Accessing Pleasure points in the pelvis for practical healing with Martin beaudoin
Accessing pleasure points in the pelvis for practical healing with Beaudoin Bodywork
Accessing pleasure points in the pelvis for practical healing with Beaudoin Bodywork
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I reached out to Martin in the summer of 2021 as I was interested in learning and experiencing his approach to resolving pelvic issues, anatomical mis-alignments and trauma ruptures. I was taken by his openness in wanting to create a tailor-designed training just for me – given most of his trainings are comprised of women and at the time, due to Covid, there were limitations regarding travel. I was grateful to him and the group of wonderful healers who felt comfortable to include me in the Mexico foundational training later that year. I was and am drawn to Martin’s systematic approach to resolving issues through the lens of his intuition, curiosity, and astute understanding and hands-on expertise at the intersections of anatomy, fascia, trauma, sexuality, and pleasure. And I am grateful for and touched by his service-consciousness.
Martin Beaudoin’s interest in bodywork began at a young age as he was drawn to energy work, Swedish massage, reflexology, and understanding the anatomy. During his career as a Linguistics and Speech Pathology university professor, he offered massage on a part-time basis to family and friends.
In the last 12 years, his work has evolved into a unique and dynamic synergy of craniosacral, myofacial, neurokinetic, CNT/KNT, Tantric, Thai and Reiki influences to resolve trauma, or any obstacles in the way of how life force wants to flow organically through the body.
He’s experienced in Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry training and also the Father of 2 grown children. He is currently based in Vancouver offering sessions to clients, couples and tailor-designing trainings for practitioners, as well offering group trainings in Portugal, Bali, and Oregon during 2023-2024 season.
How Beaudoin Bodywork utilizes pleasure points in the pelvis to re-align healthy organ placement, increase blood flow, and resolve muscle/ligament inconsistencies efficiently and effectively.
How Martin involves the partners of clients during sessions that call for utilizing pleasure to restore and support healthy pelvic re-alignment.
How enrolling 20 Tantrikas to explore their potential for embodied pleasure lead to many potent discoveries about how sexual arousal and pleasure can be utilized to reclaim and restore a healthy pelvis and sexual wholeness.
How massaging the K-spot can increase the body’s natural progesterone production, resolve ovarian cysts, and support the resolution of endometriosis symptoms.
How Thiele stripping benefits the relaxation of the entire pelvic bowl by releasing tension in the pubococcygeus, illeococcygeus, coccegeus and obturator internus muscles.
How incontinence, menstrual cramps, and a tilted uterus are amongst the most common issues presenting within vulva-owners.
How a retroverted uterus can increase miscarriages for 500% and are being experienced by 30% of the female population, and how this can be resolved within 15 minutes.
Speaker 1: Welcome to Organic Sexuality, where we explore the restoration of pleasure, the reclamation of sexual sovereignty, and the realization of our embodied sexual nature. An invitation to honor the pleasures of your body by embodying the pleasures of your nature. I'm your host, Rahi Chan. I'm a certified somatic sex educator, a sexological body worker and creator of somatic sexual Wholeness. Before introducing today's guest, Martin Beaudoin, I wanted to let you know about a special workshop I'm holding space for with Dolly Josette on May 27th and 28th here in Los Angeles, embodied Eros for couples, learn about, explore, and engage your body's 11 erogenous zones and your genitalia pleasure points for health and intimacy with your beloved. If you have questions about this, feel free to email me at Rahi@somaticsexualwholeness.com. And without further adieu, about today's special guest: How can we better attune to and listen for the guidance of the body's pleasure for its own healing? Listening for the answers to this question with his heart, intuition and hands, combined with his deep understanding of how to restore healthy facial lines, realign anatomical structures within the body, and hold a safe space for trauma resolution. Today's guest, Martin Beaudoin shares how he's cultivated unique and effective practices for his wide range of clients and for his trainings.
Rahi: And today, his work is a very dynamic and unique synergy. Uh, listen to these influences of craniosacral, myofacial, neurokinetic, Chi Nei Tsang, Karsai Nei Tsang, tantra, Thai, and reiki influences all to resolve trauma and any other obstacles in the way of the organic life force to flow throughout the body. He's experienced in Dr. Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry training, and also the father of two grown children. Uh, Martin is currently based in Vancouver, but offers trainings in Europe. There's one coming up in Portugal soon. Uh, I took mine with him in Mexico, and he also is taught in Bali and Thailand. Check out his website,, Beaudoinbodywork.com for his current offerings, and I will have his link in the show notes. Martin, thank you so much for joining us today.
Martin: Thank you, Rahi. It's an honor to, uh, uh, interview here with you.
Rahi: Oh, I'm so glad. I'm so glad you're here. For our audiences, you know, some of the practices that I was referring to that were specific to your training that I hadn't been exposed to before, for example, were, uh, the discovery and the really important anatomical area of the K-spot, uh, or Theile stripping. But before we get into those, I tthought a good jumping off point would be to ask you, Martin, looking back now on your journey, um, of how you've combined and synergized these different approaches to your work. Can you share the pivotal experiences that have really informed your approach and understanding to resolving issues in the pelvis and the body?
Martin: Hmm, great question. Um, there's many aspects. Um, when I started to, when I left the university, and, uh, I, I really wanted to, uh, make a difference for women's health. Uh, I really wanted to specialize in, uh, in body work for women, because of course, uh, men and women have similar organs, similar bodies, but the, the way you, you work with men and women physically, uh, even from a massage therapy perspective is slightly different because some muscles don't attach the same way, but also men and women use their bodies differently. Mm-hmm.
Martin: And then as I was working with women, I realized that almost every woman I worked with had gynecological issues or sexual issues that were completely unaddressed by the medical system. Mm-hmm.
Martin: And, uh, she was teasing me, of course. Uh, but, uh, it made me realize that it's true that in body work, in massage therapy, we, whenever we work with the body, if there's pleasure, we shy away from it very often. Mm-hmm.
Martin: Of course, it's very important to have a serious discussion with the client, um, on what they want to experience, what they're, um, open to. Um, and really to, to explore, uh, their boundaries. But really to have the, the boundaries have to be set by them initially. Really, that's the, the most important part. So, um, uh, I always have a discussion at the beginning of sessions, if, especially with new clients, we will always discuss about, uh, their history, uh, physically, their social history, their family history, their, their sexual history, and, uh, see where they're at at the moment. It really depends on the person. And sometimes before we, we can go on, uh, working, for example, uh, on the uterine prolapse with pleasure, we need to do a lot of, uh, back work. We, we might need two, three sessions of, uh, trauma work or of, uh, building the, uh, really the confidence in the person that they can, because a lot of people, uh, have, um, an orgasm.
Martin: So there, there's many, many things that, uh, needs to be built, and it really comes from the person's history. And then it's a discussion with the person, uh, to really uncover their own boundaries. And we only do what their, what their body and what their, their heart tells them. Mm-hmm.
Rahi: Let flow. Yeah. Yes.
Rahi: Exactly. I mean, it's, it's really u being used as a tool as, as you pointed out, to move organs to increase blood flow, to resolve nerve, uh, uh, pinching or, and so I want to get to one of these points. Um, it's fascinating to me because the, the K-spot, uh, the kundalini spot is not a spot I had come across in any of my other trainings. And, um, it, it has such practical functions. I mean, not only does it increase the body's natural production of pr, progesterone, um, it can be used to resolve, uh, symptoms of endometriosis. As I learned in your training, it can lubricate the anal sphincter. Tell me, were you, I'm fascinated with this data research you did with the 20 tantrikas. Can you share how you came across the K-spot and why? Isn't it, it's not that well known. It seems out there amongst the Tantra trainings and the sacred sexuality trainings.
Martin: Yeah. And it's a pity, uh, because it's such a powerful, uh, 0.0. Um, the main person who brought me, uh, to that point as a pleasure point, is a Tantirika, uh, tantra teacher from, uh, Portugal, Isabelle, uh, who, um, who said that she had read about it, but had never experienced it. And she brought a student of hers to observe the, uh, the experience. When we did the, uh, the session, it took probably close to an hour of only stimulating the K-spot. Uh, and she had this wave of pleasure. Her body lifted off the ground completely, and she went into something that, to us looked like a com. I see. And so we took her pulse for the first probably 15, 20 minutes. Every five minutes we would take her pulse because we were afraid that she was dying or had having a heart attack.
Martin: Yeah. And, um, and at some point she raised her thumb, so we understood that she was okay, but she couldn't talk and move for a good, uh, 45 minutes. So that was the first experience with the, uh, the case bot. And we, we started to, I started to experience that with other, uh, clients and similar experiences happened. But what I observed with the case bot, at some point, I had a client who had my, a major cysts, uh, ovarian cyst. She had a eight centimeter cyst, and a five centimeter cyst on the other side. Those are major systems. She was going to, uh, undergo surgery in the weeks that followed. Mm-hmm. So she asked me to do three sessions. One of the first thing I asked her is, how is your sexuality? And she said, well, my, my, my partner is an amazing pantry practitioner.
Martin: And, uh, but we've come to have very boring sex. And, uh, she was very frustrated, not with the frequency, but with the variety. And so, uh, I said, well, why don't we try to address first the frustration and second try to bring you new pleasures and, uh, at the same time. And so I, and she didn't, uh, she said, yeah, sure. So she told me what she was, uh, accustomed to with her partner. And, uh, he had never touched the, uh, the, the case part. Of course, like most people, cuz it's quite, uh, it's a little bit in the back. Uh, yeah. It's, so we did that and she absolutely loved it and had a wave of pleasure, and their pleasures were increasing. And we would do like three hours in a row of those orgasms. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. We did three sessions, but every, at the end of every session, we would notice major changes on her belly.
Martin: The first day we could see her cysts when she was laying down, we could see both Cys at the end of the first day we couldn't see them, and we could palpate them, but we couldn't see them. And then second day, we couldn't palpate them or see them, of course. And at the end of the third day, she felt like completely energized and rejuvenated. A bit tired, of course, after three sessions of three hours of orgasms. But, um, she went, uh, she went home, uh, they flew back, uh, home. Um, she went, uh, for surgery three days after they did an ultrasound to check the, the status mm-hmm.
Martin: And so, and she called me and she was, uh, completely baffled. And the, the doctor was baffled, but didn't believe what ha what she had done, just thought the result on their own. They might have burst or something. They couldn't find anything. Uh, I start to explore, and of course the universe being so generous, uh, I had a whole bunch of people with ovarian cysts following that, and it worked with everybody. Amazing. I've had sessions with people with whom, uh, for example, for, uh, people who didn't want to go into orgasm, but were open to some level of pleasure. And so we would do slow buildup of pleasure mm-hmm.
Rahi: That's so amazing. Okay. So for listeners, the K-spot is on the floor of the vaginal canal. If one is lying on their back between the perennial sponge and the posterior fornix, um, there's a little dip there. And, um, it's just right up center of the rectum. Uh, and Martin, in your training, you had shared that in about 90% of bodies you've worked with, it's just right of center and about 10% it's left of center. Is that accurate? Yeah.
Martin: Yeah. It, it's, it just depends on the, uh, position of the rectum really, because the, uh, the case spot when you work only it's throughout the whole width mm-hmm.
Rahi: So then just to note on that, Martin ergonomically, um, if the massage, if the prostate is being stimulated, then the finger needs to turn the other way towards the Yes, exactly. The, yeah. Um, so there needs to be enough lube for the finger to, to turn fully the other way. That is, yeah. Fantastic. You know, the experience, I mean, since your training, uh, you know, I've been introducing the K spot and clients have been really fascinated. Um, most people have not had, don't even know it exists, much less have had it palpated. What's very common in my experience is that first they've, they, they sense something, but they'll be like, oh, yeah, there's something there. It feels kind of weird. But then within a matter of minutes, it'll start to evolve into more pleasurable sensation. And then, you know, as you shared in, in your training, it's an area, it's fascinating because the more it's palpated more, it will elicit pleasure.
Martin: Yes. Uh, absolutely. Um, it's also, um, it's a point that personally I stimulate, uh, initially at the same time as the clitoris mm-hmm.
Martin: Yes, exactly. So you stimulate both at first, and then you release the, the, uh, slowly you release the cli and maintain just the case bot, for example. You can continue with both, but, uh, right. If you want to really activate the, the case bot, eventually you, you want to stimulate it alone. And another aspect that really helps, uh, activating any of those points is to blow warm air on the genitals.
Martin: Yes. It's, I mean, for the cervix, it's almost critical to have, uh, oxytocin, high oxytocin in the body. Uh, as a practitioner, I don't have, um, I mean, I usually don't bring fuzzy feelings to my clients. Uh, I don't have, um, a personal connection or a sexual connection with them mm-hmm.
Rahi: Yeah. Terrific. So, um, before we leave the case spot, I feel like we've been massaging the case spot for a little while here. Um, how did you discover, or how did you learn, come to learn? Maybe it was with the 20 tokas that, um, palpating the case spot produce, uh, stimulates the body's natural production of more pres, uh, progesterone.
Martin: That's experience. Um, because as I was using the, um, the case spot for cysts, uh, for example, um, and, uh, also, uh, for some women, the, um, I have some clients who will come, for example, and say that they, they want to expand their, uh, sensations. They want to feel more of their vagina as we, uh, as we would uncover different points from session to session, they would, uh, they would say, well, this change in my body, my breasts are changing. Um, the, and things like that. And so by observing, uh, I've mm-hmm.
Martin: Uh, congestion, um, and that, so that, that helps quite a bit. Mm-hmm. But we know that if you stimulate the case, but on a regular basis, the progesterone in the body will increase in general. So the estrogen, progesterone, um, um, uh, balance will change. And because we have in our society, uh, a very high incidence of estrogen dominance, which is dangerous for the body, uh, I've used the case pot many times with people with, uh, very high estrogen, low progesterone to bring the balance up. And it's quite fast, uh, two, three sessions. And generally the, uh, the, the balance will change. You will see, for example, the redness in the cheeks of the person, uh mm-hmm.
Martin: Another thing that is critical is to make sure that the body eliminates the, the estrogen property. And so it's always important to make sure that the person has a healthy liver. Um, and so I work a lot with, um, massaging the liver to cleanse the liver, but also sometimes I will, um, guide them to, uh, liver detox or have them work with, uh, a naturopath to, uh, cleanse their liver. Uh, so the liver eliminate estrogen and the, uh, the guts will reabsorb some of the building blocks to create progesterone from what used to be estrogen mm-hmm.
Martin: Well, hormonal imbalance are long-term issues mm-hmm.
Rahi: Oh, it's amazing. And I, you know, it's not so far deep in where, I mean, I have a client in Connecticut where after introducing it to her, she, she was able to self-massage it with her thumb. Yes. So it's not so far back that you can't massage it on your own as well.
Martin: Yes, absolutely. But
Rahi: I think, I think the key is really, you know, one to discover it and then bring it online and, and, and once it's online, you're kind of, kind of off to the races.
Martin: Yeah, absolutely. Um, it's, the activation of the point can be done by yourself, of course. Mm-hmm.
Rahi: But, you know, on that note, Martin, you know, like part, you know, yes, definitely it's great for partners to, uh, do their research, but I have never come across the case spot in any, like, you know, research. I mean, have you, have you come across, it's, it's kind of like this amazing treasure that's not really known about?
Martin: Yeah. Well, it's, it's like if we completely neglect the, what anatomically is called the posterior part of the vagina, when the, when a woman is laying, uh, down on her back mm-hmm.
Rahi: Well, I mean, I love the word you use cultivate, because that's really what it calls for. I mean, all of these areas, you know, it's like, you know, people go to the gym and they work out their muscles, but they don't work out the, you know, these anatomical regions with in Intravaginally or even intra anally, you know, for, for men, for owners. And it's all, all kind of waiting, waiting to be discovered. Absolutely. And
Martin: Even for women, there's a lot of pleasure to be had. Emily. Um, yes, I do discovery sessions sometimes with women, uh, to awaken the, the, uh, rectal points. There's many points in the rectum. First in the rectum, uh, from, uh, inal work, you have access to the G-spot, the apo, the cervix, and the kpo. Yeah. But you also have access to other points, other, uh, pleasure points, uh, on theca, uh, that are potentially very orgasmic.
Rahi: Wonderful. Wonderful. Um, so, you know, the other, the other thing I wanted to touch on, because I feel like it, it's such an easy way to release tension in the pelvic floor, was, um, the field stripping, so specifically releasing tension and massaging the pubic, the ioc, the Cox, and the operator in internist, I mean, I know the term, the stripping, I think you explained it was actually, uh, applied on, on, on men's bodies way back when, and then someone kind of rediscovered it. Um, how did you come across, uh, the stripping and it, it is, it has such, like, I can't imagine anybody not benefiting from the release of tension in, in the pelvic bowl. I'm curious, faran, how you came across it and how, like I, I'm guessing you, because everybody benefits e every si session involves the, the theo stripping
Martin: Pretty much. Yeah. Mo almost all, uh, I, I almost always do it if I do internal work, either from the vagina or the, the inus. I almost always do, uh, uh, the stripping. There's, um, two other techniques used, uh, by, um, pelvic floor specialists or a physiotherapist to release the pelvic floor muscles. There's also, uh, trigger point release, which is, uh, essentially pressing on three different points. Uh, the, the interesting thing is that those points were discovered by, uh, thiel, um, the, uh, Charles Steel, the, the man who also the, uh, developed the, uh, thal stripping mm-hmm.
Martin: My, when I started to do pelvic work, uh, I researched and found those techniques, uh, and, uh, the results that I observed was that very often my clients would get cramps after a single point press or a trigger point release. Uh, they would get cramps the day after, and then they wouldn't come back. Mm-hmm.
Martin: And, uh, they adapted it for men and women, uh, either only or vaginally mm-hmm.
Martin: And so I've put the protocol on Facebook a few years ago, and I mean, I, I can repost it anytime because I think it should be common knowledge. Sure. Um, but I, the adaptation I made is a little bit deeper than what they did because I cover more muscles because mm-hmm.
Rahi: You don't rebalance the whole pelvis.
Martin: Exactly. Because what is lax is as important, is as what is tense. And so you need to work with all the tissue to reestablish balance. Uh, what they, what is missed here is that, uh, you need to bring balance in the whole area.
Rahi: I mean, it's such a simple way to, um, release tension in, in the, in the pelvic bowl. I kind of, you know, wish everyone knew because it feels like it's very accessible. Um, the, the other thing I wanted to, um, I wanted to ask you, Martin, like given the thousands of sessions you've given, I mean, I can hear just in how methodical you are
Martin: Oh, the most common one is incontinence. 50 50% of women at 50 have incontinence. 40. At 40, and 20% of women at the age of 20 have incontinence. Um, I, if you look at, uh, gymnasts, for example, a very, very high proportion of gymnasts have incontinence, and they're told it's normal because you're jumping, it's gonna, you're gonna drop some, some, some urine. This is not the case. If you do release the pelvic floor muscle, it doesn't happen. So incontinence, urinary incontinence is the most frequent one. Um, and I almost every form of urinary urinary incontinence and, um, interstitial cystitis can be eliminated in two or three sessions in my experience. Mm-hmm.
Martin: There's many factors in menstrual cramps, also tension in, uh, sos [inaudible]. There's many issues, but we can reduce or eliminate most cases of menstrual cramps. And the third one, which is probably the one that is dearest to my heart, is, um, the, uh, uh, the retro version of the uterus or tilted uterus, which is extremely common. Uh, 30% of women in our society have retroed, UREs and retroed UREs. Uh, even if it's not expressed in those terms, you can ask your, uh, ob g t uh, friend. Um, um, the, uh, most people who have retroverted UREs are, have higher risk of having miscarriage five times more. Uh, if you look at old research, it's about five times more because of the incidence of, uh, I V F. Uh, those research has been, have been hidden for the most part, are, uh, downplayed because, uh, they have much more, they make a lot of money with, uh, ivf mm-hmm.
Martin: Yeah, it's, uh, well, it's six weeks of online, uh, training, uh, right, uh, at your own pace, uh, before the training to cover, to discuss all the issues. Then we have, uh, it's actually 10 days of training, but, uh, 12 days now because we have two days of break, and then people can submit, uh, case studies where I, uh, give them feedback and they can learn from the feedback.
Rahi: Do you have other training scheduled for the year?
Martin: Yes. We have a training, uh, uh, scheduled for Bali, uh, in Indonesia in, uh, at the end of August, August 27th to September 7th. And also, uh, we probably will have another one in Portland in, at the beginning of 24, I think.
Rahi: Awesome. Awesome. So, um, if you wanna visit Martin's website where he's got all of his offerings and a detailed explanation of the trainings and his work, please go to BWA bodywork, that's B E A U D O I N bodywork.com, and there'll be a link in the show notes as well. And for the next year, at least, Martin, you're, you're gonna be in, in Vancouver for, for a lot of the year, is that correct?
Martin: Yes. Most of the time I am in Vancouver. Uh, I, of course, I offer, uh, private sessions or se sessions for couples, but also I'm always open to private training. Yeah.
Rahi: I, you know, I must also say, Martin, like when I first reached out to you, you were so open about trying to, you know, either do a private training with me, you know, being, being a male, um, and making it work. And I really appreciated your flexibility and, you know, really your service and wanting to train people who are willing to learn. Martin, thank you so much for, you know, really your curious mind and your intuitive, like attunement and all of kind of your kind of research minded approach, because I feel like there's so many, uh, approaches that are just serving so many people, and I have been grateful to learn from you. Um, so thank you so much for being who you are.
Martin: Thank you. Thank you for, uh, also, it was an honor to have you in my training and to do this interview with you. Um, it's, it's very rare to have, um, uh, the opportunity to, uh, to work with, uh, uh, practitioner with as much integrity as you do, uh, rahi. And so it was really, uh, never a problem to integrate you in the training. The, the, there's many reasons why I don't integrate men more often in my training. Of course, there's some, there's a, a matter of integrity with some men that I, I, unless I know them very well. But the, the problem is sometimes, um, in terms of practicalities, it's difficult to integrate a man because you cannot receive all of the procedures of course. And, uh, so it makes things a bit complicated. But in your case, it was so natural because you're so, uh, open-minded. And so, uh, you know, you were very, uh, open to work, giving the work and observing and, and participating in different ways. So it was really, uh, a pleasure to have you with in our training.
Rahi: Well, I really loved it, and, uh, it was such a great time on so many levels. Um, yeah. So Martin, I look forward to seeing you when I, when I get to see you next, maybe at the next advanced training. And, um, in the meantime for our audience members, you can, uh, find him at his website and, uh, the links will be in the show notes. Thanks so much, Martin.
Martin: Thanks so much. Rocky.
Speaker 1: How is this episode landing in your body right now? Is there pleasure that wants to be explored? And how might this be healing for your body? Are there ways you might incorporate space and time into your daily schedule for more embodied pleasure practices? Are you familiar with the anatomical pleasure points of your genitalia? How they feel and the role they serve in maintaining a healthy and happy pelvic ball? A link to Martin's website, oi bodywork.com. B E A U D O I n bodywork is in the show notes. And if learning about and exploring your body's 11 ous stones and your genitalia pleasure points with your spouse or lover is of interest to you, feel free to email me at rahi somatic sexual wholeness.com about embodied Ross the couple's workshop I'll be offering with Dolly Cho, set on May 27 and 28th here in Los Angeles. And until next time, take good care.
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We explore the restoration of pleasure, the reclamation of sexual sovereignty, and the realization of our organic sexual wholeness. We engage with leading somatic therapists, sexologists & sexological bodyworkers, and holistic practitioners worldwide who provide practical wisdom from hands-on experiences of working with clients and their embodied sexuality. We invite a deep listening to the organic nature of the body, its sexual essence, and the bounty of wisdom embodied in its life force.
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Rahi is fascinated by the intersection of sexuality, psychology, spirituality and their authentic embodiment. Based in Los Angeles, he is an avid traveler and loves exploring cultures, practices of embodiment, and healing modalities around the world.