What are the Benefits of using an Aerial Hammock?

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What are the Benefits of using an Aerial Hammock?

Let's look at what an aerial hammock is....


What is an Aerial Hammock? 

Firstly, it's important to be safe if you want to use an Aerial hammock.  A safe aerial hammock is specific aerial fabric which has been rigged and set up from either a stand alone aerial frame or appropriate beams by a qualified professional.  It's also important that the hammock has been designed to safely hold the weight of a human body including additional forces created by movement.  If you are not sure about your hammock or set up, it's so important to find out so that you are safe, your clients are safe, your insurance is covered and your home insurance is not affected.  The reason why I'm writing this is to educate and empower you to make good choices and to stay safe. 


"Safety is at the heart of what we do"

We’ve taken the best consultancy around health and safety and suspending people in the air by consulting with Dr Christopher Robbins,  who is both a metallurgist, a Dr of metals, and as part of a long career in health and safety is a consultant for IRATA -  the industrial rope access trade association

 …he also happens to be my Dad!

 This passion for safety has been passed on through the generations from Dad to daughter.


On this course, we look at:  

Health and safety overview, setting up rigging points, Hammock  components, Markings and standards, Sourcing equipment, Tying a hammock knot, Rigging the hammock, Maintaining equipment, Paperwork and the law.


What are the benefits of using an Aerial hammock?

.... limitless!  

It shifts your perspective and gives you a second skin in the air to work on all the key fitness, health and wellness benefits from a different plane!   Whilst giving a blissful feeling of freedom of movement and a fun sense of natural playfulness, it's also great as a self expressive form of movement and activity

Key Benefits of Aerial Pilates and using the Aerial Hammock, including;

  • Centring or Core Strengthening: the suspension and instability of the aerial hammock gives you freedom to move and space to engage the core muscles or 'centre' in maybe different positions or more intensely, depending on the level or positions. 
  • Flexibility: As the hammock gives a place for movement in the air, it allows for deep stretches and a large range of motion.  Whilst also requiring equal strength in places too which is a great combination for a healthy balance in the body.
  • Spinal Decompression: traction of the spine can create length and space around the spine.
  • Enhanced Body Awareness: the aerial hammock challenges balance and proprioception - both mental and physical, leading to improved body awareness.


Have fun and enjoy using your Aerial Hammock!  

It's an incredible prop that brings a world of play to life 


If you'd like to know and learn more to make sure you have the knowledge and information.  You can use this link to get an offer on our safety information.  This is key information for anyone doing Aerial Pilates, Aerial Yoga, Aerialists, Pilates teachers or Aerial Mediation sessions, anyone using and Aerial hammock! 


or use code:  HOMESAFE at the check out for our Safe Practise course


Stay safe, 

Air Hugs




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