2021 Update: Therese has resumed seeing women for these appointments. Mask use is required.
“Holistic Pelvic Care (TM)” is a healing modality for women pioneered by Tami Lynn Kent, author of the book “Wild Feminine.” It is a holistic practice consisting of physical and energetic tools designed to evaluate, restore balance, and enhance vibrant flow in the pelvic bowl of the female body by working with a woman’s core patterns. Holistic Pelvic Care (TM) is preventative health care for any woman, as well as useful for a variety of symptoms and issues resulting from pelvic imbalance. The modality includes touch inside the vagina, smoothing pelvic musculature and fascia, in addition to working on energetic and emotional levels.
This work is helpful in a variety of ways including…..
- For basic women’s health, this work is more important than getting an annual pap smear. It serves to prevent problems from arising in the bowl by enhancing pelvic wellness through increased circulation, vitality and connection.
- It restores pelvic muscle balance and engagement.
- It supports organ health, reducing the chance of disease
- It alleviates pelvic symptoms such as pelvic pain , menstrual imbalance, leaking urine and prolapse.
- It increases sexual health
- It supports transition to menopause
- It enhances fertility and preparation for pregnancy
- It facilitates postpartum healing
- It promotes healing after traumatic or difficult birth
- It supports healing after miscarriage and birth loss
- It supports healing after sexual abuse and trauma
- It facilitates core energy flow and creativity by promoting connection between mind, heart and pelvis
Thérèse has much experience in womens health. She trained and practiced as a midwife in the 1980’s,and was director of the Seattle Midwifery School for 13 years. As a continuation of this kind of work, she was certified to offer Holistic Pelvic Care after attending Tami’s training course for health care providers in 2013; she repeated the training in Sept 2015 to deepen her skills.
Fees: The first Holistic Pelvic Care appointment includes a review of a woman’s history and takes about 1.5 hours–the fee is $150. Subsequent sessions are 45-60 minutes and the fee is $100/each. Three sessions are advised for most women, especially for long-term issues. Thérèse offers a package deal of 3 sessions for $300 if paid at the first visit.
Note: Thérèse offers 3 ‘pay-what-you-can” sessions each year. If you are interested in one of these, please contact me and inquire if any are still available.
If you want to make an appointment: call or e-mail through the contact-us webpage.. If you are unsure, would like to meet Thérèse and learn more before making an appointment, you can make a half-hour consultation appointment for a $25 that will apply toward your first visit if you choose to experience the work.
To hear a TED talk by Tami Lynn Kent who developed Holistic Pelvic Care techniques, click here.
“When I first contacted you, I had an idea that working with you would be a very powerful experience, but I think I underestimated just how powerful it would be. Until last week, I have never experienced any kind of safe, loving, connected touch in my pelvic area. It was an utterly foreign thing to me… like some kind of mythological beast I’d heard about but couldn’t conceptualize. And I don’t think I could have understood it without help. I certainly could not have begun to re-forge my own connection to my body without someone helping me to stay safe during the process. I find that now I am able to tolerate pelvic sensations a little better than I was before, that I can allow myself to be more gentle and go more slowly in my reconnection efforts. And I definitely have less shame, fear, and disorientation. I feel like I’ve been in a dream this last week – a very good dream, of a way of being I never thought possible. Thank you for helping me create this new reality! I may want to come for a follow up at some point, but for now I am just absorbing what presents itself to me. ” Emily, Seattle WA
“I have birthed two children, and my first birth was not easy due to quite a bit of physical trauma. I also have learned that as women we carry things energetically in our pelvic bowl that can prevent us from truly opening up to our passions and life force energy. For both of these reasons Holistic Pelvic Care sessions interested me to deepen my journey of self healing. I have found that with each HPC session that a deeper sense of allowing my life force energy to flow has happened, and I have been able to work through and let go any kind of residual trauma in my pelvic bowl. Thérèse is equipped in all the right ways to facilitate this sacred healing from her background of being midwife, compassionate listening trainer, to her being present and holding space for the work. I believe that every woman would benefit greatly from HPC sessions as it puts one more in touch with her pelvic bowl and divine feminine. For me it has brought more awareness, healing, and positive shifts that have spilled over to every aspect of my life.” -client, Bainbridge Island, WA
“I can feel an energy shift and will see where that takes me. The insights gained from this session are so valuable for helping me uncover the unconscious false beliefs I have been living – a deep step toward healing and cleansing. Thank you so very much. I’m feeling very good right now!” –Barbara, Bainbridge Island, WA
After my first holistic pelvic care session with Thérèse I felt connected to my pelvic bowl in a way that I never have before. I felt powerful and brimming with life. For the first time I could feel the beauty and energy I hold in my pelvis. I am very grateful for the healing work Thérèse and I did together. Holistic pelvic care has been a very important step on my journey towards healing and connection with my pelvis. –Corinne, Seattle WA
The book “Wild Feminine” offers much guidance for women in self-care techniques and meditations/visualizations to enliven the pelvic bowl and heal a variety of issues and health problems. At Sacred Groves, we are using the book as a resource for exercises and visualizations during our monthly Women’s Red Tent. The book also includes many stories from Tami’s years of experience. We have copies of the book for sale at Sacred Groves, available at a reduced cost.
To read more about Tami’s work, check out her website.