Pregnancy and birth are beautiful, natural...and phenomenally physically taxing! While it's absolutely normal to have some soreness after birth, a lot of women have lingering pain, scar tissue tension, pelvic pain, ribcage repositioning, and other changes that often come with birth and could use some TLC to gently support them through the recovery process.
Dr. Angela offers specialized holistic hands-on treatments for birth healing. With some similarities to pelvic physical therapy, she uses more focused and gently intensive techniques to help the tissues return to their pre-pregnancy "home."
What a Session Includes:
First and foremost I listen to your story. Then, based on what you've shared, I conduct a thorough and sensitive examination of the tissues from head to toe but mostly focused on the core and pelvic floor. This may include a very gentle pelvic exam (never with speculum or stirrups) which is completely optional but recommended for the deepest understanding of what's going on with the tissues and how to best help you heal.
I assess the tissues of the organs such as the bladder, uterus, liver, and intestines externally as well as the cervix and internal pelvic organs as often they get repositioned during birth. I also assess diastasis recti, pelvic organ laxity, and pelvic muscle tension and strength.
I will then use specialized therapeutic techniques to gently support tissue healing in the areas that could use some extra TLC.
Due to the specialized, focused nature of our sessions and the amazing healing design of your body, women usually only need ~1-3 sessions after birth to experience positive changes and empowerment to more fully heal at home.