Restore emotional, physical, and energetic balance in the pelvis.
The structures of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are connected to the pelvis, along with the muscles of the lower abdomen, back, and even the legs.
Although massage and other forms of bodywork can address many ailments, these external techniques are often inadequate for properly releasing tension in the muscles that attach to the pelvis.
Performing kegel exercises are often not enough.
Pelvic floor physical therapy includes gentle, intra-vaginal trigger point massage paired with calming breath work techniques to enhance blood flow through the pelvis. This allows us to better access the fascia and muscles internally, shifting both physical tension and emotional blocks.
This technique is not sexual in nature, and it is of utmost importance that the patient feels both emotionally and physically safe during the treatment.
Pelvic floor physical therapy may be helpful for:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Difficulty with sex
- Urinary incontinence (leaking urine during coughing, jogging, or jumping)
- Recurrent urinary or vaginal infections
- Menstrual pain
- Post-partum healing – in fact, in France, all women receive 10 sessions of pelvic floor therapy after having a baby!
- Healing after trauma or abuse
- Reclaiming pelvic space and creative energy after a hysterectomy or other pelvic surgery
- Recovering physically or emotionally after a miscarriage or abortion
Although this technique is likely benign in pregnancy, to play it safe we do not do intra-vaginal massage in women who are pregnant. We instead use visualizations, breathing techniques, and external energetic treatments until after baby is born.