In my training with Dr Arvigo, in 2008, she taught us that it’s not just about aligning the uterus. It’s important to align the pelvis as well. The training included a great naprapathic technique to correct anterior or posterior tilts in the pelvis. I tend to have one hip in posterior and the other in anterior, and so do most of my clients. It’s a major contributor to back pain, scoliosis and decreases energy flow. I use sacral blocks on the massage table and can give clients to do this on their own. In the pic with green sacral blocks the hips look more even than they do in the pic without. It feels like a really relaxing stretch in the hips especially the sacrum. ❤️
You may have a tilted and/ or prolapsed uterus if, you find yourself wondering why people like sex so much.
What can cause your uterus to tilt or prolapse?
Good Posture Cannot be Forced or Faked
If you do force it, chances are your muscles will tire and or you will be in more pain.
Truly Improving your posture is a two part process that includes core strength and alignment of your entire body: feet, knees, hips, rib cage, neck, head, shoulders and arm.
Good posture keeps your muscles, joints and organs working optimally without straining them. It creates a youthful, leaner more attractive appearance and makes you taller, stronger and healthier.
Strength and flexibility training, when done properly, improve posture, and although yoga and Pilates do specifically train posture, doing these exercises in large groups doesn’t give you specific corrections your individual body needs.
I help clients improve their posture with both massage and exercise. I can do detailed massage work and find imbalances that need to be corrected. Overly tense muscles will be relaxed and made more flexible, which will relieve chronic pain.
I can spend the last 5 minutes of a massage session giving you exercise homework to strengthen opposing weak areas, and this will create lasting results. You can also choose to do a 30 minute exercise session. These exercises are relaxing and as you improve, you can include the concepts into more strenuous workouts.
Postpartum Fitness & Weightloss Tips
In the postpartum period (2 years), using heavy lifting or high impact exercise to lose weight and get fit is a mistake, These types of exercise can contribute to pelvic organ prolapse and muscle imbalances that can lead to incontinence (leaky pee) and pelvic floor dysfunctions that can cause sex to be less enjoyable or painful. A few minutes of daily restorative exercise to reawaken your core, is ideal in early postpartum. “Core” exercises include kegels, pelvic movements, and gentle exercises that improve abdominals and overall posture. After a few weeks of doing these exercises, you can take short walks while focusing on engaging your core muscles. Good posture makes bodies look taller, leaner, and tummies don’t pooch as much. A lesser known fact is that proper pelvic alignment plays a huge role in holding your pelvic organs up. Along with Arvigo Therapy, strengthening your core, will help your pelvic floor regain control over your bladder and will improve your sex life considerably.
Healthy food choices creates weight loss more efficiently than exercise does, and it benefits baby’s health if you are nursing.
Massaging your C-Section Scar
If you had a c-section, I highly recommend scar tissue massage for various reasons
You can begin treatments after 8 weeks postpartum with a doctors consent, but it's never too late to benefit even if the scars have been there for decades.
To improve the look and feel of the scar. The scar softens, becomes thinner and reduces in size.
To minimize the effects of internal scar tissue which can cause pain and dysfunction including:
• itching, numbness and sensitivity of the scar
• back and hip pain
• constipation due to scar tissue binding to intestines
• menstrual/ ovulation pain
• infertility/ 20% of women cannot get pregnant after a c-section. It may be due to scar tissue.
• complications in future births due to scar tissue binding organs to each other. This can be life threatening and can result in loss of internal organs such as uterus or bladder.
Additionally, massaging your scar before your next pregnancy can also play an important role in preparing your body for a V-BAC (vaginal birth after c-section)
Session includes instructions to continue treating your scar at home using scar massage techniques and castor oil packs.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Arvigo Practitioner and (almost certified) Aromatherapist. I use this blog to share information about natural and organic health and beauty.