Your body enables you to live a healthy and active lifestyle, free from pain and limitation. It is your vehicle to move, a tool to be respected and utilised.
Investing in your physical health and fitness at any age in life is an investment in your future self.
Poor functional movement and posture can lead to musculoskeletal problems. Without remedial exercise and postural realignment the body’s condition will deteriorate overtime.
Mind and body working together…
I work from hands on to hands off, massage to rehabilitation, postural analysis to core conditioning, and activation exercises to strength training.
In analysing your postural alignment and movement patterns, Life Studio builds a programme unique to you and your body’s needs. We work with your body and its complexities, to reduce pain, increase mobility, prevent injury and enhance performance.
Historically pregnant women avoided exercise in fear that increased exertion would harm the baby. Now exercise is encouraged to all women with uncomplicated pregnancies and considered to be safe and healthy practice for women.
Pilates is a form of exercise which trains your deep postural muscles to improve core stability and strengthen stabilising muscles. Pilates promotes healthy muscle development by increasing strength and postural alignment. Pilates improves flexibility, reducing muscle tension and joint stiffness.
Sports Massage is for anyone who wishes to address soft tissue issues and improve their physical health. Sports massage aids postural realignment helping to correct movement patterns and supports injury rehabilitation. Sports massage reduces muscle tension, realigns fibres for optimal performance and enhances the health of soft tissue to prevent injury.
HOW PILATES CAN AID REHABILITATION WHAT IS IT Rehabilitation is the process in which we aim to improve movement function following an injury. It involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance, and power of the muscle, with an aim of reaching pre-injury levels...
MOVEMENT CORRECTION & POSTURAL REALIGNMENT WHAT IS IT? Our posture is how our body holds itself in standing, seated, and in movement. A good posture helps your balance, prevents injury, and reduces postural and muscular pain. Movement correction and...
NEUROMUSCULAR TECHNIQUES & SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE Sports Massage targets soft tissue to decrease tension and increase efficiency, with less focus on the overall relaxation of body as a whole. Sports massage works at a physical and physiological level, removing...
Meet Sophie Barrett MSc, BA (Hons), Dip, CertHE
I am a qualified Pilates instructor, Pre and Postnatal Pilates instructor, and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist specialising in Posture & Movement Correction, Core Conditioning, Muscular Activation & Strengthening and Soft Tissue Rehabilitation and Realignment.
With over ten years of training and experience I have a thorough understanding of the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system in dysfunction and healthy functioning. I have worked with a range of individuals of varying abilities and needs, from rehabilitation to triathletes, to pre and postnatal.
- those rehabilitating from injury and wishing to get back to their previous level of fitness;
- those with postural misalignment and chronic muscle tension;
- those who are pregnant and wish to continue exercising safely and/or strengthen deep muscles in preparation for childbirth;
- those returning to exercise after childbirth wishing to build core strength safely and effectively;
- those in sports training or gym training wishing to include functional movement and mobility sessions into their training routine to improve performance and prevent injury;
- those wishing to develop their physical fitness and improve their general well-being.