Our concept for pelvic floor training
The pelvic floor is one of the most important muscle groups in the female body. An intact pelvic floor musculature ensures a healthy posture, gives the internal organs in the pelvis and abdomen a firm hold, ensures the functionality of the closing muscles of the bladder and intestines, can increase sexual desire and is indispensable for general well-being.
Irrespective of age or the phase of life or situation in which a woman finds herself, problems caused by a weakness of the pelvic floor can occur. The pelvic floor can be weakened by various influences, such as pregnancy or the menopause. These and other causes of pelvic floor weakness can lead to various problems in a woman, such as stress incontinence, back pain or a disturbed sense of pleasure.
However, the unpleasant consequences of pelvic floor weakness can be prevented, alleviated or even completely eliminated. The solution is pelvic floor training!
The pelvic floor should be exercised regularly to prevent the muscles from deteriorating and thus a whole range of undesirable side effects. Even if the pelvic floor is not visible, it is possible to learn to move the muscles of the pelvic floor at will and to strengthen them in a targeted manner through training. Pelvic floor training is not only important during pregnancy, after giving birth and during the menopause – it is useful for women of all ages.
With the ELANEE pelvic floor training range, the pelvic floor muscles can be actively built up. The pelvic floor can be strengthened with a mixture of vaginally introduced (invasive) and external (non-invasive) aids. In this way you can actively prevent problems and enjoy being a woman.
Problem solving concept for a strong pelvic floor
Our products in the area of pelvic floor training offer effective pelvic floor training in four problem-solving stages: from the perception of the pelvic floor muscles, through conscious muscle control and muscle building, to stabilisation. By using the products in combination, the three layers of the pelvic floor can be gradually trained and strengthened.
Level 1: Perception of the pelvic floor muscles
The first problem-solving stage pursues the training goal of finding and consciously perceiving the pelvic floor muscles. Experience shows that knowledge of the muscle layers and their functions enables more targeted practice and training. Different muscle groups often work together to perform a targeted movement. The muscles of the pelvic floor are rarely consciously tensed and are therefore hardly noticed. In the first stage you should learn to distinguish between which muscle groups are tensed and which are the pelvic floor muscles. Our pelvic floor training aids Phase I active help you to perceive and tense (activate) the pelvic floor muscles and let you feel the individual muscles.
The pelvic floor training aids Phase I active are a medical device and an approved aid and can be prescribed by a gynaecologist or urologist on prescription. For women with stress incontinence, they are even free of extra payments
Level 2: Conscious muscle control
Once the muscle groups have been perceived and activated, it is important to consciously control the muscles, i.e. a conscious contraction of the pelvic floor muscles without the surrounding muscle groups (e.g. gluteal muscle). This is ensured by regular training with the pelvic floor training aids Phase I active. The training is based on the biofeedback principle. The intimate hydrogel can be used for easier insertion (e.g. in cases of vaginal dryness).
Level 3: Muscle building
The third stage “muscle building” is about strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through regular training. Targeted exercises can strengthen the different muscle layers of the pelvic floor, similar to dumbbell training. The reflex-like contraction of the pelvic floor muscles and the increasing increase in weight ensure effective muscle building. If training with the pelvic floor training aids Phase I active has already reached the point of successfully holding the heaviest cone, the intimate hydrogel can also be used to increase the degree of difficulty. This increases the training effect! With the pelvic floor training aids Phase I active, you train primarily the outer and middle muscle layer. The various pelvic floor exercises in the enclosed exercise programme also support the training and effectively contribute to the muscle build-up of your inner pelvic floor layer.
The pelvic floor training aid Phase II is designed for long-term follow-up training of the pelvic floor muscles. Like the pelvic floor training aid phase I, it trains primarily actively, but the outer and middle pelvic floor layer is trained by passive stimulation. This is produced by two freely oscillating balls inside the vaginal cone, which vibrate slightly with every movement. For easier insertion or removal of the training aid, the intimate hydrogel can be used.
In everyday life (e.g. in the office) the seat cushion can be used for pelvic floor training. The working principle of the seat cushion is “active sitting”. The cushion filled with air creates a slight instability in the pelvis. When trying to compensate for this instability, the entire hip musculature including the pelvic floor muscles, here especially the inner muscle layer, is stressed and thus strengthened. A positive side effect of active sitting is a healthy posture, which is based on the strengthening of the third innermost pelvic floor layer. The pelvic floor training with the seat cushion can be intensified with the enclosed exercise programme.
The Pilates ring is a simple and effective training aid for an active whole body workout to strengthen the pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles. It is also suitable for targeted strength and build-up training of the chest, shoulder, arm and leg muscles. Simply squeezing the Pilates ring with your legs already provides for the active use of the pelvic floor muscles. The training exercises in the enclosed exercise poster support the targeted build-up and strengthening of the pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles.
Level 4: Stabilisation
Like every muscle, the pelvic floor muscles also regress after some time without training. In order to stabilise the pelvic floor and permanently counteract stress incontinence, you should actively check your pelvic floor regularly using the Phase I pelvic floor training aids and start a new workout as soon as the muscles have become weaker. Further pelvic floor exercises – with or without training aids – and the recurring use of the pelvic floor training aid Phase II will ensure “stabilisation”.