Hypopressives for vaginismus, postpartum and menstrual pain


Hypopressive exercises work the body in a holistic way, using respiratory and postural techniques to achieve better pressure management in our body through posture re-education. When we have a balance of the pressures of our body we can prevent, improve or treat problems such as vertebral hernias, prolapses (dropping of the pelvic organs), urinary incontinence, back pain…

Hypopressives are recommended at any age and for both women and men. For its realization it is important that we seek a balance in the pressures of our body, in order to prevent problems such as hernias, back pain, incontinence, prolapses… 

Although there are no contraindications for its practice, in the case of having heart problems or injuries to some joints, it is advisable to make adaptations in terms of the postures to be taken or the time in which one remains in apnea.

The benefits of hypopressives are multiple: it relieves period pain, combats back pain, helps in episodes of constipation, because it causes a massage and mobilization of the viscera and improves abdominal diastasis. 

With the help of physiotherapist specializing in pelvic floor, we have prepared a complete guide on hypopressives to treat different causes: vaginismus, menstrual pain, abdominal diastasis or postpartum.

Hypopressives to treat vaginismus 

Vaginismus is characterized by an involuntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscles that can cause discomfort or incapacity in gestures as common as putting on a tampon, but it can also cause pain, burning, and penetration problems or inability to have sexual intercourse.

How hypopressives can combat vaginismus

Women who suffer from vaginismus, in addition to having tight ligaments and pelvic floor muscles, also have poor posture and a rather rigid diaphragm. Therefore, a rehabilitation of this pathology cannot be focused only on the pelvic area, the body must be worked on holistically to achieve good results.

Hypopressives offer women who suffer from vaginismus a re-education of their posture and a relaxation of the diaphragm and the ligaments and muscles of the pelvic floor, being a good working tool to which other techniques should be added.

Hypopresives for abdominal diastasis

Abdominal diastasis is a separation that occurs in the conjunctive membrane between one rectus abdominis and another, known as linea Alba. This separation can occur either due to a great stretching of the abdominal girdle, in the case of pregnancy or obesity, or due to increased tension in the Alba line, in the case of excessive abdominal exercises, or in the case of children in the growth phase.

Hypopressives are a powerful tool for postural reeducation, essential for rehabilitation or prevention of abdominal diastasis.

Hypopressives in the postpartum 

During pregnancy, due to uterine development, the woman undergoes a strong change in all her musculature and the abdominal organs are displaced. Hypopressives help women relocate internal organs, improving posture and favoring myofascial stretching (muscles and fascia).

Pelvic floor specialist and physiotherapist, tells you how to do them.

Hypopressives to combat period pain

Many women who suffer from menstrual pain have tighter ligaments and pelvic floor muscles. Hypopressives, in this case, promote circulation and give greater flexibility to the ligaments and muscles of the pelvic area.

Pelvic floor specialist and physiotherapist teaches you the best positions to combat these discomforts caused by menstruation.

Hypopressive and pelvic floor exercises to improve orgasms

By improving the quality of our pelvic floor we can also improve our sexual relations and, therefore, our orgasms. The pelvic floor is a very important muscle in our relationships that if we work it well we can enhance pleasure in our sexual encounters


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