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The Importance Of Maintaining Your Pelvic Floor Health
The UK trails behind other parts of Europe where the subject of Pelvic Floor Health is discussed much more openly. In France, for instance, there's a much higher recognition of the importance of maintaining this and very positive steps are taken to monitor a woman's Pelvic Floor Muscles during and after pregnancy. In the UK it is on the agenda of every Maternity Unit where Kegel Exercises are explained, demonstrated and sometimes even practiced. But typically it ends there.
Urinary Incontinence is a significant issue in the UK, typically experienced amongst women in their later years, typically caused in their earlier years - the major contributory cause being the stresses and strains of Childbirth.
By taking care of these important muscles leading up to and perhaps more importantly after childbirth you can greatly reduce the possibility of you suffering embarrassing problems later in life.
The most effective way of restoring and maintaining you're your muscle form is regular exercise, which is where Kegel Exercises come into play. In theory they're easy enough to do and no-one challenges their effectiveness. The problem is Kegel Exercises need to targeted to the correct muscles otherwise you risk a lot of time and effort for little gain.
The best way of ensuring that your Kegel Exercises are being done accurately is to use EMS - Electrical Muscle Stimulation but it's very important that you use a device specifically designed for exercising the Pelvic Floor.
These machines are similar in appearance to and often confused with a Tens Machine. However they are very different as one is designed to manage pain whereas an EMS is designed to exercise your muscles. They accurately target the correct muscles by using a self-positioning Vaginal Probe which acts as an electrode to transmit tiny electrical signals directly on to the correct muscles.
Using a Pelvic Floor Stimulator is easy and not unpleasant. You feel a light tingling sensation and you muscles will contract and relax in patterns determined by your Muscle Toning Machine. All muscles are very complex in nature and the electronic programs to exercise them correctly are very precise. It's important, therefore, to use a good quality stimulator. Ideally one designed for professional use.
As with any muscle toning project the effects of your Pelvic Toner won't be seen immediately. However improvement should be noticed after 2 or 3 weeks of regular use and the full effects after maybe 6 to 8 weeks.