Topsham Ways to Wellbeing

Thinking about how to take better care of yourself? Topsham has it covered!

With challenges to our health and wellbeing as we juggle keeping fit, working and caring for others, it’s good to know there’s an abundance of wellness resources and ideas in our beautiful estuary town.

“There has never been a more important time to look after ourselves holistically. Conventional NHS care is there for any worrying symptoms but distress is also a valid reason to be in touch. Doctors know that most people contact them when they are uneasy, and that unease may be driven by anxiety or difficult circumstances. None of us want to overburden the NHS, especially right now. We’re fortunate therefore to be supported by such a range of other health services in Topsham, and the wherewithal to eat healthily and nourish the  body and spirit.”

Dr Kate Dick aka ‘Dr Kate’

TOPSHAM SURGERY & GLASSHOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE

Someone to talk to

Whether you are looking for a medical professional, specialist therapist, a counsellor or simply someone to talk to, Topsham can help.

Here is a broad selection of clinics and private practitioners all focused on different aspects of mental and physical wellbeing from dietary advice to counselling.

CATHY ROGUSKI PSYCHOTHERAPIST & MEDICAL HERBALIST
ELAINE PAUL CREATIVE COASTAL LIFE COACH
HERBALIFE
NANCY POTTER HOUSE
RADIANCE REIKI
SARAH HEWLETT REFLEXOLOGY
SARAH JANE NUTRITIONAL THERAPY & REIKI
SLIMMING WORLD, MONDAY TOPSHAM GROUP

For elderly or vulnerable residents the Estuary League of Friends offers a wide range of services and our churches are ready to support your mental health and offer practical support.

A special mention to Andy’s Man Club, a registered charity that offers safe, confidential, spaces for men to talk. Click here to email the Club.

Hands on help

Why not use lockdown ‘downtime’ to do something really positive for your well-being?

Therapeutic massage, reiki healing, reflexology … problem-solving therapies such as physiotherapy, osteopathy, podiatry, acupuncture … help with that nagging sports injury, creating a sense of calmness or simply improving mobility.

Not everything is open right now – do contact the individual therapists for more details.

BODY ACTIVE DEVON
ESTUARY CLINIC
HARBOUR CHIROPRACTIC
NANCY POTTER HOUSE
PEAK PHYSIO
PETER TOSH OPTICIANS
RADIANCE REIKI
SARAH JANE REIKI
SARAH HEWLETT REFLEXOLOGY
TAYLORED BODY MASSAGE THERAPY
THE BEAUTY LOUNGE
TOPSHAM HOMEOPATHIC PRACTICE
XO DEVON

Find your fitness

You don’t have to wait for the end of lockdown to get and stay fit, improve your suppleness and core strength. Topsham’s yoga, pilates, fitness and dance classes are happening on Zoom.

Classes not for you? Topsham has personal trainers ready to create tailored programmes to match your personal goals. Take a look at the listings here for fitness inspiration on Zoom or in-person when possible.

BODY ACTIVE DEVON
DS FITNESS
ESTUARY CLINIC
NANCY POTTER HOUSE
RUN-FIT
REVITALIZE STUDIOS
MUMS WHO MOVE
ZUMBA WITH JOANNA

Join The Club!

Topsham is well-known for its impressive number of clubs, groups and organisations – start making enquiries now about joining up now restrictions have eased.

Special interest groups and clubs from needlecraft to community singing can help you develop new skills, meet new friends, discover a mind-calming hobby or simply give back to the community. Get in touch to be ready when the time comes – you never know, your new group maybe meeting on Zoom right now!

Take a stroll

There are many ways to feel the Topsham wellness wow factor. Strolling round our unique historic town and locale delivers a mood-boosting combination of exercise, fresh air and interesting surroundings.

Stand in St Margaret’s churchyard and take in the view down the estuary to Exmouth and Dawlish. Sit by the water and watch the swans against an extraordinary backdrop of historic Dutch-style houses. Walk or cycle on the Route 2 boardwalk as it snakes alongside the Exe and take in a stunning sunset.

Be one with nature

Enjoying nature is good for our mental health and Topsham is the perfect location to get a wildlife wellness fix.

If you haven’t explored it yet, the Exe Estuary Trail on the edge of town takes you past bird-watching ‘windows’ onto the marshes where you might spot some iconic wading birds like the avocet and godwit.

Or take in the peace and beauty of the RSPB reserve at Bowling Green Marshes on the edge of town. There are ideas for walks and things to do here.

If you are a Love Topsham supporter, you can take advantage of some very tempting offers to help you get started – visit Our Business Directory to find out more.

The time to take stock and support your emotional and physical wellbeing is now. Restore, rebalance and refresh in Topsham!