Is Integral Pelvic Therapy® (IPT®) the same as de-armouring/ yoni release?
No, the way of working is not the same as de-armouring or yoni release. De-armouring adresses only triggerpoints, while in the work of IPT® triggerpoints will be found through alignment of the fascia. Also, the focus with de-armouring lays in emotional release. Although there is a layer of emotional release in IPT®, a big part of the work is to find and dissolve tension patterns to restore the pelvic balance. Further, IPT® works with a very soft touch while with de-armouring (often) more pressure is used. IPT® claims to be able to tread also more complicated medical/ gynaecological issues, while all other therapies have failed. Further, a big difference from de-armouring and from yoni release is that through pelvic care,visualisation techniques are being used while providing internal work, based on the teachings of Tami Kent.
Is pelvic work safe?
Yes, to receive a integral pelvic therapy is safe. Because of the fact IPT® is developed by me and I am also a midwife specialized in complicated births, I have a lot of knowledge of the female body. Therefore I can diagnose and diffentiate feminine problems that might occur in your pelvic bowl. After the intake before the session takes place I know exactly if pelvic work is right for you. If I find this work is not what serves you most in your life, I will not provide you with a pelvic care session. In that case, you do not have to pay.
In case of pregnancy I work with most consideration and care. I am not responsible for any problems with you, or your child that might occur after a pelvic care session. Although I am convinced this work can benefit birth, note there is no scientific prove of this statement so I cannot take responsibility for whatever outcome your birth might have.
What effects will I notice after Integral Pelvic Therapy?
Women describe awareness and a sense of well-being in the core, while often this area felt not alive or hardly sensitive. Parts of their interal body women never felt before, suddenly become pleasurable and even sensations of orgasmic states can occur. These orgasmic states are very different from the well known peak orgasms, which of course are fine, but makes the tissue senseless when rubbed with to much agression. After pelvic care sessions, women report to feel more relaxed and in their centre. On a clinical level, pelvic work increases blood, energy flow and strength in their pelvic muscles.
Is pelvic massage painful?
The pelvic massage is gentle and respectful, following the lead of the body. The pressure is soft, compared with the pressure one could give on the eye balls. Although IPT® is gentle, the pressure might feel more harsh due to the stored emotions in the tissue. The response of a woman’s body guides the depth and direction of the hands-on work.
What types of pelvic symptoms may be adressed by IPT®?
Any pelvic imbalance might benefit from a hands- on pelvic care treatment:
Pain with intercourse or numbness, loss of sexual drive, weakness of the pelvic floor, feeling of instability and/ or heaviness, urinary leakage, uterine prolapse.
Often women find healing by pelvic care sessions after they have expierenced sexual abuse. For this, bodywork is highly effective, since the body remembers danger while the mind might try to find excuses or rationalize the situation. I strongly believe it is through the body healing takes place, even more then traditional therapy. But, it is important also to work with a counselor in the case of sexual abuse, or already received treatment for this before receiving IPT®.
What if I am having my period?
It is not a problem at all to receive a IPT® session while you’re in your mooncycle. Since I am a midwife, I am used to bloodloss and I do not find it unclean. You have to feel confident about it yourself though. Please contact me if you’d have any doubts and/ or questions.