Hot Baths for Injury & Pain

The oldest form of therapy...

A hot bath is the original hydrotherapy — water treatment — and still the best. Immersion, buoyancy, heat, and vibration (if you have jets) all have useful biological and sensory effects, many of which are useful to people with injuries, pain, anxiety, depression and more. But as much as you may already enjoy a nice hot bath, you may not be tapping its full therapeutic potential. To get the most benefit out of a hot soak, here are several tips and tricks. You will probably be surprised by...

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Massage v Medication

do you need a massage? Feb 24, 2021

Massage - A Pain Relief Alternative

Chronic pain may be a reality for many individuals due to varying circumstances, such as diseases or health complications, underlying illnesses, accidents and more. Whatever the condition, chronic pain can severely impair a person’s ability to live life independently and on a day-to-day basis.

Dealing with pain may make it difficult for a person to do everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking and eating, maintain hygiene and more.

Medication management can be an important part of coping with...

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Creating Healthy Habits for Kids

A major challenge for many families today is instilling values and practices in children that lead to a healthy and active lifestyle. Television, video games, VR, and other forms of electronic stimulation often lure kids away from outdoor physical activity. High-sugar and high-fat snacks, as well as processed foods, are always hard to resist.

However, these factors have led to increasing rates of childhood obesity—which can lead to:

  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Bone and joint...
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5 habits for a healthy bladder

Check out these 5 great bladder habits...

Pelvic floor exercises can help prevent or reduce stress urinary incontinence. Your pelvic floor muscles support your uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum.

Practicing specific pelvic floor exercises, such as those that we practice in our pilates workouts can help improve pelvic floor strength. They can be done daily and help prevent the weakening of pelvic floor muscles, which often happens during pregnancy and childbirth. Your pelvic floor muscles may also weaken with age and...

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Mindfulness can help bring you back to your centre

Mindfulness has become a huge part of the self-care conversation recently, but what is it, exactly?

Mindfulness is a technique that allows you to be present in the moment—accepting your feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations within the world around you.

In a world that often feels like it’s moving very quickly and beyond our control, mindfulness can help bring you back to centre. You focus inwardly, acknowledging the feelings that you're having and accepting them. With this awareness, you can regain your self-control...

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Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

Did you know that bad posture causes the loads on your spine to disperse incorrectly, weakening the tissues in your lower back. As a result, the intricate network of muscles, discs, and joints in your back tend to be pushed beyond their tolerable limit, causing pain. Likewise, a sudden injury from lifting a heavy object incorrectly can cause immediate back pain and dysfunction.

Here are the most common back postures that lead to pain and actions you can take to correct them.  

Common unsupported postural habits

Everyday...

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DIY Massage

a bit of self-care Feb 15, 2021

Hi folks

I looove a good massage. It’s probably my favourite form of self-care and it’s seriously one of the only ways I can get super relaxed. It sounds weird, but the more intense, the better.

But lately, my muscles have been BEGGING for some love. I normally see a massage therapist, but that hasn’t been happening thanks to my crazy busy schedule! I’ve tried asking Nick for a massage instead, but that lasts about two minutes and he usually ends up falling asleep.

Sooo on to Plan B. Self-massage!

Did...

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Benefits of Walking

There's a reason why walking is one of the most popular forms of activity in Australia.


Your Space Pilates is now supported by The Heart Foundation to help you to reduce stress, be more alert, have a healthier body and build strong relationships.

Meeting @ 8.45am on Wednesday's and Friday's before settling into our Pilates in the Park mat Pilates class has helped our community become strong, healthy and connected. We walk under the large shady trees along Honour Avenue within the centre of the park. 

Our program includes...

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Every body is different...personalise your Pilates workouts.

know your own body Feb 12, 2021

Pilates is a unique balance of strength, stretch, reach, contract and flow. Pilates is designed to make everything you are already doing in life better. The moves are not crazy, they are natural movements our bodies should be able to do.

Like most workouts and group classes it’s easy to do the movements but, unlike most workouts when you do Pilates exercises you need to feel them in the right places and not just go through the motions. Sometimes those 'right' places take time to activate correctly.

Every body operates...

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Back to school fitness tips for mums

fitness tips Feb 12, 2021

Back to school fitness tips for mums

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