Living with back pain is difficult and it will affect most parts of your daily life and leave you feeling worn out. For most people back pain will mean repeated trips to the doctor, taking painkillers and having to adapt to coping with feeling low and run down. If you are suffering from back pain you could find the relief you need and be able to soak up the sun at the same time on a Pilates holiday.
For most people the thought of doing an exercise that involves stretching when they have back pain might sound odd, but in practise it isn’t. Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates over 75 years ago. It focuses on using various poses and stretches to build core strength, improve posture and increase a person’s flexibility. Over time this can have significant benefits for the body, including a reduction in back pain – but only if you have a tailored Pilates routine that caters for your back pain.
In other words, if you want to use Pilates as a method of controlling and easing back pain you need to get advice from a professional teacher. When you go on Pilates courses you will be able to choose your holiday location and enjoy regular Pilates courses and so much more. So what can you expect?
Firstly when you go on this type of holiday you will arrive at your villa which is equipped with everything you will need during your stay and has its own pool. You will meet up with your dedicated Pilates teacher who will discuss your needs in detail. This is to ensure that the programme of exercise that you will be following will not cause any stress or further pain to your back. In most cases the exercise sessions will start the day after you arrive, so you will get the chance to get settled in before embarking on your Pilates journey.
During the sessions you will be shown the basics of what you will need to do by your teacher. As time progresses you will notice that the pain and constant aching that you feel in your back starts to reduce. This is all thanks to the Pilates exercises that you have been following as they are working to improve your posture and muscle tone. Doctors recommend that people who suffer from back pain take exercise in order to keep their body moving, but few people would think to take up something like Pilates as they believe it will do more harm than good.
As well as working to reduce back pain Pilates courses will also help you to de-stress and unwind which is beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Being able to exercise without feeling rushed and in such a pleasant environment will give you a positive boost which will help massively with your Pilates courses. Over the course of one week, if you choose to holiday for this long, you will have around 10 Pilates courses. This will give you a fantastic foundation to build upon when you go home and to help you further you will be given a personalised exercise programme to follow.
So if you are living with back pain and want to explore alternatives to painkillers for the condition a Pilates holiday could be exactly what you are looking for.