PINK LADIES

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - BEAUTY -

Pink Rib­bon Pi­lates, see pinkrib­bon­pilates.ie, of­fers a safe ex­er­cise op­tion to women re­cov­er­ing from breast can­cer surgery and treat­ment. It’s some­thing An­gelina Jolie, right, knows all about — she had a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy in 2013 to pre­vent breast can­cer, a dis­ease she had an 87pc risk of con­tract­ing be­cause of her ge­netic history.

There can be nu­mer­ous side ef­fects from surgery, in­clud­ing con­sis­tent pain, swelling and a re­duced range of move­ment. Many women strug­gle with the ba­sics af­ter surgery; us­ing a hairdryer, reach­ing up to cup­boards, putting on a coat.

In the class, women will be shown how to pro­gres­sively stretch and strengthen their shoul­ders, chest and back to re­gain a full range of move­ment and re­duce the risk of lym­phoedema — en­abling them to get back to their day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties with more ease.

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