Vaginismus

Vaginismus physiotherapy treatment in London, physiotherapist specialised in Vaginismus rehabilitation at home or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Vaginismus treatment with our women’s health & pelvic physiotherapist in London

Our pelvic physio has many years of experience in treating vaginismus and has relieved thousands of women with vaginal pain using pelvic floor rehabilitation and other pelvic exercises, allowing them painless intercourse and giving them a pain free everyday life.

What is vaginismus?

Vaginismus is an involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the opening of the vagina. Vaginismus is also known as genito pelvic pain disorder (GPPD).

It is described as a vaginal tightness which causes discomfort, vaginal pain, pain during penetration, and can make it impossible to have intercourse. Vaginismus can also cause difficulty inserting tampons – smear tests and other investigations may also be painful.

Types of vaginismus

There are two main types of vaginismus:

  • The first type is called ‘lifelong or primary’ vaginismus: when women have pain or always had pain every-time something is inserted in the vagina
  • The second type is ‘acquired or secondary’ vaginismus when sex has not previously been painful, but then becomes difficult or impossible, and the vaginal muscles spasm at attempted penetration. Symptoms can come on unexpectedly with no obvious cause.

Vaginismus and sexual pain physiotherapy treatments, women’s health physiotherapy for vaginal spasm, vaginal pain, pain during intercourse in London

Mummy’s Physio in London is the leading physiotherapy clinic in pelvic floor and women’s health conditions such as vaginismus and sexual pain.

Our women’s health physiotherapist will be able to help you manage and improve your vaginismus symptoms with personalised treatment techniques and long-lasting results, so you can overcome the condition and get full control of your pelvic floor muscles.

Vaginismus Physio treatment and pain during sex rehabilitation in London at your home or at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Central London Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 in South London

Vaginismus Physiotherapy at home in London

We understand you might not be able to come to our practice or feel more at your ease in the comfort of your own home. This is why our women’s health physiotherapists can provide vaginismus treatments at your home, in London, via home visits or video consultations.

Vaginismus treatment at our pelvic physiotherapy clinic in Moorgate, Belgravia and Clapham

Our team of highly trained women’s health physiotherapy & osteopathy provide treatments at our practices in London:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Moorgate near Moorgate, Monument Liverpool Street: 114 London Wall, EC2M 5QA
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA

Our women’s health physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cignaregistered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For vaginismus rehabilitation in London, at the clinics or at home: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765


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Learn about vaginismus and pain during intercourse: Vaginismus symptoms & pelvic physiotherapy treatment

What are the symptoms of vaginismus?

The main symptom of vaginismus is vaginal tightness. This causes discomfort and therefore pain, which can be burning and stinging in nature.

Vaginismus causes:

  • Pain during penetration
  • impossibility to have intercourse due to tightness or pain
  • difficulty inserting tampons
  • pain during smear tests and other vaginal examinations

How vaginismus affects my life?

Vaginismus can have a big impact on women’s lives and their intimate relationships: they experience pain with sex, or are unable to have sex at all. Symptoms of vaginismus come from the body’s limbic response: the brain senses danger, often for no reason, and signals the body to brace and protect against this potential harm, tightening the vaginal muscles. This starts a vicious circle of tightening causing more pain and so on.

What can physiotherapy do to treat vaginismus?

Pelvic physiotherapists can help you manage and improve vaginismus symptoms by teaching you how to relax your vaginal muscles. The muscle spasms make the muscles of the vagina and pelvic floor shorten, often involuntarily.

Physiotherapy can help release vaginismus spasms with manual therapy techniques to mobilise the pelvic floor muscles, and teach patients to recognise when these muscles are tightening and as part of self-treatment at home ­– teaching exercises and helping with a relaxation practice.

Dilators can be very helpful in reducing the sensitivity in the vaginal area, retraining the muscles to not tighten. Your pelvic physiotherapists will help advise and guide you on choosing and using dilators.

If you have any questions about pelvic physiotherapy for vaginismus, contact our office on 0207 125 0262 or email us at info@mummysphysio.com


If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.