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Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Mobilization are effective techniques to help treat pelvic floor dysfunctions. Fascial restrictions and scar tissue from surgeries can adhere to organs, muscles and nerves in the pelvic region.

Endometriosis is growth of tissue like endometrium, the lining of the uterus, beyond or outside the uterus, on or in other areas of the body. This can result in inflammation of surrounding areas, pain, and formation of scar tissue. The fascial layers in the area can adhere to adjoining tissues creating pain and symptoms.

With bladder disorders, the fascia can tighten around the bladder and limit the bladder’s ability to enlarge, creating the need to urinate frequently or painfully. If the bladder is tight and restricted, when a woman coughs, sneezes or laughs, urine can leak out since the bladder has no give and cause Incontinence.

Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic bladder syndrome that can cause excessive urinary urgency and frequency both during the day and night. There may be pressure above the pubic area, pelvic pain and pain with sexual intercourse. Releasing the fascial restrictions surrounding the bladder will help relieve the pelvic pain and pressure, and frequency of urination.

Scar Tissue due to abdominal/pelvic surgery such as hysterectomies, Cesarean Sections, or episiotomies can also create restrictions in the pelvic area. Painful intercourse, constipation, diarrhea, and menstrual dysfunction can result from these restrictions.

Vulvodynia is pain of the female genitalia characterized by burning, stinging, irritation, and painful sexual intercourse. Many factors can cause vulvodynia; one is injury or irritation of the nerves that supply the vulva. Another cause may be due to spasm and irritation of the pelvic floor muscles. Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy and can help reduce the sensitivity of the nerves and also release any fascial restrictions surrounding the pelvic floor muscles.

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