Trigger Point Pilates


Welcome to a Trigger Point Pilates ™this class has been created from years of clinical work and Pilates teaching experience by Lydia Campbell a Fitness Industry expert of over 40 years. She created Trigger Point Pilates for fascia health to cater for chronic painful conditions and scar tissue. The programme has just been released after thirteen years of her own research from clinical work and TPP class teaching. Including her own personal rehab journey and living with osteoarthritis after years of intense exercise and professional dance…

A Trigger Point Pilates™ Class Combines Pilate’s core moves and applies clinical Myofascial principles to help alleviate chronic pain conditions. The class is designed to release tight muscles and enhance functional daily movement, and restructure the body. This class attracts everyone from the elite fit to the post rehab. Fascia restrictions occur in everyone, whatever their age, activity or level of fitness. Equipment is used to release and re align the body which you can buy from your instructor to exercise at home.

What is Myofascial Myo = Muscle and Fascia means a continuous band of connective tissue wrapping around and throughout the body. Think of the transparent tissue you see when you remove the skin of a chicken. That transparent film is fascia; our bodies are made of fascia. This is what we are working on to release in class. There is a massive science on using Myofascial release for chronic painful conditions and scar tissue through Myofascial work. Fascia is the system of connective tissue that lay just under the surface of our skin. Under a microscope, fascia is highly organized tissue filled with water, and its job is to attach, stabilize, enclose and separate muscles and internal organs.

It is highly sensitive as it is full of nerve cells, sensitive to every hormone in your system. With every repetitive functional movement, the Fascia reacts to every bump, bruise, physical and emotional trauma. A build-up of fascia cells creates inflammation a nagging deep painful area known as Trigger Points in the body. Referral pain can occur in the body from a nerve run from one area to another part of the body where a Trigger Point may be.

In class there are many exercise sections where we work deeply on releasing into the deeper layers of fascia targeting the release of Trigger Points. Healthy fascia needs to be kept hydrated with water and movement. This allows the body tissue to change and heal. The worst thing you can do is sit around in a chair all day, even if you are injured or post-operative or live with a chronic painful condition.

Think of fascia as a transparent cling film, a cob web covering every muscle, a web of 3dimensional connective tissue. This multi-dimensional matrix surrounds, intertwines, protects, and supports every part of the body. Fascia is wrapped throughout the body on “lines of pull.” Think of one piece connecting from the brow to your toes, fingers to chest and neck. Fascia creates our form, shaping and supporting us. The Medical world is finally acknowledging that facia restrictions cause chronic pain conditions. Yet in a clinical check, fascia restrictions cannot be seen on most MRI ‘s or X-rays. Superior MRI scanners and Ultra sound used in research program can see Fascia, unlike current hospital equipment. The more we discover about fascia the more we understand how important it is to every cell in the body for health… Injury or, trauma outward and inward to the body, for example a fall, a collision, surgery, repetitive physical stress to emotional stress affects the fascia system, the body movement affects fascia health. Trauma causes fascia adhesions to form a chronic pain, a change in joint motion (scar tissue) to change in bodily functions from digestion to elimination, headaches, arthritis including osteoarthritis, to fibromyalgia.