Pilates is practiced through the use of spring resistant machines and through a series of floor exercises designed to use the body’s power center, or “core”. Pilates exercises allow the client to work on alignment while correcting muscular imbalances. Performed slowly, these efficient, highly controlled movements engage the entire body.
The uniqueness of the System is that it simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body in a three dimensional plane with minimal effort, while increasing range of motion and developing coordination. Special attention is given to moves that increase the functional capacity of the spine, resulting in a superior and well-proportioned body, which is significantly less prone to injuries.
The Franklin Method® uses imagery to connect the mind to the body through a greater understanding of the bones, muscles and the organs. The Franklin Method® is at the forefront of showing you how to re-pattern your brain and thoughts to improve your body’s function and ultimately your wellbeing.
Wahida worked as a hand/occupational therapist at UC Davis Medical Center for twelve years when she began to pursue a career combining her medical knowledge with the movement arts of Pilates, the GYROTONIC® Method, the Franklin Method®, and Yoga. Her curiosity of the body lead her back to her medical roots to explore various treatment modalities including Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT).