You notice your body’s aches and pains now more than before.
Even simple activities like cleaning the house require breaks.
As you sit and rest, you think about the Good Old Days. What you wouldn’t give to have that body again—back when you could garden or clean for hours at a time.
And, if truth be told, these changes to your body make you scared and make you worry that you’re permanently broken.
But, don’t worry. This isn’t your new normal. This isn’t just part of the aging process. This is an issue that you can easily resolve.
I believe you can use simple exercises to relieve your aches and pains.
Because other readers used these exact same exercises to relieve their pain and return to their active lifestyles, and you can, too!
During the last month of my pregnancy with my first child, I developed a terrible sciatic pain where I could barely walk to the restroom without the pain bringing tears to my eyes. I was still working and knew I needed to get help. Luckily, I knew just who to contact—Sarah.
She worked with me for an hour and taught me different pain relief techniques. Within a few days, the pain was gone! If it wasn't for her, I'm not sure how I would have made it through that last month, and I may not have gone on to have another child. — Talia Guess
After accepting my unexplained shoulder injury as a sign of aging, I started learning Pilates with Sarah. She introduced me to a 'shoulder dance' move to try to rehabilitate that shoulder and increase my range of motion. It was a success! To this day, I do not have shoulder pain, and I feel I have full range of motion with no limitation for the way I want to move. — Shannon Nold
A five-minute conversation with Sarah and minimal effort on my part fixed the pain I was having in my foot! Podiatrists, insoles, and shots were not helping and I was really frustrated. Sarah recommended some exercises I could do to strengthen my foot, as well as simply trying to correct the way I was carrying my weight.
Within a week, I could tell a huge difference and pretty soon I was (and have remained) pain-free! Sarah’s advice fixed my foot. I have even been able to suggest it to a few other people, and it has worked for them as well! Sarah knows her stuff!! — Jessica Friess
When you become a member of the Custom Pilates and Yoga community, you’ll learn simple, strengthening exercises to help you enjoy your favorite activities with less pain and more energy.
Hi, I'm Sarah!
After having my second child, my hips and low back hurt so much that nothing in my life felt normal. It hurt to sit, stand, walk, and sleep. I even had to stop for breaks while doing simple activities like cleaning the house.
I was so worried that my pain would keep me permanently sidelined. I was afraid my kids would think of me as the-mom-that-couldn’t, that I’d end up being a spectator to my own life.
I was also embarrassed that my body gave out on me, leaving me used up and broken, dependent on strangers to clean my home. I was too humiliated to tell anyone how I felt, so I kept quiet and struggled in silence.
But, I was desperate and determined to feel better. Every night, I put my kids to bed then searched the internet for exercises and suggestions to help me feel better. I tried anything and everything. Thanks to rigorous research and experimentation, I figured out a powerful combination of exercises that finally gave my body the strength and stability it needed.
Without the heavy burden of pain, I feel energetic and excited for each new day. Whether I’m chasing after kids or cleaning my house, my body doesn’t slow me down or prevent me from living an active life.
If you are suffering with pain, you have come to the right place!
Let’s see what we can do to get you feeling better ASAP. Here are some links to posts that might help you find some immediate pain relief.
Perhaps You're Wondering,
"So, Why Should I Listen to You?"
Valid question, my friend.
The short answer is because I'm qualified.
Pain relief has been my passion since 2002 when I started teaching Pilates. I decided to become certified in STOTT PILATES because I liked their physical therapy-type approach to Pilates exercises and wanted to help people feel better.
Later, I started studying yoga and got my RYT-200 certification.
Although these pieces of paper show my education, they don't show my most important qualifications.
What makes someone exceptionally qualified to offer information on pain relief is personal experience. Over the past decade, I have had—and fully healed from—
- 2 C-sections,
- an umbilical hernia surgery,
- plantar fasciitis,
- low back pain,
- elbow pain,
- shoulder pain, and
- a broken neck.
These experiences help me empathize with you and what you're going through.
I have been there before, and I'm pain-free now.