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Guide to Pelvic Floor Release With Exercises

Conditions of chronic pelvic pain are often caused by tightness in the pelvic floor. As many as one in seven people suffer from chronic pelvic pain, often spending years trying to receive a proper explanation and diagnosis for their pain.

The pelvic floor muscles, the sling-like group of muscles that support the pelvic organs, can become tight or restricted for various reasons. In some instances, the restriction in the pelvic floor muscles is caused by poor posture, a fall, injury, surgery, or emotional trauma.

Stress can cause people to clench the pelvic floor in a subconscious protectionary manner, leading to trigger points, or knots, in the pelvic floor muscles.

The good news is that it is possible to release the pelvic floor muscles by using gentle stretches, using a trigger point release wand, and practicing relaxing the pelvic floor.

What is Pelvic Floor Release?

Pelvic Floor Release Stretches:

Gentle stretches or poses commonly used in yoga are helpful in releasing or relaxing the pelvic floor.

When the stretches are coupled with relaxed breathing, it is possible to learn to observe when the muscles have become clenched and to consciously relax to them to avoid a flare-up in pelvic pain.

Exercises to Release the Pelvic Floor Muscles

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Using a Pelvic Floor Trigger Point Wand

The pelvic floor muscles can develop knots, also referred to as trigger points or tender points. These trigger points can be highly sensitive and painful, and when pressed can refer pain to other parts of the body.

They can develop due to strain or stress on the muscles or chronic clenching. Pelvic floor muscle trigger point release can be performed vaginally or rectally using a trigger point wand (PFM wand).

The Intimate Rose pelvic therapy wand and vibrating wand were designed to ergonomically reach both the superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles to release trigger points and tender points in the pelvic floor.

The unique contours were designed by a pelvic physical therapist to provide comfortable reach for easing pelvic pain. Both are covered in our silky smooth, non-stick, BPA-free, medical-grade silicone, and the vibrating wand has ten speeds of vibration to help improve circulation and relaxation to the pelvic floor muscles to ease pain.

The vibrating wand is perfect for people with new or chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, vaginismus, or proctalgia fugax. Vibration is highly beneficial for people who have undergone pelvic or abdominal surgery or chemotherapy in the vaginal or rectal canal or experience atrophy due to hormone changes.