Joseph Pilates called his work, Contrology. He defined Contrology as "the comprehensive integration of body mind and spirit." This philosophy is beautifully elucidated in his book, Return to Life Through Contrology.
This is the equivalent of an "internal shower." As the spring freshness born of the heavy rains and vast masses of melting snows on mountains in the hinterlands cause rivers to swell and rush turbulently onward to the sea, so too will your blood flow with renewed vigor as the direct result of your faithfully performing the Contrology exercises.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body. [It] develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.