Monday, October 27, 2008
Did you know that Pilates is an excellent way to rehabilitate, re-educate and balance the postural muscles affected by breast cancer treatments, removal and reconstruction surgeries?
Exercise may be the last thing a woman feels like doing after breast cancer surgery. You're probably exhausted, your arm may be painful and swollen, and the requisite treatments can make you feel even worse. All you want to do is rest. In the past, that's exactly what doctors recommended. However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
Pilates Instructors and Posture Alignment Specialists with experience and certifications in Injuries and Special Populations and/or Post-rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise can offer a specifically designed exercise protocol designed for those breast cancer survivors. This highly specialized instructor will be able to guide and help you stretch and strengthen the shoulders, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing full range of motion to return to the areas affected by breast cancer removal and reconstruction surgeries.
This type of exercise program is perfect for women at any stage in the breast cancer diagnosis and recovery path. It is suitable for women who have undergone recent breast cancer removal and reconstruction surgery or who have long since begun recovery. This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.
Pilates and Posture Alignment programming with an insturctor specializing in the field will address the mind, body and spirit of women recovering from breast cancer surgery. Benefits of participation in this type of program include:
- Retrains the musculature of the trunk for postural improvement
- Regain strength and mobility in the affected shoulder and arm
- Improves self-confidence
- Promoting a positive body image
- Enhance and restores energy levels
- Decreases stress and tension
- Enhances physical and mental well-being
If you have any questions, please contact me! I look forward to the opportunity. See you in the studio!
Peace and health,