Guidelines for use of Aniball Inco

The balloon inserted into the vagina is conveniently inflated with the hand pump to the comfortable  size  you  require.  Due  to  its  varying  shape  and  size,  the  balloon  optimally adapts to the individual anatomy of each woman. The balloon thus introduced must not cause pain or other unpleasant feelings. If you feel uncomfortable or experience pain, you can reduce it at any time by releasing the air valve on the pump body. However, the light pressure of the balloon is a good sign. You should feel its position and some resistance during the exercise. By activating and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, the balloon inside the vagina (inward into the vagina and also in the outward direction) moves slightly, giving you very important feedback on the quality of your pelvic floor muscles.

 

 What Aniball Inco consists of

 

  1. inflatable balloon made of medical silicone
  2. mechanical pump
  3. hose
  4. connecting reduction
  5. two-way valve

 

 

Ideally, exercise should take place at least once a day for 5 to 15 minutes. All exercises should  be  performed  at  rest,  slowly  and  as  precisely  as  possible  with  respect  to  these instructions. Always exercise the pelvic floor muscles with an empty bladder.

 

  1. Position of the body during exercise

At the beginning of the exercise, position yourself lying down on your back, bend your knees and rest your feet against the ground. Place your feet along the width of your hips. If  you  feel  your  head  is  not  straight,  put  your  head  under  a  thin  pillow  or  several  times folded  towel  so  that  the  cervical  spine  is  straightened  without  the  head  bowing  either way.  Your  back  should  lie  comfortably  on  the  backrest  without  the  feeling  of  a  strong bend or vice versa. You can leave your hands loosely along the body or place them comfortably on your lower abdomen.

 

  1. Inserting the balloon

Before the balloon is inserted, relax and do not rush into the process. The vagina can be dry and sensitive, so for easier insertion, it is recommended to moisten the balloon with a suitable lubricant around its circumference. See the Guidelines for use of Aniball Inco.

The balloon can be blown or can be easily inflated for 1 – 2 pushing the pump. Then grab the balloon behind the plastic neck and insert it into the vagina.

If the balloon is inflated and you feel an unpleasant pressure within the vagina, you can reduce the balloon by using a valve at the end of the pump to a size that is comfortable and painless. If you have a balloon and do not feel its slight resistance, then we recommend using a pump to inflate the balloon to a size that is comfortable for you, but at the same time you feel a slight resistance of the balloon against the vagina walls. Once you get  a  comfortable  size  without  unpleasant  pressure  or  pain  while  also  feeling  a  slight resistance  to  the  balloon,  you  can  start  exercising.  Follow  the  exercise  guidelines  described below calmly and with respect to your own body. If you are tired or you feel like your head is spinning, take a break at any time during the exercise, or stop your training for today. You should not feel pain during any part of the exercise.

 

  1. Breathing exercises

In this exercise, you will learn to activate and relax the pelvic floor muscles in conjunction with your breath. First, slow down your breath and consciously perceive individual inhales and exhales.

Now as you breathe in, imagine your breath flowing down your chest further down into the belly and lower abdomen. Imagine that the inhaled air leads down to the pelvic floor muscles or to wherever you feel the balloon. If you have your palms placed on your lower abdomen or in the groin area, you can feel a rise in the inner volume of this area that feels like you are gently pushing the balloon out.

During breathing, try to actively control your pelvic floor muscles to allow you to clearly sense how the balloon moves downwards as if is pointing out of the vagina under gentle pressure. However, you should not relax your muscles too much. The balloon should not completely eject from the vagina (it is a conscious and controlled descent).

With each exhalation, learn to snap the balloon tightly and move it upwards inside the vagina (in this case it is a conscious activation of the pelvic muscles). At the same time, the internal volume of the abdominal area created by the previous inhalation can be reduced. It is a good idea to visualize that the balloon is hugged by the vaginal walls and not the external urethral or rectal sphincters. If this is only barely possible for you, do not pull the gluteal muscles to try to hug the balloon and not even pull your bellybutton into your  abdomen.  Allow  your  belly  to  be  free  from  exhaustion  during  exhalation  (learn  to work with your pelvis muscles only).

After exhaling, resume breathing with  conscious muscle relaxation and relaxation of the balloon as in the previous exercise. In this way, change the pressure (release of the push and the very gentle downward movement of the balloon) with the exhalation (active push of the balloon and slight upward movement) according to your natural breathing cycle. The duration of this exercise depends on your concentration and the rate at which your muscles fatigue. At first, try each cycle of inhalation and exhalation, repeating for at least 5 times. You can do up to 10 repetitions in a single exercise session.

 

  1. Extending the activation time

During this exercise you will increase the strength and endurance of your pelvic muscles. Practice as in the previous description (see Breathing Exercise), but consciously extend the activation phase (the pushing of the balloon) so that you hold in the balloon continuously for at least 10 seconds (count calmly to ten).

During this time, you can either breathe smoothly and for a long time, or you can breathe again and exhale during this time (but, if possible, without losing the balloon). Continue this cycle of continuous activation 5 to 10 times.

 

  1. Resistance to increased pressure

The aim of this exercise is to manage excessive abdominal pressure, which may be the reason for unwanted pelvic floor movement or involuntary urine leakage.

Take the lying position on your back as you did in the previous exercises. While inhaling, bring  your  breath  back  to  the  abdomen  and  groin  so  you  can  increase  volume  in  this area. Now try to press the balloon already while inhaling. With the exhale, try to not lose the volume and consciously keep the balloon pressed with your pelvic muscles. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

In the next part of this exercise, try to cough with the exhale without letting the balloon slide down or even completely slip out of the vagina. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

 

  1. Relaxation

Now comes the favorite and laid-back part of your workout. Relax the pelvic muscles after your previous exercise. For this exercise, you can first deflate the balloon and remove it carefully  out  of  the  vagina  (see  Removing  the  Balloon).  You  may  also  keep  the  balloon inside the vagina on this exercise. With the inserted balloon you may feel a better release of the pelvic muscles, but do not let the inserted and inflated balloon directly out of the vagina during the exercise. You should remove the balloon or let it slip freely, but always deflated!

Remain lying on your back, pull your knees to your chest so that your feet stop touching the ground and you are in the “crooked” position. Let your head lie freely on a thin pillow or  a  folded  towel.  Now  focus  your  attention  on  the  phase  of  inhalation,  imagining  that the entire area of   your pelvic floor is growing and spreading to all sides as a blossoming flower.  With  each  exhalation,  do  not  constrict  the  balloon  and  just  relax.  Inhaling  again spreads  your  pelvic  floor  like  the  petals  of  a  blossoming  flower,  without  any  signs  of withdrawal or forceful effort. Relaxation exercises should be relatively long to give your muscles time to relax. Therefore, repeat the entire cycle of inhalation and exhalation 15 to 30 times. More exercises can be found at www.aniball.eu

 

  1. Removing the balloon

Before removing the balloon out of the vagina, we recommend that the balloon be deflated to the minimum size by using the valve. Together with your inhalation, release your pelvic  muscles,  hold  the  balloon  behind  the  plastic  neck,  and  pull  it  slowly  out  of  the vagina,  or  slide  it  outwards  so  as  to  slip  out  of  the  vagina  spontaneously.  Continue  by washing the balloon as per the Instructions for use.