What is Holistic Pelvic Care
Holistic Pelvic Care combines myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and somatoemotional release.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
If the fascia and muscles in your pelvic bowl are too tight you might have pain in your bowl, pain with sex, or coccygeal pain. Tight muscles can also make it difficult for the lymph to drain out of your legs and could contribute to varicose veins.
Poorly Toned Muscles
If muscles are not pulling adequately in the pelvic bowl a person can experience prolapse, incontinence, fatigue, and back pain. Working with the muscles in the pelvic bowl helps them remember how to pull properly to assist the organs function better and help you feel good in your body.
How to Prepare
Dr. Caroline can do intra-pelvic care with you after 36 weeks gestation, after you stop bleeding postpartum, or any other time for other populations. It’s ok to have intra-pelvic care while you are on your period.
What to Expect
When you come in for your Holistic Pelvic Care treatment you will take off your underwear and lay covered between two sheets on a treatment table, not a gyn table. The pelvic basin and pelvic floor are treated by inserting one finger into your vagina or into your anus (where the poop comes out), or both. If the treatment is painful, you can say you want less pressure, just as you would when you get a massage on your back. You will be invited to claim this area of your body and to stay engaged and feeling throughout your treatment session. It is not uncommon for people to have emotional releases with this treatment.
Local physical therapist Tami Kent designed Holistic Pelvic Care to enable you to reconnect with your bowl and heal. Dr. Caroline Peterson has also been trained in additionally styles of pelvic bowl myofascial release.