Summer schedule August 2018

There will be a reduced schedule over the month of August.

The classes will take a break between 30th July – 31st August. In this period physiotherapy and private Pilates appointments can be booked on Mondays and Thursdays for a reduced price of £30 per session ( normally £45).

Except for 30th July-5th August.

Vibration Therapy

Vibration Therapy for Lipoedema


Vibration therapy has become very popular in the fitness world over the last few years. Vibration therapy as many of us have experienced has some great benefits for Lipoedema.

The therapy uses vibrations which are passed through a vibrating platform to the body. It delivers a series of pulses or stimuli to the nervous system that produces muscle stimulus and it is this stimulus that exercises the muscles.

Almost 100% of your body’s muscles are exercised when using whole body vibration. Deeper lying muscles such as your postural muscles particularly benefit from whole body vibration training.

There is still more research needed to fully understand how vibration therapy works on the body, but there seem to be some promising results showing that the vibrations have a positive impact on blood circulation, improvement of lymphatic flow and on hormone balance that then can lead to reduced stress.


What are the benefits of Vibration Therapy?

Although more research is needed the benefits listed below seems to be the feedback so far.


Vibration therapy can improve:

  • muscle strength
  • balance
  • flexibility
  • stamina
  • range of motion
  • bone density
  • blood circulation
  • serotonin levels which improve mood and energy levels
  • lymph drainage
  • basal metabolic rate

It helps to reduce:

  • pain
  • fatigue
  • stress
  • cortisol
  • blood pressure

The great thing about whole body vibration therapy is that it allows people with reduced physical mobility to exercise safely and very effectively. This is because the vibration does most of the work and the body simply responds. The vibrated muscles work very hard, while you simply sit, stand or lie on the vibrating platform.

I’m not an expert on vibration plates, so I’m not here to recommend one over the other. But the most common vibration machine is called an oscillating machine. These are used primarily for increasing lymphatic drainage. An oscillating vibration machine is the most simplistic of all the different types, using a basic mechanical system to operate.

There are certain conditions where Vibration Therapy is not appropriate!

Please do not use a whole-body-vibration if you are pregnant or suffer from cardiovascular disease, have a pacemaker, hip or knee replacements, diabetes, epilepsy, tumors, migraine, acute hernia, recently replaced pins or plates, recent infections, or recent surgeries.

Vibrating Foam Rollers

There is a new product on the market now called vibration foam rollers, again these come in different styles and price range. The great thing about the foam roller is that it is very versatile. It can be used as part of Pilates and Yoga exercise program. It can be used both on the floor lying on it or in a chair by placing it on the areas you want work on.


And here is a link to a short clip from a Let’s Vibrate class by Lydia Cambell.

IFS .my 'lets be Fascia Fit 'a mix of Trigger Point Pilates and Pulseroll moments .

Posted by Lydia Campbell on 5. april 2017

A pain in the buttock

The piriformispiriformis = “pear shaped”) is a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. It is one of the six muscles in the lateral rotator group of the hip. The sciatic nerve passes underneath it and sometimes through it. Hyper tension of the piriformis can contribute to many kinds of Low Back Pain, also known as Piriformis Syndrome.  The most common imbalance associated with this condition is associated weakness in the ” in-rotation” of the hip. This can lead to a feeling of a stiff hip when walking. Release of the piriformis muscle will lead to activation of the internal rotators, and reprogram of the dysfunctional movement pattern that has been stored in the motor control center. This change is first stored in short-term memory, so in order to reprogram this dysfunction fully,  you will have to commit to a bit of homework.

Referred pain pattern from m.ppiriformis


The piriformis is also a co-worker for the gluteus maximus in extension of the hip and problems occur when there is a dysfunction in the gluteus maximus. The piriformis is not meant to do the work on its own. Furthermore, when there is dysfunction in the hip flexors, the piriformis and the quadratus lumborum starts working together to compensate for this dysfunction. This will then create a case of lower back pain. Read more

PhysioPilates for neck pain

Tension in the neck and shoulders is one of the most common health complaints.We tend to sit at a computer for hours at a time. Even at the most ergonomic workstation, overtaxing the neck and shoulder muscles is almost impossible to avoid. Being so sedentary isn’t natural, and it’s really straining on your shoulder muscles to hold your arms in front of you for hours at a time as you type. Pilates exercises can help you relax those muscles. Read more

Work Related Back Pain? Here are some tips

Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life . It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. The pain can be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly.  Back pain is not generally caused by a serious condition and, in most cases, it gets better within 12 weeks. It can usually be successfully treated by taking painkillers and keeping mobile.