What, in the heck, is a Cooch Ball?
It was just a typical Tuesday…a client is doing AWESOME on her pelvic floor work, and asks me, nonchalantly, “Have you heard of Cooch Balls?”
Client: “Cooch Balls. One of my friends has started using one and LOVES it.”
Me: “Well, sounds like I need to learn more about this.”
2 weeks later, I’m meeting with Jana Danielson, creator of Cooch & Gooch balls
Video is 12 minutes (you can speed it up in settings, if you don’t have 12 minutes), or summary that follows will take you about 6 minutes to read. Enjoy!
1. Wait…Cooch AND Gooch Balls??
Yep! Cooch balls for the ladies. Gooch balls for the guys. Co-branded, so each ball has both names on it. Super cool.
2. What are they?
Cooch & Gooch Balls are a patented rubber ball, designed with just the right shape and resistance, to fit in your bike seat spaces, and reach your pelvic floor muscles.
Cooch & Gooch Balls apply moderate, specific, pressure, to your pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to improved awareness and circulation in the pelvic muscles, which in turn, leads to reduced pain and improved function.
3. Do I insert them in my vagina-rectum?
What?!? NO!! Have you seen the size of them? They are EXTERNAL tools.
You inflate them partially (guide comes with them), then sit on them, so the pressure gently pushes up on your perineal space (place between vagina and rectum, or scrotum and rectum), which gives you feedback on where your muscles are in space.
This pressure also cues the brain to send more oxygen-rich blood to the region, thereby increasing tissue health.
So How do I use a Cooch Ball?
Inflate it, a bit.
Sit on it for 2-3 minutes.
You could breathe and-or do some basic pelvic exercises during those 2-3 minutes…but the cool thing is that you don’t ‘have’ to. Even just sitting on the ball helps to improve your position sense and tissue health.
Well, that’s cool.
I could do 2-3 minutes a day, while I’m drinking my coffee in the morning.
That’s the spirit! Yes, you can! You could also use a rolled towel, but as I mentioned, the Cooch and Gooch Balls were designed with this specific use in mind, so their resistance is tailored to that which the pelvic floor muscles need.
Use these links to buy one today!
Thanks for Reading!
I hope this information was useful to you, and that you try out a Cooch Ball, or a rolled towel, to see how that feedback might change your relationship with your pelvic floor!
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