I am a Postural Trainer and a Movement Therapist. As a Mind-Body Expert I’ve been exploring exploring the world of somatic from the last 10 years, studying techniques as Hanna somatics, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Postural Gymnastic, Active Global Stretching, Gaga Language, Alexander, DNS, to mention few of them. I indeed have the privilege of using several techniques to help people achieving their Health and Fitness goals. My pedagogy is deeply and happily based on ONE method, the Franklin Method®. Read More

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Franklin Method®

Franklin Method® uses neurocognitive imagery techniques, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method® is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.

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Pilates: An Introduction

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of Pilates (pronounced “pih-LAH-tees”). You may have read that it’s popular with celebrities like Madonna, Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, and others. If you live in a small town, you might still have trouble finding a class based on Mr. Pilates’ work. But in larger cities, group mat classes are being offered in numerous health clubs, and private lessons are available in exclusive exercise salons. In addition, Pilates-based exercise videos are currently available through mail order catalogs and online, and there are numerous websites featuring information on the Pilates Method and updates on teacher certification. So if you haven’t heard of Pilates yet, it’s certainly time to become educated!

The Pilates Method of body conditioning was first conceived by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s; later, in the 1940s, it caught on with dancers and people in the performing arts. In contemporary times, its emphasis on the mind-body connection has awakened a renewed interest in this type of fitness training among people from all walks of life.

There are over 500 different exercises described in the Pilates Method, performed either on a mat or on special equipment using springs for resistance. The core concept of Pilates is strengthening of the “Powerhouse” — the central muscle groups engirdling the abdomen, back, and pelvis.

So put quite simply, Pilates is a form of exercise that’s for everyone — men and women, celebrities and everyday people, young or old, fit or flabby. Like many other kinds of exercise, Pilates increases metabolism, promotes respiratory and circulatory function, and improves bone density and muscle tone. And like Yoga and martial arts, it can help you to “get centered” and calm your nerves.

Unlike many other forms of exercise, however, Pilates balances out muscular asymmetries, streamlines your silhouette, and improves your balance, coordination, and breath control. Pilates does all this because the exercises work to simultaneously develop your muscular flexibility and your strength. The exercises also help to awaken a new body awareness, or what we call your “inner eye.”

#CenteringTraining #StrenghteningTraining #PilatesReformer #GetTallerAndThinner

Postural Gymnastic

Postural Gymnastics is one of the most useful techniques and practices for people’s wellbeing.

The method is recognized to be one of the most functional and powerful in the health field. Based on McKenzie therapy, The exercises of muscular stretching are able to restore elasticity, agility, and coordination, all elements that are necessary for being in good health.

Orthopedists and Physiatrists prescribe this method thanks to the results it allows to obtain and for its great versatility of use in case of any osteo-musculo-articular pathology:

#BurnTheFatGym #SpineCorrectorGym #LowImpactGym

Global Active Stretching (SGA®)

Global Active Stretching (SGA®) originates from Global Postural

Re-education (RPG®) and follows the same principles for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders related to  postural or flexibility imbalances. This method consists of a series of stretching exercises based on specific, controlled and progressive postures (called global stretching) with the goal to promote increase of spinal and extremities soft tissue flexibility.

SGA® exercises join the globality of each stretching posture, the use of active and soft muscular contractions, the care for each joint and the use of controlled breathing cycle. All these components offer important innovation towards all classic stretching exercises. The postures promote correct posture awareness and because of its light intensity, slow pace and progression, it is well accepted by anyone willing to become free from muscle tension and joint stiffness.

SGA® exercises were created as an attempt to provide posture correction outside the clinical environment and to provide self-management for patients and athletes when it is not necessary an individual treatment performed by a therapist. It can be delivered individually or in group sessions. The postures used in SGA® are useful as a prevention and maintenance tool, for any person or for those who are involved in the sports or rehabilitation area. SGA® postures are a valuable tool as home-based exercise prescription in the treatment of mobility impairment and muscular tension.

SGA® is the application of RPG® principles in the prevention, performance maintenance and improvement in the musculoskeletal rehabilitation field. The course will provide theory combined with the practice of all stretching postures.

Which are the benefits? 

  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves posture alignment and awareness
  • Improves sports and artistic performance (dance)
  • Prevents injuries
  • Prevents sports/work related injuries
  • Can be used as maintenance treatment after RPG®
  • Can be used as exercise prescription following individual session
#StretchingFasciae #StretchingForAthletes #DiaphragmRelease #GetThebest

Hanna Somatics

Hanna Somatics is a neuromuscular education that relieves chronic pain and prevents recurring injuries by re-educating the nervous system.

It uses a technique called pandiculation to release involuntary muscle contraction. The slow, gentle exercises relieve chronic muscle and joint pain, restore natural posture, retrain muscular patterns, alleviate common musculoskeletal conditions, and prevent recurring injuries.

It’s important to understand that most chronic pain, recurring injuries, and joint degeneration are caused by the way we use our bodies – the way we sit, stand and move, day in and day out, throughout our lives. And our nervous system is responsible for telling us how to use our bodies. Our nervous system tells us which muscles to contract, when to release them, and how to hold our bodies when we’re just sitting or standing still.

As we grow up, our nervous system actually learns how make us do these things. The more we repeat a certain posture or movement, the more deeply learned that muscular pattern becomes. After a while, our patterns become so deeply learned that we don’t even have to think about them. This is what we call muscle memory.

Muscle memory is a wonderful thing, because it allows us to get through our daily lives efficiently. But unfortunately, sometimes we learn patterns that damage our bodies–like sitting hunched over at a computer. The only way to change these deeply learned muscular patterns is to re-educate the nervous system.

And that is what Hanna Somatics does. It engages the nervous system in an active learning process that consists of very slow, focused, conscious movements. The movement techniques used in Hanna Somatics teach the nervous system how to release chronic muscle tension and stand and move in natural, efficient ways so that you aren’t putting yourself in pain or doing damage to your body.

#SmartTraining #Coordination #Balance #BuildANewYou