Holistic Pelvic Care™
What is it?
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a gentle, internal pelvic bodywork pioneered by Portland-based women’s health physical therapist Tami Kent. Just as other major muscles of the body can become tightened, stressed and imbalanced from overwork, so too can the internal muscles of the pelvic bowl become imbalanced from illness, stress, or trauma.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ combines gentle, internal massage with energetic and emotional balancing techniques. These techniques help reestablish strength and synergy in the pelvic musculature, increase blood flow to the pelvic organs, and help decrease problematic symptoms.
Who benefits from this treatment?
Any woman who is looking to reestablish a connection to her pelvic bowl or simply nurture her female body in a holistic way may benefit from one or more treatment sessions. However, specific concerns that may be aided by Holistic Pelvic Care™ include (but are not limited to):
Painful sexual activity, intercourse, or sexual dysfunction
Urinary leakage or incontinence
Chronic bladder or vaginal infections
Preparing for conception/pregnancy
Postpartum complaints and recovery
History of pelvic trauma or abuse
Healing after pregnancy loss or abortion
The First Appointment
At the first appointment you will be asked some questions about your medical history and why it is you want to have Holistic Pelvic CareTM. We discuss what has brought you here and what goals you have for treatment. In order to gain a clear picture about what you want from the treatment, we will discuss other aspects of your health alongside any physical symptoms, such as your emotional wellbeing.
I will then briefly introduce you to the pelvic anatomy using skeletal anatomical models and answer any questions you may have.
Assessment of the pelvic floor muscles is carried out intravaginally whilst you are asked to ‘squeeze’ your pelvic floor muscles (like a kegel/pelvic floor exercise). This is done with one finger inserted into the vagina. Any pelvic pain is also assessed at this point. Treatment then follows with the use of a variety of techniques such as intravaginal massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy as well as visualisations and breathwork to aid and deepen the treatment. Treatment not only involves direct work with the muscles of the pelvic floor, but also works with any physical and energetic imbalances within the vagina, ovaries, uterus, bladder and rectum helping to address any organ dysfunction.
Follow-up sessions begin with a verbal check-in about your situation since the last appointment, followed by a brief re-assessment of the pelvic muscles moving onto the main focus being treatment.
Follow-up sessions can be quite close together for example if you are working to strengthen the pelvic space after childbirth or a programme of care has been decided in for incontinence. It is then suggested that women attend either every 3, 6 or 12 months for maintenance/preventative treatments. Holistic Pelvic CareTM then forms part of your individual self-care.
What effects will I feel after a session?
At the end of the treatment we re-assess the engagement of the pelvic muscles and women are often surprised to feel in themselves that there is often a definite increase in pelvic tone. The treatment increases blood and energy flow in the pelvis, and women often leave with a marked decrease in symptoms as well as increased pelvic tone and pelvic muscle engagement. Many women leave a Holistic Pelvic Care session feeling more connected to their pelvic space and feeling more aware of themselves and their needs.
Women report a renewed sense of overall quality of life with greater awareness of their life in general. They tend to adapt more nourishing and self-caring practices and views. Taking time for themselves and their lives.
The process of restoring physical and energetic balance to the pelvic space and working deeply with the body means that emotions sometimes surface.
Holistic Pelvic™️ Clients
Holistic Pelvic Care 3-SESSION WELCOME PACKAGE
Initial 90- Minute Session + 75-Minute Follow-Up + 75-Minute Follow-Up ••• £275,-
Holistic Pelvic Care SESSION
Initial 90-Minute Session ••• £150,-
75-Minute Follow-Up ••• £100,-
You can book a session at any moment calling this number: 07815590651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to cancel your appointment, this is our policy:
- 50% of the session price with a 48h notice prior the appointment,
- 100% of the session price with a 24h notice prior the appointment.
You have two options for intake forms - either to fill them out on a digital form or, If you have access to a printer, you may print, fill out and bring the intake forms with you.
The process of sitting down and filling out the intake forms for the Holistic Pelvic Care treatment sparks the beginning of our healing work together, before we've formally met for our first session. Please allow 15-20 minutes to fill these out. It is the start of the process, which seeks to address healing on multiple levels. Thank you in advance for taking the time to tell me about you.
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