You try to take care of your body but often find yourself right back where you started. The headaches, the back pain, or maybe you just can’t get your body to fully relax.
You try a massage and report “My muscles are just so tense.”
The truth is you need a certain amount of tension in those muscles otherwise you’d move around like a wet noodle. Tone is the amount of tension in a relaxed muscle. When your body is relaxed and the muscles have a healthy amount of resting tension you’ll experience the benefits:
- Easeful posture
- More energy
- Increased stamina
- Better balance
But due to stress, tension becomes a bad thing for most of us.
Increased muscle tension is essentially a reaction to stress. With stress, the muscles tense up all at once, and then release their tension when the stress passes. A 2019 study revealed that about 77% of folks regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Being in a state of regular stress makes it hard to go back to the place where tension becomes a good thing again.
This course addresses how you can use movement and breath to do exactly that: transforming that negative tension into healthy tone.
Transforming Tension into Tone
About the instructor
Shelly’s years of experience and wide variety of training inspire her to find the pathways her clients need to restore, renew and revitalize their body, mind and spirit.
She is the owner of, and sees clients at, The Pilates Studio in Agawam, MA. Her focus is always on the client as an individual, resulting in a training program that becomes a personal partnership in recovery and health.
She has been a certified instructor with over fifteen years experience (Power Pilates, Physical Mind Pilates, BBU and Stott Pilates). Currently she studies with Elizabeth Flores,PTA who was certified by the renowned R. Kryzanowska. Shelly is a certified MELT
Hand and Foot, Length and Strength Instructor and has studied directly with the founder Sue Hitzmann since 2009.
Shelly has been inspired by the restorative impact of The MELT Method and employs its complementary techniques with Pilates.
Shelly is also a certified T.R.X, Aquatic and Gyrokinesis Instructor. She has studied Thai Massage, CHI Running/Walking and meditation and incorporates these techniques within various sessions. Her expertise in such a wide variety of programs gives her greater knowledge to be able to customize client programs that ease pain, increase strength and flexibility and achieve nutritional goals. Her focus is always on the client as an individual, resulting in a training program that becomes a personal
partnership in recovery and health. Shelly strives to help her clients find the pathways they need to restore, renew and revitalize their body, mind and spirits.