When some women develop pelvic floor and vaginal pain, they may go through a medical journey to find a helpful provider. Usually my patients see a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor and internal fascial work. My suggestion is that these patients may be better served if they had the Gillespie Approach first.
The physical therapy may be great but may be addressing only the tip of the iceberg. The rest of the full-body fascial web, the unseen ice below the water line may be the source of the problem.
In the web, everything is connected to everything else. If the diaphragm, abdominal, lower back, ovaries, or other fascia is pulling on the pelvic floor or vagina, that strain needs to be cleared first.
Some considerations before therapy:
- Have you had pelvic trauma during your lifetime?
- How many children have you had vaginally?
- More importantly, did you ever have an episiotomy or vaginal tearing?
- The most important factor missed by everyone is the effect of mom’s birth trauma.
My hypothesis is that many of these women are predisposed because of unresolved pelvic fascial strain from their own births. The Gillespie Approach can take them through their lifetime strains and revisit those all-important birth traumas.
My suggestion would be to do the Gillespie Approach first to free the entire fascial web and then do the more localized work. I have had many patients who spent a year or more doing physical therapy. A few visits with me then made a world of difference.
The Gillespie Approach is a massage modality that helps the body release its tight connective or fascial tissue from its physical and emotional traumas. We have a special interest working with newborns, whose untreated fascial strains from birth trauma can result in a lifetime of suffering.