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If you are a new client, please download and complete and bring the following forms to your first session or email to jreiffpilates@gmail.com prior to your first session.

FAQs & Policies

What is Therapeutic Pilates?

Roxie Menzes from Pilates Anytime states "Studies have shown that Pilates is effective for rehabilitation; it can reduce pain and disability. Pilates for rehab is showing up more and more in physiotherapy clinics and hospitals worldwide; so much that the major Pilates training schools offer specialized programs for PT’s (physiotherapists) and medical professionals. PT’s are establishing relationships with Pilates teachers in an effort to take the clients' healing further. The beauty of Pilates is that it can take the individual from the early stages of rehab to the long term goal of a conditioned and fully functioning body." continue reading this article about therapeutic Pilates at Pilates Anytime 

What is MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques)?

MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) was founded on the principle that human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that a muscle’s ability to contract efficiently is important for normal movement. Any loss of muscle contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to pain and/or the loss of physical capabilities. MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) by first comparing left and right side range of motion, as the human body is designed to be symmetrical. If a movement is determined to be asymmetrical (i.e. one limb has a greater range of motion than then opposite limb) as determined by the Comparative Assessment of Mobility or CAM, then we know that one or more muscles that moves the less mobile limb is potentially weak. The muscles that are responsible for moving the limb further are then assessed by the MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) Specialist to determine if they have lost the ability to contract efficiently. When it has been determined through testing that a muscle has lost its ability to contract, then precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency, re-activating that muscle. As muscles are restored to efficient contraction, MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) uses a system of accountability (checks and balances) to ensure that any increases in motion and symmetry are accompanied by improvements in a muscle’s contractile ability.

Benefits of MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques)

MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) is an exercise-based process and research on exercise and its ability to improve health is well established. It is acknowledged that muscles are designed to stabilize the joints, so any improvement in muscle function may prevent the loss of physical performance often associated with arthritis and aging. Many times a loss in muscle mass, or sarcopenia, is seen with aging. Because MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) ensures that each muscle is receiving a signal to contract, when you exercise with load, your body will now have the ability to maintain or gain muscle mass, thus reducing or eliminating sarcopenia. This can also reduce joint stresses that lead to, or exacerbate, arthritic conditions.

Studio Policies

  • All sessions are 55 minutes in length and are available by appointment only.
    • Prices do not include Washington State sales tax.
    • Payment is non-refundable.
    • Any unused “Sessions” or “Packages” expire after 12 months

    Special Instructions

    We strictly adhere to the CDC Covid-19 guidelines. At this time mask wearing is optional. If you would like Jacquelyn to wear a mask during your session, please just let her know. You may choose to wear a mask or not at your own discretion. Should this change, you will be notified in advance of your session. Please do not come if you are not feeling well. Please notify Jacquelyn as soon as possible. Thank you.

    Appointment Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellations must be made by phone or email within 24 hours to avoid full payment of your appointment.

    Payment Methods Accepted

    • Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted.