November 04, 2022
If you are struggling with bladder incontinence, then you are probably searching for a solution. You’re in the right place! We have a groundbreaking, non-invasive answer for you: the Emsella Chair. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment that could change your life.
So what exactly is the Emsella Chair? This is a device patients sit on for about 30 minutes. It stimulates the pelvic floor muscles—more than kegel exercises ever could—to tone them, improving function and reducing bladder leakage.
Weakened pelvic floor muscles can be caused by childbirth, aging, menopause, prostate cancer, and more. When this muscle group is weak, the organs that sit above them also become weak, which is why people experience bladder leakage.
While you are still fully clothed, you will sit on the chair. As you’re sitting, high-intensity, focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology is used to activate the muscles in your pelvic floor. During treatment, you’ll experience thousands of supramaximal muscle contractions to restore neuromuscular control of this region. Each session is equivalent to doing 11,000 pelvic floor exercises!
This treatment is non-invasive, and no drugs are required, making it an ideal option to help with incontinence.
You’re probably wondering what supramaximal muscle contractions in your pelvic floor feel like. Most people describe the sensation as slight tingling, so you shouldn’t expect the experience to be painful. Typically, patients are able to hold a conversation or read during sessions. There is no recovery time after sitting in the Emsella chair. You are able to leave immediately and resume normal daily activities.
You may have some stiffness when getting up from the chair, and you could be slightly sore, as with any exercise, the day after treatment.
It probably sounds like the Emsella chair is only for women who have had children or are around menopausal age. That’s actually not true at all!
This treatment is designed for women with stress incontinence, but it is also for men who have dealt with infections, prostate cancer, stress, and other concerns that have affected bladder control or erectile dysfunction.
Anyone who experiences these pelvic floor problems are also candidates for Emsella:
Patients who are currently pregnant, have a pacemaker, metal plates, a defibrillator, or a copper coil or IUD are not suitable candidates for this treatment option.
How long should you expect to need to use the Emsella Chair? Of course, every patient will have a plan tailored to their needs. The average person needs 6 sessions, which is broken up into 2 sessions per week for 3 weeks.
Many people see improvement after 2 or 3 sessions, and it is possible to tell a difference after just 1! For the best results, you should follow your practitioner’s recommendations on how many sessions you personally need.
You can expect the results to last between 9 to 12 months. Depending on the severity of your condition, you could notice your muscles reverting between 6 to 12 months after treatment, if you do not continue general exercise that targets the pelvic floor and related muscles to keep this area strong. Most of the time, it is recommended to continue occasional maintenance treatments, typically after 12 months.
If you’ve been struggling with incontinence or that gotta-go-right-now sensation, the Emsella Chair could be the treatment that would change your life. Contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss how this treatment option could be right for you!