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Teaching Tip of the Week: Short Spine Massage Progression

Ruth Ruttan is the Education Coordinator for Retrofit Pilates in Toronto, Canada, a Master Instructor specializing in Pre & Postnatal Pilates and a Birth & Postpartum Doula. Each week Ruth shares tips, tools and reminders for Pilates instructors and students with the intention of keeping us inspired, asking questions and always seeking to improve our teaching and our Pilates practice.

Short Spine Massage Progression

Short Spine Massage is a complex exercise which is tricky both for clients to do and for instructors to teach! Today we're breaking it down into much smaller movement sequences which should make it easier for everyone. Start small and simple, keeping the instructions direct. Add more movement once the client seems to have mastered that step. As a bonus, we've included two different variations of the full Short Spine Massage. Thank you to our Reformer student Kat for allowing us to film and post this video!

Ruth Ruttan Doula & Pilates Specialist, Education Coordinator and Master Instructor

Ruth Ruttan Doula & Pilates Specialist, Education Coordinator and Master Instructor

Ruth Ruttan is the Education Coordinator for Retrofit Pilates in Toronto, Canada, a Master Instructor specializing in Pre & Postnatal Pilates and a Birth & Postpartum Doula. Each week Ruth shares tips, tools and reminders for Pilates instructors and students with the intention of keeping us inspired, asking questions and always seeking to improve our teaching and our Pilates practice. 

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