The Emsella Chair is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that can improve incontinence. Each 30 minute session is the equivalent of 11,200 pelvic floor exercises.
Your pelvic floor health is very important after having a baby and as you age. In fact many women experience incontinence during pregnancy and especially after having a baby.
The most common pelvic floor issues following childbirth is urinary incontinence. A sneeze, cough, laughter or exercise is enough to produce leakage. Additionally, vaginal laxity, which is a sense of ‘openness’ in the vagina can also be an issue. This can lead to a decreased sensation during sex. The stretching and increased laxity of the tissues can cause the bladder to sag over the anterior wall of the vagina, which can interfere with the proper function of the bladder when it is full.
The Emsella Chair uses advanced electromagnetic energy to engage all the muscles of the pelvis and produce thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions simultaneously. The action is similar to kegel exercises, however, with far more intensity.
- Performed in the comfort of our clinic
- Simply sit in the Emsella Chair fully clothed for each treatment session
- 6 treatment cycles of 30 minutes, over 3 weeks
- No downtime, you can go back to your normal activities following the procedure
Its aim is to restore neuromuscular control in the pelvic region, particularly pelvic floor muscles and the bladder. By doing so, the pelvic floor muscles are strengthened and improved dramatically, the vaginal walls are tightened and urinary and urge incontinence is decreased.
Read Dr Jessup’s recent interview on the Emsella chair with Now to Love.
The results are both instantaneous and ongoing. With as few as six treatment cycles in three weeks, patients strongly agree their incidence of stress urinary incontinence was improved by 95%!
Pioneers for Emsella in Australia
After seeing first hand the issues with pelvic mesh and slings for pelvic reconstructive surgeries, gynaecologist, Dr Sonya Jessup, set out to find safe and effective options for her patients suffering with urinary incontinence.
“I discovered a device out there using electromagnetic energy and I was fascinated by the possibilities,” she says. Emsella is the first device of its kind and in the USA it is FDA-cleared for treating urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity in women.
Patients are generally intrigued at first, Dr. Jessup explains. "They can not really believe that a chair is capable of contracting the pelvic floor with the strength that it does. When they sit on the chair for a couple of minutes, then they realise this is different in magnitude to any pelvic floor exercises they have done in the past”. She says that patients feel the forcefulness of the contractions in their pelvic floor and realise that the treatment could make a huge positive change in their lives.
Dr Jessup warns of the importance of seeing a gynaecologist prior to seeking any treatment. "I've seen too many women that I've had to treat for underlying medical conditions affecting their incontinence, including undiagnosed UTIs. The Emsella Chair is amazing but it's not necessary the right treatment for everyone."