Holistic Pelvic Care™ (HPC) is a practice that utilizes physical with emotional and energetic tools designed to evaluate and restore balance in the pelvic area of the female body 'True Healing Begins From Within'
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a gentle form of internal pelvic floor bodywork and intra-vaginal massage which helps to shift the physical, emotional and energetic patterns that the body is holding in a dysfunctional way that is leading to symptoms. It was pioneered by Tami Kent, a women’s health therapist & a holistic women’s healthcare visionary.
HPC™ is similar to traditional physiotherapy in that it addresses the physical aspects of pelvic floor imbalance, but it brings with it a deeper understanding of health and balance at the root of a woman's equilibrium: her pelvis. The pelvic bowl is where women experience life and death, pleasure and pain, strength and weakness. There are many life experiences that can cause women to disconnect from, feel angry towards, or distrust their own pelvic bowls. The emotional component is often an unacknowledged component of women’s pelvic health issues.
The pelvis, or "womb-space" is an energetically and emotionally receptive core area of our bodies, as women. Not only do we hold our own personal stories here, we hold the stories of our sisters, our mothers, and our cultural and ancestral heritage from women before us. To enter into the "womb-space" and invite a healing intention is to heal not only your own personal story, but also everyone who came before you. In doing this, you are also clearing your "womb-space" for all those you gestate and birth in your own lifetime.
From a physical standpoint, 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 (either your own, or something you are carrying that belongs to someone else). As we restore balance in the muscles you will also experience shifts in hormones, blood and lymph flow, and most commonly, emotions. In order for a woman to truly be in balance, all aspects- physical, emotional, and spiritual- must also be in balance. Holistic Pelvic Care™ incorporates restorative massage, breath-work, and intuitive listening to help you shift your pelvis physically and energetically.
Who Can Benefit from HPC™? Any woman who is looking to reestablish health and balance within, or a connection to her pelvic bowl, or is simply seeking to 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 Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome Urinary leakage or incontinence Pelvic organ prolapse Chronic bladder or vaginal infections Fertility support and pregnancy preparation (see below) Postpartum complaints and recovery, including c-section births, vaginal tearing, and episiotomy (see below) Healing after miscarriage, pregnancy loss or abortion (see below) Pelvic congestion Menstrual pain and endometriosis Menopausal complaints History of pelvic trauma or abuse Low libido Effects of cancer treatments Constipation/ Haemorrhoids
For postpartum recovery: The process of healing after childbirth is greatly assisted by HPC™, and any imbalances that may have occurred during pregnancy or birth can be addressed early on. Six weeks post-partum is the time to begin. Likewise, any trauma that occurred during the birth process is assisted by bodywork on the pelvis. Women describe feeling more peaceful even with one treatment session, easing their transition to motherhood. If a woman is struggling after a traumatic birth experience, external hands-on work can also be initiated immediately to calm her post-partum body
If you have experienced a miscarriage, HPC™ is profoundly comforting to the body and restores a tangible sense of hope in the root. Women describe feeling reconnected to their bodies and also more aware of the spirit that touched their womb
A Caesarean birth will benefit from HPC™ as well, with fascial work directly to the Caesarean mark and internal work to address the imbalances caused by any prolonged vaginal birth attempt. Again, if there is any disappointment that arises from a Caesarean, bodywork lightens this effect and allows the mother to process the birth event
When a woman is experiencing infertilityhands-on pelvic care provides gentle nourishment to the womb space during a time that can otherwise create a barrier of frustration and grief between a woman and her body. Women describe a greater sense of well-being and renewed trust in their own creative center.
On a Personal Note... The time I spent learning from Tami has had a profound effect on my work practice and my own life. It has been a long journey of amazing learning & healing. I am so proud to now be Certified & honoured to be offering this service to my friends and clients. Having experienced my own pelvic health conditions, surgery and trauma, I have benefitted hugely from Tami’s work & wonderful healing. Becoming connected to my own pelvic bowl energy has increased by creativity, my connection to Spirit, as well as my intuition as a mother, wife and my work as a physiotherapist .
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