A woman is a creator who holds a sacred space in her body.
What is Holistic Pelvic Care (HPC)?
As women we watch our diet and take care of our skin and hair. We need to care for our pelvic bowl as we do the rest of our body. For basic women’s health, pelvic work is as vital as getting your annual pap smear. HPC promotes healing such as birth trauma, miscarriage, sexual trauma, pelvic pain, leaking urine, and prolapse. You need not have an illness or ailment to benefit from HPC. This work also prevents problems from occurring by enhancing pelvic wellness through increased circulation and connection. Maintaining a healthy pelvic bowl enhances vitality and sexual function and enjoyment.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ was pioneered by Tami Lynn Kent, MSPT, in Portland, OR. It uses touch inside the vagina to smooth pelvic musculature and fascia and engages the energetic and emotional levels. On an energetic level, HPC guides women to activate the energy of their bodies and reclaim the wild feminine in themselves. Understanding the creative essence within your own center is the key to bringing your dreams to life.
What is HPC good for?
Specifically HPC can:
- restore pelvic muscle balance and engagement
- support organ health, reducing the chance of disease
- increase sexual health
- alleviate symptoms such as pelvic pain, menstrual imbalance, leaking urine and prolapse
- support healing after sexual abuse and trauma
- enhance fertility and preparation for pregnancy
- promote healing after traumatic or difficult birth
- support healing after miscarriage and birth loss
- facilitate postpartum healing
- support transition to menopause
- facilitate core energy flow and creativity by promoting connection of mind, heart, and pelvis
What can I expect in a session?
The first session is for information and consult. After you fill out intake forms regarding your pelvic health and issues you’d like to work on, we’ll take time to get to know each other and ask questions. You will undergo an energy sweep of your body to establish a starting point. Depending on how we feel, we may or may not get to hands-on touch. Subsequent sessions may include discussing your health, energy work, and hands-on touch including touch inside the vagina.
HPC can stir up emotions and feelings of vulnerability. I bring my training in the mindfulness practice of Hakomi and my skills in energy and intuitive healing into these sessions, so you are well cared for and supported at each step.
FAQ for Holistic Pelvic Care
Is pelvic massage painful?
The pelvic massage is gentle and respectful, following the lead of the body. It should never hurt. The response of a woman’s body guides the depth and direction of the hands-on work. Though HPC is gentle, the effects are profound and women often notice a change with even one session.
How many sessions are recommended?
Some clients receive treatment for an extended period and others just for a few visits. Length of treatment depends on the extent of a woman’s symptoms and how long she has been having them. Three sessions are recommended to start with as it allows enough information to establish if further work is needed.
What if I’m menstruating during the time of my session?
Women are welcome to receive HPC at any point in their cycle. A woman’s bleeding time can actually assist the hands-on work because the body is ready to shed old patterns.
What if I’m pregnant?
Internal pelvic work is not done during pregnancy, but visualization and energetic tools assist pelvic connection and balance during pregnancy as preparation for childbirth.