Zenith Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth for body, mind and soul

We offers a range of therapeutic modalities that compliments mainstream treatments and medical care Whether chronic or acute pain, injuries, anxiety, stress, sleep or digestion disorders, autoimmune deficiencies, our professional practitioners&; goals are to ease discomfort and improve the quality of life.

Zenith offers:

- Reiki

- Bowen Therapy

- Pilates reformer

- Yoga therapy

- Osteopathy

- Meditation

Pilates Reformer

Principles of Pilates

Joe Pilates based his work on three principles: Breath, whole-body health and whole-body commitment; with the whole-body incompassing mind, body and spirit. It is in the honouring of the Pilates Principles that the depth of the work is achieved. These Principles are traditionally cited as:
        - Breath
        - Concentration
        - Centring
        - Control
        - Precision
        - Flow
The Joseph Pilates Story
Joseph Pilates was born near Düsseldorf, Germany in 1883. Little is known about his early life, but he appears to have been a frail child, suffering from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. His drive and determination to overcome these ailments led him to become a competent gymnast, diver and skier.

In 1912,  Pilates lived in England working as a circus performer, boxer and self-defence instructor. During the First World War, he was interned with other German nationals. During this time he developed his technique of physical fitness further, by teaching his fellow internees. During the latter part of the War, he served as an orderly in a hospital on the Isle of Man where he worked with patients unable to walk. He attached bed springs to the hospital beds to help support the patients' limbs, leading to the development of his famous piece of equipment known as the 'Cadillac'. Much of his equipment, although slightly adapted, is still in use today in many Pilates Studios. Pilates emigrated to the USA in the early 1920s with his wife Clara, and together they developed and taught the method in their 'body-conditioning gym' in New York in 1926.

The studio featured much of the Apparatus designed to enhance his rehabilitation work. It soon became very popular, particularly with the dance community, as it offered a chance to improve technique or recover from injury. Word spread quickly and many celebrities of the day visited his studio. These included dance legends such as Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Martha Graham, as well as the actor Jose Ferrer and the author Christopher Isherwood. Originally 60% of the clientele were men.

In 1932,  Pilates published a booklet called 'Your Health' and followed this with another called 'Return to Life Through Contrology' in 1945. Through these writings and his students, his method was passed on after his death in 1967 at the age of 83. During his lifetime this method of exercise was called Contrology. It was only after his death that it became known as the Pilates Method.

While Joe is the man behind the method, it was his wife Clara that became the real teacher in the studio and allowed the method to be passed on to apprentices. The 'Pilates Elders' (the handful of people who trained directly in the first NY Studio) talk of Clara being the nurturing force behind the man; Clara established the tradition of evolving and adapting the Pilates method to suit the individual needs of clients. This is a tradition Pilates Foundation Teachers are proud to continue.
Not much was spoken in the original studio (English was not Joe's first language), so Joe and Clara relied heavily on hands-on corrections to teach the method. "They wouldn't talk, they would sculpt you" is how Pilates Elder Mary Bowen describes being in the studio. The Pilates Foundation is proud to promote the traditon of hands-on teaching skills in our Teachers.


Bowen Therapy 

Bowen, the original Bowen Technique, was pioneered in Australia by Tom Bowen during the 1950s and 1960s.

It is a very subtle form of bodywork, which involves the practitioner makes light rolling moves over muscles, nerves, ligaments,tendons and fascia.These specific but gentle moves encourage and stimulate the healing process in the body and have a powerful as well as relaxing effect to the body and mind.

Bowen can help:

- Release muscle tension and thereby improve posture and structural problems.

- Improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.

- Improve psychological and emotional problems. (Postural imbalances and injuries can lead to these types of problems).

- Slow down and calm the autonomic nervous system, and thus encourage the body to start the process of repair by helping it rest and relax.
Please note - the best time to come for a session is as soon as possible after an injury so that the body does not have time to adjust to the injury and compensate with a change in posture.

For more information: Please contact 090 3468088/manager@zenithyogahanoi.com

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