How much time do you spend in the gym each week? Most women see the value in training their body to tone abs, thighs, glutes, and arms. However, few women ever think about training their vagina.
Childbirth and Your Pelvic Floor
There are a bunch of reasons why you need to think about training your vagina muscles and pelvic floor. If you recently had a child, then the chances are your pelvic floor is a mess right now. Many women decide to get C-section births to avoid damage to the vagina caused by natural childbirth.
However, during the C-section, the physician cuts deep into the pelvic floor muscles to gain access to the womb. After locating the child, they quite literally rip the baby from the womb, leaving your pelvic floor in extreme distress.
As a result of the damage, many women start to experience issues with their pelvic floor. They might find that they develop symptoms of incontinence.
Urinary incontinence occurs when the bladder shifts due to a lack of support from the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor is the group of ligaments and muscles holding together your uterus, bladder, and surrounding organs.
The pelvic floor damage makes the bladder shift, and you start to experience leaking of urine. This leaking may occur suddenly on your way to the toilet, and you’ll find you can’t hold your pee. Incontinence is an embarrassing and frustrating condition to live with, especially at work and social events.
How Do You Strengthen the Pelvic Floor?
Learning how to strengthen vaginal muscles starts with training the pelvic floor. Relax, even if you’re getting terrible incontinence symptoms and feel like you’re never going to get back to your old self, there is hope for your recovery.
In this post, we’ll look at a workout you can use to get your pelvic floor back in shape. We’ll also look at what you can do to tighten your vagina for better sex.
Keep up with your Kegels
Dr. Arnold Kegel invented Kegel exercises back in the 1940s. At the time, we’re sure that he didn’t realize the massive impact these exercises would have on female health. However, some 80-years later, Kegels are the most popular means of training the pelvic floor.
Start your vaginal workout with Kegels and use it as the base of your recovery therapy. To complete Kegels, you need to locate the pelvic floor. To do this, you need to establish a “mind-muscle” connection. Start by closing your eyes and try to squeeze the muscles you would usually use to stop the flow of urine in mid-stream.
It might take you a few tries until you get it right, but that’s okay. After you think you have control of the muscles, squeeze them as tight as you can. At the height of the squeeze, pull the muscles up towards your belly button.
Hold the squeeze for three to five seconds at the top of the movement, and release. Complete this exercise for 10 to 12-repetitions. For the first week, do the exercises every other day. In the second week, you should have enough strength to do your Kegels every day. When it starts to get easy, add in another set, and then a second training session at some stage of the day.
Kegels will do wonders to help you control your symptoms of urinary incontinence. The exercise helps rebuild strength in the pelvic floor while allowing you to better control the muscle, ligaments, and tissues in your vagina and pelvis.
Try a Toy
When most women see that line, they imagine a toy like a vibrator. That’s not a bad choice, but we have something different in mind. We manufacture specific devices designed to help you improve the strength of your pelvic floor.
These vaginal rejuvenation devices help rebuild the tissues in the vaginal walls and the pelvis, making them the ideal for post-partum women that endured natural childbirth. Our devices are a solid choice for your vaginal workout.
These devices work through emitting red light through LEDs. This red light penetrates the tissues inside the vaginal wall and pelvic floor, promoting the repair and rejuvenation of the tissues and muscles.
Our MyElleVibe device features an ergonomic design. The comfortable fit doesn’t hurt during the therapy. To get the most out of these therapy devices, you use them for 12-minutes every other day.
Post-menopausal women and post-partum women need to boost collagen levels to heal the pelvic floor or stop the onset of vaginal atrophy in their senior years. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and it’s a building block for muscles and ligaments.
The red light helps to promote collagen production in the pelvic floor and vagina, restoring your sexual health. We recommend using a red light device and combine it with your Kegel training for the best results.
The MyElleVibe features vibrating modes that help to stimulate tissue repair during the red light treatment. These devices are not cheap, but the therapeutic effect on your vagina and your sex life is priceless.
Don’t Overdo the Training
At the beginning of your training, it’s easy to overdo things. You might think that you can fast-track your recovery by doing Kegels multiple times a day and combining that with daily light therapy. However, just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should do it.
Overtraining your vagina and pelvic floor at the beginning of your treatment could end with your doing yourself further injury. It’s a better idea to take your therapy step-by-step, allowing your body to adjust to the changes day-by-day. Doing too much too soon will only end up setting you back in your progress.
Start slowly and build into your training over a three to four week period. We recommend you avoid using the light device and doing your Kegels during your period. Remember, recovery from your training is vital to your continued progress moving forward.