What is STREAM?
STREAM stands for
Scar Tissue Remediation Education
STREAM is scar tissue remediation, education, and management for people seeking autonomy, relief from pain, and health you can feel in your body.
STREAM practitioners meet you where you are—they tune in to your story and your state, holding space to discover, assess, and connect the dots in professional relationship. Through meaningful education, facilitated self-discovery, and mapping strategies, STREAM works to resolve pain and blockage from scars–both physical and unseen.
The purpose of STREAM is to raise awareness of the impact of scar tissue on sexual and pelvic health—both to help people suffering from scar-tissue-related problems and to train practitioners to work inside of a client-led process, helping those in need effectively.
STREAM Certification educates practitioners seeking an integrative approach to serving people with both emotional and physical scar tissue. Clients are those who experience physical and emotional effects from birth-related, trauma-related, or surgery-related pain in their bodies, especially the pelvis and pelvic floor.
STREAM establishes health partnerships between practitioner and client. With appropriate client education and compliance, STREAM restores organ alignment, sexual function, and pelvic health. With the alliance of practitioner interventions and client-led self-care, STREAM resolves pain and the emotional distress resulting from pain.
What problems does STREAM resolve?
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 problems
gender reassignment surgeries, breast, and genital surgery
These include but are not limited to bladder, cervical, uterine and rectal prolapses, Cesarean scars, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, vaginismus, episiotomies, birth tears, prolapse repairs, genital affirmation, and plastic surgery.
How does STREAM work?
Scar tissue remediation happens one-on-one with a qualified practitioner. Sessions may include hands-on, trauma and scar mapping, lifestyle education, and active relaxation tools. Each element is needed to remediate scar tissue, minimize inflammation, and re-educate the nervous system to ameliorate our relationship to pain.
What are the benefits
of offering STREAM in your practice?
STREAM Certification is a multi-dimensional hands-on training that addresses scar tissue to potentiate overall health as well as sexual and reproductive autonomy and well-being. We work at the cutting edge of health, improving sexual lives, daily lives, and vitality for women and families. Scars have not been a factor in mainstream health conversations. However, tremendous numbers of
people need these services.
What are the benefits
of receiving STREAM work?
Clients report lasting relief from painful symptoms that get addressed at every level. In partnership with their practitioner, they solve the puzzle of seemingly unrelated symptoms and receive a workable treatment plan that addresses the root cause 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:
COGNITIVE LEVEL -- what happened to the client and its impact on their psyche at the narrative level.
FASCIAL LEVEL -- how what happened manifests as tension, affecting posture.
BONY LEVEL -- how the free movement of bones is affected.
BIOCHEMICAL LEVEL -- how hormonal and dietary imbalances create both emotional and physical tension and pain.
SOMATIC/EMOTIONAL LEVEL -- how what happened is stored in the tissue as emotional tension. creating postural distortion.