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Pause for Pilates: The Pilates Foam Roller

The Pilates Foam Roller is a simple piece of equipment with a vast array of benefits.

The roller offers assistance and support and therefore can decrease as well as increase the difficulty of many Pilates movements.

The unstable nature of the roller along with the reduced base of support it offers assist in developing the deep stabilising muscles by challenging the body’s balance and control.

Profoundly life changing is the way in which the roller helps to release spinal tension and improve mobility by encouraging sequential control of the spine.

As seen in the foam roller footage; the roll can be used to facilitate myofascial release. The deep massage effect from the roll against our body weight really increases blood flow and generates a real sense of well being in the muscles. This can be seen in the footage with the quad muscles being massaged and released by the roller.

A very exhilarating and refreshing piece of Pilates equipment.

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.