Why do I Need to use a Probe?
Electrical stimulation is regularly used to strengthen the nerves and muscles within your pelvic floor. This stimulation can either be internal or external depending on your symptoms. External stimulation involves placing electrode pads on your lower back or ankle to stimulate the nerves which relax your bladder. External stimulation is particularly recommended if you suffer from bladder symptoms such as an overactive bladder and/or urge incontinence.
Internal stimulation involves inserting a small probe into the vagina or back passage (anus). An electric current runs through the probe which, in turn, causes the pelvic floor muscles to contract and strengthen. This process is not painful, rather you should just feel a tingling, knocking, or slight tugging sensation followed by a rest phase. Internal stimulation is a great way of discovering your pelvic floor muscles and how the contractions feel, so that you can gradually learn how tight you can actually contract your pelvic floor muscles - more than you probably thought!
What are the Benefits of using a Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe?
Conductivity – Gold is a much better conductor than silver, so you’ll feel far stronger and more effective stimulation pulses.
Nickel allergy - 10% of the population suffer from a nickel allergy, so we wanted to ensure we could cater to everyone. Our gold probes are made using a gold-plated nickel-free process ensuring they are suitable for those with nickel allergies.
Lightweight – Heavy probes are prone to slip and fall out of place during exercise. But Kegel8’s Glide Gold Probe has been designed to be lightweight, reducing the risk of slippage.
Prolapse safe – With no hollows, that can tug and snag causing discomfort, the Glide Gold Probe maintains a width that will provide effective contact with your pelvic floor muscles. Even better, the scoop design actually offers support to your prolapse whilst you exercise, making it the perfect accompanying probe to the Kegel8 Ultra 20 which has clinically proven programmes to treat prolapse.
Seated use – You can get even better results with seated pelvic floor exercises when using the Glide Gold Probe as it has been designed so that there is no protruding stem! thought!
Learn more about how the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe works in the video below:
What if the Glide Gold Probe is not comfortable for me?
Using a water-based lubricant can really help to improve your experience when using a vaginal probe. However, if you continue to struggle to insert the Glide Gold Probe, or if you find it very uncomfortable, you may consider trying a smaller one.
The Kegel8 Gold Comfort Probe has numerous benefits that mirror those of the Glide Gold Probe, but the Comfort probe is smaller in size. This probe has been designed as one of Kegel8’s most comfortable probes, whilst maintaining maximum conductivity through the two gold-plated electrodes.
Top Tips to Care for Your Probe
To help extend the life of your probe and the lead wires, Kegel8 advise that when unplugging them, you pull from the head of the connector and not from the wire cable, as this can damage the inside of the wire.
The best way to avoid damaging the cable is to only remove the wires when you are changing probes.
The Kegel8 probes are used in conjunction with an electronic pelvic toner. The best selling Kegel8 electronic toner in the UK is the Ultra 20. Check it out here.
Original article: Kegel8 Website