For too long, a critical part of your body has been ignored.
Even though your pelvic floor serves as the foundation for your internal organs. And even though at least 25% of women will experience some form of pelvic disorder in their lifetime, we still aren’t talking about it enough. (1)
Yes, the discussion around the pelvic floor has gotten marginally better. Celebrities are mentioning their pelvic floor struggles. And health officials in the UK recently announced that girls should start receiving instructions about pelvic floor exercises as part of the school curriculum — as early as age 12. (2)
But we still have a long way to go.
You must know how to care for this body part — and here are my top 5 reasons why your should.
1. No more leaking
When actress Kate Winslet announced years ago that she couldn’t jump on trampolines because she wets herself, people acted shocked.
But according to the American Urological Foundation, 1 in 3 women aged 60 and over report leaking urine sometimes. And half of women 65 and over deal with urinary incontinence (the medical term for wetting yourself when you laugh, cough, sneeze, run, or jump). (3)
Strengthening the muscles in your pelvic floor can put an end to this nightmare. By learning how to contract your pelvic floor muscles properly and building up their strength, you can keep the urethra closed. And diminish the feeling that you have to urinate constantly. (4,5)
Plus, research suggests that pelvic floor therapy improves sexual function in women with urinary stress incontinence. (6)
2. Better posture
Your posture and your pelvic floor are inextricably linked. The pelvic floor muscles help to control the muscles used when both standing and sitting. This is why so often, pelvic pain and back pain seem to travel together. (7)
Poor posture and too much sitting can cause your pelvic floor muscles to weaken and stress incontinence to increase. Likewise, when your pelvic floor is weaker, your posture is worsened. It’s kind of a vicious cycle that can only be stopped when you focus on pelvic health. (8)
Creating a stronger pelvic floor now can mean you’re able to stay upright without pain well into your golden years
3. Reduced chance of pelvic organ prolapse
Whether you have pelvic organ prolapse right now or not, statistics show you’re likely to experience it, especially the older you get. According to the Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support, 50% of women will struggle with their internal organs falling into their vagina due to weakened muscles. And that’s not to mention the pain, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction that many women with pelvic organ prolapse experience. (9)
What’s more, the traditional medical treatments for prolapse are not efficacious. Women have about a 20% chance of requiring pelvic surgery by age 80, and one out of every three surgeries for the condition requires a follow-up surgery. (10)
And it’s important to note that the mesh implants that were used for years as a pelvic organ prolapse treatment have been labeled as unsafe by the FDA. (11)
4. Stronger orgasms
So many women struggle with weak or non-existent orgasms. And part of the reason is weak pelvic floor muscles. When your pelvic floor muscles are in peak condition, women often report more sexual satisfaction and better orgasms. (12)
Furthermore, studies indicate women with stronger pelvic floors have higher rates of sexual activity. (13)
5. Increased confidence
It’s funny that many of my clients often report non-physical improvements in their lives after completing pelvic floor therapy.
They tell me that their confidence has increased, they report feelings of increased self-worth, and that they’ve gotten better at building boundaries. Clients often say that they feel empowered and ready to tackle other problems in their lives after healing their pelvic floors.
For those of us that understand that your physical foundation is also tied to your mental health, it’s not a huge surprise. After all, traditional medicine has talked about the importance of the root chakra (the base of your security and safety) for millennia. (14)
It only makes sense that when your pelvic floor is strong, your sense of stability improves, and you have less to worry about — which makes you available to tackle other things.
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The great news is that you don’t have to spend hours every day devoted to strengthening your pelvic floor and reaping the benefits.
You can make these huge changes to your life in just a few minutes a day.
And just to be clear, even if you’re not currently struggling with pelvic problems, you can still benefit from a stronger pelvic floor. Preventing those muscles from getting weaker is the best thing you can do to stop prolapse, poor posture, weak orgasms, and incontinence from knocking at your door.
I’ve healed over 15,000 women from pelvic floor disorder, and I’m known as the top pelvic floor therapist in the country.
My rates for a single private session with me are over a thousand dollars.
But right now, I’m teaching a brand new workshop where you can learn all my secrets for FREE.
My free workshop are like getting a master’s degree in the pelvic floor.
And with the information you learn, you’ll be able to walk away that day and start making improvements to your pelvic, bladder, and sexual health. Just like that.
If you’re ready to join the pelvic floor revolution, I’m leading the way!
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*This is a guest post by Isa Herrera MSPT, CSCS
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