Awaken & Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
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About the Event
A muscle in Dysfunction is VERY HARD to re-activate. Mental will power rarely works. This workshop is designed to have you experience your Pelvic Floor in a WHOLE NEW WAY using Movement, Sound, Breathe and Dance so as to "wake up' the sleepy neural connections between your Brain and your Pelvic Floor. Once you can actually FEEL your pelvic floor it is much easier to strengthen it, or release it .... to feel it is to require its adaptive response in your daily life.
The workshop will be Co-Hosted by Myriam Sogrigue (Movement Teacher with special Interest in Pelvic Floor ) & Marion McRae (Physiotherapist). We will outline the basic anatomy, and then begin a journey of re-discovery using all of your senses. Props and Mats will be supplied. Come dressed in loose comfortable clothing and be ready for gentle movement. These techniques are UNIQUE and sourced from international movement teacher - Blandine Calais-Germain from France . We are THRILLED to be able to offer these ideas to the Margaret River Community.
The pelvic floor muscles are SUPER IMPORTANT for -
- Preventing the uncontrolled release of feces and urine.
- Sexual function in both men and women.
- Support for the baby during a woman’s pregnancy and during the birthing process
- To work with the abdominal and back muscles to support and stabilise the spine
Sadly, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction affects 1 in 3 people at some stage of life. Most people with pelvic floor issues don’t seek proper care for themselves. Often they are too embarrassed, unclear on what can be done, or simply don't know where to go. Most dysfunctions are a result of pelvic floor muscles either being too weak or too tight. Pelvic floor muscles often become hypotonic or hypertonic because of the following reasons:
- Pregnancy and childbirth: Women that have had multiple births, instrumental births (use of forceps), or experience tearing from birthing a larger baby are at a greater risk of pelvic floor damage.
- Chronic coughing: Individuals that suffer from severe and ongoing coughing – from conditions like asthma, bronchitis, or smoker’s cough – may have an increased risk of pelvic floor dysfunction
- Old age: Similar to the effects of ageing on joints and other muscles, the pelvic floor muscles become weaker as we get older.
- Obesity: Individuals that are overweight are at a higher risk of putting strain on the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Straining on the toilet: This is often a result of constipation.
- Heavy lifting: When lifting something heavy, this can put pressure on the pelvic floor, resulting in pelvic organ prolapse. Individuals that work in nursing, delivery services, or gym training are at higher risk of pelvic floor dysfunction due to their need to lift heavy objects.