What are Hypopressives?

How do Hypopressives work?

The pelvic floor and diaphragm are designed to work together - during normal breathing. If breathing is optimal, the pelvic floor rises a little and contracts each time you breathe out. So part of Hypopressives is resetting function.

During the programme, we'll be harnessing this natural connection,  stimulating a strong, subconscious contraction of the pelvic floor and deep core muscles when you breath out and hold your breath. During these breathing exercises, the pelvic floor and core are contracted inwards and upward - which becomes more visible as a temporary tummy hollowing. 

There are different positions to learn, each with a cycle of breathing which ends in  a longer exhale and a short time of holding your breath.

The technique is effective and with just 15 mins practise a day you'll start seeing noticeable progress 21 - 28 days into the programme.

Who uses them?

They are used by women and men - from postnatal mums to athletes and body builders.

 

Originally from Belgium, they have been used within women's physiotherapy for decades and within postnatal recovery programmes in France and Belgium.

 

Hypopressives are used to recover the core & pelvic floor after pregnancy, enabling mums to return to exercises they love. Many women have dramatically improved their prolapse symptoms through practising Hypopressives.