Integral Pelvic Therapy ® (IPT)
Integral Pelvic Therapy (IPT) is a complementary, holistic, body-oriented therapy that aims to restore health and balance in the female pelvis, on the physical, emotional, mental, energetical & spiritual level.
IPT is suitable for every woman who has pelvic related issues, like painful menstruation, tension in and or weakness of the pelvic muscles, pain during sex, or trauma.
IPT can be beneficial if you experience:
IPT supports you towards:
// Pain during sex //
// Insensitivity in or shame around the pelvis //
// Heavy menstrual pain //
// Chronic bladder infections //
// Vulvodynia //
// Vaginismus //
// Sexual trauma //
// Scar tissue in the pelvic area //
// Reconnecting with your pelvis and the sensations that live there //
// A feeling of spaciousness in the body, in particular in the pelvis //
// Pain reduction //
// Gaining clarity in feeling your boundaries and voicing them //
// Experiencing joy, ease and pleasure in the pelvis //
// Experiencing more appreciation for your body and your sexuality //
Before a session takes place, there will be an extensive intake of one hour. You will be asked to fill out an intake form. During the intake we will look at your intention and request for help, and we can discuss your medical background. The actual treatment is separate from the intake. At least 24 hours will be allowed between the intake and a possible first session, so a well-informed decision can be made. When we both feel that IPT could be of support to you, an appointment is made for the actual treatment.
Step by step, we bring awareness to the pelvis through gentle touch. Through soft and precise external and internal massage techniques, the fascia and muscles in the pelvis are examined, smoothed out, and adhesions may soften. The release of held tension patterns in the muscles and connective tissue allows the pelvis to function in balance again. As a result, instead of a numb or painful feeling, the sensitivity will return, which allows the natural self-healing capacity of the body to work its wonders.
One of the main pillars of IPT is full embodied consent. A safe container is created, through a continuous communication process between the client and practitioner. The client is encouraged to feel and voice her intentions & boundaries. Any step within a session will only take place, if and when she feels a full "yes".
By working in this way, a woman can develop more connection to her pelvis, whilst remaining fully in charge of her own process. She is her own authority and teacher. She knows.
" I cannot express how much emotional and physical healing comes with IPT and I would want for each of us to feel that sense of reintegration, vitality and sensual/sexual restoration. It is a different way to tap into awareness and into my body, wonderful and delicious.
As a woman who works with women on restoring menstrual balance and fertility, I see how much this work helps: during pregnancy to free up the birth canal and postpartum to work with scars and the tensions that accumulate during childbirth and to support addressing several gyneacological conditions."
- Ombretta Dettori, Amsterdam -
(Doula and Ayurvedic Practitioner)
::::: How does this work in practice? :::::
I wish for my work to be accessible to as many people as possible. That is why I use sliding scale fees, for low, average and higher incomes.
If you make an appointment, we will also agree on the rate at that time. You will usually know where you are on the scale. I don't ask for payslips or other evidence. Our agreement is based on trust, and I trust that you give what you can pay.
You can offer a little more if you are able to. This enables me to also offer the lower rates for those on a smaller budget.
You can offer a little less if you need to.
If you are struggling financially, do reach out. Perhaps we can find a way to make it work.
If you are struggling financially, do reach out. In this case, I ask you to write me a letter in which:
You describe your situation, and your motivations to enter this trajectory with me.
You propose an amount that you can afford.
After reading your letter, I will let you know if this is an exchange that’s workable and fair for me too or not.
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