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Pilates and the MELT Technique- Are They for YOU?

Deena Goodman - Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Laura Gideon is one of our dynamic Pilates instructors who synergistically blends the teachings of Joseph Pilates, F.M. Alexander Techniques of postural training, and the MELT (Myofascial Energetic Lengthening Technique) method into her exercise therapy sessions. Pilates and Alexander are integrated into a proprietary blend of exercise sequences designed to develop STRENGTH, SYMMETRY, and RANGE of MOTION along with FLEXIBILITY.  The benefits reaped are strong CORE muscle development (abdominals, hips, pelvic floor, back & gluteals), enhanced flexibility, improved posture and muscle balance.  However, all of this cannot be achieved without proper breathing, concentration, focus and flow which are the cornerstones of Pilates. Results may be achieved using floor and/or mat exercises in addition to also using several other pieces of equipment. With the use of a soft foam roller, the Melt method techniques enable your body to be brought back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, reducing stiffness and pain and decreasing stressors that accumulate from daily living.  Let us know if you want to try out something new, if you haven’t tried it already.

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