Postnatal Incontinence? Here’s How the EMSELLA Chair Can Help

Many new moms notice that they have less control over their bladder after giving birth. Known as postnatal urinary incontinence, leaking urine is very common following childbirth. In fact, research shows that as many as one in three moms report having this problem for up to a year after giving birth.

Postnatal incontinence can sometimes resolve on its own within a year. After your body has fully healed and your hormones and metabolism are back to their pre-pregnancy states, you may naturally notice improvement.

But there’s more to the story. Waiting that long isn’t always practical or comfortable, and some women may wait many years and see no improvement. No mom should have to suffer in silence with this disruptive, embarrassing condition.

EMSELLA by BTL is a breakthrough treatment for urinary incontinence that can help new moms regain their confidence. At the Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa in South Jordan, Utah, we offer this noninvasive solution to women dealing with postnatal incontinence. To learn more about EMSELLA, keep reading and call us today at 801-280-9990 to book your appointment.


EMSELLA is a chair-shaped device developed by BTL to treat urinary incontinence and improve sexual wellness. BTL is a global innovator in the field of medical and aesthetic devices. The company is best known as the creator of the EMSCULPT NEO, VANQUISH ME and EMTONE aesthetic solutions.

The EMSELLA chair uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and help:

  • Anyone dealing with urinary incontinence
  • New moms experiencing stress incontinence after childbirth
  • Women with decreased sexual satisfaction from weak pelvic floor muscles

HIFEM technology is based on the principle of electromagnetic induction. This technology emits rapidly changing magnetic fields that deliver electric currents into targeted muscles. Motor neurons are stimulated by these currents, causing the muscles to contract like they do during exercise but faster and with greater intensity.

The EMSELLA device has been FDA-approved, and according to BTL, 95% of treated patients reported an improved quality of life in clinical studies. The device is designed to deliver the equivalent of thousands of Kegel exercises in 28 minutes! No amount of exercise and pelvic floor training can achieve this level of intensity, which is why EMSELLA is much more efficient than conventional treatment.

How EMSELLA Treats Postnatal Incontinence

The EMSELLA chair works by strengthening pelvic floor muscles weakened by pregnancy and childbirth.

Bladder weakness after childbirth is the result of weakened pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor contains a group of muscles that support the bladder, bowel and uterus. Pregnancy and childbirth both stretch these muscles. This makes them less efficient, leading to urine leakage when coughing, sneezing or exercising, as well as frequent urination and urgency.

By delivering HIFEM energy directly to the pelvic floor, EMSELLA stimulates powerful contractions — up to 11,000 in one session. This increases muscle tone and strength, leading to a significant reduction in urinary incontinence in as little as three weeks. Some patients require maintenance sessions every six months to maintain their results; however, this is usually in cases of severe urinary incontinence.

The device looks (and is used) just like a chair. During your treatment, you will sit on the EMSELLA device fully clothed as it emits HIFEM energy. You will not feel any pain during or after treatment, although mild tingling is normal. Most patients need six to eight of these treatment sessions to see optimal improvement.

Benefits of EMSELLA for Postnatal Incontinence

Postpartum incontinence usually goes away on its own. However, treatment can speed up recovery and prevent this problem from getting worse. Unlike physical therapy and special exercises that take time to provide results or invasive surgery that carries risk, EMSELLA is:

  • Noninvasive, with a proven safety record
  • A painless and comfortable procedure (patients are fully clothed)
  • A quick treatment requiring six to eight 30-minute sessions
  • Proven to restore pelvic floor strength and function
  • A fast and long-lasting treatment, with noticeable results after only three weeks
  • A solution for improved quality of life and better sexual wellness as a bonus

As a new mom, you are already busy caring for yourself and your family, so having a convenient, quick, no-downtime treatment available for your incontinence is good news. With EMSELLA, you can get back to your regular daily life within a few weeks without having to worry about unintentionally passing urine.

The Ideal Time to Start Treatment

Urinary incontinence can happen at any time during and after pregnancy. Because pregnancy and the postpartum period are sensitive for both mom and baby, you may be wondering when is the ideal time to start your EMSELLA treatment.

If you are currently pregnant, it’s not time to start EMSELLA treatments. The HIFEM energy is not recommended for pregnant women, so it is best to rely on pelvic floor exercises to help control your urinary incontinence until you can safely use the EMSELLA chair. If you are breastfeeding, you may also want to postpone treatment because EMSELLA has not been tested for safety in nursing moms.

Outside of these two factors, treatment with EMSELLA is safe 10 weeks following natural delivery and three months after a c-section. If you are having doubts about the ideal time to start treatment, speak to your doctor about what is appropriate for you.

You may also wish to avoid EMSELLA while you are menstruating. Make sure to track your periods and tell your provider when you are expecting your next period so they can schedule your appointment accordingly.

Want to Learn More About EMSELLA?

Want to learn more about the EMSELLA chair for postpartum urinary incontinence or sexual wellness? At the Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa in South Jordan, Utah, our EM-Suite experts will be happy to walk you through every step of your EMSELLA treatment and will develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals and fit your schedule.

To get started, click here to book your appointment. You are also welcome to reach our team by calling the Daybreak office at 801-280-9990 and we’ll be happy to set up a consultation!