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Emsella Services in Raleigh – How to Prepare and What to Expect

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Emsella is a treatment for the entire pelvic floor. This HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology, which is electromagnetic stimulation, is in a chair that the patient sits on, known as the Emsella Chair. This vaginal rejuvenation treatment, causes stimulation to the deep pelvic floor muscles and restoration of the neuromuscular control. The Emsella Chair is good for women and men who want more control in their pelvic floor region and for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), in addition to other pelvic floor related disorders. The electromagnetic stimulation can create 69 hours of Kegels in a 28-minute treatment. Kegel exercises are recommended by gynecologists to maintain the health of the pelvic floor.


  • Women with involuntary release of urine (incontinence), especially during stress, coughing, sneezing (also known colloquially as ‘peezing’) or laughing, or when lifting something heavy
  • Women who experience decrease in sensation and stimulation during intercourse
  • Women who notice that tampons usually slip out easily or during intercourse, partner slips out easily
  • Women who experience “gas-like” sounds from their vagina during intercourse or “popping” sounds while walking, or an “airy” sensation when first waking up
  • Men looking for a solution to urinary incontinence. Since weak pelvic floor muscles can be an underlying cause for erectile dysfunction, some men experience improved sexual intimate health after Emsella


A complimentary consultation will be performed prior to your first treatment to discuss pertinent information and provide medical clearance. Once cleared and a customized treatment plan has been created, you may schedule your first treatment. Many patients opt to reserve time for their first treatment after their consultation.

Follow these guidelines before your next Emsella treatment at Blue Water Spa unless directed otherwise.

Wear comfortable clothing to your treatment, which allows flexibility for correct positioning in the chair which will deliver electromagnetic energy. Please also avoid wearing clothing on the lower body with zippers during your Emsella treatment. Belts, belly button piercings, and any other piercings in the abdominal or pelvic area must be removed prior to the treatment.

The most common contraindication are metal implants in the body. For patient comfort and safety, we do ask that patients remove jewelry and metal accessories during an Emsella session. Other implants that are contraindicated include: hormonal implants in the buttocks, electronic implants (example: cochlear, penile, bladder stimulator), cardiac devices (example: pacemaker, defibrillator), neurostimulators, and drug infusion pumps that cannot be removed during treatment. Additional contraindications to treatment include: pregnancy or attempting to become pregnant, breastfeeding, presence of Essure device or metallic IUD, bleeding disorders, anticoagulant use in past 30 days, active cancer in treatment area, lung insufficiency, fever past two weeks, sensitivity/allergy to latex, recent muscle injury in treatment area, history of spinal surgery, and any other recent surgical procedures (muscle contractions may disrupt healing). Medical clearance will be required for clients with cardiac disease and or gynecological surgery or procedure in the past 12 months.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR emsella treatment

The Emsella procedure is painless and free of side effects – you will most likely experience some tingling and be able to feel the contractions of your pelvic floor, but there is no pain or discomfort. The treatment is comfortable. An Emsella treatment does not create an urge to urinate, nor does it create any sexual stimulation during treatment.

A complete Emsella treatment lasts just 28-minutes. Once you are properly positioned, you are welcome to read a book, enjoy one of our magazines, or simply relax.

Emsella is non-invasive, and you will remain clothed for the entire treatment. The recommended course of treatment with Emsella is two sessions per week for three weeks, for a total of six sessions. Some patients see a decrease in symptoms after one treatment, and results will continue to improve with each session.


WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR emsella procedure

  • You may resume daily activities immediately after the treatment. Once you leave our office, you can return immediately to your daily activities with no restrictions and no downtime required.
  • You may observe improvement after one treatment; however, results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks. Completing a full treatment series is necessary to maximize treatment efficacy.

If you have any concerns or questions, please call our office at (919) 870-6066


Blue Water Spa is a Raleigh spa that has been voted Best Medical Spa in America three consecutive years. Owned and operated by Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Michael Law MD, the Raleigh medical spa is the top provider of Juvederm®, Latisse® and Botox® in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Law is in the top 1% of plastic surgeons providing Natrelle® Breast Implants and other Allergan products in the Country. From CoolSculpting, Emsella, Emsculpt, Laser Hair removal, laser skin tightening to microdermabrasion, pampering spa packages, and medical-grade clean & cruelty-free skincare, at Blue Water Spa you will receive the ultimate in results and relaxation.

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