What Is Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP)?
Chronic pelvic pain is pain (that is either persistent, recurrent, or episodic) perceived in structures related to the pelvic area where no evidence of infection, carcinoma or other obvious pathology is found. Painful areas of CPP can include the: – low back – abdomen – abdominal organs – groin – buttocks – vulva, clitoris, vestibule, or vagina – perineum – rectum – bony framework of the pelvis (ilium, pubis, sacrum).
What Can CPP Feel Like?
Everyone perceives pain differently, but CPP has been described as: – a dull ache deep in the pelvis or low back – stinging or burning sensations in the genital tissues and vagina – radiating pain in the pelvis that can be provoked by sitting or walking – bladder pain that can worsen or be relieved with urination – a feeling of heaviness, irritation and/or pain during a bowel movement – rectal pain that can worsen or be relieved with defecation – heightened pain in the genitals from light touch, pressure or sexual arousal – pain with intercourse or inserting a tampon – sensitive uterus with painful menstruation The end result of having chronic pelvic pain can often be seen as a change in the woman’s physical functioning capacity, in emotional and behavioral attitudes and in her social interactions.
What May Have Caused The CPP?
There are many causes of CPP that have been identified and most often multiple contributory factors are involved. – postural and structural misalignments – trauma – breathing pattern disorders – accidents, slips, falls – holding of excess tension in the body – sexual, physical or mental abuse – sports related injuries, bicycling – pregnancy and childbirth – intercourse – hormonal and endocrine factors – poor stress coping mechanisms -dietary factors -increased abdominal pressure Any one factor or combination of these factors is capable of creating a change in the muscles, nerves, soft tissues or bony framework of the body resulting in a less than ideal pattern of functioning. This change in structure and function is then capable of creating pain in the body.
How Is CPP Treated At Natural Woman Massage?
You will be treated with great care and consideration as you and I work together to resolve this painful condition. Through various forms of massage and bodywork, attention will be directed to: – correct postural and structural misalignments – relax tight muscles and mobilize soft tissue -eliminate trigger points in the tissue – strengthen, tone and balance the muscles with gentle exercise – chi nei tsang to unwind the abdominal tension and release unprocessed emotional issues – improve breathing for more effective healing – learn simple stress reduction techniques – identify/eliminate perpetuating factors that feed into the cycle of pain.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Results vary from individual to individual. Every woman has her own unique pattern of healing. If you have had pain for a year or more it may take longer to see results than for someone who has recently developed pain. Some perpetuating factors of CPP may effect healing time as well. These are conditions that contribute to the cycle of pain and can often arise from emotional or situational aspects in one’s life. Please know, that as a woman who had chronic pelvic pain in the past, I will do my very best to help you heal so you can get back to living in a more comfortable body.
90 minute session – $120.00