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Holistic Women's Healthcare

I offer gentle integrative healing practices for women to help restore physical and energetic balance in order to assist with pelvic floor prolapse and pelvic pain.

My priority is teaching prevention and self-care tools to help empower women to take control of their health. I work in partnership with my patients to develop individualized programs to address their needs and bring long-lasting changes.

 
 

"I am writing to cancel my appointment for this Tuesday. I have to tell you how great I’m doing. Not to give you too much information, but my sex life has improved dramatically. And, thanks to your help, I am not experiencing any pain with intercourse. Needless to say I am thrilled.


I will miss seeing you. You have helped me so much. Our sessions had a profound effect on me not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually. I, of course, will get back in touch with you if I start having trouble again. This all feels too good to be true, so I’m enjoying it One day at a time. I’ve been telling all my doctors about you. I could not recommend your services more. Thank you for everything."

W.M., Louisville

Dr. Cohen offers a unique blend of her knowledge as an allopathic physician with training in herbal, physical and energetic modalities.

Your initial session includes:

* Comprehensive review of your unique health history and current reproductive and digestive concerns

* Bodywork session tailored to your needs including one or more of the following: Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Holistic Pelvic Care, Craniosacral therapy (see more specific information about these modalities below)

* Instruction in Self Care techniques to continue at the healing at home

* Recommendations of complimentary therapies and lifestyle changes to support your health and wellness

* Recommendations of herbal therapies if indicated

I work in partnership with my clients to develop individualized programs to address their needs and bring long-lasting changes to their overall health. Typically, 2-4 sessions are required to address most conditions. I look forward to working with you!

 
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Holistic Pelvic Care

Holistic Pelvic Care™ (HPC) is a practice consisting of physical and energetic tools designed to evaluate and restore balance in the pelvic space of the female body. Tami Kent, MS, a women’s health therapist pioneered HPC which helps to increase the strength of core muscles, enhance pelvic energy vitality, improve sensation and bring resonance to the pelvic bowl.

Any pelvic imbalance can be addressed by hands-on pelvic care including:​

  • Postpartum pelvic pain and imbalances (“things just don’t feel quite right down there since having the baby”)

  • Pelvic pain, painful intercourse, vaginismus

  • Pelvic heaviness/fullness, cystocele, rectocele, pelvic organ prolapse

The goal of HPC is to empower a woman to inhabit her pelvic space and occupy her feminine ground physically, energetically, emotionally, and spiritually.  The pelvis serves a woman in many ways and yet receives little direct care. Many women in our society have never connected with their own pelvic space. The benefits of reconnecting with this sacred space include increased vitality, creativity and a deep sense of well-being.

Your session will begin with a detailed intake including history and goals. We will introduce/review pelvic anatomy and I will conduct a brief pelvic evaluation including palpation and identification of internal pelvic trigger points and tension patterns. The assessment is followed by treatment to balance the pelvis. This includes intervaginal massage with myofascial release and trigger point work in combination with breathwork and visualization tools to assist core physical and energetic balance.

Women describe immediate effects including a new internal awareness and sense of well-being in the core. Women also describe feeling more relaxed and centered, a greater sense of support, and increased strength in their pelvic muscles. On a clinical level, the internal massage increases blood and energy flow, revitalizing a woman’s root and enhancing her overall pelvic health.

The pelvic massage is gentle and respectful, following the lead of the body. It should never hurt and the response of a woman’s body guides the depth and direction of the hands-on work. Though HPC is gentle, the effects are profound and women often notice a change with even one session.

Want to learn more?

Get the book: click here

Visit Tami Kent’s website: click here

Hear Tami and other women speak about her book Wild Feminine- Finding Power, Spirit and Joy in the Female Body: click here

 
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Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®; (ATMAT) is an external massage technique that guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position (with a focus on aligning the uterus) for optimum health and well-being. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. This improves the flow of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent symptoms that can lead to chronic disease. Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed this technique combining her background as a Naprapathic physician with her extensive studies with her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, a Maya Shaman from Belize and Hortence Robinson, a Belizian midwife. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®; combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

ATMAT involves the entire abdomen and pelvis to help improve:

  • Urinary leakage (incontinence), frequent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency and frequency

  • Bony pelvic and hip pain including postpartum, post cesarean and post gynecological surgery

  • Pelvic heaviness/fullness, cystocele, rectocele, pelvic organ prolapse

I will briefly introduce/review pelvic and abdominal anatomy and then you will receive abdominal, hip and back massage focused on aligning pelvic and abdominal organs. Instruction in Self Care techniques follows the massage session. Additionally, herbal remedies and other supportive treatments may be recommended to enhance the effect of the Arvigo® therapy.

Many women report immediate relief from symptoms following a session. For others, it may take a longer time for their bodies to integrate the changes. I will work with you to devise a personal plan of care that will support your body’s journey to wellness and help achieve long-lasting effects.

 Maya Abdominal Massage is not recommended:

  • If an IUD is present

  • Within 6 weeks after abdominal surgery

  • If an active infection or cancer is present in the abdominal or pelvic region

Link to Arvigo® website:  here

Read an article about ATMAT:  here