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Pause for Pilates: Spiky Ball Foot Massage, Calf Stretch and Cherry Picking

This wonderful sequence of exercise is perfect for improving the circulation to the foot, whilst strengthening the feet, arches and ankle joints to increase articulation of the foot and helping to release tension in the calf muscles.

The spiky ball foot massage technique can also be used whilst sitting, a great piece of equipment to keep under the office desk to remind one of the importance of good foot function.

When performing the calf stretch and Cherry Picking it is quite normal to move between a neutral and imprinted pelvis position but it is important to maintain the correct foot, knee and hip alignment as demonstrated in the video footage.

Remembering a little powerhouse engagement and to keep the upper body relaxed.

Good posture can start with the feet so enjoy the greater sense of freedom that can be achieved by bringing increased awareness to the feet.

All video footage is aimed at existing clients with a solid understanding of core stability, lateral breathing and good Pilates alignment.

If you are not familiar with these then please contact Victoria before attempting the exercises exhibited here.