Pelvic Restoration is a holistic therapeutic technique that focuses on the muscles and tissues in the pelvic area, specifically addressing any issues that may have arisen during pregnancy or childbirth.
It aims to help alleviate symptoms of pelvic pain and dysfunction or discomfort in bladder control.
Mother who have recently given birth, particularly those experiencing discomfort or pain in the pelvic area, can benefit from pelvic restoration massage. This can include issues such as diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles), pelvic floor dysfunction, and incontinence.
Consult your physical therapist before starting pelvic restoration massage after childbirth, as they may have specific recommendations based on your individual circumstances. Generally, it is safe to start pelvic restoration massage 6 weeks after vaginal delivery and 12 weeks after a c-section.
During a pelvic restoration massage session, the therapist will focus on the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor and surrounding areas, using various techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy to alleviate pain and tension.
The number of sessions needed will vary depending on the individual and their specific issues. Some women may only need a few sessions while others may require more. Your therapist will be able to give you a better idea of how many sessions you may need after your initial assessment.