Pilates & Restorative Movement
We know that moving is good for us and that sitting for prolonged periods of time is, well, not so good for us.
But what does it means to 'move well'? How do we know we are doing so? What happens when pain has stopped us from moving or doing the things we enjoy? How do we get back to activities after surgery, an illness, an accident or injury? What about when we don't feel so good about ourself and know we 'should' move more or do something about our posture - but can't find the starting point. And what about when life already seems stressful enough and while making time to move and look after our body sounds lovely, but feels overwhelming?
These are things that I can help you with, working individually with you to find your way through it, to where you don't need me anymore.
Pilates plays a big role in our sessions as it was so fundamental to my own understanding of how the body moves most effectively. I bring to this all the other learning and experience that I have from the last decade with regards to how we move, and how to restore healthy movement back to our body.
Pilates is often talked about as being 'for the core'. Learning to move easily from a strong and stable centre is certainly part of what it is about. But pilates is so much more - it focuses on bringing wellness and ease of movement to your whole body and mindset. The contemporary style of pilates that I use encourages us to move easily, without having to think about it all the time, through our every day modern lives.
Sessions are very much a joint partnership. While you ultimately do the work, we find the solutions together. I help you to become aware of how you are moving, how you could move and facilitate your learning of new movement strategies and skills.
Most importantly, I provide solid, safe support as you learn to move in ways that feel good for you.
Sessions are available with me as follows:
Bruntfield Physiotherapy: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Gorebridge Studio: Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays