Check for these trigger points if you have pelvic or genital pain!
Knots are a source of pain in many conditions including those in the pelvic area. Really! If we do consider trigger points as a contributor to our incontinence or genital pain, we will usually think of only addressing those that occur in the pelvic floor. And that’s super valuable! But trigger points in external muscles can also create the pelvic discomfort. Below is a list of external muscles that can ref
Self care and self love. Basically buzzwords at this point, these concepts still have huge implications for and importance in our everyday life. But there is a missing element…
Take a bubble bath. Read a book. Walk in the sun. When first learning about self care (and yes, it does need to be learned), these types of suggestions hit the top of the list. As you dig deeper, recommendations become a little deeper. Look at your finances. Be objective about your relationship.
Tami Kent is a leader in women’s health and developer of Holistic Pelvic Care - a system of internal vaginal massage and energy work that helps women to restore balance to their pelvic floor and energetic root. Her book, Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body, is considered a staple in the women’s pelvic health field. Filled with case studies, personal reflections, actionable exercises, and affirming insights, it is easy to understand why both practiti
“Have a happy period!” Associated with feminine hygiene products, the slogan insinuates that a “happy period” is made solely by your ability to “plug it up.” But is the privilege of reaching for a pad or tampon really all that it takes to embody the bouncing, running, twirling women experiencing joyous menses in the commercials? We know otherwise. Here are the 3 signs you are truly having a happy, healthy period. Consistency Irregular menstruation is usually the first and mos
Are you a woman who experiences pain during penetrative intercourse? It’s a “normal” or acceptable amount of pain, right? Or maybe you feel like some strange anomaly? Either way, what can you really do about it? Well, I’m here to assure you you’re not alone, it isn’t normal, and you have options! In this post I’m going to be referencing a survey by Herbenick et al. done in 2012. It has some limitations, including that it analyzes only penile penetrative sex and only consi
In the care-giving world there is a term that describes the ability to be completely present for another person without judgement, open to whatever the other needs in that moment. It is called “holding space.” This is an element of therapeutic care that most professionals strive to achieve for their clients. But recently I have come to realize how important this type of openness is to give to yourself. In fact, I believe it is possibly the most essential tool we can have
Dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. Big words for extremely painful menstruation and painful sex during penetration, respectively. In other words, cringe-worthy conditions that are complicated, frustrating, and emotionally draining. For women living with these issues, massage therapy is one of the treatment options that can significantly improve your symptoms and your quality of life. Preliminary research performed in 2004, 2010, and 2011 all strongly indicate manual therapy has
Our pelvic floors are composed of 15 different muscles. More when you count the named muscles that are duplicated on both the left and right! These are designed to support our pelvic organs; preventing prolapses, steadying our gait, and preserve the integrity of our core. Any and or all of these can become over or under active which can cause imbalance in the pelvic bowl leading to dysfunction. Vaginal/Pelvic Floor massage can help to care for these important muscles. Be
Your vagina hurts. Burning during sex. Pain while sitting. Heaviness in your pelvis. Maybe it’s a constant ache. And you want it fixed yesterday! Otherwise you probably would be surfing the internet for kittens playing with string instead of stringing together information on how to make your pussy feel better, right? While pelvic and vaginal pain are complex issues with a variety of contributing factors, it be overwhelming trying to figure out what to do. It can also f