Before using Saforelle PELVI’TONIC with KEGEL exercises, it’s important to know where your perineum is and be aware of your pelvic muscles so that you can do your contraction exercises properly, as part of your home-based perineal rehabilitation.
> Tone up your perineum by placing your finger approximately 2cm inside your vagina, on the internal wall, while contracting your anus from bottom to top: you should be able to feel the contraction of your pelvic muscles. Do not contract your buttocks, abdominals or thighs.
> Don’t hesitate to place a hand on your stomach to stop you contracting your abdominals.
Once you have mastered contracting your pelvic muscles, you can insert the Saforelle PELVI’TONIC device and begin toning up your perineum with Kegel exercises.
Follow these 3 exercises to tone up your perineum:
> Standing up, contract your perineum for 10 seconds, relax for 20 seconds, then contract again. Do a series of 10 contractions.
> Lie down on your back, your arms parallel to your body, legs folded and feet on the floor so that your back is right against the floor. If necessary, place a cushion under your lower back.
> Contract your perineum for 10 seconds, relax for 20 seconds, then contract again. Do a series of 10 contractions.
Alternative: this exercise can be done while lifting your buttocks off the floor, keeping the upper back and feet resting against the floor.
> Resume the position of exercise 2.
> Take a deep breath then slowly exhale while contracting your perineum.
> Hold your breath, holding in your stomach and puffing out your chest. Hold for 10 seconds then relax for 20 seconds. Do a series of 10 contractions. To be effective, it’s important to hold the contraction for 10 seconds. If you can’t manage it, start with a 2-second contraction then increase gradually. The contraction time must be half the rest time (or 20 seconds rest for a contraction of 10 seconds).
This intravaginal medical device (PELVI’TONIC) is a regulated health product that, under this legislation, bears the EC marking, is manufactured by ECAREYOU Innovation SL. and distributed by IPRAD PHARMA. Before use, read the instructions in the user information leaflet carefully.