My top tips to Protect Your Perineum and Pelvic Floor as you prepare for vaginal delivery! Minimise your risk of sustaining a tear/severe tear, or requiring episiotomy or forceps.


If you have a perineal scar (from tear or episiotomy), Perineal Scar Massage has so many benefits in promoting circulation for healing, restoring tissue glide and relieving pain. 


C Section scars can be painful or sensitive, can be numb, there can be an overhang or there can be deep adhesions under the surface that can cause problems later.

Protect Your Perineum And Pelvic Floor


As a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, this is one of the most common questions I get asked by my pregnant clients, understandably!

Your perineum is exposed to significant stress and stretch during labour and delivery. By taking proactive steps to prepare your perineum and pelvic floor, you can minimise your risk of sustaining a tear (or hopefully prevent a severe grade of tear at least) or requiring an episiotomy.

I really want to educate and empower you before birth to minimise any trauma your pelvic floor might sustain and to allow you the best chance possible of a smooth vaginal delivery and an easier postnatal recovery.

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Perineal Scar Massage

Once your scar has healed over fully mobilisation of scar tissue is incredibly beneficial. 

Scar tissue can restrict the movement of surrounding tissues and result in stiffness and dysfunction of your pelvic floor muscles, leaving them feeling weak.

Due to lack of mobility at your scar site, you may experience tailbone pain or emptying your bladder or bowel may be affected. 

Scar tissue can remain painful or sensitive, especially if you are sitting for a long time or with sexual intercourse. 

Scar massage can help stimulate circulation for healing, ease pain and restore full movement to the tissues. 

Download my free resource as a starting point and do come see me at my Down Below Physio clinic if you need further support and guidance. 

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C Section Scar Massage


After you’ve had a C Section, the scar can be tender, sensitive or feel a bit “stuck”, and there can be adhesions on and underneath the surface that can contribute to an ‘overhang’, pain and irritable bladder symptoms. 

You can do scar tissue mobilisation whether you recently had a C Section, or if it’s been years since you had your baby – it’s never too late to start. 

I often have clients saying that they are reluctant to look at or touch their scar initially and that is entirely understandable. It can be daunting at the start, and if you need some support as you begin this process, then do come see me at my Down Below Physio clinic. 

I can help you get started and do some scar mobilisation for you. I can show you how to use massage tools and suction techniques to enhance your results. Ideally, you want your scar to feel good, move and function well and look good - for your overall sense of self post-surgery. 

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Down Below Physio Clinic

If you're struggling with any of the above issues and need some expert help and assistance, then do book a Pelvic Health, Pregnancy or Postnatal Appointment with me at my Down Below Physio clinic. 

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Having the right expert advice and support is essential no matter where you are on your journey.

I am a Pelvic Health, Pregnancy and Postnatal Clinical Specialist and I'm here to help you, whether that's through a clinical appointment or through my online courses. 

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I have a range of courses that cover topics such as Vaginal Birth Preparation, Postnatal Recovery, C Section Scar Massage and Diastasis Recti. 

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