Are you concerned about your pelvic health? Or experiencing searing pain inside your pelvic muscles and need relief? Persistent pelvic pain can be devastating, isolating, and destructive. Yet there is an answer. Pelvic therapies relieve pelvic pain conditions by targeting sore trigger points inside your vagina or rectum.
What is a pelvic wand therapy device?
A pelvic wand is a therapy device intended for alleviating pelvic muscle tenderness and chronic pelvic pain. TheraWand comes in a curved design, which is made from 100% high-quality acrylic. The unique shape makes it easy to reach deep pelvic floor muscles. Each one is inspected for defect-free craftsmanship.
The therapeutic wand has two tapered ends that aid insertion. As you learn to use the device and your pelvic floor begins to relax, you’ll be able to insert more into your rectum or vagina.
By targeting specific areas of the pelvic floor, a pelvic wand acts as a trigger point release. What this means is that when you use the therapy device on some sore regions, you're helping the muscles and tissues relax. Each TheraWand comes sealed in plastic and with a discrete carrying pouch. You'll be the only one who knows what's inside.
What are the signs you need pelvic wand therapy?
Symptoms of pelvic pain conditions vary from person to person and depend on the cause of the pain. In some cases, the reason is unclear, but the pain makes daily life unbearable. Here are the common signs you need pelvic wand therapy.
- Dyspareunia: It’s when you have pain during sexual intercourse for medical or psychological reasons. The pain may be on the surface of the genitalia or deeper within the insides of the vagina.
- Vulvodynia: If you have pain in the vulvar region of the body, you may need pelvic therapy. The vulva is right at the opening of the vagina. Vulvodynia can start after becoming sexually active or has always been present.
- Vaginismus: It’s the involuntary muscle contraction in the vagina that causes searing pain during intercourse or when touched. Women also may have pain when inserting a tampon or during a pelvic exam.
- Difficulty sitting for long periods
- Experience pain during pregnancy and after having the baby
- Pain after prostate surgery or hysterectomy
- Need to go to the bathroom constantly
- Chronic vaginal, perineal, or pelvic pain
Types of pelvic wands
TheraWand comes in different types of pelvic wants to target specific trigger points in the pelvic floor. You can insert each wand in the vagina or rectum. The pelvic wands have different types of release ends and differences in thickness.
The brilliant curves design took the advice of leading pelvic floor therapists to create the LA-Wand. It helps alleviate pelvic pain conditions and anorgasmia (the ability to reach orgasm). Sexual health experts agree that the LA-Wand provides gentle intrapelvic massage for both men and women.
It has two ends. One side is the size of a fingertip, making gentle insertion easy. The other side has a bobble or round knobs that act as a handle for greater reach inside the pelvic cavity. LA-Wand is 9 inches in overall length and ⅞ inches thick. The smaller fingertip size makes it ideal for anal insertion. The TheraWand gives you control over which areas of the pelvic muscles to massage.
The V-Wand uses a brilliant curves design based on expert advice from pelvic floor therapists as well. As the first choice for physical therapists, it offers therapeutic massage for sore muscles. Along with pelvic pain conditions, it also helps people overcome anorgasmia.
The V-Wand has two release ends. On one side is an opposable-thumb shape that people like when wanting to reach a greater surface area. The other side is a tapered end, about the size of a fingertip for more accurate contact with inflamed and sore muscles. The trigger point wand can target specific areas for instant relief.
With an overall thickness of ⅞ inches and a length of 8 inches, it fits many body types and pelvic capacity. It can be used vaginally or anally but is the preferred wand for vaginal use.
What is a pelvic massage?
When you go to a massage therapist, trained fingers coax your muscles to relax and open up. You close your eyes and let go. TheraWand pelvic therapy is the same idea, except the massage is on the outside of the body and a pelvic massage is on the most intimate parts.
With the help of a pelvic wand, you target internal myofascial trigger points that are causing you pain. The manual massage works with your body to ease discomfort, break apart scar tissue, and bring freshly oxygenated blood to your muscles.
Are there any side effects?
Pelvic therapy targets myofascial trigger points. As part of the treatment, there could be more pelvic pain. Since the procedure is self-guided and based on individual pain threshold, the pain may only be mild or more robust, depending on your desire. If concerned about the risks of using a pelvic wand therapy device for pelvic massage, speak to your health care provider for advice.
How can you clean your pelvic wand?
Before receiving your wand, it's disinfected. After use, cleaning your acrylic pelvic wand is simple with soap and water. You mustn't use harsh chemicals, such as alcohol, on your wand, as it may scratch the surface.
Also, do not put the wand in the dishwasher or expose it to high temperatures, as it may warp the design. Remember to clean the device before therapy and after to maintain exceptional hygiene. You can store it in the provided pouch in a safe and dry place.
How to find a pelvic floor therapist?
Pelvic wand therapy is self-guided, but perhaps you need a pelvic floor therapist. When looking for a healthcare practitioner, look for one that is a certified pelvic floor specialist. The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy helps you locate a therapist right for you.
Pelvic wand therapy is recommended by leading pelvic floor therapists. It's a non-invasive method for finding relief from pelvic pain conditions. If you're suffering from chronic pain, TheraWand is here to help.