Helen Randall
pilates instructor, massage therapist
covering Oxted, Sevenoaks, Westerham
surroundings in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

What is Pilates Pilates is suitable for men and women of all ages and ranges of fitness levels and is particularly good for those who are keen to rehabilitate after an accident or injury. Pilates is often recommended by many medical specialists, and is also for those wanting to alleviate back problems and pain.

Pilates is a complete mind and body conditioning programme. It is not just about exercise, it encourages the way you think and feel about your body as well as increasing your understanding of it and how it moves.

Pilates is a method of exercise that evenly conditions the body throughout. It targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it back into alignment. It creates a more streamlined shape in the body, helping it to become longer, leaner and more toned.

Pilates treats the body as the integrated whole that it is, ensuring that the right muscles do the right job. By correcting faulty movement patterns and strengthening muscles, it is likely that greater flexibility and ease of movement in the body will be achieved.

Focusing on the stomach, hips, lower back and buttocks, or ‘the centre’, the movements of the Pilates method are instrumental in maintaining good posture and alignment. By working on the centre, 'core stability' is achieved, which is vital in maintaining a healthy back and body.

The Pilates method is not an arduous technique that leaves you tired and sore, in fact, quite the opposite. By allowing the movements to stretch your body as you simultaneously work on the strengthening elements of the method, you are creating a habit of relaxed effort for your body to follow giving long term results.

By taking time to learn Pilates, it can improve an overall sense of well-being, helping to relieve stress, fatigue and tension in the body as well as restoring good posture and promoting good joint mobility.

Helen Randall

If you would like to join a class or book an appointment, please contact Helen

Ingledale Natural Health Clinic: 01883 717277, 9am-5pm,    Mobile: 07739 724113, 9am-5:30pm
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