Hypopressives is a whole body system of training using breathing and postural techniques to create positive changes in the core, pelvic floor and posture.
Hypo-pressive refers to a decrease in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). We experience rises in IAP in most daily activities. But we are most vulnerable to its effects when pressure rises are large and unexpected (such as coughing and sneezing) and when we exercise. We can also be at risk when tissues have been stretched or weakened as a result of, for example pregnancy.
Hypopressives was first developed by Dr. Marcel Caufriez, a physiotherapist, in Spain. He used it in a clinical setting for patients with pelvic floor disorders. In the past 35 years it has developed to become a whole body system of training and applicable to a wider audience.
UK Hypopressives has been the leading developers of hypopressives in this country since 2013. We are passionate about training health and fitness professionals and educating the general public in this highly effective method.