Pelvic Health & The Hypopressive Method

by Justine Sipprell, April 2020

Prolapse is surprisingly common, affecting about 50% of women. Some women experience prolapse after childbirth, which can get worse with subsequent births, while others experience prolapse later on in life, due to having a weak pelvic floor.

Prolapse can cause women to experience symptoms like:

  • Lower back pain: this is because the uterus attaches to the lower back via ligaments and if the uterus is sitting lower there is more pull up onto the lower back from within.
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pressure or feelings of heaviness or dragging sensations
  • Sensation of a bulge vaginally
  • Leaking from the bladder: this is because the bladder and urethra are sitting lower than they should be.
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder: this is because the bladder sits lower than it should, a little pocket of the bladder can form and store urine.

Physiotherapy can cure 80% of cases and can be as simple as doing your pelvic floor exercises.

Pelvic Floor Exercises & the Hypopressive Method

Women are often told to do their pelvic floor exercises without anyone actually explaining how to do them properly. It is very important to understand the importance of breath of the role it plays. Every time you inhale, your internal abdominal pressure increases and when you exhale it decreases. This constantly changing pressure directly affects your core 4 muscle group which includes the pelvic floor.

Hypopressives actually build core strength through reducing pressure rather than increasing it as many traditional abdominal exercises do. Hypopressives are used for the treatment and prevention of incontinence, prolapse, hernias and haemorrhoids. Women who have been told that surgery is their only option have found success in treating their prolapse through introducing the Hypopressive method into their daily routine.

Justine Sipprell, 07951 322738,

TUESDAYS 30TH JUNE & 7TH JULY, 11.30am – 1pm – PELVIC FLOOR WORKSHOPS learn the Hypopressive Method with Justine Sipprell. The benefits of this method include reduced waist size and Diastasis Recti, prevent incontinence, prolapse and hernia, improve sexual function, metabolism and posture, alleviate low back pain. the price for two 90-minute sessions is £50 and includes instructional video and membership to £5 weekly hypopressive class. Concessions available. A further set of dates for this workshop are: THURSDAYS 9TH & 16TH JULY, 10 – 11.30am. Please contact Justine to join: 07951 322738 /

The Importance of Pelvic Health & The Hypopressive Method