Therapies at Glencairn House
Pilates – to improve your body’s strength
The Pilates method is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises. It strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, flexibility and balance. In this way it has a recognised role in remedial programmes and can be used to train the body following injury. It can be taught to any level.
Vicci Gillet MISRM, Owner of Stable Bodies
I have been a STOTT Pilates instructor since 2015 and a Remedial Massage Therapist BTEC 5 before that since 2010. I’m able to teach the Pilates method using mat work with props and the Pilates equipment of which the reformer, tower and chair are available at Glencairn. I’m a sporty person so Pilates has an essential remedial role for me to keep my own body on track! I find Pilates incredibly interesting and I am constantly fascinated with how the body moves and compensates.
I can offer Pilates sessions in mat work and equipment on a 1-2-1 or duet basis at the Glencairn Clinic.
Why STOTT Pilates?
STOTT Pilates is the contemporary approach to the original Pilates method, based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation.
What do I wear for my Pilates session?
Wear gym clothing, so that you feel you can move comfortably.
What will happen in a session of Pilates?
For your first session, we will need to assess, any referral notes will be gone over, posture will be looked at and then we will get you moving. Natural movement patterns will be looked at and then a programme of exercises can be given to improve the imbalances that you have.
Will I be given exercises to do at home?
Yes! The more you do at home, the better the progression. If you can, bring in your camera phone so exercises can be recorded so that when you have left you know what you need to be doing. A back up email can also be sent or referral to a homework video online so you don’t feel lost.