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The 4 Systems of Recovery

Jane's Feedback on Pilates: "I started seeing Joan and Mike after a heart attack three years ago. Throughout that following year, they helped me rehabilitate my body until I felt mobile and strong again. Unfortunately, six months ago, I developed a spinal issue which. required surgery. Mike and Joan helped me tremendously through the preoperative and postoperative periods of this injury." Without the help and support of The Buna's, I believe I would be partially immobile and definitely distressed!"

Body Movement Relies on 4 systems to train: 1. Neurological Input 2. Fascial elasticity 3. Muscle tone/strength 4. Skeletal Posture/Alignment Without a proper program strategy for those systems, the value of Body Movement training is lost and your overall health may be negatively impacted. Based on the Pilates Body Movement Principles, join me (Joan) @ Health 4 Life Pilates. Gain a greater understanding of modern science and the Pilates system for optimal health and to regenerate the body, the mind and eliminate your pain. Jane is enhancing the recovery process through all 4 systems. She is using her spine and creating mindful strategies for restoration of her health using the Balance Body CoreAlign.  


Health 4 Life Pilates Classes If you are new to Health 4 Life and would like to attend class that has already started we will gladly pro-rate you into the class of your choice!

___________________________________________________________________________________ Cancer Patients Who Practice Pilates Have Many Gains in Their Lives A 2017 study from the National Institute of Medicine found that after 8 weeks of Pilates, patients experienced higher quality of life scores, increased upper body extremity functions, improvement in social appearance and less anxiety compared to the group that did not participate. Consistent practice is key. Pilates offers other benefits during cancer treatments such as a natural reduction in inflammation and a boost to the immune system.


Points to Ponder Deep breathing can reduce Pelvic/Lumbar pain. The pelvic floor and diaphragm are co-ordinated and work together to control pressures through the pelvis. As the diaphragm is activated during inhalation, the pelvic floor relaxes to accept the contents of the abdomen/pelvis. As we exhale, the diaphragm returns to its resting position and the pelvic floor activates. Long, slow breaths help to relax the pelvic floor and help decrease pain.

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