Hypopressive Technique was developed in Spain over 30 years ago as an effective tool in helping thousands of women recover from childbirth, addressing issues such as prolapses, pelvic floor dysfunction*, persistent lower back pain, and Diastasis Recti (separation of the tummy muscles).
Published research supports the efficacy of this technique which unlike regular core strengthening regimes, uses breath work, posture and low pressure in the abdominal cavity to repair and strengthen the core restoring good resting tone to the pelvic floor for both men and women.
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.
Hypopressive Technique/Low Pressure Fitness is an effective tool in helping to address:
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