Frequently Asked Questions about

Emsella Chair Treatment

What is the Emsella Chair

The Emsella Chair is a medical device which uses HIFEM (high intensity focussed electromagnetic) technology to strengthen muscles non-invasively enabling the patient to remain fully clothed.

What does Emsella mean?

Emsella get's it name from EM (electromagnetic) and Sella (meaning Chair in Latin).

Is Emsella treatment safe?

Emsella treatment uses the same technology which has been successfully used for many years in treating muscle injuries in athletes.

How does Emsella treatment work?

The Emsella Chair delivers supramaximal contractions to the pelvic floor area using magnetic energy, delivering the equivalent of 11,000 kegal exercises in a single session.

What are Supramaximal contractions?

Supramaximal contractions enable 100% of the muscle to be exercised 100% of the time.

Is Emsella treatment painful?

No, Emsella treatment is not painful. Most people describe the sensation as a combination of mild prickling and gentle pulsing as the muscle is contracted. 

Will I need to rest after my Emsella treatment?

No, one of the best things about Emsella Chair treatment, is that it is a walk in, walk out procedure, meaning that you can come and have your treatment and go about your normal activities straight away.

What happens during an Emsella Chair treatment?

Before starting your treatment you'll need a full medical consultation which can take place online or in person. When you arrive for your treatment you'll be shown to our Emsella treatment room which is cleaned down before and after all of our treatments in line with Covid 19 protocols. Your therapist will explain how the treatment works and they'll be plenty of time to answer any questions you may have. You will then be shown to the Emsella and your therapist will explain how to correctly position yourself. Treatment will then begin and you can relax whilst the Emsella exercises your pelvic floor. 

How many sessions will I need?

A course of 6 sessions over a 3 week period is the recommended for best results.

Will I need top up sessions?

Once the muscle is strengthened it your symptoms will improve dramatically. Like all muscles, if not used regularly, they can weaken. Depending on the severity of your incontinence you can opt to have a 3, 6 or 12 month top up session if you feel it's needed.

How to sit on the Emsella Chair

Positioning yourself on the chair is very easy. You should sit with a straight back and your legs slightly apart and feet flat on the floor. The chair can be raised or lowered electrically by your therapist to ensure you are in the correct position for treatment.

How long is an Emsella session?

Each treatment is 28 minutes long. You will need 6 treatments over a 3 week period.

Are there any side effects for Emsella Chair treatment

Emsella Chair is a non-invasive treatment with no notable side effects.

How quickly will I see results from Emsella treatment

Everyone is different. Some of our patients see results from their first session. It is most usual to see results after the first 3 sessions. Following your treatment course the muscle continues to build, meaning that your results will continue to improve over the next 3 months.

Who is suitable for Emsella treatment?

Emsella treatment is suitable for Women and Men over the age of 18 years of age. 

Does Emsella treat all types of incontinence? 

Emsella Chair treats stress, urge and mixed incontinence in both men and women

Can Emsella Chair treat erectile dysfunction?

Emsella Chair has been proven to successfully treat erectile dysfunction as a result of improving blood flow to the pelvic area which can help improve the chances of getting a erection naturally without the need for traditional treatments like Viagra or Cialis.

Can I have Emsella treatment if I have overactive bladder (OAB)

Overactive bladder can be improved with Emsella Chair treatment. Our patients report that they are able to hold their bladder for longer and feel the need to urinate less frequently.

Can I have Emsella treatment if I have a prolapse?

You can have Emsella treatment if you have a prolapse. Treatment will help to strengthen the muscles around the bladder and whilst it will not treat the prolapse it will improve symptons of urge incontinence which often occur with a prolapse

How much is does Emsella treatment cost?

You should expect to pay around £1450 for a course of 6 sessions. This is the recommended number of sessions to ensure optimal results. You can also opt to include a 6 or 12 monthly top up session within your treatment course. Treatment courses of 8 Emsella sessions cost £1850.

At ERA we offer interest free payment options including Clearpay and Go Cardless direct debit plans so you can spread the cost of your treatment over a time period to suit you.

What medical conditions does Emsella Chair treat?

Emsella Chair treatment treats stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed incontinence, vaginal laxity and erectile dysfunction. 

How much is does Emsella treatment for incontinence cost?

You should expect to pay around £1450 for a course of 6 sessions. This is the recommended number of sessions to ensure optimal results. You can also opt to include a 6 or 12 monthly top up session within your treatment course. Treatment courses of 8 Emsella sessions cost £1850.

Is Emsella treatment available on the NHS?

Emsella treatment is not available on the NHS. Common treatments for incontinence available on the NHS are botulinum toxin injections for the bladder or for severe cases surgical mesh. Both of these are invasive options. Emsella is a non-invasive option which has been clinically proven.

Is Emsella a clinically proven treatment?

Emsella Chair is a medical treatments supported by mutiple peer reviewed clinical papers which showed 95% improvement in patient quality of life and 75% reduction in pad usage after one treatment course.

What is the difference between Emsella Chair and Kegel Exercises?

Kegel exercises are a common recommendation for helping to tighten a weakened pelvic floor as a result of childbirth or the menopause. Kegel exercises require you to manually strengthen the muscle by internal "clenching". It can be difficult to know if you have the technique correct or remember to do it regularly enough to get results. Manual kegel exercises generally only achieve 70% muscle contraction. With Emsella treatment, the Chair does the exercise for you, meaning that you get more powerful contractions, more of the time. A single Emsella Chair treatment delivers the equivalent of 11,000 kegel exercises to the pelvic floor!

Why does childbirth cause a weakened pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor muscles lie like a hammock either side of your bladder. During pregnancy your weight distribution changes, which increases the load on your pelvic floor muscles as they work to maintain pelvic and spine stability. This is exacerbated by the hormonal changes which cause your tissues and muscles to soften and become stretchy, in order to accommodate your growing baby and to prepare for birth. Long and difficult labour, including assisted delivery with forceps often result in incontinence issues. Emsella Chair treatment is very effective at treating incontinence issues as a result of a weakened pelvic floor.