STREAM stands for:
Scar Tissue Remediation Education and Management
The purpose of STREAM is to raise awareness of the impact of scar tissue on pelvic pain, to help people suffering from
scar-tissue related problems, and to train practitioners to be able to work with these people.
The purpose of STREAM trainings is to educate practitioners who want to become members of the army of care providers required to serve women who are experiencing birth-related, trauma-related, or surgery-related pain in their pelvis or pelvic floor.
What problems does STREAM solve?
Scar tissue remediation works to resolve pain related to
birth, abdominal, pelvic and reproductive surgeries
biomechanical, postural, and physical imbalances
biochemical imbalances including bladder, gut and reproductive issues
gender reassignment surgeries, cosmetic genital surgery, and FGM.
These include but are not limited to bladder, cervical, uterine and rectal prolapses, Cesarean scars, interstitial cystitis, vulvodinia, vaginismus, episiotomies, birth tears, prolapse repairs, genital reconfiguration, and plastic surgery.
How does STREAM work?
Scar tissue remediation work happens in a one-on-one setting with a qualified practitioner. The work includes hands-on manipulation, trauma counseling, client education about self-care protocols, support for lifestyle and nutritional changes, along with active relaxation tools.
It takes all of these elements to remediate and manage scar tissue, minimize inflammation to discourage its proliferation, and engage the nervous system to change one's relationship to pain.
Clients experience healing at the root level.
What are the benefits of offering STREAM in your practice?
Scar tissue remediation is at the cutting edge of healing. This work improves the sex lives, daily lives, and overall vitality of women, their children and their families. Until now, scar tissue has not been considered a factor in the mainstream conversation about health. A tremendous number of people need these services. STREAM is the first multi-dimensional hands-on training for professionals that addresses scar tissue in a way that can potentiate sexual, reproductive, and overall health.
What are the benefits for someone receiving STREAM?
Clients report lasting relief from painful symptoms that are addressed at every level. Together with their practitioner, they are finally able solve the puzzle of seemingly unrelated symptoms, aches and pains, and to receive a workable treatment plan that addresses the root causes of their symptoms.
What makes STREAM different from other scar tissue remediation techniques?
STREAM is an integrative system that provides the skills to listen to and hear the whole story the body has to tell.
Practitioners learn to hear this story at multiple levels:
VERBAL-COGNITIVE LEVEL -- what happened to the client and the impact it has had on their psyche at both conscious and unconscious levels.
FASCIAL LEVEL -- how it manifests as tension patterns that affect posture.
BONEY LEVEL -- how the free movement of the bones is affected.
BIOCHEMICAL LEVEL -- how hormonal and dietary imbalances create emotional and physical tension.
SOMATIC/EMOTIONAL LEVEL -- how what happened is stored in the tissue as emotional/muscular tension.