The Hypopressive Method was originally taught and used in Spain. It launched in the UK relatively recently but has been established in Europe, Canada and North America for some time. Piti Pinsach started using the technique in physiotherapy and started to teach it in 2006. In the west in the 1980s, the technique in its most basic form was used within the bodybuilding world, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Frank Zane popularised using the abdominal vacuum during competitions.
WHAT IS IT?
Hypopressive is a term used to describe a decrease or reduction in pressure. This is the pressure in the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities. If you have a weakness in the core, pressure will always find the weakest point which can lead to a pelvic floor issue, prolapse, hernia or abdominal separation. The Hypopressive Method is a form of exercise designed specifically to target the core without inflicting detrimental pressure to the abdominal wall or pelvic floor.
The Hypopressive exercise method is a safe and effective way to train those muscles to deal with the abdominal pressures of daily life and exercise. It trains the body sub-consciously to switch on and use the right muscles to maintain pressure when you suddenly need it. When you need to run after a child or jump away from something you may not remember to “brace” your core. Hypopressives increases the resting tone and involuntary function of the core muscles, so it works as designed to.
- Strengthens the core deeply without needing to find “safe exercises”.
- Improves abdominal and pelvic floor muscle tone.
- Prevention and treatment of incontinence, prolapse and hernias
- Postnatal recovery of pelvic floor and abdominals
- Reduces waist size and flattens abdominal wall
- Increases metabolism
- Improves posture including the rounding of shoulders and forward stoop
- Activates the sympathetic nervous system, it is invigorating and relaxing.
Come on one of our workshops to learn the technique.
Our workshops also cover posture, core breathing, functional movements and how to heal a diastasis recti. It’s an all round postnatal recovery, well woman event. Suitable if you are pregnant, menopausal, postnatal, have pelvic floor concerns, abdominal separation or just want to get your body in tip top shape.
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