Through her experience, Helen has refined her skills, offering a tailormade service to clients integrating relevant techniques from holistic pelvic care, shiatsu and body-centered talking therapy, that has its roots in yoga therapy.
Women’s Health & Gynaecology
Many women have gained varying degrees of relief from various gynaecological complaints. Some have seen certain problems resolved, and others have found a lessening of their symptoms. As with all treatment modalities, for a small number of women it has had little or no effect on their symptoms.
Effects of Surgery
Surgery is often a necessary intervention for women, but often the after effects of pelvic pain and congestion aren’t addressed effectively. Adhesions causing pelvic mis-alignment, pelvic muscle imbalance and decreased organ health are all supported with internal pelvic therapy. Read more…
Incontinence is not a normal part of growing older. Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to give your bladder and urethra greater support, and you better control. Be able to cough, sneeze and giggle without the embarrassment.
Prolapse is treated using internal pelvic therapy and targeted acupressure points for strengthening the pelvic floor, restoring pelvic organ alignment and easing pelvic ‘heaviness’ and congestion.
Painful periods, heavy periods and PMT can all be addressed through treatments, with often a reduction in symptoms or a treatment of the root cause. When working with menstrual problems, Helen works with women looking at their lifestyle and emotional health.
There are many causes of pelvic pain and conventional treatments often provide little relief for a number of women. Treatments are tailored to individual needs and focus on internal pelvic therapy for restoring pelvic alignment, easing pelvic congestion and promoting long-term pelvic wellness.
Many specialists recommend a mind-body approach to the treatment of vulvodynia, involving psychotherapy and body-based or medical treatments. Treatments are usually extended sessions which focus on talking, body awareness and internal pelvic therapy. Click here to Read more
A range of sexual problems can be addressed with internal pelvic therapy or with a more focused approach using talking and body awareness. Low libido, painful sex, vaginismus, difficulties achieving orgasm, or relaxing into intimacy are a few of the difficulties that can be addressed in treatments.
Vaginismus (dilator treatment)
Conventional vaginismus treatment often requires the use of dilation treatment using dilators, which can be overwhelming. Through gentle and patient internal pelvic therapy with and without the use of dilators, a relaxed approach to treatment is offered to women struggling with vaginismus.
Women are often at a loss during the menopause with where to turn if they don’t want to go down the conventional route of HRT. Vaginal dryness, thinning of vaginal tissue, sexuality and promotion of long-term vaginal and pelvic health can all be explored with internal pelvic therapy and with the use of talking therapies.
Effects of Cancer Treatment
Women undergoing or who have undergone cancer treatment are often left with a number of difficult-to-treat symptoms hindering their comfort and effecting their sexual lives. Vaginal dryness, irritation, thinning of vaginal tissue, low libido, painful sexual intercouse and emotional struggles with adapting to change and altered body image can all see relief and improvement with internal pelvic therapy and body-centered talking therapies.
Healing Abuse and Trauma
A gentle, respectful and holistic approach to healing abuse and trauma, such as physical and sexual abuse, and trauma from birth and invasive medical procedures. Integrating body-centered talking therapies with internal pelvic therapy can aid the healing process significantly. Helen requires you to be in contact and receiving regular support from a counsellor/psychotherapist. Referrals can be arranged or signposting to other services if needed.
Rectal prolapse, Haemorrhoids, Rectal leakage and Congestion
A strong, healthy pelvic floor and rectal muscles increases support and control in a number of rectal/anal conditions.
Fertility & Pre-Conception Care, Pregnancy, and the Postnatal period
Fertility and Pre-conception Care
The unique combination of internal pelvic therapy and fertility acupressure supports in increasing blood flow and alignment in the pelvis and clears pelvic congestion, enhancing fertility. Addresses other problems hindering fertility such as intimacy, stress and lifestyle choices. The sessions can also support conventional fertility treatment.
Whether you are looking for support throughout your entire pregnancy, wanting to resolve a particular health issue, or simply want a one-off treatment for relaxation, Helen delivers treatments which are tailored to your specific needs and requirements.
Pelvic Girdle Instability and Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (PGI/SPD)
Helen has seen considerable success in working with women suffering from PGI/SPD. An alleviation in symptoms with shiatsu, energetic pelvic therapy and relaxation techniques. Exercises and lifestyle changes are also given to enhance treatments.
Many women are diagnosed with a low-lying placenta at their 20-week scan, and it is often resolved over time during pregnancy. Boost your chances for a natural birth with tailormade techniques to aid the movement of the baby and placenta further up your uterus.
Perineal Massage Preparation for Labour
Learn how to massage and gently stretch your perineum in preparation for labour. Reducing the risk of perineal trauma through tearing or epesiotomy.
Overdue Service with Labour Induction Points
Attend for a one-off appointment when you are overdue for application of the ‘Labour Induction Points’. Shiatsu will support the energies of late pregnancy encouraging initiation of labour. You will also be shown the points for you to do at home.
Tone Your Vagina After Having A Baby
Get everything feeling ‘back to normal’ after having a baby. Increase pelvic and vaginal tone by strengthening the pelvic floor. A strong pelvic floor reduces your chance of complications later in life, such as stress incontinence.
Not only do the pelvic muscles need strengthening and toning, but women often experience difficulty in bonding and struggle with baby blues or postnatal depression. Treatments are focused on restoring physical balance and wellness in the pelvis as well as addressing emotional difficulties during this vital time.
Healing Birth Trauma
Using Shiatsu and/or Holistic Pelvic CareTM to support your healing and recovery after birth trauma. Whether labour went according to plan but was overwhelming or whether there were physical or emotional complications leaving you struggling to work through them.
Vaginal Personal Training
Strengthening, tightening and toning the vagina
The introduction of the first vaginal workout for women in the UK. Using internal pelvic therapy, progressive pelvic floor exercises and visualisation techniques will help to get your vaginal muscles and pelvic floor feeling toned and tight. First-line treatment for stress incontinence, prolapse and recovery from childbirth. Also used as a regular maintenance treatment to help prevent complications occurring in the future. Read more…
Increase Sexual Health, Libido and Orgasm
A strong, healthy pelvic floor and vaginal muscles increases pleasure for you and your partner, boosting libido and enhancing orgasms. Increased blood flow to the pelvic area increases sensation. Vaginal tissue health and lubrication is also enhanced. Read more…
Tone Your Vagina after Having a Baby
Get everything feeling ‘back to normal’ after having a baby. Increase pelvic and vaginal tone by strengthening the pelvic floor. A strong pelvic floor reduces your chance of complications later in life, such as stress incontinence and prolapse. Read more…
Stress Incontinence and Prolapse
Pelvic floor and vaginal muscles that are strong, toned and have a good blood supply are able to adequately support your bladder, urethra and other pelvic organs, which help to address stress incontinence and prolapse. If you have had children or are going through the menopause, this is the perfect treatment to prevent or treat problems such as this arising.