Hot Stone Massage

The Complete Hot Stone Massage Guide for Beginners

There’s nothing more relaxing and calming than a hot stone massage. In this complete guide, we look at what it is, why you should try it and what the health and well-being benefits are. At Pippa’s Movement Therapy in Okehampton, we’ve put together a range of different low-impact solutions for our customers, including running tai…

Health Benefits of Structural Integration

The Health Benefits of Structural Integration: Aligning Your Body for Optimal Well-being

At Pippa’s Movement Therapy, we provide a range of different approaches for people to improve mobility and cope with problems such as chronic pain conditions. Structural integration is one supportive therapy that can help a wide variety of different people. The human body is an intricate and complex system that requires balance, alignment, and harmony…

Benefits of Tai Chi for Older People

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Older People: What the Research Says

You may think that it’s too late to take up a new exercise class but there is increasing evidence that Tai Chi can help not only boost overall health but may help with a wide range of conditions. For example, there’s evidence that it can help in reducing the risk of pulmonary heart disease, ease…

Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Devon

Where Can I Find Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Devon?

Lymphatic drainage massage can benefit a wide range of people. At Pippa’s Movement Therapy in Devon, it’s just one of the specialist techniques that we use to improve people’s health. The lymphatic system is made up of a complex series of vessels and nodes that are found in the body. These play a vital role…

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…

Mastectomy Scar

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…