours may seem a long time for someone with back pain but we are changing positions often and very carefully, ensuring care is taken to support you in a pain free way to allow you to fully enjoy your time with us.     

There is plenty of time for us to look after you whatever your needs may be on the day.  

We don't expect you to remember everything we tell you, we just want you to relax and enjoy your time with us.  Instead we give you an e booklet of exercises and stretches to use at home to help you continue to practise.

Lastly, we have a tea and coffee break, along with healthy snacks and also by popular demand chocolate Hobnobs! -:)   

For more information and to book a space of our next workshop please drop us and line and get in touch.  If you are concerned that you may not be suitable to attend, do get in touch and we can have a chat.

This workshop is suitable for people with disc issues. 

2. Back Care Workshop 6 week course 7 hours

6.00pm Tuesdays BACK CARE PILATES 6 WEEK SPECIALIST WORKSHOP - Gail (sessions - 1 hour) from September 

7 spaces remaining   Suitable for previous attendees of our Back Care Workshop  

These are Pilates based sessions but with a lot more emphasis on back pain.  Working to strengthen weak core muscles, learn techniques using myofacial release balls (spiky balls), to stretch using techniques to stretch the lower back, hips, the whole back and shoulders and strengthen these muscles in class and at home.  e booklet provided for all exercises and stretches that you will learn.  You should expect a signiciant difference in any back or related issues on copletion of this course.  Homework provided.  Ongoing email support.   

 Start date will be when 11 people have signed up for the sessions. 

Myofacial release balls purchase will be required at £18 each, along with an overball £9 each.