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Intergral Pelvic Therapy®

IPT® is a safe and accessible therapeutic form of bodywork, specifically designed for Women and those whom have a vulva/yoni/vagina.

IPT® is a gentle and complementary form of bodywork that focuses on restoring health and natural balance in the pelvis. Through IPT® sessions, we utilize specialized techniques to enhance cellular flow in the pelvic area. These techniques can be applied externally on the vulva or internally in the vagina/pelvic floor to improve pelvic muscle health, strength, and overall vitality. Please note that external or internal massages are optional, and progress can still be achieved without them.

It's important to distinguish that IPT® differs from regular Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). While both aim to lengthen, strengthen/soften, balance, and realign muscles, fascia, and tissue in the Pelvic Bowl, IPT® offers an additional dimension. With over 30 years of healing experience, I create a strong healing field during IPT® sessions, which can profoundly affect your entire well-being and the various layers that IPT® addresses. Let's consider this question:

How do you feel when thinking about getting Pelvic Healing Sessions? 

I understand that the idea of external or internal massage might feel daunting, scary, or make you feel vulnerable, especially since it involves such a personal area of your body. It's valid to have uncertainty, especially considering that intimate boundaries might have been crossed in the past. However, it's important to recognize that this very discomfort can be a reason to choose this healing journey, as it can provide much-needed support in addressing past trauma and finding empowerment.

It's worth acknowledging that we haven't been educated about the significance of pelvic health in relation to our overall well-being and the natural cycles of our bodies. We've never been encouraged to ensure the wellness of our Pelvic Bowl Muscles or to have someone assist in their care.

Let's face the reality – we care for various parts of our body through massage, but why do we disregard the three crucial muscle layers that uphold and stabilize our Pelvic Bowl? These muscles not only maintain the alignment of our pelvis but also ensure continence, prevent prolapses, and support proper functioning. Regrettably, many of us face issues "down under." Conditions like inflamed pelvic bowls or pudendal nerve impingements can lead to persistent pain and disruptions in daily life. We strive to change this. According to sources like cedars-sinai.org, 75% of women experience pain during sex at some point, and the National Institute of Health states that 90% of women encounter PMS ranging from mild to severe.

These figures highlight the urgency to improve these statistics and foster open conversations among our friends and sisters to dismantle the stigma around pelvic care.

As you might have gathered, I firmly believe in the necessity of Pelvic Care and supportive health for overall well-being. You deserve to live a content, fulfilled, and pain-free life, and I'm here to offer my support in the best way possible. All the women I've assisted have shared that the experience was profoundly relaxing and healing, leading them to encourage every woman to embark on this journey of self-care and awareness. 

And that being said, let's look at how IPT could support you: 

  • Heavy PMS.

  • Numb feeling or pain during sex ​.

  • Insensitivity in/or around the pelvis.

  • Chronic bladder infections.

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain (such as Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, Vaginismus, Dyspareunia).

  • Sexual trauma/Birthing Trauma/Trauma after an accident/surgery/any violation of your boundaries.

  • Organ prolapse (which can be addressed and sometimes healed depending on the degree or prolapse).

  • Fascia limitations due to scar tissue in and around the pelvic area (also belly birth scars, and any pelvic surgery).

  • Hysterectomy/oophorectomy  (partial or full) - and wanting to work with the pelvis after removal.

  • Jaw problems/Teeth Grinding/Pain in jaw (Jaw, Feet and Pelvis are connected via the "The Deep Frontal Line". So if jaw is tight, pelvis will be too most of the time, and often also some ankle or feet issues may arise)

  • A disconnect with your body/pelvis/heart/life..

  • Are dealing with Peri-Menopausal symptoms (dryness, prolapse, less sensations, less libido, pain during sex, etc).

  • Fears in relation to your own sexual pleasure/your body/or (any kind of) sexual intimacy.

IPT® may also support you towards: 

  • Reconnecting with your pelvis and the sensations that live there.

  • A feeling of spacioussness in your body especially in your pelvis.

  • Regaining clarity in feeling and establishing your boundaries,  not only in your pelvis, but in your life. 

  • Deeply feeling your Yes and your No.

  • Experiencing joy, ease, pleasure and a renewed sense flow in your pelvis, and often also in your life and sex life.

  • Experiencing more appreciaton for your body, your self, your sexuality and what your needs are.

  • Feeling more grounded, alive and energized and an overal new curiosity in what makes you tick and feel happy.

How IPT® works with Informed Consent and Embodied Consent:

One of the main pillars of IPT®, and this is where we really stand out with our work, is that we work with an Informed and Embodied Consent . This means that during  our sessions a safe container is created, through a continuous communication process between you and me. I will ask you for example: "The next step could be that I could lay my hands on your tummy. Do you want me to do this?" This is the Informed Consent part, where you are informed about any next steps, and where you get to decide if you want this or not. Then when you say "Yes" (or no!), I will ask you: "Let me know when you are ready for this touch". And this is the Embodied Constent Part of IPT®. This allows you to get into a deep connection with your body, and remaining fully in charge of your own process. Many find this process incredibly transforming and profoundly helps you start to feeling safe (again) in your body. 

 

Also know, that we do NOT have to work internally or externally. We can achieve a lot by working with you and your body via Informed and Embodied Consent. And when appropriate we will work with the Emotions that come up, sometimes we do some Inner Child work, or we simply sit and are present with what comes to the surface. 

IPT® works on several layers: 
1. Mental Layer: this is where the intake is for, to see if you really want to do take this journey. And because I make a 'report' of each session and share with you what happened, what you experienced and what you went through during our session, it gives you time and a moment to process things more deeply on a cognitive level. 

2. Physical Layer: we work with fascia stretching and with triggerpoint releases, allowing more bloodflow in the entire pelvic bowl, and this has an effect not only on your pelvis, but often on your whole body. IPT® is also very relaxing! 
3. Emotional Layer: We store emotions in our cells and in our body, and in those so called 'triggerpoints'. And with this work, they can be seen, felt, heard and given the chance to transform.
4. Energetic Layer: We are not just the body. We are so much more. Energy is everwhere, and when moving energy, you can feel a release, a feeling of "lighter" and also more "fuller" and "expansive".  
5. Spiritual Layer: Many things can shift within our Being, but also on levels we can't quite see or feel. The spiritual side of our life can also be touched by this work. Helping you find new ways to implement your experiences, and for some also profoundly change their lives. Especially boundaries, speaking ones truth and discovering what you really want, are some amazing 'side effects' of IPT®.

While my practice has predominantly involved cis-gender women, it's important to note that all  people with yonis, vulvas, vaginas, or neo-vaginas are warmly invited. If you've undergone female gender affirming surgery (which results in scar tissue in and around the pelvis) and /or you wish to explore a deeper connection with your (new) sexuality, IPT® can offer  beautiful support in this journey. Please know that you are welcome here,

and don't hesitate to reach out via phone or email if you have any inquiries.

My office is a safe and inclusive space.

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A little hello and intro to IPT
The Womb Healing Room at my home office
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