Holistic Pelvic Care
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a holistic approach to pelvic care that arises from deep listening to your body. It uses gentle inter-vaginal massage techniques combined with breathing techniques to support balancing the physical and energetic aspects of your pelvis. Together we engage self inquiry practices to support women to understand the patterns of tension we hold in our pelvic bowls, as well as offer tools for women to learn how to rewire these patterns to create more balance in the pelvis.
In all stages of a woman’s life, this work restores the pelvic bowl as the creative center of our bodies.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a modality pioneered by Tami Lynn Kent, MSPT. Tami began her physical therapy practice in a hospital setting, and as she witnessed the profound physical benefits, she concurrently realized she was able to read energetic patterns of the pelvis. She combined her medical knowledge with her intuitive understanding to create the modality Holistic Pelvic Care™. Tami has written a number of pivotal books as well, the most notable of which is called The Wild Feminine.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ supports women’s health in a myriad of ways. It rebalances the pelvis following a miscarriage or abortion. It supports healing from chronic bladder issues such as infections or Interstitial Cystitis. It supports healing from chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia and pain with sex.
HPC is also helpful for postmenopausal women who struggle with vaginal dryness or to connect with their sexuality. HPC also surprisingly helps with certain musculoskeletal issues, especially knee pain. It can be supportive, in conjunction with therapy or counseling in healing from abuse or sexual trauma.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is not indicated during pregnancy. In some countries, pelvic floor physical therapy is a standard of care for postpartum women. This should be the case everywhere. Birth is a beautiful process that greatly impacts the health of the pelvic floor and under the best of birthing circumstances, the pelvic floor needs rehabilitative work postpartum, even if it happens years after the birth.
Among the postpartum issues HPC supports are stress incontinence, pain with sex, lack of orgasm, pelvic pain, back pain, organ prolapse, knee pain and pelvic floor weakness.
Many women come to see me for menstrual issues, and concurrently have bladder issues. Either they have frequent urination, recurrent bladder infections, or a condition called Interstitial Cystitis. Often times these symptoms occur because the uterus is tilted and applying excess pressure to the bladder, creating a situation where the bladder cannot hold as much…Read More
Many women have pain during menses or pain during ovulation. Menstruation is a cyclical process that is governed by the anterior pituitary gland. If we think of this gland as a messenger, and the ovaries and uterus as the location to which the message be sent, we like to envision the path for the messenger…Read More
Many women are told, casually, by their gynecologists that they have a “tilted uterus”, and that this is “normal”. It is, in fact, so common, that many anatomy and physiology textbook illustrations picture the uterus in a forward tilt. The forward tilt, anteverted, is the most common uterine malposition, though there are others, including retroverted,…Read More
After a series of sessions with Chaya, my menstrual cycles shifted profoundly. My symptoms included debilitating cramps that often induced vomiting, with an understandably melancholy affect. After five sessions that including Maya Abdominal Massage, Holistic Pelvic Care and Vaginal Steaming, I actually began to have peaceful menstrual cycles. I now have more awareness of my internal organs, and that feels empowering. " Chaya has an admirable way of creating space for healing. I have never had such an encouraging outcome from a chronic health issue. Thank you Chaya!
I found Chaya after a LONG journey of finding myself. Western medicine had failed me and my uro/gynecologist recommended that I move into eastern medicine/shamanism to heal my vulvodynia. Up to this point, I had only ever had painful sex. With Chaya’s gentle presence, support and guidance, I reframed my sexual belief system and healed my body. Chaya offered me solace from my restricted stance on human sexuality. Working with her has been nothing short of amazing. My body literally restructured itself into a much more comfortable stance and I enjoy sexual vitality and vigor as I never have before. I feel blessed to have found her.