1.  Back Care Workshop 3 hours

next workshop Saturday 3rd October 12.00pm - 3.00pm limited spaces available

Our Back Care Workshop offer an amazing full body muscular relief over 3 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 bodies).  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.

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 .  The Psoas is virtually always involved in back issues especially with many of us being in seated positions at work shortening the Psoas 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.  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.

The 3 hours may seem a long time for someone with back pain but we are changing position 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 a booklet of exercises and stretches to take home with you to help you continue to practise.

Lastly, we have two tea and coffee breaks 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 toForuch 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 (sessions - 1 hour 10 mins each) 

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.   

These are specialist workshops cost £90  Start date will be when 12 people have signed up for the sessions. 

Myofacial release balls purchase will be required at £15 each, along with an overball £7 each.