It’s time to realign your body
I’ve always had a keen interest in keeping active and enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle. I get huge pleasure from running with my Rhodesian Ridgeback (Perdie), cycling and Nordic walking in the Hampshire countryside, as well as open water swimming and getting out on the water sailing my dinghy.
In 2015 I decided to leave my desk job and trained as a Pilates instructor and have never looked back. I love helping people feel great about themselves through controlled exercise, in a social environment and get huge satisfaction when my clients feel the benefits! I now run regular classes around the Winchester area and love the variety it brings.
Sports massage has evolved as a result of this. I was eager to learn more about the muscles of the body, how they worked intrinsically with each other and ultimately to help people with injuries and to realign their bodies. I trained in Level 3 in 2019 and Level 4 in 2020 and now enjoy the one-to-one element of getting to know people and discovering how their different lifestyles have a huge effect on how their bodies work.
Pilates is a simple and controlled way to improve flexibility, build core strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing and improving coordination and balance, whilst working on strengthening the core – the foundations of the body.
The slow controlled flowing movements primarily strengthen the core muscles that stabilise and support the spine, realign the body and help correct postural problems. It is extremely versatile as it can be adapted and modified to suit all ages and abilities.
Pilates brings mind and body together focusing strongly on total concentration, balance precision and breathing.
I hold classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Hampshire and Mondays and Fridays at Station Mill Health and Fitness, Alresford SO24 9JQ.
Sports Massage is designed to assist in correcting movement patterns by the manipulation and realignment of the soft tissue which surrounds our bodies. Problems can occur when this soft tissue becomes in-balanced from repetitive and/or strenuous physical activity leading to poor movement patterns. This in turn, can lead to muscle injuries and joint misplacements.
Using the body’s own healing abilities, sports massage can be extremely effective at alleviating pain and stiffness by the breaking down of adhesions to improve flexibility, while enhancing aid recovery to prevent future injuries. Applied before or after exercise, it can affect performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.