What are Kegels, and How Do they Reduce Bladder Leakage in Women?

If you experience bladder leakage when you sneeze, cough, or laugh, you may be looking for pelvic health solutions in Toronto. Sudden minor bladder leakage can often be caused by weak pelvic floor muscles.

Your pelvic floor is a bowl-shaped muscle located between your tailbone (coccyx) and pubic bone within your pelvis. These are the muscles you use to stop your pee flow mid-stream when you are sitting on the toilet. They also support your bowel, bladder, rectum, uterus and vagina.

The muscles can become weakened due to pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, aging, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing, or possibly being overweight.

In many cases, your doctor or health care provider may recommend Kegel exercises (or Kegels) to strengthen your pelvic floor. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles help you control the flow of your urine, and prevent accidental bladder leakage.

So, What Exactly are Kegels?

Kegel exercises are also known as pelvic floor exercises. They are a targeted exercise specifically designed to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

There are many physiotherapists, yoga studios, and even gyms that offer Kegel exercises as pelvic health solutions in Toronto. 

You can do Kegel exercises just about anytime and in almost any position (sitting, standing, or even lying down). If you’re just starting, it may be easiest to lie down while you are doing your Kegels.

How Do You Do a Kegel?

The first step is to find your pelvic floor muscles. They’re the same muscles you use if you were trying to prevent yourself from passing gas. A good way to test is to try to stop your urine flow while you are on the toilet. Those muscles you’re squeezing? That’s the pelvic floor.

They’re difficult to find, though, especially since you can’t see them. If you’re visibly moving, then you are not using the right muscles.

Once you’ve found the right muscles:

  • Squeeze your pelvic floor muscles without contracting your buttocks or abdomen.
  • Relax when you squeeze, and keep your legs apart.
  • Pull in and hold your Kegel for 3 seconds, then relax for 3 seconds.
  • Try to do more as you get stronger, and hold the Kegel longer.

Harvard Health as a good step-by-step guide on how to do a Kegel exercise. Unfortunately, It can be very difficult to do Kegels correctly, and many women – and men! – find them inconvenient and cumbersome.

What If You Could Do 11,800 Kegels, In Just 28 Minutes?

At Venus Wave Therapy, our Venus Wave Therapy uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate the pelvic floor, performing the equivalent of almost 12,000 kegels in just 28 minutes!

All this while sitting comfortably in a chair, fully-clothed, reading a book, browsing the web, or watching TV.

We believe Venus Wave Therapy offers one of the best pelvic health solutions in Toronto. Our cutting-edge pelvic chair delivers HIEFM wave therapy that targets the supra-maximal muscles with powerful and safe electrical currents, contracting the muscles. When these muscles are contracted fast enough, they force the pelvic floor muscles to contract – much like they do during strenuous exercise!

All you’ll feel is a little tingling and small twitches as your muscles respond to the intense electromagnetic stimulation by changing their structure.

The process stimulates a deep-tissue restructuring that begins to metabolically increase and strengthen your pelvic floor muscle. With high repetitions you get enhanced strength, increased endurance, and overall re-education of the pelvic floor.

In fact, these highly-repetitive patterns and contractions cannot be achieved by Kegel exercises you do yourself! 

Get Started on Your New Life with Venus Wave Therapy Pelvic Health Solutions in Toronto

Venus Wave Therapy Toronto provides the safest and most effective bladder leakage treatment option for women with urinary incontinence, pelvic floor weakness, and even sexual dysfunction. Multiple studies have shown that HIFEM treatment significantly improves quality of life for both women and men experiencing bladder control and incontinence issues.

If uncontrolled urination affects your daily life, reach out to a Venus Wave Therapy consultant for a no-charge consultation. Many women who try our Venus Wave Treatment experience significant improvements after just their first session…and see improving with each subsequent visit.

Our treatment is safe, drug-free, non-invasive, and approved by Health Canada. Contact Venus Wave Therapy for effective pelvic health solutions in Toronto!Venus Wave Therapy is on Instagram – follow us!

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