Have you heard of the Pelvic Floor but weren’t quite sure what it does and how it works? Maybe a Pilates teacher was asking you to engage your pelvic floor and you didn’t know if you were activating the right muscles, or squeezing in all the right places…
It’s okay to ask:
“What exactly is my pelvic floor?”
“Where is my pelvic floor?”
“What does the pelvic floor do?“
We’ll answer them all!
Your Pelvic Floor is the group of muscles and connective tissues attached to the bones at the bottom of your pelvis. It acts as a hammock connecting the pubic bone to the tailbone and between your hips stretching from side to side. The pelvic floor supports your core, bladder, bowel, uterus.
Normally thick and firm, your pelvic floor allows you to control the release of bowel and bladder movements, vaginal birth, sexual arousal, and acts as a sump pump for the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid.
The main functions of your Pelvic Floor are:
- Controlled Bowel and
- Sexual Sensation
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Stabilization as the center of your body
- Support to your pelvic organs.
- Experiencing any pain or discomfort during intercourse?
- Feeling as though the pelvic floor tissue is protruding?
- Unable to control urine due to leaking?
- These are all signs that your pelvic floor needs attention!
- We are here to help you strengthen, relax and use your pelvic floor to your benefit!