Cancer patients find healing through pilates

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - You've probably heard about the health benefits pilates can offer, but now a local woman says it can help cancer patients feel better.

Alyson Limehouse created Sunset Pilates on Palm Beach nearly a decade ago. She says pilates movements break up scar tissue, stretch, and strengthen the areas of the body that have been assaulted by cancer in a gentle fashion and a healing environment.

"The chemo is just so hard on the body and you just really need to do something to feel better. And it just truly makes you feel better."

Alyson has created a series of exercises specifically for cancer patients. Designed to decrease fatigue and anxiety, sessions range from 140 dollars for one and a half hours to 30 dollars for group classes.

Their web site is down right now, but you can reach Sunset Pilates at 820-9184.

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