Pelvic Health

CranioSacral Therapy and Pelvic Floor Health

By Ashley Gaytan, LMT

"CranioSacral therapy is a gentle manual therapy that uses light touch...to activate...the body's rest and restore state."

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1. What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle manual therapy that uses light touch. By using light touch it helps inhibit the Sympathetic Nervous System and activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The PNS is the body’s rest and restore state. Most people are unable to reach that state on their own. Activating the PNS allows the practitioner to feel the craniosacral rhythm and use it as a guide to restricted areas in the body.

Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

"If your primary doctor or OB/GYN is not discussing your pelvic health, then bring it up."

pregnant physical therapyPhysical therapists have a much bigger role in treating pregnant and postpartum women than many people, including healthcare practitioners, may know. Physical therapists in general have a responsibility to assist women with returning to physical activity following childbirth. Yet, therapists who are certified in women’s health, have a greater role and capability in helping women address some of the common conditions and symptoms that arise during pregnancy and in the postpartum stage.

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