MyKORI is designed for vaginal massage
What is Vaginal Massage & Do I Need It?
Massage treatments have been around for centuries, and science can validate some of the physiological changes and healing benefits that it provides. Thiele massage techniques are stroking, sweeping movements to the pelvic floor muscles and fascia for transvaginal massage. They are usually performed by specialist healthcare professional but with My KORI we can now massage in the privacy of your own home.
Pelvic floor muscles and the sphincter's sensory and proprioception mechanisms are paramount for quality pelvic floor contractions. Because of a woman’s pelvic floor is designed for childbirth there is a gender and physical differences, women have weaker pelvic floor proprioception awareness than men, (Proprioception - The ability to sense stimuli arising within the body). This is one of the reasons why we have to work harder to maintain a conditioned functional pelvic floor.
The unique shape of this pelvic floor apparatus and its nodules increases mechanoreceptor input to keep the brain informed and pressure mechanoreceptor feedback to improve voluntary muscle control. They provide an increased textured surface area to improve sensory date for the brain to decode and re-program and engage the pelvic floor.
The nodules are designed to provide a brief mechanical stretch to the vaginal connective tissue to stimulate the fascial system and muscles of the vagina.
Mechanoreceptors within the tissue are stimulated to initiate natural bio-chemical and neurophysiological responses that will increase the body’s self-regulating physiological reactions which in turn will reduce vaginal tension, repair, hydrate and oxygenate the affected tissue.
Reduce Vaginal Tension, Repair, Hydrate & Oxygenate
Patients with Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm, chronic pelvic and abdominal myofascial pain respond well to massage. With a little practice I’m sure you will perfect these basic self-massage techniques.
• Effective and comfortable massage
• Reduce connective tissue densities faster and quicker
• Reduce pain, promotes healing
• Increased tissue hydration
• Relieves fascial tension
• Reduces chronic pelvic pain
• Stimulates blood flow and increases lymphatic drainage.
• Increases sensory stimulation and proprioception
• Desensitise sensitive areas
Do Vaginal Massage at Least Weekly!
This pelvic floor apparatus is designed for vaginal massage. Massage treatments have been around for centuries, and science can validate some of the physiological changes and healing benefits that it provides. Thiele massage techniques are stroking, sweeping movements to the pelvic floor muscles and fascia for transvaginal massage. They are usually performed by specialist healthcare professional but with this apparatus we can now massage in the privacy of your own home.
Pelvic floor of massage was originally mentioned by Thiele in 1937 for treating ‘coccygodynia’ pain and high tone muscle of the pelvic floor, since then his strategy for treating the pelvic floor has been named after him. Today this pelvic floor therapy is still safe and very effective for treating coccydynia and post-coccygectomy pain amongst many other pelvic dysfunction symptoms.
Improve Irritative Bladder Symptoms
Thiele massage also appears to be very useful for improving irritative bladder symptoms in patients with deep muscular fascia restrictions, interstitial cystitis and high-tone pelvic floor dysfunction by reducing the tension in the pelvic floor muscles and fascia system. The Fascial dysfunction and tissue restriction that causes myofascial pain do not show up on x-rays and scans but by massaging, the fascia will reform and restructure itself after the massage.
The pelvic floor rejuvenator is suitable to use for adapted Thiele massage techniques; it is inserted vertically into the vagina after applying water-based vaginal lubricant to apparatus and locally to the entrance of the vagina. Once inserted use the ball-shaped handle to rotate first clockwise then anti-clockwise to perform this method of massage. It is advisable to try this method at various depths, to locate the areas of pain and tension within the vaginal tissue, try massaging for approximately 5 minutes.
If you identify areas within your vagina that when massaged, stimulated or slight pressure is applied they reproduce symptoms that you have been experiencing, (for example burning, or urgency, or radiating or distant referred pain) try massaging the areas gentle with localised massage for 10 to 15 seconds by simply moving the apparatus in and out of the vagina.
The Sciencce Behind Vaginal Massage
We are only just beginning to understand the vital importance of the fascial system and its role in the normal functioning of many of our body’s systems. The Fascial system has been defined as a whole body web, a network that encompasses and surrounds all organs, muscles, bones and nerve fibres from the top of our head to the tips of our toes. It also provides a functional structure for support for movement. It is a packing material that every structure and cell is embedded in providing an environment that enables all body systems to operate and communicate in an integral manner and regulate homeostasis.
There are now many research studies that investigate the role of fascia in musculoskeletal pain and restricted movement patterns and the impact that it has on restricted movement and how fascia congestion affects all our body functions.
All Fascia is made up of three main elements, collagen of which there are twelve different types in the body (depending on where in the body they are situated), elastin, and the extracellular matrix. The ground substance within the extracellular matrix is a gel like substance that if it becomes dehydrated, restricted and congested it will hinder cellular activity. The cells that are embedded in the fascia collapse and then the mitochondria within the cell cannot convert the oxygen they need into ATP for cellular energy and cellular activity.
Fascia can become congested through sustained poor postural habits, repetitive restricted movement patterns and poor tissue hydration. The dehydrated cells collapse and the bi-products from cellular reactions accumulate to cause inflammation to add to the fascial constriction, pain, reduce movement patterns and all this has a negative impact on multiple homeostatic systems and pH within the body.
Increased whole body movements and localised pressure and shear movements performed on the fascia, (from the nodules effect on the pelvic floor) can assist rehydration of the ground substance. This, in turn, unblocks the lymphatic and endocrine systems and lubricates the fascial increasing its ability to move and function. The gel-like properties of the ground substance is considered thixotropic, which means that it can liquefy when agitated and return to a gel state as it stands, and become more viscous through lack of movement. It is the Hyaluronic acid component of the ground substance which contributes significantly to fluid dynamics, cell proliferation, communication and migration in the constantly changing environment of the tissue matrix. The interstitium (inter and intra tissue spaces), the pre-lymphatic connective tissue and the extracellular matrix support the fluid dynamics of the fascia, helping to rehydrate and support all cellular activity, organs, and whole-body systems.
The combination of massage and exercises will relax and tone the complex network of fascia and muscle to relieve common issues that manifest within the pelvis. The nodules on this pelvic floor apparatus provide a brief mechanical stretch to the soft tissue of the vagina affecting the fascial and extracellular matrix by increasing localised tissue and cell oxygenation for ATP production, increasing blood flow to clear metabolic by-products, and increase cellular activity in the extracellular matrix turning the stimuli into biochemical and neurophysiological responses increasing lymphatic and endocrine function.
‘Short-tight pelvic floor fascia’, is now generally accepted as a key component for symptoms of chronic pelvic pain rather than weak hypotonic pelvic floor muscles.