Strengthening Core, pelvic floor and posture
A practice to strengthen the core, pelvic floor and improve posture.
Hypopressives involves learning breathing techniques and movement patterns and postures to develop strength, tone and movement of the core, diaphragm and pelvic floor. Hypopresssives is highly effective at helping with weakness to the pelvic floor and improving and resolving problems such as stress incontenence, prolapse, hernia and other pelvic floor conditions. ( More details below)
Hypopressives can be usually taught in about 6 weeks. We learn the practices in manageable chunks, building each week.
It is important for you to commit to the practice and course to get the results. By the end of our time together you will have a 20 minute practice which is recommended to practice each day for 30 days and then can be used as a maintenance about 2/3 times a week. A bit like brushing your teeth, we drip in the practices regularly to keep the strength and prevent weakness returning.
The investment is £300 for 6 hour long one to one sessions.
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.