Hi Lisa Marie, The filling the hollow gap rather then the side that is dropped, facilitates a relaxation of tension of the spine. It is an indirect technique for release. Propping what is dropped, as shown in the video is more corrective to the tissue. It provides an active or more direct way to change the tone in the tissues. Be sure it always feels great!
i was intrigued why the padding goes to the tissue that is already prominent and did not understand how that would facilitate relaxing the hollow less developed side. In my mind that elevation would just increase the gap between the already hollow side and the surface the person is lying on.( I was influenced by restorative yoga in that thinking.)
I see the explanation from Madeline herself here and definitely will try out this less obvious option. thank you for sharing the information.
Hi Copycat, I am happy to answer. The restorative way is a nice option to ease discomfort in the body. I reference this as a non-direct way to approach it. It is very effective. The other way, propping the prominent sides from the top to bottom, allows the spine to move toward center. You must do all three or four areas, not one so that the whole spine unwinds. By doing all the areas, you are not increasing a gap. Alway address the individual, one way is not appropriate for all. There are many factors to be mindful of with the person, such as age and health condition. The propping is super effective for those with a soft tissue imbalance as well.
Hi Madeline, Just now finished your scoliosis workshop and am taking it all in after only one viewing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. On the note of rehabilitation for scoliosis, are you familiar with the Schroth Method and if so, what are your thoughts about it, please? All my best, Malene
Hi Marlene, thanks for your question. Yes, The Schroth Metod is probably as old as Pilates, they were both working around the same time period. I cannot comment on this method. There are plenty of resources, books and online information on this method if you wish to investigate more. Best.