PP Episode #85 – Identify and Correct Simple Pelvic Floor Imbalances to Reduce Menstrual Pain with Isa Herrera

If you’re not massaging your vagina, you’d better start, stat!

Isa Herrera is a licensed physical therapist and an expert in integrative pelvic floor therapies in the field of women’s health. She’s helped over 14,000 women in her practice since 2005, using a variety of healing modalities.

Isa Herrera The Period Party


In this episode, we’re talking about how to identify and correct simple pelvic floor imbalances to reduce menstrual pain; also known as cramps, why you should be massaging your vagina on a regular basis, techniques for helping to prevent menstrual pain, and so much more!

Mentioned in this episode:
  • How to identify menstrual pain and what it’s telling us
  • How your uterus can become misplaced
  • Why you should be massaging your vagina on a regular basis
  • Why doing kegels is the last thing Isa would prescribe for menstrual pain
  • The importance of dealing with your pain instead of masking it with pain medication
  • How emotions factor into menstrual pain and why those emotions can’t be ignored
  • Techniques for helping to prevent menstrual pain
  • How a pain diary and a body work diary can be beneficial


  • February 13, 2018 By Kari Hubbard 3:39 pm

    Hands down my favorite episode to date! Loved Isa’s personality and insight!

    • February 13, 2018 By Nat Kringoudis 5:50 pm

      I’m so glad!!

  • February 14, 2018 By Nicole Harlow, Center for Menstrual + Sexual Health 6:25 pm

    Loved this! I practice my own form of the “clock stretch” exercise at 3, 6, 9 and 12 but never thought to incorporate stretching on the even-numbers. Even though it sounds like something really simple, I found that my range of motion in those areas is definitely limited — especially around the 10 and 8 clock positions (left side). Which makes total sense to me due to mild scoliosis and some misalignment in my hips and energetically a very “open” left ovary. Thanks for sharing this episode!

    • March 12, 2018 By Nat Kringoudis 5:44 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this!

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