What is Aquaflex?
Aquaflex is a clinically proven* pelvic floor exercise system consisting of two empty vaginal cones with a set of weights that can be added to the cones.
This system has been specially designed to help women who accidentally leak urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising. This condition is medically known as stress incontinence, but can also be known as a ‘weak bladder’.
70% of cases of stress incontinence can be improved or cured using weighted vaginal cones, such as Aquaflex, for just 20 minutes a day for 12 weeks.
Aquaflex Cones are discreet, with the largest similar in size to a super tampon. The cones can be taken apart to allow weights to be inserted. As your pelvic floor becomes stronger you will progress from using the larger cone without weights to the smaller cone with the maximum weights.
Who can Aquaflex help?
Women who suffer with the symptoms of stress incontinence
Women who want to tone their pelvic floor as a general health measure and who want to reduce the likelihood of stress incontinence or poor bladder control in later life
Women who wish to prepare their pelvic floor for pregnancy (Aquaflex Cones should not be used during pregnancy)
Women who want to get their pelvic floor back into shape after having a baby (it may be best to wait until you’ve been given the all clear at your postnatal check before you start using Aquaflex)
Aquaflex can be used at any time during the day to fit in with your schedule. It’s worth bearing in mind thought that as the days wears on, your muscles will become tired. So, if you exercise in the evening, you may not be able to hold as many weights or to exercise for as long as usual.
* of 30 women who completed one month of the exercises 70% found that they were improved or cured and 90% found it an acceptable method of treatment. Study entitled ‘Vaginal cones:, a conservative method of treating genuine stress incontinence’, A. B. Peattie, S. Plevnic, Sl.L Stanton, British Jounral of Obsterics and
Aquaflex® is a clinically proven product comprising of weighted cones - one of the most widely used Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Systems in the UK.
Aquaflex® has been specially designed to help women who accidentally leak urine when they laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. This condition is medically known as stress incontinence.
70% of cases of stress incontinence can be cured or improved by using weighted vaginal cones, such as Aquaflex®, for just 20 minutes a day for 12 weeks.
Aquaflex® cones are very discreet, the largest is similar in size to a super tampon. The vaginal cones can be taken apart to allow vaginal weights to be inserted. As your pelvic floor strengthens you will progress from using the larger cone without vaginal weights to the smaller cone with the maximum weight. The stronger your pelvic floor the easier you will find it to use the smallest, heaviest cone.
When an Aquaflex® cone is inserted into the vagina, the pelvic floor muscles automatically contract around the cone giving immediate identification of the correct muscles. It may sometimes be necessary to put some voluntary effort in to retain the cone. It is this reflex action that exercises and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles.
Aquaflex® is easy to use and only needs to be used for up to 20 minutes once a day or until the muscles are tired. An exercise routine using Aquaflex® can be easily established. While using Aquaflex®, you can continue with your everyday activities as you gradually build your pelvic floor muscles.
How Aquaflex® can help
70% of cases of stress incontinence can be cured or improved by using weighted vaginal weights. Aquaflex® is a safe, natural solution allowing the woman to take control.
Once inserted correctly, the cones automatically isolate and work the correct muscles to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Aquaflex® is convenient easy to use and effective. If used daily for 20 minutes good results can be expected in just 12 weeks.
Using Aquaflex® can be easily fitted into your daily routine.
Aquaflex® is clinically proven.
When to use
Time of life
Even if you have never experienced stress incontinence, you could use Aquaflex® as a preventative measure, to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles in preparation for pregnancy, or as part of an overall fitness programme.
After the strain of carrying a baby for nine months, and the rigours of giving birth, it is not surprising that some mums will be left with a weakened pelvic floor muscles and poor control over their bladder.
Aquaflex® can be used to cure or improve the symptoms of stress incontinence.
Time of day
Aquaflex® can be used at any time to fit in with your schedule. It's worth bearing in mind though, that as the day wears on, your muscles will become tired. So, if you exercise in the evening, you may not be able to hold as many weights or to exercise for as long as usual.
A quick summary of how to use Aquaflex®
First of all, take the larger cone (without any vaginal weights) and hold it at the point where it joins the cord.
Push it gently into your vagina with only the cord remaining on the outside. If the cone pushes down onto your finger, you are probably using your abdominal muscles instead of your pelvic floor muscles.
Tighten your pelvic floor muscles whilst gently pulling on the cord to ensure that the cone is correctly positioned. If you are using the correct muscles, the cone should pull away from your fingers as it is drawn into the vagina.
Once you've identified the pelvic floor muscles, stand up and use your muscles to try to hold the cone in place. If you can retain the empty cone with no effort you should start to add weights until you feel it's an effort to retain the cone. If it requires some effort to retain the empty cone, this is your starting point for using the Aquaflex® pelvic floor exercise system.
Once your starting weight is established, you should aim to increase the time you are able to keep the cone in place. Try for a maximum of 20 minutes a day.
Try to hold the cone in place as you gently walk around. This makes the pelvic floor muscles work harder.
If you can retain the larger cone with all of the weights, it's time to move to the smaller cone. Again start with the empty cone and build up the weights as your muscles grow stronger.
To achieve the best results in the shortest time, it's a good idea to use Aquaflex® every day for the first eight to twelve weeks.
Do – wash your hands before using Aquaflex vaginal weights, and thoroughly clean the cones and weights every time you use them.
Do – seek professional advice if you have any difficulties using Aquaflex®.
Do – use your Aquaflex® regularly. As will all exercise, the best results are achieved and maintained by constant training.
Don’t – be surprised if you have to reduce the weight of your cone when exercising in the evening. Your muscles will tire as the day progresses.
Don’t – expect to feel an immediate improvement. Muscle training takes time and the benefits may not be felt for several weeks. If you feel there’s no improvement after 12 weeks, you should seek professional advice.
This product is for single patient use only.
Don’t use the vaginal weights under the following circumstances:
* During or just after intercourse
* Whilst using a vaginal diaphragm or cap
* During pregnancy
* If you have had a prolapse
* When you have a period
* If you have a vaginal infection