Back & Body Pain

How many Pilate’s classes should I do per week?

The answer to this will vary depending on your current physical condition, your goals and other factors. You should develop a good dialogue with your instructors so that can understand what your goals are and make recommendations that will help you to achieve these. The more your friendly instructor knows about you and your body, the better they can tailor the class, give you advice and also, most importantly keep you safe from causing injury. From this dialogue, you will get more enjoyment out of your session and better outcomes. - Allison Dickson | Pilates 


Why is my *** sore? / Why does it hurt?

Pain is a normal response - I repeat, NORMAL - that happens when part of you is not functioning as it should. In the case of muscles, it ether means you are using certain muscles a lot more than they are used to, or using them in ways for which they are not meant. Pain means you need to change something. For example, when your shoulders are sore, it probably means you have been using your shoulder muscles in ways that stress them. This can be over-use, using them when they are in a lengthened position for too long, or using them when they are in a shortened position for too long.

You can remedy this by doing the opposite. In the case of over-use, rest the muscles. In the cases of shortened or lengthened muscles, lengthen or shorten them with exercises or stretches. Manual therapists can often give you the slingshot you need to get your muscles working well again, and advise you on how to stay that way.

And as always, if the symptoms keep bugging you, give us a call. - James Maddock | Remedial Massage Therapist 


After a Pilates class I feel sore under my muscle, how can I relieve this?

A feeling of muscle sadness after class, in most instances is normal. It often means you have worked a muscle group that is potentially out of form. The best thing to do when you have this feeling is to keep moving. Gentle stretches, trigger point release techniques and keeping the area lightly activated and the muscle working is a good way to continue to condition the muscles. Don't overdo it, muscle need time to rest and relax. If the soreness doesn't alleviate after approximately three days, it is best to see a massage therapist, physic or osteopath, for advice. - Allison Dickson | Pilates