The relaxation exercises on these CDs offer hope and help for women and men with pelvic pain due to increased tension in the internal pelvic muscles – the “pelvic floor”. Women and men have their own CD with similar, but gender- specific, instructions.
The focus is on learning the skills of “progressive muscular relaxation” for the whole body and for the pelvic floor muscles inside the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles are out of sight inside the pelvis and most people are unaware of them until something goes wrong. The internal pelvic muscles can become tense and tight and cause intense, often stabbing, pain.