We recommend you watch the instructional DVD provided with your Kegelmaster before your first use. Besides offering instructions, this DVD will explain how to use this device to help your urinary incontinence. Like with some of the other reusable incontinence products, please make sure you wash the unit in soapy water before using it for the first time.
Easy Steps to Using The Kegelmaster:
- Ensure you have an empty bladder.
- Open the Kegelmaster and place one of the springs onto the first post. Ensure the spring is fitted completely over the post. The other end of this spring then needs to be placed onto the corresponding post on the other half of the unit. You may have to half-close the unit in order to achieve this.
- Close the Kegelmaster with your hand and screw the knob all the way to the bottom without over-tightening it.
- Lay down on your back using a pillow to support your head and bend your knees. Keep your feet about 2 feet (60cm) apart and flat. We don’t recommend using half-sitting positions when doing your exercises.
- Use a water-soluble lubricant such as Sylk. Use this lubricant on the ‘head’ of the unit and your vaginal area.
- Insert the Kegelmaster into your vaginal opening with the knob facing upwards until it is comfortably positioned. It will feel much smaller and almost undetectable. The maximum the this devise can be inserted is up to the flare; approximately three inches (7.5cm). Never use any force when inserting it.
- Unscrew the knob so the unit can freely open and close as your
- With the correct resistance against the pelvic floor muscles you are ready to start your exercises. Try to close the Kegelmaster using only your vaginal muscles (avoid using your inner thigh, buttock or abdominal muscles). Hold for two seconds and release. If you feel it moving you are doing your pelvic floor exercise correctly. If the Kegelmaster doesn’t move you need to move the spring to a lower setting. It is normal not to close it fully during these exercises.
- To treat your urinary incontinence successfully we recommend to start with 3 sets of 30 closings a day, pausing between each set for 15 seconds. It is recommended that you work up to 6 sets of 30 closings a minimum of 3 times a week. For the first two weeks we’d like to encourage you to use the Kegelmaster twice daily. After that you can go down to once a day. Your goal is to fatigue the muscle until there is very little movement left. To maintain your muscle strengh once you are happy with it, just do your exercises 2-3 times a week.
- When you are finished, screw the know until the unit is fully closed. Gently turn the unit from side-to-side while sowly pulling it out of your vagina. Make sure your pelvic floor muscles are fully relaxed while trying to remove the unit.
- Wash the Kegelmaster including the stainless steel springs with warm soapy water and dry it before putting it away.
There is no question as to whether you are using the correct muscles as the only muscles that can close the Kegelmaster are the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Winning the battle against urinary incontinence!
For the best result, use the Kegelmaster every day when you start your program.
When starting your program we highly recommend that you use the Kegelmaster every day. Once you are happy with the strength of your pelvic floor muscles, you can reduce the usage to 2-3 times per week. Like with any other muscles in your body, if you don’t exercise them they will quickly lose their strength. All muscles will atrophy (get weak, soft and lose tone) without exercise. By owning the unique exerciser you own one of the most effective products to win the battle against urinary incontinence!
- If you are pregnant please consult your physician to discuss the use of the Kegelmaster.
- Please also consult your physician if you use intra-vaginal devices such as tampons, diaphragms, pessaries.
- If you suffer from urinary tract infections we don’t recommend using the Kegelmaster.
- Unless specifically recommended by your physician this device should not be used in the six weeks after giving birth or six weeks after genitourinary or pelvic surgical procedures.
- Unlike most other incontinence products, the Kegelmaster contains springs. Please remember this when opening the device, so the springs don’t pop out erratically.
- The hinges are the most fragile part. Please be careful when disassembling the unit for washing. Vigorously handling it may lead to breakage.
- This device usually doesn’t pinch any skin. However if you suffer from a prolapsed bladder, be very careful when removing the Kegelmaster to make sure no tissue is caught.