What you MUST know about your pelvic floor muscles

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What are pelvic floor muscles?

Your pelvic floor consists of muscles and connective tissues that support important organs in your pelvis, like your bladder, bowel (large intestine) and internal reproductive organs. Your pelvic floor muscles hold these organs in place while also providing the flexibility to assist with bodily functions like peeing, pooping and sex.

Along with other key muscle groups in your torso, or core, your pelvic floor muscles allow your body to absorb outside pressure (from lifting, coughing, etc.) in a way that protects your spine and your organs. At the same time, these muscles help you control your bowel and bladder function (continence).

To summarise, your pelvic floor muscles:

  • Support your bladder, urethra, vagina, uterus, prostate, bowel (large intestine), rectum and anus.
  • Support your core to protect your spine and your organs.
  • Squeeze and relax so that you can control when you pee, poop or pass gas.
  • Help with blood flow and vaginal contractions during sex and orgasm.
  • Support vaginal delivery during childbirth.
  • Help you get an erection and ejaculate during sex.

Signs of a pelvic floor problem

Common signs that can indicate a pelvic floor problem include:

  • accidentally leaking urine when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze
  • needing to get to the toilet in a hurry or not making it there in time
  • constantly needing to go to the toilet
  • finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
  • accidentally losing control of your bladder or bowel
  • accidentally passing wind
  • a prolapse
    • in women, this may be felt as a bulge in the vagina or a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping
    • in men, this may be felt as a bulge in the rectum or a feeling of needing to use their bowels but not actually needing to go
  • pain in your pelvic area
  • painful back
  • painful sex

How do pelvic floor problems occur?

Pelvic floor problems can occur when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, weakened or too tight.

Some people have weak pelvic floor muscles from an early age, whilst others notice problems after certain life stages such as pregnancy, childbirth or menopause.

Some people have pelvic floor muscles that are too tight and cannot relax. This can be made worse by doing squeezing exercises and overworking the muscles without learning how to relax.

Pelvic floor muscle fitness is affected by a number of things. These include:

  • not keeping them active or overworking them
  • being pregnant and having babies
  • a history of back pain
  • ongoing constipation and straining to empty the bowels
  • being overweight or obese
  • heavy lifting (e.g. at work or the gym)
  • a chronic cough or sneeze (e.g. due to asthma, smoking or hayfever)
  • previous injury to the pelvic region (e.g. a fall, surgery or pelvic radiotherapy)
  • growing older

Although it is hidden from view, your pelvic floor muscles can be consciously controlled and therefore trained, much like your arm, leg or abdominal (tummy) muscles. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles will help you to actively support your bladder and bowel. This improves bladder and bowel control and reduces the likelihood of accidentally leaking from your bladder or bowel. Like other muscles in your body, your pelvic floor muscles will become stronger with a regular exercise program. This is important for both men and women.

One in five people and one in three women will experience pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime. A prolapse occurs in nearly half of all women between the ages 50-79. 

(*Source: Pelvic floor first)

What can you do to prevent or treat the weakened pelvic floor muscle?

In some cases, you will need an operation to correct it. In most cases, you can do some Kegel exercises regularly which over time can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

What are Kegel exercises? Kegel exercises involve repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor.

Most of us are not consistent in doing it or not doing it correctly.

Dorota’s Lifestyle Studio in Chiswick High Road has a solution to all the above concerns that will blow your mind and change your life in just 6 sessions!

It is a painless, non-invasive treatment performed by a BTL Emsella Chair, which is also known as a “Happy Chair” (the hint in the nickname :) ). Yes! It is a chair, and apart from sitting on it, in a correct position, fully clothed, you do not need to do anything, apart from those first steps to freedom.

How is that possible??

Well, Emsella uses electromagnetic impulses to stimulate your pelvic floor muscles. One 28-minute treatment equals 11,200 Kegel contractions, that is more than anyone would do in their lifetime!

Emsella is FDA approved and recommended by doctors for both, men and women.

To get everyone excited and familiar with this revolutionary treatment, we would like to invite you to an open day on Thursday the 3rd November, with a champagne and canapes reception. And best of all, you will have an opportunity to have a go and try this amazing treatment before considering to buy your six sessions to freedom.

Warning! It is addictive!

Is it all that easy? Well, don’t take my word for it. You can drop by this Thursday, 3rd November and try it yourself. Please get in touch to book your 15 minutes free tester session. What have you got to lose? And how much could you gain?

Think, self-confidence and freedom!

Please get in touch on 07787416530 or email Dorota info@hypoxichiswick.co.uk to book your trial session. It will be fun!

To get you even more excited, everyone who comes in, will be included in a special raffle to win some of our amazing treatments.

That is not all!

We will also reward you with some spooky offers on all our unique treatments. You will be able to save £100s!

Going back to your pelvic floor muscle. We have prepared a short quiz for you to check the condition of your pelvic floor muscle.


Do you wake up at least once at night to use the bathroom?
Do you avoid laughing, coughing or sneezing worrying you may leak some wee? 
Sometimes you can’t control breaking wind?
Did you give birth naturally?
Are your intercourses painful or unsatisfactory? 
Do you have a low libido?
Are you going or have gone through menopause? 
Do you always need to be aware where the nearest toilet is? 
Do you avoid places without easy access to toilets? 
Do you keep stopping midstream when you pee?
Do you suffer from constipation? 
Do you spend money on Tena ladies? 
Do you suffer from prostate or ED issues?

If you answered YES to any of the above, it is the sign that your pelvic floor muscles may need some improvement.

Please do not miss the opportunity to give Emsella a chance to change your life for the better.

Imagine, peaceful full night sleep.
Imagine, going out for a day and not looking for a toilet everywhere.
Imagine, having your dignity and confidence back.
Imagine being free!

Places are filling up fast, so get in touch today to reserve yours.

Show your friends you care and pass this message on to them.

Even if you decide, the treatment is not for you, you will have a very pleasant experience to remember for a very long time.

Dorota’s Lifestyle Studio provides other unique services, enjoyed and rated by celebrities, such as: Lorraine Kelly, Dr Mahsa Nejati, Amanda Redman and others. Please click on the website link to explore more: www.hypoxichiswick.co.uk


October 28, 2022

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