What is a Vaginal Probe?
A vaginal probe, also known as a vaginal electrode probe, is a specialized medical device designed to assist in pelvic floor exercises and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. While vaginal probes can vary in shape and size, the ones we provide typically consist of two conductive rings, easily visible on the product. These conductive rings are made of silver and serve a specific purpose in facilitating muscle stimulation.
The primary function of a vaginal probe is to enhance pelvic floor exercises by delivering electrical impulses to the targeted muscles. The probe is inserted into the vagina, and the conductive rings make contact with the surrounding pelvic floor muscles. When connected to a compatible electrical stimulation device, the conductive rings deliver controlled electrical impulses, which in turn stimulate the muscles.
By using a vaginal probe during pelvic floor exercises, individuals can achieve more targeted and effective muscle contractions. The electrical stimulation helps activate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, aiding in the treatment of conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or muscle weakness resulting from childbirth, surgery, or aging.
It is crucial to note that the use of a vaginal probe for pelvic floor exercises should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional or as instructed by a qualified practitioner. They can provide appropriate guidance on the correct insertion and usage of the probe, as well as tailor the electrical stimulation settings to individual needs.
Using an Pelvic Floor Stimulator with your Vaginal Probe
Electronic pelvic toners, often referred to as pelvic floor stimulators or vaginal probes, utilize a technique called neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to effectively strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These devices employ electrical pulses to stimulate the muscles and nerve fibers within the pelvic area.
At first, the concept of applying electric pulses to your body may seem unusual or unfamiliar. However, it's important to understand that your body already utilizes electrical signals naturally. For instance, when you want to contract the bicep muscle in your arm, your brain sends an electrical signal through your nervous system to the muscle. This signal prompts the muscle to contract, and when the signal ceases, the muscle relaxes. Electronic pelvic stimulators operate in a similar manner by delivering precise electric pulses to targeted areas of the weakened pelvic muscles. This process induces muscle contractions and subsequent relaxation. Over time, the repeated contractions and relaxations work to strengthen the muscles and nerve fibers, resulting in improved muscle control, increased tone, and enhanced tightness.
It is important to note that electronic pelvic stimulators employ a stimulation-rest cycle. Following periods of stimulation, there are designated rest periods. This rest period is crucial as it allows the muscles to recover and heal without becoming excessively tight, which could otherwise lead to pelvic pain.