EMSELLA Chair Treatment2024-04-19T11:51:41-04:00
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A Breakthrough Treatment for Incontinence and Confidence

EMSELLA is a game changing technology in the treatment of male and female urinary incontinence and is unlike anything you have ever experienced. After your first treatment you will have an increased awareness of your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor muscle contractions are noticeably stronger and more powerful. Leaks, urge, and worry begin to disappear from your thoughts. Freedom is only weeks away with EMSELLA.

How does EMSELLA work?

EMSELLA utilizes High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Therapy Technology (HIFEM) to generate contractions in the muscles of the pelvic floor. The result is supramaximal contractions, or contractions that are faster and stronger than you could ever achieve with Kegels alone.

The EMSELLA Treatment Experience

Why choose Pure Pelvic Health for EMSELLA?

When you choose EMSELLA treatments with Pure Pelvic Health you have the support of experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists every step of the way.   A Pure Pelvic Health pelvic floor physiotherapists will assess your condition and let you know how EMSELLA can help you.  As an added bonus, your EMSELLA treatment at Pure Pelvic Health is not subject to HST and can be submitted to your extended health benefits for reimbursement up to your policy limits.  You save $234.00 in HST and potentially significantly more depending on your physiotherapy coverage.

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EMSELLA vs. Kegels

Maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) is the greatest amount of tension that can be developed and held physiologically by the muscle, but usually only for a split second.  Contractions with a tension higher than MVC are defined as supramaximal contractions.  EMSELLA technology is able to create supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions and hold them for a couple of seconds (see figure below).  These contractions are independent of brain function and directly target the peripheral nerves in the pelvic floor area.  This phenomenon leads to supramaximal contractions which cannot normally be achieved by voluntary muscle action (e.g., Kegel exercises).  The key to the effectiveness of EMSELLA technology is in the gradually increasing intensity of the electromagnetic fields and frequency of pulses, which result in vigorous contractions.  During 1 session using EMSELLA technology, thousands of pelvic floor supramaximal muscle contractions are performed.  This method is extremely important to pelvic floor muscle re-education as the patient are not physically able to perform this high-repetition rate patterns to to pelvic floor muscle weakness.

Conclusion: The level of training intensity offered by EMSELLA cannot be achieved through common Kegel exercises.


The real life impact of EMSELLA shared by patients

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Improvement in Quality Of Life

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Does EMSELLA actually work?2024-02-02T09:33:28-05:00

This is by far the number one question that we are asked multiple times every single day. They answer is yes! It’s ok to be skeptical, we were at first as well. But as we researched this new technology, read all the available studies, and peppered BTL (the developer and manufacturer of EMSELLA) it became clear that we had to make this technology available to our patients. We have used EMSELLA ourselves and the results have been amazing.

Is EMSELLA safe?2024-02-02T09:33:51-05:00

EMSELLA is an US FDA and Health Canada approved medical device. The technology uses a non-ionizing electromagnetic energy to stimulate the contraction of muscle cells. This technology does not have a thermal effect on the body.

What does EMSELLA feel like?2024-02-02T09:34:39-05:00

The second most common question that we are asked is, “what does it feel like?” This is a little bit more difficult to answer because the sensation is very new and different. It doesn’t hurt and it’s neither pleasant or unpleasant, it’s just very different. If we had to describe it we would say that it feels like a strong buzzing in your perineum with occasional slower deep pelvic floor muscle contractions. The feeling is the most intense during the first visit when it’s new and you’re not sure what to expect. By visit number six, it’s comfortable and familiar.

Does EMSELLA help men?2024-02-02T09:35:15-05:00

Yes, EMSELLA benefits men and male pelvic floor anatomy. Men who are experiencing urinary leaks, feelings of urgency, excessive frequency and waking at night can expect to see an improvement with EMSELLA. EMSELLA has also been shown to help men with erectile dysfunction related to pelvic floor dysfunction. Men also report improvements in sexual satisfaction such as more pleasurable orgasms and improved volume of ejaculate.

Does EMSELLA help women?2024-02-02T09:35:44-05:00

Yes, EMSELLA benefits women and female pelvic floor anatomy. Women who are experiencing urinay leaks, feelings of urgency, excessive frequency and waking at night can expect to see an improvement with EMSELLA. Women may notice increases in sexual pleasure, confidence, lubrication, intensity of orgasms and overall sexual satisfaction after EMSELLA treatments.

Do I take my clothes off for an EMSELLA treatment?2024-02-02T09:36:10-05:00

Not at all! This is one of the benefits of EMSELLA technology. You sit down in the clothes you wore to your appointment and in 28 minutes you’re ready to go. Treatment is completely non-invasive.

What is one thing that surprises every EMSELLA patient?2024-02-02T09:36:54-05:00

The sound! No one is expecting the sound. EMSELLA uses a powerful electromagnetic force to depolarize the muscle cells of your pelvic floor and trigger them to contract. If you’ve ever had an MRI you know that a powerful electromagnet doesn’t work silently. You can expect to hear some tapping and buzzing during your EMSELLA treatment. It’s much quieter than an MRI, but it’s still louder than anyone expects.

How long is an EMSELLA treatment session?2024-02-02T09:38:39-05:00

Each EMSELLA treatment sessions last 28-minutes. Allowing a few minutes to remove your jewelry and get comfortable, you can expect to be in and out in 35-minutes. There is no downtime and you can return to all your normal activities immediately. A course of EMSELLA treatment consists of six visits, or two visits per week for three weeks.

How quickly will I begin to feel results?2024-02-02T09:39:04-05:00

This varies from person to person but it is not uncommon for patients to report that they begin to notice improvements after their first visit.

How long will my EMSELLA results last?2024-02-02T09:39:40-05:00

As with any exercise program, the saying “use it or lose it” also applies to the muscles of the pelvic floor. EMSELLA strengthens your muscles but some maintenance is required to keep your muscles in top form. You can complete 3-4 EMSELLA maintenance visits per year or actively complete your Kegel exercises or some combination of both. With proper maintenance, EMSELLA results are long lasting.

Are there any side effects to EMSELLA?2024-02-02T09:40:29-05:00

The side effects of EMSELLA are very minor and in most cases are similar to what you might expect from beginning any new exercise program. Most commonly reported is an increased awareness of the muscles of the pelvic floor and some very minor discomfort of tendons. Typically, this is most noticeable after the first visit and only lasts for a couple of hours. The manufacture of the EMSELLA chair notes that side effects may include muscular pain, temporary muscle spasm, temporary joint or tendon pain, temporary increase of local circulation, increased sensitivity during intercourse, and local skin redness.

Are there any contraindications to EMSELLA?2024-02-02T09:40:58-05:00

Yes, EMSELLA is amazing but it is not for everyone. If you are pregnant, have implanted electronic devices, or have metallic implants you cannot receive EMSELLA treatment. However, you can still benefit from treatment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist.

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