- To make effective use of your Aniball and to evaluate the results of your efforts, it is important to regularly exercise as well as adhere to a certain regimen. Regular training (i.e. at least 15 minutes each day) reduces difficulties within approximately 3 months.
- During exercise, it is a common mistake to pull the belly button into the abdomen or to pull the gluteus muscles towards you. This is an inappropriate substitute that prevents the true deep activation of your pelvic muscles.
- During exercise, never hold your breath! (except before the intentional coughing during the pressure resistance training).
- Initially, you may have difficulty activating the muscles and feeling the balloon push. In that case, do not give up and continue with your daily workout. It will also help if you intensify your concentration and have a consistent visualization of individual exercises within your mind.
- Sometimes you can feel the fatigue of the pelvic muscles. That’s okay, and it’s a signal that you practiced properly. If the fatigue is so great that the muscles can not be activated, stop the exercise.
- If you experience a significant and disproportionate feeling of pressure and tension in the lower abdomen, stop or quit the exercise.
- Never practice through pain or significant discomfort. Pain is not a sign of the right exercise. What you should feel is a pleasant pull from the stretching or the muscle activation.
- Learn to control the muscles of your pelvic floor also outside the balloon exercise throughout the day . Before coughing or sneezing, imagine that you hold the balloon again and prevent it from slipping out of the vagina. This activation will help regulate urinary leakage in a stressful situation. Never force the pelvic floor to “stiffen” by interrupting urination! This action may interfere with the urinary reflex.
Do not use Aniball during:
- high-risk pregnancy
- any vaginal bleeding
- vaginal infection
- in the case of a condylomatoma or other infectious pathology in the vagina or in the vaginal area
- vaginal injury
- in precancerous conditions, etc., of the cervical cancer pathology
- genital herpes
- if a cesarean delivery is planned
- in the puerperium after delivery and in the first six weeks after gynecological procedures and operations (including laser treatment of the genitalia).
Take special care and exercise after consulting with your doctor:
- in the presence of varices in the vagina and the external genitalia
- in the case of low-positioned placenta (check with your gynecologist)
- with reduced sensitivity of the vagina and the external genitalia (neurological diseases, use of painkillers)
- after spontaneous vaginal infection (when vaginal brittleness persists)
- after vaginal surgery (the scars may adversely affect vaginal elasticity)
- in lichen sclerosus of the external genitalia (chronic skin disease)
Any problem that you experience during exercise should be consulted with your gynecologist or doctor.