pilamo background information
Use the unique functionality of pilamo and feel the deepest layers of your muscles work!
How does pilamo work?
pilamo is modelled on the human spine: when you use it in your everyday life or in training, you feel resistance in exactly the right places, while your back gets all the flexibility it needs.
pilamo acts on the trigger points that lie along the left and right sides of your spine. The slight to prolonged pressure on the large musculature of the spine mobilises your muscle fascia and your joints. Depending on the type of use or workout, your muscles will be activated, mobilised and relaxed. More information about training with pilamo can be found here.
pilamo has an intensive depth effect. After training, you will notice the upright position of your spine and the relaxation in your entire back – from the sacrum to the neck. So not only can you train gently and effectively, but also ensure you activate your muscles comfortably.
How is pilamo built?
Each pilamo device is individually handcrafted. The central fabric provides good grip, feels pleasant on the skin and has a slight stretch. Tightly wrapped in lightweight fabric, the balls provide your spine with resistance, yet they move flexibly together. This is how pilamo always adapts to your body shape – in any exercise or everyday position.
Its unique design makes pilamo incredibly versatile and can replace a variety of other fitness devices. pilamo will render your fascia rolls, fascia balls, back stretchers, massagers, etc., surplus to requirement!
All you need is a single pilamo, which you can use depending on the desired effect: during Pilates, Yoga, in functional training or in everyday life, such as sitting on your office chair or in the car.
Ideal for a Pilates workout: pilamo activates your deep muscles, making your exercises significantly more effective.
Pilates + Mobilisation = pilamo
The name pilamo already suggests it: when developing the innovative training device, the intention was always the systematic whole-body workout that Joseph Pilates developed in the early 20th century. The name pilamo is made up of the two words ‘Pilates’ and ‘Mobilisation’. And that’s exactly what pilamo offers in a special way!
The deep muscles are addressed in a unique way during Pilates, which is so incredibly important for a functioning and pain-free supporting apparatus and musculoskeletal system. It is no coincidence that numerous competitive athletes follow the Pilates principle: to build muscle, to regenerate or to gently return to exercise following an injury.
Deep activation of the musculature
Physiotherapists as well as Pilates and Yoga instructors have been working with pilamo in our partner practice and studio for some time, and they are thrilled with the convincing results it produces. Pilates exercises, otherwise performed without aids, are significantly more effective with pilamo; it also ensures that the muscles are more activated after a workout.
While without aids often only the large muscle groups are addressed, pilamo helps to increase the depth of muscle activation, thus achieving exactly what the Pilates method promises: pilamo trains the low-lying, small and often weaker muscle groups in most people, therefore promoting a good and healthy posture.
Ideal for the Pilates Studio!
What further convinces our Pilates instructors: pilamo is so versatile that it can replace numerous other aids. This will help to keep the studio cupboard pleasantly tidy!
Back pain is perhaps the most common pain symptom in the developed world.
The pain is primarily non-specific, i.e., it cannot be attributed to a specific cause and, as such, it is almost impossible to treat medically.
Often the causes are more complex: most of us sit for too long, and to make things worse, we do not sit correctly. This affects the entire body apparatus, which can no longer remain upright and balanced as nature intended.
Strengthen your back with pilamo
The good news is: you can do something about it! Through active training with or through the passive use of pilamo, many back problems quickly become a thing of the past. pilamo helps you assume a good posture: placed on the spine on your office chair or car seat, it will ensure a more active sitting position and train your muscles almost invisibly.
Anyone who uses pilamo in addition to active training can look forward to quick success. As the innovative training device particularly mobilises the deeper muscles, which is essential for a good and healthy posture. Using pilamo even promotes a good posture during exercise, making a healthy and effective workout much easier.
versatile effects of pilamo
pilamo has a similar effect to a trigger point treatment and thereby has a massaging function. It promotes circulation and a deep supply of fluid to the joints so the fascial apparatus is loosened.
Our partner practice for physiotherapy and our partner studio for Pilates and Yoga have already experienced very good results in the test run with pilamo for the treatment or prevention of the following complaints, among others:
- Fascia blockages
- Herniated discs
- Spinal blockages
- Neck tension
- Sternal stress syndrome
- Shoulder pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Pain in the shoulder blades
- Rib pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Movement restrictions of the spine
- Movement restrictions of the head, the shoulders, the hips
- Scheuermann’s disease
- Bechderif’s disease
- Spinal stenosis
First step towards self help
pilamo is ideal for training alone at home, but also for the prevention of acute complaints following physiotherapeutic treatment, for example. As a rule, with any kind of pain the following is always advisable: clarification from a doctor or physiotherapist is essential.
Therapists can also show or recommend specific exercises with pilamo, thereby improving the training effect.