Reformer Stomach Massage Series: Hands Back aka “Round Back” 

– Strengthen your abdominals and massage your internal organs!!

In this series, we revisit the Footwork that we started with (have we ever left it – I wonder?) but now we’re sitting up and trying not to allow thee Reformer to push us off our sit bones!

What’s it good for?


Related exercises?

Single and Double Leg Pull on the Mat.  Footwork on the Cadillac and Wunda Chair.



“Hands Back” starts at approx 2:08

Stomach Massage Hands Back: Quick “how tos” …


The Set Up


The Stomach Massage Round Back – “how to”

Exhale: without allowing your heels to drop press out of the carriage by straightening the legs.
Inhale:  with fully straight legs, lower your heels keeping them together and ankle bones separate.
Exhale: push the carriage out again by lifting your heels and keeping them lifted.
Inhale: bring the courage back in  to close the springs whilst keeping your heels up.
Once you’ve mastered this sequence try working with a brisk rhythm but without losing precision or flow

Hints and Tips


Variations & Modifications



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