Holistic Pelvic Care
Holistic Pelvic Care
Holistic Pelvic Care TM (HPC) is a combination of gentle, internal bodywork techniques, inter-vaginal assessments, simple breath work, and inter-vaginal massage that physically and energetically aligns the pelvis and supports the pelvic floor.
The pelvic floor is connected with the root chakra of the body. A strong root is equated with a strong foundation in the world providing for more- centered, joy-filled, vibrant life. This process is for all women in all stages of her life.
As a midwife, I bring great respect and sensitivity to this work.
Issues that Holistic Pelvic Care addresses:
- Pelvic pain and cramping
- Pain from scar tissue
- Painful periods
- Pain during sex and Vaginismus
- Organ prolapse: often described as a sense of heaviness in the pelvis
- Urinary leakage: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis
- Chronic bladder or vaginal infections
- In conjunction with a counselor, women who have experienced sexual trauma: incest and rape, receive care in order to recover their body from the sexual abuse. Women who experience sexual trauma often describe experiences of dis-associating and not being grounded. HPC helps women to establish this grounding once again.
- Following an abortion: to heal the loss and nourish your womb. The decision to abort is never an easy one. We are here to support you.
- Following a miscarriage: to nurture the center at your time of loss and honor the spirit that entered and left your womb all too suddenly. HPC restores hope in a woman’s root.
- Experiencing a “fertility challenge”: gentle nourishment to the womb assist the woman who has been experiencing poking and prodding throughout the course of her care leaving her feeling as described by many of my clients “like cattle.” HPC helps to relieve some of this grief.
- Following childbirth to revitalize the birth of your baby
- Following a traumatic birth: HPC restores pelvic balance and aids in recovery
What to expect in a holistic pelvic care session:
In the first session: We begin with a thorough review of the woman’s intake form to develop an understanding of what the woman wishes to address during the session, and provide a review of basic pelvic anatomy utilizing a skeletal model and pelvic images. This is followed by an assessment of a woman’s pelvic muscles inter-vaginally. To do this, Trish asks the clients to perform a pelvic squeeze or ‘Kegel’ exercise around her finger in order to make note of internal pelvic trigger points and tension patterns.
This assessment is followed by the treatment to balance the pelvis by smoothing the fascia, releasing internal trigger points, and softening the identified scar tissue.
Breathwork and visualization tools assist in physical and energetic balance.
The inter-vaginal massage increases blood flow to the pelvic organs, improves the alignment and the function of the uterus and the ovaries, brings awareness to the pelvic organs thus re-establishing strength and synergy in the pelvic bowl as well as helping the woman to connect to the creative aspects of herself and receive some healing from trauma to the pelvic bowl.
Follow-up sessions: begin with a re-assessment of the woman’s status followed by a HPC treatment.
Is Holistic Pelvic Massage painful?
The pelvic massage should not be painful. As an HPC Practitioner, I follow the lead of your body. It is a gentle, respectful massage. When trigger points are identified in the pelvic bowl, the body guides the depth of the work and we move in rhythm with your body’s responses.
What effects will I notice after a HPC session?
Women report the immediate effects of a new awareness of their pelvic bowl and an improved sense of well- being in their core: their pelvis. Women describe feeling much more relaxed and centered with a greater sense of support as well as an increase in the strength in their pelvic muscles.
What if I have my menses: can I receive care then?
Yes, as a matter of fact your bleeding time can actually assist this hands-on treatment because the body is already clearing what does not serve you.
What if I am pregnant?
No internal physical work is done in the pelvic bowl during pregnancy. Instead, we do visualization and utilize energetic tools to assist in this work during pregnancy. The benefit of this work during pregnancy is that it assists in clearing trauma within the pelvic bowl, helps the woman to connect with her confidence experienced trauma within the pelvic bowl also benefits from this work.
Is Holistic Pelvic Care helpful postpartum?
Yes, Holistic Pelvic Care is helpful post-partum as it resolves symptoms such as pelvic pain, discomfort, or pelvic muscle weakness.
For any woman whose experienced a traumatic birth: This work balances the pelvic bowl and aids in their recovery.
The bodywork and breathwork techniques restore a healthy flow of blood, nerve, and energy to the pelvic floor. HPC alleviates low libido: sex drive, decreased sensation, and an inability to achieve orgasm, pelvic pain, bladder incontinence and more.
Six weeks post-partum is the time to begin HPC sessions.
Holistic Pelvic Care post-partum “nourishes the heart of your mothering place and is incredibly restorative postpartum.” ~ Tami Kent
What if I had a Cesarean Section?
Women who have experienced surgical births: Cesarean sections benefit greatly from HPC. HPC addresses imbalances that have occurred as a result of prolonged pushing in attempts to have a vaginal birth, releases trauma in the pelvic that resulted from multiple vaginal exams and attempts at delivery from forceps or vacuum extractions.
HPC supports a woman as she processes out her grief and disappointment from having experienced a surgical birth and helps her to re-establish her center.
What if I am dealing with a fertility challenge?
Holistic pelvic care provides gentle nourishment to the womb and provides a renewed confidence in the woman’s ability to trust in her own creative center.
What if I had a Hysterectomy, would I benefit?
Yes, you would benefit from receiving a HPC treatment. Women connect with their pelvic space and revitalize their energetic, intuitive, and creative aspect of their being.
- To make an appointment contact Trish: 1 (201) 384-4955.
- The first visit is an hour to an hour and a half long.
- Follow-up appointments are generally 45 minutes long.