Pelvic Embodiment Sessions
A woman’s pelvis is that sacred, mysterious and all-powerful place from which new life can flourish.
It is the seat of creation and creativity, of instinctual intelligence
and the powers of manifestation.
And it is a treasure trove of untapped potential for the deepest orgasmic bliss
and profound states of transcendence.
For underneath all the layers of tension and holding, the natural state of the female body
is that of vibrant aliveness with the purest current of nourishing,
pleasurable energy that can flood every cell of her being
when it flows freely.
It is from her pelvic space that a woman’s true power and authentic voice arises.
Her deep ancient knowing.
Her sense of clear and unapologetic boundaries.
Her alignment with her purpose and the greater good, beyond roles and identities.
A Pelvic Embodiment Session is an invitation to explore and fully inhabit this delicate but powerful aspect of yourself as a woman. It is a space to awaken the full capacity of your exquisite female body, to release layers of long-held tension, to mobilise stagnant energy, and to begin healing from trauma, birth and other injuries.
This is offered through gentle tactile therapy which involves your whole body including your yoni. Clear professional boundaries are maintained to create a safe and grounded container where profound levels of healing can occur. Verbal consent is sought at every step of the way so that we move at the pace of your nervous system with a felt sense of safety and relaxation.
It is a confidential and deeply honouring space for you to meet your authentic feelings and sensations without any fear of judgement.
It is not often that we allow ourselves to fully receive as women and this is one such opportunity where the attention is solely on YOU.
Other than your own intentions for the session, we release all agendas as we explore the more subtle realms of your being through this core aspect of you as woman. Energetic or peak orgasm may inadvertently arise during a session but is not a goal that is chased.
As a trained trauma therapist I offer a safe place in which to gently re-negotiate past experiences of trauma and anxiety, no matter their source.
We as women hold countless memories in the tissues of our pelvis, some uplifting and others downright traumatic.
These may be present as pain, numbness or tension.
In most cultural contexts over centuries, women’s genitals have been a source of profound shame and guilt. They have incited unwanted attention and major transgressions of boundaries by others. And so it follows that they may be a cause for fear, loathing and disconnection – within ourselves and of ourselves.
This then translates to disowning parts of bodies and shutting down our life force as female humans.
As a result, our genitals may register a limited range of sensations, including pleasure.This is a typical picture of “trauma by a thousand cuts” which arguably most women experience simply because we are born female.
Trauma may indeed be experienced due to a series of seemingly small moments: anxiety during the birth of your baby, the less-than-delicate pap smear, the catcalls and predatory behaviour of others, the over-zealous or premature sexual penetrations.
Or it may be trauma with a capital T: of rape or other sexual violations, major birth trauma or birth injury.
Trauma can also manifest trans-generationally, and so as we heal ourselves we effectively also heal our female ancestral lineage and our daughters of their wounding.
Are you curious about what to expect in a Pelvic Embodiment Session?
Prior to booking a session we would connect briefly by ‘phone to answer any questions you may have and ensure that this is really for you.
The session is of 2½ hours’ duration and begins with creating sacred space, checking on how you are feeling and a brief discussion of any issues you may want to offer up for release in the session. A simple grounding and self-connection ritual is held as you set your intention for what you would like to take from the session.
This is followed by a sensual and nurturing full body massage to warm up your body and instil feelings of deep trust and surrender. We then approach your yoni externally with full consent, and finally the significant part of the session is reserved for internal bodywork.
The connection between the energy of your heart and yoni (vulva, vagina & womb) is emphasised right through the massage. If there is any step that feels challenging for you, it’s perfectly okay to say No! You are in fact encouraged to practise asserting your true boundaries in this therapeutic space.Various points of your yoni as well as any scar tissue are massages gently. You may feel pleasure, discomfort and anything in between. It is all completely welcomed and held as sacred. Memories, feelings or images may come up, and the unexpressed energy of these may be released as tears, vocalisation, or spontaneous movement. At other times particular points may induce waves of nourishing orgasmic energy which may course right through your body.
As we bring the bodywork part of the session to a close, you will be encouraged to remain in a lying position for a few minutes in order to integrate any shifts.
As part of the closing ritual you may want to share about your experience and refine your intentions beyond the session.
The power of a Pelvic Embodiment Session is not to be under-estimated!
Shifts subtle or not-so-subtle can continue to occur on many levels of your being for quite a number of days following a session. Most women report feeling more grounded and in their bodies, energised, lighter and more magnetic.
Sessions can sometimes induce feelings of tiredness which is usually a sign of toxins being released into your body for clearing as you let go of the bracing in the tissues of your pelvis. It may also reflect to you that you’ve been pushing too hard and travelling on overdrive.
A single session will acts as a circuit-breaker and starting point in what could be a wondrous journey of self-discovery, healing and empowerment. Three-session packages are available to make this possibility more affordable for you. If significant trauma is unearthed, it may be preferable to first opt for sessions of therapy to specifically address trauma and create safety outside of the context of pelvic bodywork.
There are particular women who are ready for this level of bodywork.
- are curious about her internal space and the capacity her body holds for pleasure
- wants to fully embrace her sexual sovereignty and dispel any shame or guilt around sexuality
- wants to experience more sensation and aliveness inside her yoni or vagina
- wants to awaken her orgasmic potential
- wants to shift old habits of self-pleasuring that are limiting
- wants to explore energetic orgasm
- wants to feel more connected to the power of her womb and vagina
- wants to practise a felt sense of boundaries in relation to her body and sexuality
- wants to reclaim her womb and vagina during transitions post-natally, through menopause or following the end of a relationship
- wants to engage in an holistic approach to scar tissue remediation
- wants to prepare her body for the potential of ecstatic if not orgasmic birth
- who understands that our bodies hold layers of untold stories in the form of pelvic tension
- is open to being touched in an intimate but non-sexual way by a practitioner
- takes responsibility for her own healing and empowerment
As we haven’t yet recreated the Goddess Temples of the past where this woman-to-woman transmission was the norm, it would be natural to have a distinct reaction to the notion of a Pelvic Embodiment Session!
It may be one of curiosity, excitement, anxiety, self-judgement, overwhelm, guilt, shame or a mixture of these. An initial ‘phone conversation is therefore an essential first step to knowing if a session is right for you.
A Pelvic Embodiment Session is a gift to yourself as a woman and can be received at any age or stage of life including the final six weeks of pregnancy where it is modified to avoid the area of your cervix. The only circumstances that would preclude you from a session are if you have an active STI or full blown sexual or birth trauma. In the latter situation, a course of trauma-specific therapy is recommended to build a sense of safety and capacity in your body before specifically approaching your pelvic area.
If you would like a free 20-minute discovery session to explore the possibility of an Pelvic Embodiment Session, click the button below to make an appointment for a chat by ‘phone.
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