Although there are various pelvic toners which can be bought for home use, including both manual and electronic toners, this device differs as it is cordless making it convenient to use.
The pelvic floor is a muscle and, in keeping with all the body's voluntary muscles, it needs exercising on a regular basis to keep it strong and in good working order.
Various events in a woman's life, coupled with her lifestyle can cause the muscle to weaken.
These include pregnancy, the menopause, being overweight, doing high impact sports and even the aging process.
When this happens, your internal organs are not supported as they should be and you may experience incontinence and lack of sensation during intercourse.
The Athenafem uses electrical stimulation to make the muscles of the pelvic floor relax and contract, thus exercising the muscles to strengthen them.
This is a gentle form of stimulation and is safe and comfortable to use.
The device comes in two parts; a handheld control and a small, tampon-like probe which is inserted into the vagina.
The Athenafem has a variable control, so it can be set to suit different levels of incontinence.
The fact that it is wireless means that it is often considered to be more discreet than other similar devices and some women decide to use the exerciser when they are sitting relaxing, perhaps when reading or watching TV.
The trainer portion of the Athena Pelvis Floor Exerciser will automatically run for 15 minutes.
It has different levels which can be set to treat the various stages and types of incontinence.
Many women use the Athena twice a day and have started to see results within a week or so of use, but most will see significant improvements between 6-12 weeks.
The Athena Pelvic Floor Exerciser can be used less frequently for maintenance once you find you are back in control of your bladder.
When weighing up the cost of devices such as the Athenafem, you should consider your current expenditure on incontinence pads.
Many women spend a large amount on supplies and even with moderate expenditure, most women find that the cost of an electronic pelvic toner is more than covered by the savings they make within the first year of purchase.