Before the treatment with Helen my life seemed to be focussed on my pelvic pain a good deal of the time, although I didn’t experience pain in my everyday activities it affected my relationship with my partner and created pain and tearing during intercourse. I had (finally) been diagnosed with pelvic floor hypertonicity by my gynaecologist after years of mis-diagnosis and unhelpful advice, or lack of advice. I realised I was unable to do some of the releasing exercises suggested because I was unable to ‘feel’ the pelvic floor muscles. Since seeing Helen, I began to find those muscles and was better able at
directing my attention to those muscles. An insight was in the connection with the breath and the use of the diaphragm to release those tight pelvic floor muscles. However, this was not the only insight! Helen’s focus was on much more than just the internal pelvic floor muscles but she also addressed the immediate muscles external, such as abdominals and thighs, as well identifying issues in my biomechanics and alignment, right down to my feet!
I had always been aware that there was some kind of issue with my feet, and as a dancer had received similar feedback in an audition, however, it was only when Helen instructed me how to stand in correct alignment that I was able to resolve my fallen arches and the hyperextension in my knees. I learned that the mis-alignment of my feet and legs had an impact on my hips which in turn all then had a knock on effect on my pelvic floor. This new information about alignment meant I could now learn to correct some of the postural issues which had exacerbated my hypertonus and therefore learn to correct this and not just to provide short-term relaxation of the internal muscles. Treatment is always relaxed and Helen is always very professional but easy going. The best result from my treatment with Helen is that for the first time in about 7 years I have been able to have pain free sex!