What is Holistic Pelvic Care?
This is a beautiful blend of vaginal massage & energy reading of the pelvic bowl. The pelvic bowl is the area between the pubic bone, the tip of the left hip, the sacrum and the tip of the right hip.
HPC for post-natal care aims to give mothers loving permission to rest & recover as well as to teach you about your pelvis & how to restore balance in the core. A gloved, lubricated index finger is gently inserted, with no agenda, other than to act as guide, a focus point for your awareness. A minimum of 6 weeks post vaginal birth is suggested. For C-sections, if deeper fascial work is required then 6 months is suggested ~ self-massage & castor oil packs can assist the laying down of good smoother scar tissue in the meantime.
On a physical level, you might have experienced a birth which was too fast, or prolonged. So,there may be issues such as cystocele, rectoceles or uterine prolapse from tension patterns in the tissue. Urinary leakage, scar tissue from tears & episiotomies could aslo be an issue. Or you may have experienced medical interventions which have left you feeling traumatised or insufficient in some way.
The aim then is to restore balance to the bowl, release trigger points, restore connection to the pelvis, ensuring good energy flow. We also want to help with the recruitment of the pelvic floor muscles, offer self-care tools and address any birthing trauma which combined, may allow you access to the creative resources & support your ability to mother another soul on a deeper, more comfortable level.