What is it
Neen Aquaflex Pelvic Floor Exercise System is the simple and effective way to strengthen pelvic floor muscles to help restore bladder control, improve general pelvic health and improve sexual response and satisfaction.
Pelvic Floor Exercise System consists of two vaginal cones and a set of weights. Inserted like a tampon, the Aquaflex cone causes the pelvic floor muscles to automatically contract around it. It is this reflex action that tones the muscles. Aquaflex has been specially designed to help women who accidentally leak urine when they laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. This condition is known medically as stress incontinence, but other terms include having a ‘weak pelvic floor’ or having ‘poor bladder control’.
Stress incontinence a common condition experienced by one in three women. It’s brought about by an overall weakness in the pelvic floor. The most obvious cause is pregnancy and childbirth but there are other factors to be taken into account. The menopause and the general ageing process can also play a part in weakening muscles, and there can also be an inherited family tendency towards a weak pelvic floor. That’s why specialists recommend that all women should regularly exercise their pelvic floor muscles.
Simple and effective – if used daily you can expect results in just 12 weeks
Convenient – takes just 20 minutes a day
Use Aquaflex, to prevent or help cure stress incontinence:
If you’ve not yet been affected, you could use Aquaflex, as a preventative measure, to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles in preparation for pregnancy, or as part of an overall fitness programme.
All the effort you put in now will be rewarded later, when you’re pregnant or in later life, reducing the likelihood of experiencing stress incontinence.
If you’ve already noticed that you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, run, dance or exercise, start using Aquaflex, today and within 12 weeks this problem should be a thing of the past! Your muscle tone will be restored and you’ll enjoy the results – greater bladder control and more self-confidence.
Insert the starter cone (the larger of the two cones), without adding any weights. Stand up, and use your pelvic floor muscles to try to hold the empty cone in your vagina. If you can retain the cone with no effort, you can now start adding weights. If you can’t do this, lie down with knees bent and feet flat on the surface you’re lying on. Then tighten your pelvic floor muscles whilst gently pulling on the cord as if trying to pull the cone out.
Tighten the muscles ten times, then stand up again and try to hold the cone in place. If it still doesn’t stay in place, repeat the exercise the following morning. If you are still unable to do this, consult your doctor, who should be able to put you in touch with a specialist women’s health physiotherapist who will be able to help you.
If it requires some effort to retain the empty cone shell, this is the starting point for using your AQUAFLEX® Pelvic Floor Exercise System. You can start adding weights as you feel your muscles getting stronger.
If the empty cone stays in place while in the standing position, gently pull the cone out by the cord and start adding weights until you find it an effort to keep the cone in place. Then you will have found the ideal weight to use for starting your exercises.
Once you’ve established your starting weight, you should aim to increase the time you are able to keep the cone in place. Try for up to 20 minutes a day.
When the cone is in place it will cause your pelvic floor muscles to contract automatically around the cone. It is this reflex action that is exercising and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. So when you’re using the cones, you don’t have to do the ‘squeeze and lift’ action you did when exercising the pelvic floor without the use of cones. When you can easily keep the cone in place, start to increase the weights in the cone. When you can retain the large cone with all the weights in place, it’s time to progress to the smaller cone. Once again, start with an empty cone and gradually add increasingly heavier weights.
To achieve the best results in the shortest time, it’s a good idea to use AQUAFLEX® every day for the first eight to twelve weeks. If you can’t exercise daily, obviously it will take longer for you to reach your goal.
Many women find that they can’t manage to hold all the weights. If this happens to you, there’s no need for concern. As with any form of exercise, it’s important that you make slow and sure progress within limits that are suitable for you personally.