re-centre is here to guide you into re engaging with your true core, including your pelvic floor. Using Hypopressives and the Low Pressure Fitness technique as well as Pilates and Yoga, I will guide you and empower you to trust your body again as you grow in strength, tone and function. If you have been struggling with Diastasis Recti or Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Hypopressives are a revolutionary way to deal with these issues.
re-centre is also a space for you to reconnect with your body, through mindful movement, enabling you to be more present in your body and life. It will leave you grounded and confident in your own skin.
As a mum of 2 I know how hard it can be to find time for yourself, but I also know how much better I feel when I do. The idea of this platform is that by having something to follow and with the action of pressing play, you can designate some time, even if it is 10 minutes to yourself, to check in, engage and strengthen your body and in effect re-centre.
What are Hypopressives/Low Pressure Fitness?
Low Pressure Fitness is a complete movement system that tones the core and pelvic floor, restores posture and helps to improve breathing by focusing on diaphragmatic breathing which brings more synergy and co-ordination with the pelvic floor. An apnea or abdominal vacuum is done whist holding specific postures and then as you advance more dynamic movements are added. These poses reduce pressure throughout the abdomen and pelvis, which has a positive effect on relieving the symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse, and tones the core, resulting in a reduced waist line and flattening of the abdomen.
The manoeuvre of the Hypopressives has been around for hundreds of years and was first seen in Uddiyana Bandha yoga practices. In the 1980’s Dr. Marcel Caufriez a Belgian gynaecologist started researching the use of hypopressives for women to help improve pelvic floor dysfunction such as pelvic organ prolapse.
Dr. Tamara Rial and Dr. Piti Pinsach the creators of Low Pressure Fitness, continued to expand on the research of Dr. Caufriez, and in 2014 developing a comprehensive exercise and postural system building on the hypopressive techniques.
With a strong focus on postural re-education a by product of the technique can be relief in back pain, and enhanced athletic performance.
An improvement in certain types of sexual dysfunction including hypotonicity of the pelvic floor have also been noted, as well as an improvement in the digestive system.
With the concentration on breath and the conscious movement aspect of the work, over time there is a toning of the nervous system.