HOLISTIC PELVIC CARE
a revolutionary approach to female wellness

The pelvic floor is a central but often-overlooked area of the body. 

Prolonged sitting, hormonal birth control and IUDs, injuries, infections, surgeries, childbirth, medications, and trauma - whether sexual or not, can all have a negative impact on the health of our pelvic space.  Pelvic disorders and pain are common experiences that many women learn to endure, not knowing there are natural options to relieve their symptoms. 

While kegels are often touted as way to help tone the pelvic floor, many pelvic symptoms arise out excess tension in the fascia (connective tissue).  Addressing this with manual therapy is often necessary for strengthening to be effective. 

Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a unique approach to pelvic floor therapy pioneered by Portland's own Tami Kent, author of Wild Feminine, Mothering from Your Center, and Wild Creative.  After years of offering pelvic floor work from a conventional physical therapy approach, Tami discovered that women gained more optimal results when they played an active role in their own healing as opposed to simply having a medical procedure done to them. 

 

HPC combines gentle intravaginal massage, trigger-point therapy and myofascial release with guided visualization and breathwork to affect physiological and energetic changes in the pelvic bowl. 

"The primary goal of HPC is to empower a woman to inhabit her pelvic space and occupy her feminine ground physically, energetically, emotionally & spiritually"

- Tami Kent, MSPT

By directly influencing the circulation of blood, hormones, fluids, and the condition of the connective tissue in the pelvic bowl, HPC is an effective treatment for many pelvic symptoms, including:

Pelvic pain

Pain with vaginal penetration

Menstrual symptoms

Dampened libido

Difficulty with orgasm

Lack of sensation

Prolapse of pelvic organs

Heaviness in the pelvic bowl

Incontinence

Infertility

Frequent UTIs

Vaginitis

Hip pain that hasn't responded to other forms of therapy

Effects of cancer therapy

You don't need to have symptoms to experience the benefits of HPC™

 

It can also be helpful for:

Optimizing fertility/preparing for pregnancy

Reinforcing creative energy and vitality

Healing more fully and effectively from childbirth (both vaginal and c-section)

Healing from birth loss, miscarriage or abortion

Establishing healthy boundaries

Support transition between major life phases, such as menopause

Strengthening intuition

Healing from trauma

Increasing proprioception in the pelvic space

Supporting self-care

New patients, along with existing patients who have not been seen in the previous 2 years are required to begin with 2 sessions spaced 1-2 weeks apart.  My assessment, together with your desires, will be discussed on your second visit to determine if more treatments are necessary.  Most people find that 2-4 sessions are sufficient to achieve their health goals. 

Ready to find out what pelvic work can do for you? 

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