Holistic Pelvic Care ™, is a gentle internal body work technique that is designed to evaluate, restore balance and enhance circulation in the pelvic space of the female body. The muscles of the pelvic bowl can become tightened and imbalanced from stress, illness or trauma, much like the muscles of the shoulders or back. Holistic Pelvic Care ™, combines gentle internal body work with energetic balancing techniques to reestablish strength in the pelvic musculature, and increase blood flow to the uterus, ovaries, bladder and intestines.
Some of the reasons women seek Holistic Pelvic Care ™:
- Preparing for pregnancy
- Preparing for IVF or other fertility treatments
- Healing after pregnancy loss or abortion
- History of miscarriage
- Postpartum recovery
- Urinary leakage or incontinence
- Painful sexual activity, intercourse of sexual dysfunction
- Menstrual pain
- History of pelvic trauma
A typical session begins with a brief but detailed intake where we will discuss your goals for treatment. The hands-on portion takes place on a massage table with external (lower abdominal) and internal (inter-vaginal) physical bodywork combined with guided visualizations and breath work. This technique increases blood flow and overall circulation to the pelvis, and improves the physical structure of the musculature to alleviate symptoms.
As a naturopathic doctor I also use therapies such as botanical medicine, homeopathy and nutrition when applicable. This type of integrated approach to connecting a woman with her physical body can have profound affects on health and wellness.
If you are interested in learning more, consider a free 15-minute consultation with Dr Elise to discuss how Holistic Pelvic Care ™ might help you.