Inevitably, our bodies change so much over time, especially after having children and then heading into the menopause years. While my children were young I found I didn’t really have time to think about how my body looked or felt, I was just so caught up in the crazy and exhausting life of mothering them. Now, as they grow older I notice how I’ve let myself become unfit, overweight, out of control and less confident really. I’m determined that it’s time for me to change this, to take back control and gain my confidence back. My main goal is to regain my fitness, I need to prioritise my exercise time. I have hugely inspirational friends who have taken up marathons and even Iron Man events in their 40’s and 50’s and I definitely want my 40’s to be all about the fitness, rather than getting and feeling older. I need to eat more healthily and stick to an exercise plan but I also want to take control of my whole body and mind from head to toe, as I really have neglected everything and my body, which has been through four amazing births, deserves better than that.
Gaining Control from Head to Toe
I find that when I’m taking care of my whole body, inside and out, then I’m more inclined to eat healthy and exercise more. Free evenings spent pampering also mean less time snacking and drinking wine which is my current weekend treat! Some examples of how I’m planning to regain control of my whole body and mind are:
- Daily yoga videos
- Gratitude journal
- Creative “me” time- drawing, painting, sewing etc
- A kick start detox
- A healthy diet
- Daily walks with Sid (the dog)
- Cold water swimming
- HIIT Workouts
- Hair treatments
- Hair cut and style
- Face masks
- Good skincare routine
- Daily dry brushing
- Good body creme
- Kegel exercises
- Body toning
Silk’n Tighta Review
Not long after I’d decided to take care of my whole body I received an email asking if I’d like to review the Silk’n Tightra device. Silk’n Tightra is a women’s intimate health device for home use. It works with Bi-Polar RF energy, which is known to have a tissue tightening and firming effect on the female private area. I realised it would be of benefit to use this device alongside kegel exercises (optional) especially as I head towards the menopause years.
The Vagina Post Child Birth
After I had my first baby, I remember the midwife explaining to me the importance of daily Kegel exercises to keep my vagina in shape after child birth. She said “you don’t want to be the old lady that smells of pee in the supermarket!” This made me laugh and also made sure I always remembered the importance of them. I read an article which stated that in France all women are prescribed physio to re-educate their pelvic floors after childbirth. Out of my four births, only one was natural so I haven’t had bladder and incontinence concerns as some mums have. I do find I need to go to the toilet more frequently though, but I hope this lessens when I carry less weight. I remember everything just felt looser after childbirth. It took a lot more effort to exercise both the stomach and vagina muscles.
For many women after childbirth their intimate parts can look and feel different. Drooping labia, weakened vaginal walls, a diminished pleasure during sex, dryness or urinary leakage can cause concerns and insecurity. Changes in hormones and the menopause can have these effects too, so I think it’s important to keep your pelvic floor muscles in shape all life long.
Although women may feel concerned about this area they may not want to resort to surgery, but now there is a successful treatment that they can try in the comfort of their own home- the Silk’n Tightra device (the Silk’n Tightra is not suitable for all women, so please check page 5 in the user manual to see if you are able to use it. The user manual can be found on the website of Silkn: ).
It arrived well packaged.
The device comes in a smart purple box which would not look out of place stored with your hair and beauty appliances.
Contents of the Case
In the case you will find:
- Silk’n Tightra intimate care device with protective cover
- Intimate Gel
- User manual and warranty
How to Use the Silk’n Tightra
First read the manual carefully to check that you are able to safely use this device. Your new device will need charging before using. The initial charge should take approximately 6 hours. Next empty your bladder. Then remove the protective cover that is over the electrodes. Before use , clean the electrodes with a wipe – you can buy Silk’n Intimate Wipes on – and dry with a clean paper towel. There are two treatment functions available on this device, internal use for tightening the vaginal canal and external use to rejuvenate the appearance of the vulva. To use e.g. the internal mode treatment apply a small amount of gel to all the electrodes (there’s no need to apply the gel internally). Start the internal treatment using the low energy setting. Long press the control button once , you will feel a vibration, and the device is ready to use. Lie down and make yourself comfortable. When ready, insert the electrodes into your vagina as far as it is comfortable for you. You could use a cushion to support the device and hold in place. You will feel a vibration every minute during treatment. You will feel heat during treatment but the device features 16 built-in heat sensors to ensure the device never overheats.
If after five minutes you feel comfortable with the heat, move onto the regular energy level by pressing the control button. To use the high energy press the button once more. Keep the device in place for 20 minutes. Rotate the device from time to time to keep the energy flowing across the electrodes. Relax and listen to music, watch TV or read a book. After 20 minutes the device will automatically shut down. Remove the device, wipe yourself clean and wipe and dry the device. Put the protective cover back on and recharge ready for your next use.
Use the device in one or both modes (internal and external) twice a week for 4 – 5 weeks. After that gradually reduce the use to once a week then to every two weeks or less frequently to meet your specific needs.
The device is well packaged, simple to use and comfortable. The treatments are not painful; you just feel an intense warm sensation. The hardest part of using the device is finding 20 minutes of private time but this is something I do need to prioritise if I’m going to exercise more and take control of my body again.
Results of Using the Silk’n Tightra
I’m still currently within the treatment regime for Silk’n Tightra so it’s hard to say how much improvement has been made but I’ve noticed my muscles are beginning to feel tighter. The results of clinical trials are also very encouraging:
- 89% more sexual pleasure
- 89% reduction of vaginal discomfort
- 81% less sexual distress
- 78% improvement of vaginal laxity
- 70% less incontinence problems
- 66% improved perceived vulva appearance
Silk’n Tightra Review
Would I recommend the Silk’n Tightra Device?
Yes, for women (who are able to use the device) suffering from weakened vaginal walls, less sensitivity during sex, dryness or urinary leakage, I would say give the Silk’n Tightra a go if you’re looking for a professional, well researched home treatment. Own your confidence once more!
Read more here: www.silkn.eu
Do you feel less in control of your body since having kids? How did you gain back control and own your own confidence?