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What is Myofascial Release Therapy?

If you sign up for a Pilates Foam Roller class, it may well involve a spot of Myofascial Release Therapy. But what is it and how can it help you? Moira Johnson, who has been practicing Massage Therapy for 30 years, reveals all. Myofascial Release Therapy is a relatively recent therapy. The role of the fascia in the body was not fully appreciated until the 21st century. Literally, myo means muscle, and fascia means band. (A bit like the fascia, or…
Cara Williams
September 30, 2021
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Five Principles for Great Energy

Are you feeling lethargic? Lacking in energy? Finding it hard to get yourself going? Then watch this video by the fabulous Emily Fawell. An experienced (and brilliant) Nutritional Therapist, Emily knows everything about nutrition, health and wellbeing. I can personally vouch for her as she’s helped me transform my own diet and health. This is the first in a five-part series of videos from Emily, so keep an eye on the site for more! Check out her website here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THor9rhtFkU&ab_channel=4wellpeople Emily…
Cara Williams
August 5, 2021
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Pilates for the Older Adult

A common misconception about Pilates is that you have to be young and fit to do it. Wrong. The truth is, Pilates is for everyone. Low impact and gentle on the joints, every exercise can be modified to suit people of every age and ability. Pukka Pilates instructor Jo Fernandes specialises in Pilates for Older Adults. Here, she talks about the benefits of Pilates for the older adult and what you can expect if you sign up for one of…
Cara Williams
June 4, 2021
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Healing trauma from the core with Pilates

Pilates is much more than an exercise method. It can be therapeutic for all sorts of conditions, both physical and mental. It can even help release trauma. Jill Carter, Sandplay Therapist, Creative Arts & Traume trainer explains how.  Contrary to popular belief, trauma is not just a psychological issue; it can have a profound effect on our physical health too. This is because the mind and body are inseparably linked: the mind influences the body through many biological mechanisms, including…
Cara Williams
December 9, 2020
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Pilates for Kids

Did you know that there are dedicated Kids Pilates studios? One of them is Kids Pilates in Action, and its run by Susana Ceballos. In this post, she talks about how and why Pilates can be helpful for children.  Created by Joseph Pilates about a hundred years ago and originally called Contrology, the method started to get known as Pilates back in 1995. Today, Pilates is practised by millions of people around the world, but its followers are mainly adults.…
Cara Williams
November 9, 2020