SHA Wellness Clinic (Alicante, Spain) recently debuted its new Sexual Health Unit, which provides a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to all the issues—physiological, hormonal, emotional, or psychological—that may hinder a full and satisfying sex life in a healthy body. At SHA Spain, guests can now undergo an initial consultation with Cinthya Molina, head of the unit, for an assessment and thoughtful diagnosis, including referrals to other prestigious specialists in related medical fields. From bioidentical hormone supplementation to treat menopausal symptoms to regenerative medicine for stem-cell therapies to specialized pelvic floor physiotherapy sessions using electromagnetic energy, SHA is at the forefront of how sexual wellness intersects with overall wellbeing. Here, Molina reveals how the unit came about and how it’s changing how people view sexual wellness.
What prompted the introduction of the new Sexual Health Unit?
At SHA, we believe that there are no age limits for enjoying a full life, and that includes sexual health. The World Health Organization has defined health as the state of mental, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and sexual wellness in all areas of human activity. In this moment in time, there is a collective opportunity to do away with the stigma that often comes with talking about sexual health and the shame often associated with questions on the topic.
The goal of the Sexual Health Unit at SHA is to talk, understand, and resolve difficulties related to anything sexual our guests might be experiencing, such as problems, concerns, doubts, or needs that one may have or experience, but always with a positive focus. The journey of this unit begins with a sexual health consultation in which our team of experts and specialists will assess and guide guests, offering personalized solutions and treatments to attain the desired personal health goal. Within this unit, guests will find support on topics ranging from gynecology, urology, sexology, physiotherapy, pelvic floor support, hormone replacement therapy, and others.
What role does sexual wellness have in overall wellbeing?
The benefits we experience when we improve our sexual health are both physical and psychological. They can include better hormonal health, which leads to enhanced energy, improvement in menopause-related symptoms, such as hot flashes, sleep problems, and more. And let´s not forget that better sexual satisfaction in our relationships can positively impact our emotional health.
On an emotional level, our expectations, previous traumas, relationship with ourselves, and our self-confidence significantly changes our sexual relations and our wellbeing in the sexual sphere. That is why we must treat ourselves with care and respect when we refer to these issues and to put ourselves in the hands of professional experts to understand where the issue arises, so we can address it in the best way.
Finally, what are some of the most common issues that would draw spa-goers to seek help from the unit?
The most common reasons men choose to come for a consultation pertain to sexual health, such as erectile disfunction, performance anxiety, low libido, and urinary incontinence. For women, it’s hormonal imbalances, pre-menopausal symptoms, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, low libido, and urinary incontinence.