A little background about me . . .
I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis 1999; thus far the worst year of my life. After attending an Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) Patient Forum, I learned from Dr. Robert Moldwin about Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and requested that my urologist refer me to a pelvic health physical therapist. She found trigger points and assigned homework (trigger point massage at home) in between our weekly visits. I told her that I was not a contortionist and asked her if there was an adult multi-purpose product that I could use to help me reach the trigger points. She told me that she wished someone would come up with something, but that nothing existed.
Dr. Moldwin also spoke about vaginal (rectal in men) discomfort/inflammation that could occur during a flareup of symptoms. He suggested that patients use a cold compress externally and warned against freezing a tampon or other things to cool the vagina/rectum because the freezing temperature could damage the sensitive tissue.
Dr. Moldwin, my physical therapist and my despair motivated me to create something to self-help. I thought and discarded many ideas of the right products that could help me to easily reach the necessary areas. I finally found that medical-grade borosilicate glass was strong enough to withstand at least 50 pounds of pressure (much more than is need to massage the vagina or rectum), could retain cold and heat for approximately 5-10 minutes and the most important thing: it is not porous. I contacted a glass company that only makes medical syringes, vials, etc. and asked them to create two prototypes. A straight product (EZFit) that can be cooled or heated; and a curved product (EZMagic) that would allow me to reach certain vaginal and/or rectal areas and could also be cooled or heated. After the prototypes were made, I asked many healthcare providers to see if any modification were needed, but they loved it. I found that using EZFit was cooling comfort personafied and using EZMagic(XL) was smooth and relaxing.
Friends asked if I could have more made and thus my little company began. We patented the two wand products and have been selling them on-line since 2005. We are very proud that our products are made in the U.S.A., with extremely strict quality control processes in place. Our headquarters is in Tampa, FL; with distributors in the U.S., Europe, Israel, South Africa and more to come.
After meeting Amy Stein in Amsterdam several years ago, she kindly offered to write an instruction guide on how to use EZMagic to massage vaginal and rectal areas, which is available for free on the Links & Resources page of this website (available in English & French). Amy also used our products in her new DVD, see a preview by clicking: “DVD”. The DVD is available in our Store.
I am amazed at how many different uses have been found by our global customers. We are extremely happy to be of service to so many wonderful people around the world and are excited to hear how they utilize our products.
I'd like to thank a few very instrumental people and organizations that were the key to making me a much more proactive patient during that first very difficult year. A huge thank you to: Marcia Gordon (the best Patient Information Specialist ever), Linda Salin (another amazing, Patient Information Specialist for the ICA), Vicky Ratner (founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Association), Dr. Robert Moldwin (for giving his time to educate Interstitial Cystitis patients), Molly Miller, PT - Parveen Vahora, MD - Maria Elliott, PT & Miss Claudine Domoney (for being the most amazing and compassionate healthcare providers I've ever had), Pat Criscito & Heather Florio (from Desert Harvest Aloe Vera) and Denise Powers & Dr. Theoharis Theoharides (from Algonot, LLC). Because of them and many other fabulous healthcare providers throughout the years (in the U.S. and U.K.), I am symptom-free 95+% of the year.