The Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer is one of the latest pelvic trainers to come on to the market. Claims that it is far superior to its competitors have been made and the question is, is this a worthy claim?
Pelvic floor exercises should form a part of every woman’s routine. However, many remain disinterested and ignorant of the whole concept and only become interested when they begin to notice malfunction of the pelvic floor, with symptoms such as bladder leakage, slackness of the vagina and frequent urination. Pelvic floor exercises can help strengthen weakened muscles, putting an end to these problems.
However, it’s not so easy. Many women find these exercises tedious and time consuming and I was surprised to learn just how many women feel unsure that they are performing the exercises correctly and therefore do not bother. Pelvic floor toners take away this uncertainty and, when used according to the instructions, guarantee that the muscles are being correctly stimulated, therefore improving the tone with no effort.
In general, pelvic toners are the best way to beat the problem of a weakened pelvic floor. Indeed, most women find that within a few short weeks of starting to use a toner, they can stop wearing pads and do not lose urine when carrying out activities such as laughing, sneezing, running or jumping.
There are a large number of pelvic toners on the market and claims that the Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer (as sold in the UK) is the best around are bold claims indeed. So what makes it different and indeed, can it be deemed “better”?
The Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer was reviewed on GMTV by a respected doctor and this helped to give it credence. In addition, it was highly recommended by the resident doctor on This Morning. It stands out from other exercisers because it is completely cordless, meaning it can be used very discreetly. You can simply find a quiet place to relax and let the device do its work.
The alternative products on the market tend to just have one setting, whereas the Athena can provide a customizable workout suitable for your own type of incontinence. You can even switch between the settings to treat mixed incontinence.
There is little doubt that the Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer is the most technologically advanced product on the market. Many others are less reliable and are larger and less portable as well as sometimes being uncomfortable to use. The Athena is about the same size as a tampon ad most women therefore find it very straightforward to use.
After reading through reviews of the Athena and other similar products, it is fair to say that most women using all manner of pelvic toning devices do see some improvement when they are used correctly. What can be said is that many women using the Athena comment on the ease of use and speed of improvement. There is certainly a high degree of overall satisfaction which is not in evidence in quite the same way in the reviews of other products.
One thing to bear in mind is that the Athena is a little more expensive than some competing products but it is worth mentioning that without exception, when looking at value for money, the product was highly rated.