Childbirth weakens pelvic floor muscles in women. When pelvic floor muscles and ligaments are weakened, women can experience unpleasant symptoms such as pelvic pain, pressure, bladder and bowel problems, and pain during sex. Strangely, there are all kinds of treatments for “female issues”. For example,
Gwyneth Paltrow may have made a career out of weird ideas such as vaginal steaming and vagina jade rocks, but for the record, there are much better (scientific) ways to strengthen the pelvic floor.
FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION CAN IMPROVE STRENGTH AND TONE OF KEGEL MUSCLES
Using magnetic fields to stimulate muscles, FMS actually improves the symptoms of pelvic floor problems. Producing rapid changes of magnetic field intensity to induce an electrical current in neurons which leads to a complete muscular contraction, FMS has been widely used to assist in rehabilitation of medical conditions to prevent muscle atrophy. Aesthetically, FMS is now being used to exercise the abdominals, shape up the gluteals, and also tighten pelvic floor muscles.
WHY IT IS HARD TO PERFORM KEGEL EXERCISES
It’s hard to teach someone how to perform kegel exercises. Some of the best advice would be to pretend you are passing gas, and for women, to imagine they are tightening the vagina around a tampon.
For one, pelvic floor muscles are tough to isolate, and people end up contracting the wrong muscles instead. Other options, such as electrical stimulation require skin contact (by inserting an electrode inside the vagina or rectum) and are probably best left buried and alone. Magnetic muscle stimulation is incredibly simple because it does not require skin contact and can be applied over clothes! All it involves is sitting in a chair which sends magnetic pulses into the body.
In short, FMS could be a really good way to improve the tone of your pelvic floor muscles, without actually having to bother to really exercise them. And in the least, you now know you never have try a vagina jade eggs.