Faq

faq

Pilates is a specific form of rehabilitative exercise bound by a registration process, Code of Ethics and Practice adhered to by Studios and Instructors.
Studio Pilates uses a variety of equipment including The Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and High Barrel. There is a maximum of 4 people in a class. Mat classes emphasise floor work and use basic props including Balance Balls, Exercise Rings, Bosus, Thera-Bands and Foam Rollers. There is a maximum of 6 people in a class.
  • • Develops: Strength, Flexibility, Co ordination, Speed, Agility and Endurance
  • • Heightens Body Awareness
  • • Enhances Body Control
  • • Teaches correct Muscular Activation
  • • Corrects Posture & Alignment
  • • Facilitates optimal function of the internal organs
  • • Improves Balance & Proprioception
  • • Enhances Breathing and it’s Physical & Psychological benefits
  • • Offers a vehicle for Concentration and Focus
  • • Promotes Relaxation and the release of tension
  • • Helps keep Musculature and Bone structure in an optimal state
  • • Serves as Cross Training for athletic pursuits
  • • Distributes body mass more aesthetically
  • • Provides a path to inner harmony through a finely tuned body
When beginning a Pilates Program, you will need to undertake an Initial Assessment. This will involve medical and fitness assessment and screening. Allowing the instructor to work with you on identifying your level of ability, movement patterns, strengths, weaknesses, goals and objectives.
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Grip socks
  • Hair tied back
  • No sharp or dangly jewellery
  • A water bottle
  • A hand towel
  • • Allow at least 3 sessions before deciding whether Pilates is for you
  • • It is normal to feel fatigued or light headed during a session
  • • Give your instructor feedback throughout the class
  • • The following few days you may feel sore
  • • Rest and avoid strenuous activity
  • • Have an Epsom Salt Bath
  • • Do any recommended home exercises
  • • Ideally a follow up session should be booked within 1 week
Joseph Pilates was born in Monchegladbach, Germany in 1883. He grew up with a number of childhood ailments and turned to exercise and athletics to overcome his body’s limitations. Inspired by the Greek ideal of a man balanced in mind, body and spirit he began to develop his own exercise method based on this concept. In 1912, Joseph travelled to England to work as a self-defence instructor for Scotland Yard. During the outbreak of World War I he was interned as an “enemy alien” with other German nationals. It was during this time Pilates refined his unique system with other interns, rigging springs to hospital beds. Enabling even bedridden patients to exercise against resistance. Joseph returned to Germany after his release and his method became very popular among the dance community. In 1926, Pilates emigrated to the United States. It was on the voyage he met his future wife Clara Zeuner. Joseph and Clara opened a studio on 8th Avenue which became popular among dancers and New York society. Joseph was an avid boxer and gymnast throughout his life, maintaining an incredible physique into his later years. He died in 1967 at the age of 84.
Yes. However, you will need to check that your Health Fund recognises the service you are receiving and if there are any conditions placed on your level of cover.
Yes. You can print out your forms from the links below and complete them when it is most convenient. Then bring them with you to your first class or appointment.
  • • Improves the Immune System by stimulating lymphatic flow
  • • Increases Blood Circulation
  • • Detoxifies the body
  • • Improves Joint Mobility
  • • Improves Muscle and Connective Tissue Balance, Length, Tension and Tone
  • • Enhances Breathing
  • • Promotes Relaxation
  • • Heightens Body Awareness
  • • Enhances Well Being by releasing Endorphins
  • • Can help manage Stress
  • • Can help manage Anxiety and Depression
  • • Can help manage Chronic Pain
  • • Relieves Pain caused by injured, tired or overused muscles
  • • Helps speed up recovery from strenuous exercise or work
  • • Reduces scar tissue and adhesions
  • Effleurage – long gliding strokes
  • Petrissage – kneading the muscles
  • Tapotement – tapping the muscles
  • Vibration – shaking the muscles
  • Compression – broad deep pressure
  • Trigger Point – specific deep pressure
  • Frictions – rubbing frictions with the hands
  • Cross Fibre Frictions – working across muscle fibres using friction
  • Lymphatic Drainage – gentle superficial techniques that improve lymphatic flow
  • Passive Stretching – static stretches performed on the patient by the therapist
  • Each treatment will be personalised for the individual and what they present with on the day.
  • Sport Massage – In order to specifically target injury, scar tissue, adhesions, tight overworked muscles and speed up recovery, improve immune function
  • Pregnancy Massage– To increase circulation, reduce muscle tension, reduce headaches, manage pain, improve sleep, improve immune function, reduce stress and fatigue, target problem areas
  • Relaxation Massage– To relax and rejuvenate, manage anxiety, improve sleep, manage chronic pain, improve immune function, reduce headaches
  • • 3-5 treatments are usually required to effectively treat a condition
  • • To prevent a condition from recurring, get regular maintenance treatments
  • • It is normal to feel fatigued, cold or a bit vague after a treatment
  • • Wait for these symptoms to subside, drink plenty of water, go for a walk
  • • The following few days you may feel sore
  • • Rest and avoid strenuous activity
  • • Do any recommended home exercises
  • • Have an Epsom Salt Bath
  • • Ideally a follow up appointment should be booked within 1-2 weeks
  • • Relaxation
  • • Improved Circulation
  • • Improved Lymphatic Drainage
  • • Assimilation of nutrients
  • • Elimination of toxins
Bowen Therapy is unlike any other form of bodywork:
  • - No oil is used during treatment
  • - There are regular waiting periods between applying techniques
  • - It can be performed over light clothing e.g. leggings, t-shirt
  • - It is suitable for everyone from newborn babies to the elderly

It can remarkably assist in recovery from chronic conditions or trauma where other treatments have produced little or no improvement.

Bowen Therapy restores balance via the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which controls over 80% of the body’s functioning and is very susceptible to external stressors. These days many people live in a constant state of stress, which leads to an overstimulation of the Sympathetic Nervous System priming the body to “Fight, Flight or Freeze”. In order for healing to take place there needs to be a shift from this state to Parasympathetic Nervous System dominance, allowing the body to “Rest, Repair and Digest”.
  • • Back pain
  • • Sciatica
  • • Digestive Issues
  • • Migraines
  • • Knee, Ankle and Foot problems
  • • Neck & Shoulder Issues
  • • Hormonal Irregularities
  • • Jaw pain, Teeth Grinding
  • • Swelling
  • • RSI, Carpel Tunnel, Tennis Elbow
  • • Insomnia
  • • Anxiety
  • • It is recommended not to have any other bodywork 4-5 days before or after Bowen Therapy is performed as it may interrupt the healing process
  • • 3-5 treatments are usually required to effectively treat a condition
  • • It is normal to feel fatigued, cold or a bit vague after a treatment
  • • Wait for these symptoms to subside, drink plenty of water, go for a walk
  • • The following few days you may feel sore
  • • Rest and avoid strenuous activity
  • • Do any recommended home exercises
  • • Have an Epsom Salt Bath
  • • Ideally a follow up appointment should be booked within 1-2 weeks
Tom Bowen was born in 1916 in Geelong, Australia. He developed his technique after discovering certain movements on the body had particular effects. He wanted to help alleviate human suffering and continued to refine and develop his technique throughout his life. He was extremely busy performing around 13,000 treatments a year. This was verified by the Victorian Government’s inquiry into alternative health care professionals in 1975. Tom Bowen also held free clinics for children, people with disabilities and community service workers. In 1974, Tom Bowen invited Oswald Rentsch and his wife Elaine to study with him and document his work. They began teaching his technique in 1986 and since then over 40,000 therapists worldwide have taken Bowen Training. Tom Bowen died in 1982 at the age of 66.