Pelvic floor manual therapy is a series of internal and external soft tissue release techniques to address unwanted tension in the pelvic floor muscles and fascia.
There should be a sense of relief having had the pelvic floor mobilised that results either immediately or over time in an increased range of movement in the muscles and fascia. This in turn should result in an increased ability to either contract or release muscles improving timing in the muscles and pelvic organ position.
There may be some initial discomfort at the time of mobilisation in the same way that one would feel it with back or neck mobilisation but this improves quickly at the time of treatment with the specific techniques. There should not be any post treatment soreness.
The contractility of the pelvic floor can be seen to change on realtime ultrasound following a session of manual therapy.