Feel like yourself again
It's no fun when you've been working hard at exercises that don't seem to help, and you're still experiencing daily discomfort or avoiding activities that might cause embarrassing symptoms
You're not alone
Research suggests as many as half of us have a prolapse at some point in our lives, and 1 in 3 women experience leaking.
If you feel like you've tried everything or are worried about things getting worse, don't lose hope. I teach an amazing technique called Hypopressives - it gets your pelvic floor and core to work efficiently (blissfully) in the background.
I offer a highly specialised 1:1 programme called Create Lift and I've worked with hundreds of women across the UK and around the world who have massively improved or eliminated prolapse and bladder symptoms.
YOU DESERVE TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT YOUR PELVIC FLOOR
"I returned to my physio after 6 weeks of Hypopressives. She was amazed and said the prolapse was 'barely there' "
Create Lift 1-2-1 Programme 2020*
Women who had a grade 1 or 2 prolapse reported on average:
82% improvement in their symptoms overall
77% reduction in feeling of something coming down
81% reduction in uncomfortable low heaviness
86% improvement in their quality of life
*Using Hagen, S. et al (2009) "Psychometric properties of the pelvic organ symptom score"
You can enjoy these life changing improvements too
"No sign of my [grade 2] prolapse now - I even got my physio to check in standing! So pleased all the hard work has been worth it"
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What Women's Health Physiotherapists are saying about Hypopressives:
"Hypopressives are definitely a beneficial tool for pelvic floor dysfunction"
Vivienne Byrne, Women's Health Physiotherapist and Hypopressives Trainer
"Discovering Hypopressives feels like I've found the missing key"
Miriam Evans, NHS Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Hypopressives Trainer
Powys Teaching Health Board
"After 6 weeks of Hypopressives, my stress and urge incontinence had gone completely"
Hi, I'm Alice!
I understand what it feels like to live with significant pelvic floor symptoms - that awful heavy feeling, and the fear of coughing or sneezing unexpectedly. But it doesn't have to be this way. After my own frustrations of living with a grade 2 prolapse and not seeing progress with the normal treatments, I came across Hypopressives.
Hypopressives is an exciting technique which generates a deep, contraction of the core and pelvic floor muscles. It's also a whole body strengthening and myofascial release technique which leaves you feeling great. But the best thing is, it works fast. Most of the women I work with start noticing improvements by 3-4 weeks.
With long waiting lists for physiotherapy and surgery, many women are massively reducing or even eliminating their symptoms now using this very effective technique - all in the privacy and comfort of their own home.
I'm one of only two Hypopressives trainers in the UK who are accredited with the International Hypopressives Council (IHC).
I offer a highly personalised 1:1 Hypopressives coaching programme called Create Lift.
I also run Advanced and Super Advanced group sessions for women who have completed the Create Lift Programme.
My professional background is in Gynaecology Nursing and Contraception and Sexual Health Specialist Nursing. I'm married to Mike who is an anaesthetist and we have three children.
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Create Lift testimonials & Symptom Improvement Graphs
ALL IMAGES AND SYMPTOM IMPROVEMENT GRAPHS ARE THE COPYRIGHT OF ALICE HOUSMAN & SHOW PROLAPSE SYMPTOM IMPROVEMENTS WITH CREATE LIFT - A GROUNDBREAKING HIGHLY SPECIALISED 1: 1 HYPOPRESSIVES PROGRAMME.
Green bars indicate the only symptoms remaining for women at 12 weeks
"Alice is completely focused on helping you achieve the improvements you need"
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer group sessions for beginners?
Create Lift is a symptom improvement programme where I'll work with you over 12 weeks to get your symptoms either reduced as much as possible or eliminated. For the programme I offer, I can't deliver the same high levels of support and training needed in a group setting.
Why is the programme 12 weeks?
I used to offer an 8 week programme, as most women I was working with were able to halve their symptoms during this time. However, with a slightly longer programme adding in some advanced poses, most women are now able to halve their symptoms again in the final 4 weeks. So this is the current programme set-up.
How often will I need to practise?
For the first week - 10 mins a day. After the first week - just 15 mins a day or 10 mins twice a day most days. Once you've completed the Create Lift Programme, maintenance practise is usually 10 mins 4 or 5 days a week.
I haven't been taught how to do the rib stretch - is this important?
When you stretch your ribs during the apnea breath, the diaphragm moves up like an umbrella, and the pelvic floor is also drawn up in an involuntary contraction. Although you will naturally get a rib stretch over time, it's better to start establishing this movement which helps release the diaphragm from the beginning. This way, you'll get more benefits from your practise. It also promotes deeper myofascial release - which helps release any tension which can be a major contributer to symptoms, increases the decongesting effect which helps reduce uncomfortable heaviness, and much more.
Why are there so many different poses?
Moving through the different poses with the breathing will help your pelvic floor move through as great a range of movement as possible - releasing tension and helping the muscles move more functionally. There are loaded, unloaded and neutral poses in Hypopressives and different arm movements. You'll notice that in some of the poses you'll feel the apnea breath or vacuum more strongly, and others less so, but all the poses are important - not just the ones you feel things lifting more.
Can I improve the grade of my prolapse?
Most women I work with are able to improve the grade of their prolapse, and report significantly less sensationg of the prolapse coming down or bulging. Many have returned to their physio to have their grade reduction confirmed. The most important thing though is that your symptoms overall are reduced and uncomfortable feelings that made you think about your prolapse all the time are signifiantly less, or resolved.
I've tried pelvic floor exercises, but haven't made much progress - will Hypopressive help?
Most of the women I work with have completed a supervised PFE programme, but are still experiencing significant symptoms. Hypopressives are a different type of pelvic floor exercise, and there are lots of reasons why it is a gamechanger for women who haven't progressed with traditional pelvic floor exercises:
I don't have a prolapse, but I want to help prevent it - can Hypopressive help?
Thanks to health care professionals working in women's health and social media, many more women want to strengthen their pelvic floor and help prevent problems in the future or after another baby. Hypopressives are a whole body strengthening and toning technique which targets your pelvic floor and core - improves you posture, tummy tone and your sex life, and helps promote strength, function and mobility in your pelvic floor. Lots of women are actually asymptomatic with a prolapse - so it's worth thinking about whether anything has changed - fo example - are you still able to use tampons? Is sex uncomfortable? These are a couple of common symptoms that can indicate mild problems which are great to address through Hypopressives.
I'm pregnant - can I do Hypopressives?
Yes - I work with women in their 2nd and 3rd trimester. We do lots of work on alignment / postural work, breathing and myofascial release. The aim is to keep your pelvic floor moving as much as possible with the breath work - without the breath hold and rib stretch. After you've had your baby, you can start the Create Lift Programme where we add in the apnea breath and more advanced poses to hep you recover. Some women have prolapse symptoms so we work to reduce these as much as possible during the pregnancy - some women want to do it to help reduce back pain, and keep their pelvic floor and whole body strong during the pregnancy.
What are your qualifications?
I'm a trained Adult Nurse (BSc Hons) and before having my 2nd baby, worked in gynaecology and then in contraception and sexual health as a specialist nurse. After my 2nd baby, I spent some time focusing on my family, and after experiencing a prolapse after my 3rd baby, discovered the magic of Hypopressives and now work solely as a Hypopressives trainer.
Do you offer Hypopressives for other reasons?
Yes - I do.
Free downloadable PDF Guide
How to REDUCE LEAKING in just 21 DAYS - even if you've been doing pelvic floor exercises for years!
and 3 things you can do to make a difference TODAY
7 million women in the UK have a weakened pelvic floor
after childbirth and leak a little or a lot