The “Kegel Throne” is Now a Thing

I was recently scrolling through Instagram and stopped dead in my tracks when my friend and Nurse Practitioner Karin Lebess showcased the Emsella chair at her office, Miami Ob/Gyn at Mercy Hospital. “If you suffer from urinary incontinence, this non-invasive treatment which you can do fully clothed is for you,” Karin said in the story. Wait. What?

I called Karin immediately because after two natural child births, I suffer from — you guessed it — urinary incontinence. Yes, jumping jacks, trampolines and even coughing are a no-go for me and I’m willing to try anything to get my pelvic floor off, well, the floor. 

You see, Emsella is a device (the chair photographed above) which utilizes electromagnetic energy to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This device delivers 12,000 Kegel exercises (woah) to the pelvic floor muscles in just one session. This helps retrain your body to control your bladder and give you your confidence back in your own body.

Typically, a session takes about 28 minutes and you should do a total of 6 sessions, scheduled for twice a week. You might start seeing improvements after just one session, and they’ll continue to improve as you continue your treatment plan. The procedure is pain free and feels like you are sitting on a vibrating throne. Another tip? I recommend bringing a book to kill the time as you cannot play with your phone.

Furthermore, Emsella helps create a tighter vaginal canal and improves the sensation of the vaginal tissues, including the vaginal opening and clitoris. This increases sexual pleasure, boosts sex drive, and makes it easier to achieve orgasm. Yep, you read that right.

Quick tips for the Emsella:

  • No copper IUDs
  • Can’t be on your period
  • Obviously no pregnancy 
  • No metal or metal implants below the waist
  • No pacemakers 
  • No blood/coagulation issues

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