How to heal pelvic floor dysfunction using Hypopressive techniques

Filippa practicing Hypopressive techniques

Do you believe you can heal prolapse, incontinence, pelvic pain, and other symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction? 

Although it appears to be a simple “yes” or “no” question, the question itself is a lot more complicated than that. 

What do I mean? 

Well, many women I’ve worked with were told by their doctors that they had to “live with the symptoms.” That “it’s common to have a prolapse or incontinence after having a baby,” or that “these symptoms are common while going through menopause.”

Hearing these words, not only makes women feel hopeless and scared – but they start to believe that there’s nothing they can do besides band-aid the symptoms with a pessary or surgery, for example. 

How can someone believe in true healing, when their doctors don’t even believe it’s possible?!

This describes my experience and the experience of many of the practitioners at MoonRise.

Fortunately, neither I nor they wanted to accept this as truth. We believed that there was a way to get better – and to heal completely. We didn’t want to live with life-limiting symptoms forever.  

This is why I co-founded MoonRise. I wanted women to know that there are real solutions that work to reverse pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Methods like block therapy, hypopressive techniques, pelvic steaming, scar tissue remediation, and others helped to reverse the Grade 3 prolapse I had. 

And I’m not the only one who reversed prolapse, pelvic pain, and hemorrhoids, among other symptoms.

The MoonRise Practitioners along with numerous women I’ve worked with have been able to heal 100%. They no longer live with irritating, life-altering symptoms.

I believe this can be true for you as well. Practicing Hypopressive techniques as the first step, or perhaps as a complement to other natural healing methods, can take you far on your healing journey.

Let me explain why these exercises are so powerful and effective at healing pelvic dysfunction.

How are Hypopressives helpful?

Filippa practicing Hypopressive techniques
Hypopressives are a series of exercises designed to address unconscious posture and unconscious breathing. It’s not obvious how these two things – posture & breathing – are connected with your pelvic floor health. 

So, let me provide a brief explanation of this connection.

The pelvic floor acts as the base of our body. It’s like a support system, similar to how we view and think of our core. 

Therefore, our pelvic floor is affected, either positively or negatively, by the way we stand, sit, walk, run, and dance. Any movement and position we hold our bodies in impacts our pelvic floor. 

And the way we live these days, means we are sitting often, slouching, crossing our legs, not having a supported back, etc. 

This is true if we have pain or a minor injury and we take long walks or runs anyways. Or if we aren’t laying in bed properly. All these examples and more contribute to bad posture.

In regards to the way we breathe, it’s common that when stressed and busy, we breathe through the chest muscles and breathe shallowly. This means we don’t breathe through the diaphragmatic muscles in our chest, which is more advantageous. 

Breathing diaphragmatically means we are taking deeper more full breaths that activate the parasympathetic nervous system, known as rest and digest. These deeper full breaths also take excess pressure out of the abdomen and pelvic floor. 

This is important because too much pressure can result in pelvic floor issues.

Fortunately, Hypopressive exercises teach you how to breathe diaphragmatically and they also teach you how to improve your posture. 

Like diaphragmatic breathing, better posture also takes the pressure off the pelvic floor.

In addition, Hypopressive techniques also reduce tension in pelvic floor muscles and reduce scar tissue in the pelvic floor fascia.

You can read more about the importance of these two things in this blog under the section called, “What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?”

Now, let’s talk a bit about how Hypopressive exercises work.

What is involved with the Hypopressive techniques?

Filippa practicing Hypopressives

Hypopressives are body-based exercises that are done from various positions. The exercises are done from the laying down, sitting, standing, and quadruped (on all fours) positions.

And in each respective position, there are numerous ways that the hands, arms, and feet are placed. 

While these exercises look like certain yoga postures – the movements and the breathwork are much different.

Along with the different bodily postures and movements, performing diaphragmatic breathing (as discussed above) is also essential in healing pelvic floor dysfunction.

And this is exactly what you learn with Hypopressive techniques.    

Another phenomenal quality about these exercises is that they are effective in just 10 minutes a day. Meaning, you only need to spend 10 minutes a day practicing them to see results. 

Of course, it takes some time to see results, such as several weeks or several months, but the daily work only takes 10 minutes. 

And that’s an amazing quality to have especially when your schedule is heavily booked.

So, in sum, Hypopressive techniques are powerful and effective for the following reasons: 

  • They decrease or reduce internal pressure to the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic areas of the body. 
  • They reprogram the core muscles, which are vital to managing pressure both consciously and subconsciously, increasing their resting tone and involuntary function.
  • They help the core and pelvic floor work again, as they were designed to – without you having to consciously think about it.

If all this sounds interesting and you want to learn more, keep reading!

Want to learn more about Hypopressive techniques?

Filippa practicing Hypopressives

To get more details about why Hypopressive exercises are helpful in reversing pelvic floor dysfunction, join our Free Webinar. 

It is hosted by my colleague and trainer, Abby Lord. She has 10 years of experience teaching women Hypopressives and is now one of the only Master Hypopressives Trainers in the world. 

Abby was able to heal prolapse, diastasis recti, and incontinence with Hypopressive techniques.  

Abby will educate you more about this amazing healing method. Plus, she will do a short demonstration, so you can see what Hypopressives are like! 

Ready to get your core and pelvic health back? 

Then go ahead and sign up for this Free Webinar!

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