Waveney Valley Pilates

The mind, when housed within a heathful body, possesses a glorious sense of  power

Joesph Hubertus Pilates


About Me

My name is Monica Salisbury, I originally trained as a Radiographer. However, I've been doing Pilates since 2005 following a back injury and was so amazed at the changes in my body and reduction in pain that I fell in love with the method.


I started my training with Contrology Method Pilates (CPM) to become an instructor in 2015, qualifying in 2017.

CPM uses Tom Myers Anatomy Trains along with classical Pilates methods to work the whole myofascia rather than individual muscles.

I have gone on to qualify as a level 4 Rossiter practitioner, having seen amazing results in pain reduction and increased range of movement in clients.​

These two disciplines can be used together or independently to great effect. Having spent time in pain with a back injury I know how much pain can affect your life and love working with clients to improve their quality of life. 

About Waveney Valley Pilates

Waveney Valley Pilates is situated in Dickleburgh, just outside Diss and is a small private studio in a garden setting. I work mainly with Pilates equipment and offer private 1:1 tailored sessions, perfect for those nervous about getting started or wanting a more personalised approach.


"Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work." Joseph H. Pilates

Pilates was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates (1883-1967), who as sickly child had turned to various exercise regimes going on to develop his own system of exercises. He carried on refining his ideas and designing equipment based on hospital beds and springs while interned in England during WWI. Moving to the USA after WWI and setting up a studio in New York with his wife Clara where he worked with many New York ballet dancers.

 Pilates (or Contrology as Joe called it) is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper alignment, balances muscular forces and increases flexibility and range of motion. 

There is more to Pilates than just the matwork groups many people associate with it. In a studio environment there are many pieces of equipment that can be used to both assist or offer resistance for the maximum benefit.