Pelvic Floor

Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can assist with sexual health, alongside urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes, sexual dysfunction and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

The best way to feel your pelvic floor muscles is if you try to stop the flow of urine when you go to the toilet. Please be aware that it's not advised that you habitually stop the flow of urine midstream as this can be harmful to your bladder. But it is a really great way to discover how the muscles are used.

To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, find a comfortable place to sit and squeeze the muscles 10 to 15 times. Make sure you’re not holding your breath or tighten your stomach, bottom or thigh muscles while doing so. Practice trying to hold the squeeze for a few seconds.

Every week, you can add more squeezes, but be careful not to overdo it, and always have a rest between sets of squeezes.