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How can I relax my pelvic floor muscles?

(Please be aware that I am not a pelvic floor health professional. I am simply sharing information that I have been studying and researching. It may be useful for some people but there is no one size fits all approach - everyone is different. It is recommended to get advice from a pelvic floor physiotherapist who can support you)

Having a tight pelvic floor doesn't mean that the muscles are strong. It means that they are overworked or holding tension. If you have a tight pelvic floor it is important to relax the muscles before trying to strengthen them.

Symptoms of a tight/overworked pelvic floor are:

Tailbone pain, painful bowel movements, constipation, haemorrhoids, difficulty urinating

3 ways to try and relax the muscles are:

Diaphragmatic breathing

Gentle pelvic girdle stretches

Stress reduction

Find out what the pelvic floor muscles are here:

And how to strengthen the muscles:


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