Hypopressive Technique / Low Pressure Fitness

Are you using your core properly? Perhaps Hypopressive Technique/ Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) could be the answer?

Hypopressive Technique was developed in Spain over 30 years ago as an effective tool in helping thousands of women recover from childbirth, helping to address issues such as prolapses, pelvic floor dysfunction* and Diastasis Recti (separation of the tummy muscles).as well as any goals that you may have. We also introduce you to the basics of the Pilates method, ensuring you are working correctly from day one.

But this technique is not just for those with prolapses. Many people, including some top athletes struggle to achieve a good activation of their pelvic floor and deep core stabilising muscles and this deficiency can often lead to overuse of the wrong muscles and possible injuries.

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So how does Hypopressive Technique work? In simple terms it aims to condition the diaphragm and increases good resting tone to the slow twitch postural muscles of the pelvic floor and abdominal cavity via s series of low-pressure exercises. You can learn more about Hypopressive Technique in our Blog article

Ironically, many traditional core and pelvic floor exercises do the very opposite, they increase pressure on the already weak muscles which can aggravate symptoms of the prolapse, slipped disc or pelvic floor dysfunction.

Hypopressive Technique/Low Pressure Fitness is an effective tool in helping to address:

  • Prolapse / urinary incontinence.
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction / weak pelvic floor muscles*.
  • Diastasis recti, (separation of the tummy muscles)
  • Abdominal or vertebral herniations. (slipped discs).
  • Groin strain or Osteo pubis.
  • Breathing abnormalities.
Pilates Connection now offers private instruction in studio or via Zoom with qualified instructors in this unique and effective exercise methodology. As a qualified Practitioner of Structural Integration Liane is able to give advice on fascial releases to areas such as the diaphragm, which often assist clients to achieve the full benefits of the Hypopressive exercises.

Once you have better strength and control of your pelvic floor and deep core muscles it may be safe to progress onto Pre-Pilates and eventually more advanced exercises with our fully qualified and experienced team of Pilates Instructors.


* See study on Effectiveness of Hypopressive Exercises in Women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction : A Randomised Controlled Trial (Beatriz Navarro-Brazález,1 Virginia Prieto-Gómez,1 David Prieto-Merino,1,2 Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez,1,* Linda McLean,3 and María Torres-Lacomba1