**New** January 2018 course dates:
TUESDAY 8.10-9.00pm The Drawing Room – Venue 28 – 9th January 2018 – 6th February (5 weeks) £57.00
SATURDAY 09.30-10.30am The Studio, St Johns Church, Eden Park. Jan: 13th, 27th, Feb 3rd, 10th ( 4 weeks) £47.00
**Please note that Trigger Point Pilates ‘Plus’ on a Saturday Morning will be focusing more on the fundamentals of Pilates matwork with some Trigger Point release thrown in! This is great for those who have been participating in Trigger Point Pilates and want to focus more on the core strengthening aspect of Pilates without losing the release that Trigger Point brings. Also great for those who are new to Pilates and want a mix of core work and release.
Trigger Points Pilates classes will run as a prepaid course. Each Course will run for 6 weeks. Drop ins will not be available due to the nature of the class. Course places are non transferable (i.e. you may not swap between courses once booked) and non refundable (I am unable to refund a class if you are unable to attend).
Places are very limited. Please book early to secure your space.
All equipment will be supplied except from a 90cm foam roller which costs approx £10.
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Trigger Point has changed my life and reduced my back pain to a point where I am now able to go to the gym again (and enjoy it, relatively pain free)… every exercise session includes my spiky balls, foam roller and stretch band. It’s incredible – thank you!Sue
I’ve just completed the June/July 6 week course. Amazing results really fast. I’ve been sporty all my life so have racked up a few injuries over the years including a few serious knee injuries. I wish this trigger point pilates had been offered to me as part of my injury rehab over the years. Luckily I think I’ve found it just in time as I’m pushing 40 and hoping to prevent the arthritis, aches and pains that might lay ahead. It has been an eye opener and Teresa is a really knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. I totally endorse the course – give it a go.Wendy
‘I have Teresa and her Trigger Point Pilates class to thank for living with far less pain in my life. I live with a chronic condition, which leaves me with moderate – severe joint and muscle pain on a daily basis, and the techniques she teaches have helped reduce the amount of pain I endure each day. I honestly cannot thank her enough, it has changed my life. I never ever thought I would be able to dance again, and now I can do Zumba! This was something unimaginable before I started attending this class a couple of months ago. I wholeheartedly recommend Teresa’s Trigger Point Pilates to everyone, particularly if you live with joint or muscle pain, because the great news is that you don’t have to anymore!’Emma
“After having lower back pain for 5 years since having kids, trigger point is having a huge impact. I usually wake up in quite a lot of pain but after the classes I wake up in the morning totally pain-free, it’s incredible.”Natalie
I’m walking to work with a spring in my step after last night’s Trigger Point Pilates class!
I’m sleeping much better since I started doing the trigger point pilates class. I’ve learned techniques that are easy to use at home and released a lot of tension.Judy
This class is essential really in preventing the aches and pains associated with sitting at a desk all day. It helps relieve some of those knots too.Suzzanne
After having a problem painful hip for 7 years that the doctor put down to “getting older” I can honestly say that within about 2-3 weeks of starting Teresa’s Trigger Point Pilates classes the pain disappeared. The classes are also great fun which is a bonus!Gin
I have suffered with back pain quite recently in life and the discomfort has been considerable. From the first class there was a noticeable change and after 12 weeks the change has been life altering; not only has my posture changed, I have shed some pounds, I am back playing a little sport and most of all the majority of my days are pain free! I have to say I was sceptical at first but that changed the night after my first class and I have been raving about it ever since! XVikki
WHAT IS FASCIA?
Think of fascia as a transparent cling film, a cob web covering every muscle, a web of 3dimensional connective tissue. This multi-dimensional matrix surrounds, intertwines, protects, and supports every part of the body. Fascia is wrapped throughout the body on “lines of pull.” Think of one piece connecting from the brow to your toes, fingers to chest and neck. Fascia creates our form, shaping and supporting us. The Medical world is finally acknowledging that facia restrictions cause chronic pain conditions. Yet in a clinical check, fascia restrictions cannot be seen on most MRI ‘s or X- rays. Superior MRI scanners and Ultra sound used in research program can see Fascia, unlike current hospital equipment. The more we discover about fascia the more we understand how important it is to every cell in the body for health… Injury or, trauma outward and inward to the body, for example a fall, a collision, surgery, repetitive physical stress to emotional stress affects the fascia system, the body movement affects fascia health. Trauma causes fascia adhesions to form a chronic pain, a change in joint motion (scar tissue) to change in bodily functions from digestion to elimination, headaches, arthritis including osteoarthritis, to fibromyalgia.
What is Myofascial Myo = Muscle and Fascia means a continuous band of connective tissue wrapping around and throughout the body. Think of the transparent tissue you see when you remove the skin of a chicken. That transparent film is fascia; our bodies are made of fascia. This is what we are working on to release in class. There is a massive science on using Myofascial release for chronic painful conditions and scar tissue through Myofascial work. Fascia is the system of connective tissue that lay just under the surface of our skin. Under a microscope, fascia is highly organized tissue filled with water, and its job is to attach, stabilize, enclose and separate muscles and internal organs.
It is highly sensitive as it is full of nerve cells, sensitive to every hormone in your system. With every repetitive functional movement, the Fascia reacts to every bump, bruise, physical and emotional trauma. A build-up of fascia cells creates inflammation a nagging deep painful area known as Trigger Points in the body. Referral pain can occur in the body from a nerve run from one area to another part of the body where a Trigger Point may be.
In class there are many exercise sections where we work deeply on releasing into the deeper layers of fascia targeting the release of Trigger Points. Healthy fascia needs to be kept hydrated with water and movement. This allows the body tissue to change and heal. The worst thing you can do is sit around in a chair all day, even if you are injured or post-operative or live with a chronic painful condition.
A Trigger Point PilatesTM Class Combines Pilates core moves and applies clinical Myofascial principles to help alleviate chronic pain conditions. The class is designed to release tight muscles and enhance functional daily movement, and restructure the body. This class attracts everyone from the elite fit to the post rehab. Fascia restrictions occur in everyone, whatever their age, activity or level of fitness. Equipment is used to release and re align the body which you can buy from your instructor so you can continue to get fascial release by practicing at home.