YOU Massage Therapy are proud to be offering expert led Pilates courses from the first floor of our Southampton studio on Bedford Place. Our instructor, Catherine, has extensively trained in equipment, common orthopedic conditions, ante-natal Pilates and, most recently, Pilates for lower back pain.
- As it's your first Pilates class with us, you will be directed to a short questionnaire, we will then contact you to match you to an available class, tailored for your needs.
Taught by our experienced and dedicated instructor, Catherine Hume the Pilates courses we offer are comprehensive in content and delivered with your health, relaxation, therapeutic needs and ultimate care in mind.
Join a Pilates course to both calm and strengthen your body and mind, as well as healing and preventing conditions such as Back Pain, Stress, uneven posture and many more.
Already enrolled on a Pilates Classes?
Then you are welcome to book onto classes at your leisure. Online is easiest, book a single or course of classes online, you are welcome to book as many as you like, with a minimum of 24 hours notice required for cancellations.
Please note, we encourage all clients to book and pay in advance, otherwise our reception area gets very busy. You may Pay Online via paypal, or, please call 02380 639747. Your course is not confirmed until it is paid for, so if you wish to do so face to face, please pop in at your soonest conveneince, not directly before a class. Thanks!
Provided you have completed your Pilates enrolment, been matched to a class and you have booked and paid for your course, you are welcome to go straight up to the first floor of the studio. Please don't arrive more than 15 minutes early, there are a few seats for waiting on, please be mindful that there may be a treatment in our top floor room. The bathroom is available for changing, please wear loose clothing and socks to your Pilates class.
Information on Pilates Courses at our Southampton Studio
Our 4 week Pilates Courses are priced at:
£38 for a course of 4 classes
£10 per class casual (only when space is permitted - booking required)
Pilates is gaining in popularity due to its effectiveness. It's a fantastic aid to massage and physical therapy when treating back or posture related pain, and when recovering from injury or illness. Pilates is a slow and controlled form of exercise, designed to strengthen your posture from within, improve flexibility and strength and enhance the relationship between controlled movements of the body and mind.
Often compared to Yoga, as it is performed on a mat and using tools such as balls and blocks, Pilates combines stretching with strengthening exercises. It focuses more on controlled movements whilst maintaining a strong and straight posture. It can be tailored for recovery and rehabilitation, or generally used as a great way to keep fit, healthy and toned.
Benefits of Pilates:
Reduced Pain and Stiffness
Increased muscle strength
Balanced muscle tone
Increased lung capacity
Better Body Awareness
Confidence in appearance
Prevention of injury
Why Practice Pilates?
In recent years, Pilates has grown to be the leading health and fitness routine for improving back health, physique and strengthening the core muscles of the body.
When embarking on any new healthy course, it is comforting to know that it’s originator lived to the ripe old age of eighty-seven!
If you have suffered chronic back pain a long time you may be afraid to move, but movements is one way to help your problem. Welcome to the vicious circle!
One of the wonderful advantages of Pilates is that the exercises are done slowly and with control. The gentle normal flowing movements involved in a Pilates session are a perfect way to reassure your body that is ok to move again.
A lot of Pilates work involves tilting the pelvis to a more neutral position, in which the pubic bone and hip bones are level on horizontal plane; taking pressure of the lower back muscles and strengthening the core. An arched or curved back increases the load on the ligaments of the spine and reduce use of the deep abdominal (stomach) and spinal (back) muscles.
Pilates exercises involve the engagement and strengthening of the deep abdominal and spinal muscles with a neutral pelvis. Movement and training of these muscles in a neutral pelvic position reduces the load on the spine and optimizes the use and strength of these deep muscles. Increased strength in the deep abdominal muscles means better support and fuction of the back.