Let EmSella Do Your Kegel Exercises for You
When it comes to incontinence, the odds are definitely not in your favor: pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, advancing age, and being overweight or obese all increase your chances of losing a little urine when you least expect it.
That’s because all of these factors contribute to the weakening of your pelvic floor muscles, which are responsible for supporting your uterus, bladder, and bowel.
The time-honored treatment for incontinence caused by these conditions is Kegel exercises. But they’re notorious for being a bit tricky to master, and even those who do get the hang of it don’t always keep up with their routine.
At Contours LaserSpa in Fairfax, Virginia, we offer EmSella® — a new treatment that solves both of those Kegel problems and, of course, your incontinence.
Our team of master aestheticians, led by Dr. Tammy Jones, administers this quick, noninvasive treatment so you can enjoy months of leak-free laughing, lifting, coughing, and sneezing.
The basics of Kegel exercises
The reason Kegel exercises are so effective is that they target the inner muscles of your pelvic floor to strengthen that vital support system and restore your ability to “hold it.”
The key is finding the right muscles that allow you to start and stop the flow of urine. Because these muscles typically contract and relax involuntarily during the normal act of urinating, you don’t usually have to think about how to consciously flex and release them.
The best way to identify these muscles is to experiment the next time you have to urinate. Try to stop urinating just a second or two after you start. The muscles that tighten when you do that are the ones you need to work on when you’re not on the toilet.
You know you’re doing it right if your vagina and anus contract and lift, while your thighs and buttocks stay relaxed. If you can’t seem to get it right or you aren’t sure, you’re not alone. And that’s where EmSella comes in.
How EmSella does your Kegel exercises for you
The EmSella device looks like a normal chair, but it emits high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy into your vaginal tissue, stimulating contractions — about 11,000 contractions. That’s many more than you could hope do with at-home Kegel exercises.
The treatment requires no effort on your part whatsoever. You sit comfortably on the EmSella chair for about 30 minutes, relaxing, reading, or listening to music. It’s noninvasive, so you won’t be poked or prodded — you don’t even take your clothes off.
Because the treatment targets the tissues in your pelvic floor, your muscles contract as if you were doing exercises, but at a higher, more intense frequency. By exercising for you, EmSella takes the pressure off learning the right technique and sticking to your pelvic exercise plan.
All you feel is a little vibrating and tingling, and when you’re done, there’s no downtime. When you first start EmSella treatments, you can expect to come in twice a week for three weeks; after that, your maintenance visits are single sessions every 6-12 months.
There’s no reason to live with incontinence and no reason to struggle with awkward Kegel exercises. To learn more about EmSella, this amazing technology that does your Kegel exercises for you, call us at our Fairfax office or book your appointment online today.