What is Hypopressive Exercise?A completely different APPROACH THAN every other core and pelvic floor approach you might have tried
By combining revolutionary breath training and alignment exercises, you can completely restore proper core and pelvic floor function and strengthen your whole body at the same time.
The exercises are done in short, effective workouts, in less than 15 minutes a day.
Is Hypopressive Exercise for you?
Hypopressives are the perfect approach if you have:
- pain in your back/pelvis/shoulders/neck
- prolapse/pelvic organ prolapse and/or pelvic floor pressure
- leaks (whether related to exercise or not)
- diastasis recti or your belly looking “pregnant”
- the desire to get your body working properly again
- the goal of improving your endurance and cardiovascular health
- the dream of improving your posture and getting your body feeling strong and stable
- given birth, whether it was 5 weeks or 35 years ago
- any of the issues above without having been pregnant
How do Hypopressive Exercise work?
Most women are told their symptoms are because of injury/weakness in a particular area…
«Diastasis is caused by damaged tissue between the abdominal muscles» or «prolapse is an injury to the connective tissue in the vaginal canal/pelvic floor» and «leaks happen because the pelvic floor is too weak».
The truth is that these issues stem not just from one factor, but a combination of how you:
- carry your body
- distribute the pressure in your abdomen and pelvis
- react to loading (think sneezing/jumping)
Most of the techniques and programs out there work like a band-aid – while hypopressives actually help you directly address the root cause.
So that you can get a body that works even when you’re running after the bus. Even when you sneeze all of a sudden, or have to turn around to suddenly chase after a toddler.
With Hypopressive Exercise, you address the ROOT CAUSE
Hypopressives make it possible to:
– decrease abdominal pressure – hernia, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse and back prolapse are symptoms of a pressure imbalance in the core and pelvic floor
– reset the core and pelvic floor to work automatically – you shouldn’t have to remember to kegel before sneezing, lifting or walking up the stairs
– strenghten the connective tissue in your core and pelvic floor – it’s not just your muscles that need strengthening
– reach all the tiny muscles you’re not able to activate consciously – so that you can also work the support musculature (unilke when you’re doing kegels or other pelvic floor exercises)
What is the origin of Hypopressive Exercise?
It was first used in France in the 80s by medical personnel under the coaching of doctor Marcel Caufriez to treat women in the postpartum period. The goal was to treat pelvic floor dysfunction (such as leaks, prolapse and tightness in the pelvic floor) in a new and more effective manner.
Some years later, Tamara Rial and Piti Pinsach from Spain saw the need to develop a training technique that could be used to prevent and treat injuries and issues in the pelvis and pelvic floor outside a medical setting. A system that could be learned without requiring a visit to the doctor, and that could easily be adapted to a group setting. They further developed Low Pressure Fitness, and have educated thousands of instructors worldwide the last years.
In many countries, Hypopressives are a well-integrated part of the treatment provided by physical therapsists, gynecologists, urologists and midwives. And the first line of help when suffering from issues of postpartum, menopause, or stress injuries.
She is a founding member of the International Hypopressives Council. Along with top trainers from over 20 countries, IHC became the first global institution to offer quality controlled education and certification in Hypopressives, guaranteeing expertise from their trainers since 2019.
Therapists and trainers are certified by Sadie so they can teach her Reset techniques.