WHAT IS "HYPOPRESSIVES"?
Lets talk about pelvic floor, core strength and alignment.
Hypopressives is relatively new to the UK. It is a series of movements and breathing practices to target the core and deep muscles. It is particularly effective to treat and help stress incontinence, prolapse, hernia and pelvic floor issues. The movements do not put any negative pressure on internal organs (like some traditional core training eg sit ups ) it's great for alignment and toning core areas. Working from the inside out, we develop strength and tone.
Hypopressives targets the deep tissues and muscles which become weak over time if not used, or if they have been stressed (e.g. repetitive cough, extra pressure from weigh training or running, and child birth) . The technique involves learning specific breathing techniques to engage the diaphragm, reducing the pressure in the abdominal cavity. Practicing Hypopressives increases the resting tone and involuntary function of the core muscles. The core starts to work as a whole to support your internal organs and allows integrative movements.
A lot of athletes are using it too (particularly runners) although they seem so toned, strong and fit from the outside, the underlying deep tissues and muscles essential for support of organs are not engaged. They are experiencing prolapse, stress incontinence etc ........
Hypopressives is usually taught 1 to 1 as it involves quite specific breathing techniques and movements to engage the diaphragm muscle, I also run day workshops for an introduction to this technique in small groups.
Have a look for the next workshop or book a one to one and we can get started straight away.