It was so interesting that everyone wanted a shoulder massage for their taster at the Spiritual fair in Witney this Saturday.
… it’s usually one of the first areas we work on in my core and pelvic healing class!
Addressing shoulder tension and restriction is important for a reflexive core because of its impact on the ribcage and spine.
Our deep core attaches to these areas, so when our ribcage is locked down and our shoulders restricted, our deep core muscles struggle to respond to daily load.
So we look to find stability elsewhere in the body by…
Drawing our shoulders up
Tensing our jaw
Gripping our hands
Gripping our pelvic floor
Standing with the hips forward
…with a hip to the side
…with our feet close together
Feet turned out
Squeezing our inner thighs
Overarching our lower back
and by doing so avoid using our core and pelvic floor in daily life
“My hamstrings, calves, hips, inner thighs, jaw and shoulders are tight”
“I don’t feel my glutes”
“It’s all in my lower back or thighs when I squat”
“My pelvic floor feels heavy after I exercise”.
Constipation, leak pee, difficulty peeing, painful intercourse, hernias.
Rather than spot treating we can address the container in which our core and the pelvic floor sit so we can stop robbing Peter to pay Paul to find stability.
If any of this resonates with you and you want to start understanding your body better for long-term gains…
This February I will be starting another block of 6 Core & Pelvic floor healing classes
On the studio website, it’s listed as a course to avoid confusion with the drop-in classes but these are rolling blocks that follow school term times.
The general format for the Core and Pelvic floor healing class is uncovering where we may have restricted movement or tension in the body. We then spend 5 mins or more on myofascial release before integrating it with movement to build stability, strength and range of motion.
Using myofascial release, functional yoga, pilates-based movement, biomechanics and somatic work we train the body in a way that balances the tissues, while actively training the deep core and pelvic floor to become reflective over time with regular practice.
*Because we are looking at improving range of motion and spinal mobility some of the Core and pelvic floor healing class may not be suitable for anyone with osteoporosis.*
The February booking has now opened so if you are interested in joining my core and pelvic floor healing class, book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about my classes or massage please don’t hesitate to contact me.