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Health benefits of regular massage treatments

Written by Olga Hayward. The most popular health benefits of regular massage therapy are increased physical and mental relaxation. Issues managed particularly well by massage include: Stress Tightness Anxiety Pain A 2011 study from the Annals of Internal Medicine found massage therapy was just as effective as other treatments for … Continued

The benefits of cryotherapy

In this blog, our local partners – The Fit Partnership – talk about cryotherapy and the various ways it can be helpful. What is cryotherapy? Cryotherapy means using cold exposure for treatment. At The Fit Partnership, we’re fortunate to have one of the biggest and coldest chambers in London! How … Continued

Yoga and its life lessons

By Maryann Huynh, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga and NuPower Teacher For many, including myself, the early days of one’s yoga practice is almost an entirely physical experience. Beginners often come to the mat in search of flexibility, space and mobility in their bodies. After a class or two or three, … Continued

The History and Origins of Pilates

To celebrate Pilates Day, in this blog Jonathan Grubb (APPI-qualified Pilates Instructor) revisits the history of Joseph Pilates – and how he created Pilates during World War 1. Interned as a prisoner of war After the beginning of World War 1, Joseph Pilates was interned as a prisoner of war … Continued

Shockwave therapy

What is extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy? Extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy (ESWT) uses high intensity acoustic waves to deliver a high energy impulse to the treatment area. These acoustic shockwaves enter the tissue via an applicator that disrupts the tissues to stimulate healing. How does it work? provides an instant analgesic … Continued

Osteoporosis: Pilates for Strong Bones

By Elisa Withers, Co-founder of APPI Clinics, Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor. Osteoporosis Half of all women and one fifth of all men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It’s a ‘silent disease’, usually symptom free until … Continued

We’ve all heard of rehab – but what about ‘prehab’?

By Elisa Withers, Co-founder of APPI Clinics, Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor. Prehab is all about preparing your body and mind before you have surgery. To reduce risks and improve your recovery, we aim to improve the health and function of both your injured joint and your body as a whole. At … Continued

Five amazing reasons for taking a Pilates mat class

By Elisa Withers, Co-founder of APPI Clinics, Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor. Due to popular demand, we’re expanding our offering of Pilates mat classes. The pandemic has certainly taught us all the importance of looking after mind and body. Pilates matwork offers a great way to not only align, strengthen and tone the … Continued