This article is written by Hugh Norley, Massage Therapist – Neurohealth Chiropractic
Are you totally over having period pain? Does pain affect your sex life and consequently your relationship?
Have you tried to get over the pain by balancing hormones, the food you eat, vitamins, medications but still you struggle with period pain every month? Have you even bothered talking to anyone about the pain during sex?
Let me explain one of the physical causes…
As you know from my past articles, I specialize in helping to release restricted fascia from around the body. Remember that fascia is a web that wraps through every tissue, organ, muscle, bone, etc in your body. When it is restricted you can easily find that your body does not function properly.
Imagine the fascia is tight and restricting your organs. When you get your period, your uterine lining expands, and subsequently, so does the uterus. Organs that produce hormones associated with your period may also be under pressure from this tight fascial web.
Sometimes the muscles and organs in and around our pelvis become tight. During sex these muscles can become further irritated and pain can result.
In both of these scenarios, if you have fascial restrictions in and around your organs or your pelvic region then as things expand and move as they are meant to, you feel pain. Pretty simple, right?
On a side note… as with any fascial restriction, there is frequently postural problems associated with this as well. The tight fascia can pull the organs of your abdomen downward. As the organs slump, you may notice a “pooch” belly, as your belly sticks out.
So, if this is the case, what can you do about it? Come in and have the fascia released. This may seem hard to imagine, but please know… I will not be doing anything internally. The fascia can be released in that area from working on your body externally. Phew! It generally takes 3-5 sessions for us to work together to create lasting effects and reduce the pain drastically.