Can I Use MyKORI?

Who is the MyKORI Kegel exerciser suitable for?

Contra Indications & Precautions

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Contra-indications are primarily based on a common-sense approach.
• Any muscular disorder
• Bladder or vaginal infection
• Epilepsy
• Pacemaker implant (electrical stimulation only)
• Pregnancy (electrical stimulation only)
• Pelvic, bladder and urethral injuries (unless under supervisor from a health care professional).

A few people may experience and uncomfortable experience while performing pelvic floor muscle contractions, please get these symptoms checked by your doctor. Or if you are experiencing any unusual discharge or bleeding from your vagina you MUST get it checked DO NOT ignore!

This pelvic floor apparatus is for single user only.

NB: You MUST check with your Midwife to confirm that it is safe to use this product while pregnant and after giving birth.

Pelvic Floor Training In Pregnancy And Post-Partum

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you can start doing pelvic floor exercises straight away, pelvic floor exercises are perfectly safe to perform during pregnancy. A midwife once told me that a good strong pelvic floor will help with childbirth, the baby’s head will hit the pelvic floor running, the head will rotate into the birth canal and the baby’s head will engage quickly’. The exercises will lower your risk of experiencing incontinence issues after having your baby.

A strong conditioned pelvic floor has benefits for delivery and recovery after childbirth. Current exercise guidelines recommend all pregnant women to be physically active at least five times a week throughout pregnancy and to include cardiovascular and strength training exercises. Pelvic floor training is safe to perform daily is necessary for the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction during both pregnancy and after childbirth.

Perineal pain is the pain experienced between the anus and the vagina is common after childbirth.
The fear of perineal pain should not discourage women to start pelvic floor muscle training shortly after childbirth but care must be taken to perform the exercises correctly and not engage other muscles incorrectly.

It is also important that you seek professional advice for the following condition. You must rule out any underlying health conditions before beginning any new exercise regime, or have any unusual symptoms.
PLEASE see your doctor if you have symptoms of -
• SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
• PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
• MENOPAUSE

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Vaginal symptoms may include a:
• sensation of a bulge or protrusion
• Seeing or feeling a bulge from the vagina
• Pressure heaviness or lower abdominal pain/ache
• Lower urinary and gastrointestinal symptoms
• Impact daily living and quality of life
• Sexual dysfunction
You must have enough fibre in your diet, because if you suffer from constipation it adds pressure to the pelvic organs and prolapse.
The levator ani pelvic floor muscle plays a crucial role in supporting the pelvic organs. The urethra and vagina pass through this muscle, and it is here that a prolapse can occur. The interaction between the pelvic floor muscles and the supportive ligaments is critical to pelvic organ support.
It is a very common clinical condition but you do need to be seen by your doctor and referred to a physiotherapist who specialises in women’s health and pelvic floor disorders. They usually recommend pelvic floor muscle training as a conservative management of the condition before referring on to other healthcare professionals for various other interventions.

Post-Menopausal Women

Pelvic floor conditioning, massage and exercise are very effective for post-menopausal women when treating urinary incontinence and vagina prolapses. Symptoms reduce and women achieve stronger pelvic floor muscle contractions if they are performed correctly and regularly. Pelvic floor exercises are also recommended for women who have already had surgery for prolapse and urinary incontinence. Your doctor may have other solutions for post menopause symptoms of; dryness, painful intercourse, skin irritation or thinning can be combated with topical creams.

Sexual Dysfunction

Women’s sexuality and satisfaction have been neglected for years, but it still remains a subject that many feel uncomfortable discussing. There are many health benefits for a healthy sex life and intimacy both physically and mentally. For women presenting with a combination of urinary incontinence, or sexual dysfunction, painful intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, sex can become a very emotional and physical problem.
There are numerous research articles that discuss the importance of touch and intimacy for biochemical reactions within our body. Massage is also known to increase various hormone levels including oxytocin and serotonin but their effect on sexual dysfunction is still not fully understood. Vaginal massage and pelvic floor exercises will help us to relax and contract muscles around our intimate areas. A healthy conditioned pelvic floor will also help us regain our enjoyment for sex, increase our sexual satisfaction and enjoy stronger orgasms.
The physical benefits of massage, the feel good and therapeutic factors of massage can only have a positive effect to enhance our sexual health.

Sexual dysfunction and painful intercourse are very complex problems. There are so many systems within the body that need to be in balance; hormones, vascular, muscular, fascia and the immune system must be a consideration before we even discuss the emotional side-effects or the impact of other underlying chronic medical conditions.

Those of us who experience urinary incontinence and any variation of sexual dysfunction including reduced enjoyment of sex usually struggle with self-image. Or we may feel embarrassed, self-conscious and worried about the pads we use, and may even have a fear of smelling of urine.

The vaginal fascia and muscle may be congested and have become deprived of a good flow of blood and oxygen to the vaginal connective tissue. The massaging effect of nodules increases with increased blood circulation and tissue oxygenation. Use My KORI for regular vaginal massage to improve muscle strength, balance hormone levels, reduce tension in the pelvis and increase tissue hydration. Your pelvic floor muscle resistance training regime can still continue alongside the massage.

I’m afraid to tell you lady’s but sexual dysfunction is correlated with age and the tone of our pelvic floor muscles, so as long as we are performing our pelvic floor exercises we will make progress and restore some level of function.

There is no reason why you can’t get the men in your life doing their pelvic floor exercises with you, they will benefit too. Strengthening and training their pelvic floor muscles can help men reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. 1in 9 men over the age of 40 experience some form of pelvic dysfunction.

You never know lady’s it may help with that sustainable erection you dream of!

70% of women don’t do pelvic floor exercises properly, or often enough!