About Trigger Point Pilates
A Trigger Point Pilates™ class combines Pilate's core moves and applies clinical Myofascial principles to help alleviate chronic pain conditions.
The class is designed to release tight muscles and enhance functional daily movement, and restructure the body. This class attracts everyone from the elite fit to the post rehab. Fascia restrictions occur in everyone, whatever their age, activity or level of fitness.
Equipment is used to release and re align the body which you can buy from your instructor to exercise at home.
What is Myofascial?
'Myo' is muscle and 'Fascia' means a continuous band of connective tissue wrapping around and throughout the body. Think of the transparent tissue you see when you remove the skin of a chicken. That transparent film is fascia; our bodies are made of fascia. This is what we are working on to release in class.
What are Trigger Points?
With every repetitive functional movement, the fascia reacts to every bump, bruise, physical and emotional trauma. A build-up of fascia cells creates inflammation a nagging deep painful area known as 'Trigger Points' in the body. Referral pain can occur in the body from a nerve run from one area to another part of the body where a Trigger Point may be.
In class there are many exercise sections where we work deeply on releasing into the deeper layers of fascia targeting the release of trigger points.
Healthy fascia needs to be kept hydrated with water and movement. This allows the body tissue to change and heal.
What equipment you will need for a home workout:
You can order the equipment via Physical Company:
Foam roller (4x35) - www.physicalcompany.co.uk/foam-rollers
2 prickle balls - www.physicalcompany.co.uk/prickle-stimulating-ball
What you will need for class
Wear comfortable gym clothing, a small towel and plenty of water.