Big Brain Benefits of Tai Chi

The Big Brain Benefits of Tai Chi

The ancient art of Tai chi is an amazing workout both for the body and the brain, at least that’s according to the BBC’s Michael Mosely on his Radio 4 podcast Just One Thing. Of course, here at Pippa’s Movement Therapy, it’s something we 100% agree with. Tai chi is great for people of all…

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Scarwork™ as a Therapy for Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Scarwork is a gentle, manipulative therapy that helps ease problems such as stiffness, adherence and pain after scar tissue forms following an operation to partially or fully remove the breast. It’s normally performed by a qualified therapist once the scar tissue has healed and it is safe to manipulate. Around 55,000 new cases of breast…

Movement and Massage

Ageing gracefully with movement and massage

The importance of staying active to slow down some of the effects of ageing is well known. However, what you may not realise is that a regular massage can also go a long way to helping ‘hold back the hands of time’. That’s because when done professionally, a massage impacts your whole body. It can…

Five benefits of tai chi

Five benefits of Tai Chi

When people think of exercises that help both the body and the mind, it’s usually yoga that first springs to mind. But is it the only option? The Chinese martial art of tai chi, which was originally developed as a means of self-defence, is well worth considering, no matter your age or your physical ability….

structural bodywork

What is structural bodywork?

Structural bodywork is a type of manual therapy used to treat injuries and pain. It focuses on the bones, muscles and joints of the body to relieve symptoms such as chronic pain or discomfort, neck or back pain, headaches, postural distortions (postural asymmetry), joint contractures/hypermobility (excess mobility) and tendonitis/bursitis. What is structural bodywork? Structural bodywork…

Holistic massage for children

Holistic massage for children

We believe that an excellent holistic massage can be a wonderful way for anyone to feel a little better in themselves and in their body. But when it comes to the incredible benefits of massage, it is mostly adults who seem to reap the rewards. Here, we take a look at why you might want…

structural integration

5 things you didn’t know about structural integration

Structural Integration Therapy sounds like medical jargon but is actually a holistic technique. It involves bodywork and manipulation focused around the body’s connective tissues. Client’s undertake a series of sessions where the therapist works to restore posture and health tightened/thickened fascia that cause pain and reduce mobility. Here are 5 things you may not know…

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage?

Do you want to improve your overall health? Massage therapy can help with your mental and physical health through healing touch and complementary things like therapeutic scents. Different treatments offer different benefits, and a lymphatic drainage massage is one of the deepest forms of massage therapy. The work of a massage therapist is based in…

tai chi

Think you know everything about Tai Chi?

Most people will have heard of tai chi, but that doesn’t mean to say that everyone knows what it entails. Here are some of the most common myths you’ll likely find about this ancient physical movement practice. It’s a religious practice One of the most frequently touted misconceptions about tai chi is that it’s bound…

Aromatherapy Massage

What makes aromatherapy so special as part of a holistic massage?

Holistic massage is generally defined as the use of nurturing touches that involve the whole person. The idea is to relax you on all possible levels: spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Combined with aromatherapy, this brings an additional level of calm and healing, promoting both physical health and mental well-being. It’s a great way to…