Hypopressive Technique in Pregnancy & Regression


Hypopressive Technique in Pregnancy

During pregnancy, hypopressive exercises can help to balance the body and mainly prevent back pain. But hypopressive exercises do not take full effect until after childbirth. Depending on the birth process, the abdomen and pelvic floor are very weakened and needs to be returned to their original position. This is the phase in which our body needs structural rehabilitation to maintain the same functional balance as before birth. During this period, the main focus is on the deep CORE muscles, in which the muscle layers of the abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles are correctly rehabilitated


Benefits of Hypopressive Exercises for Pregnant Women

  • Mobilization of Joints and Pelvis
  • Production of Symmetrical Alignment, especially in the CORE Area Hips, Pelvis and Spine
  • Relaxation of Strained Musculature & entire Ligamentous Apparatus
  • Promotion of Self-Awareness & Body Awareness
  • Embossing Positive and Upright Body Image
  • Training Conscious Breathwalking
  • Stretching of stressed and compressed Body Regions


What happens after Birth

After the vastness and opening for the new life comes the time for re-closing and erecting. After the wound, the path to a new wholeness begins. Each mother represents a need for a renewed, transformed, healthy female feel-good body-middle. Following pregnancy and childbirth, the focus is on phases of regeneration, recovery, healing and the principles of a safe, harmonious body feeling and the original state of fitness. There are two focal points: The pelvic floor and the centre of the body, the so-called CORE system. Both form a functional unit for themselves and in interaction. It is necessary to strengthen and rebalance the heavily stressed pelvic floor muscles and especially the deep-seated abdominal muscles, the entire holding and carrying muscles. The optimal cross-linking of the deep muscles is in the foreground in order to center itself more and so that all closures at the bottom can function optimally again. Weak abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles contribute to poor stability in the lumbopelvic region. It leads to a poor posture and any intra-abdominal pressure increase (coughing, sneezing, lifting…) can no longer be absorbed by the pelvic floor. In addition there is the occlusion, the complete regeneration of the rectus diastase in the abdomen. The development of this “abdominal gap” between the long straight abdominal muscles and all other tissues in between remains an important indicator of the functionality of the CORE system in the postnatal phase. Not only abdominal organs and muscles are strengthened by hypopressive exercises. The entire skeletal system is re-aligned, i.e. the bones, as well as the abdominal organs, return to their physiological position


Hypopressive Technique in Postnatal Regression

The innovation of the hypopressive technique is not only optimally supportive but also proves a number of benefits. A new centering after the width and overstretching of the abdominal wall during pregnancy is achieved via fascia and muscles. Musculature and diaphragm function are thus newly trained without pressure or shock load. The apnea breathing, which creates a proper vacuum in the abdominal cavity, creates the suction of the trunk organs upwards. This inner trunk lift, in which the abdominal capsule is pulled up compactly, relieves the pelvic floor and pelvic organs. Degeneration is an individual and not a straight-line process, but it varies from case to case. The aim of the regression is the rehabilitation of the CORE system, the prevention of uterine and organ lowering, an unstable body centre, a loose feeling downwards and the prevention or alleviation of incontinence complaints. Hypopressive as a therapy concept serves as an effective and structural self-help strategy for pelvic floor dysfunction, especially in severely affected mothers whose quality of life is significantly reduced by urinary or stool incontinence or prolapse. At SaansCore, these services are provided by trained physiotherapists. The performance of the CORE system is regularly checked and measured


Benefits of Hypopressive Exercises for Mothers in the Regression Phase

  • Amplification CORE System as Functional Unit
  • Improvement of Posture
  • Relief of Pelvic Floor Functionality
  • Bowing Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
  • Relief Pressure & Decrease Down or Organ Prolapse
  • Promotion of All Regression Processes
  • Support Shutter Rectus Diastase
  • Reduction of Intraabdominal Pressure
  • Decompression of the Chest and Abdominal Cavity


Contraindications during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the performance of hypopressive exercises can trigger uterine contractions and cause premature birth. However, from the fourth month of pregnancy onwards, women may be offered a specific hypopressive programme that does not involve apnea, provided that this is strictly controlled by a specialist physiotherapist. After delivery and a gynaecological and pelvic floor examination, normal hypopressive activity can be resumed after approximately 6 weeks


SaansCore adapts the hypopressive technique to the needs of each patient. Our courses are personalized and consist of small groups. The role of a physiotherapist is important both to ensure proper muscle contraction and to correct the posture of each patient during each physical effort