Pelvic Floor Training with HIEMT
(EMSculpt, EMSella, HIFEM)
HIEMT (High Intensity Electro Magnetic Therapy) is a breakthrough treatment for urinary incontinence. Strong pelvic floor muscles can also boost your sex life. This pelvic floor training system is completely non-invasive and just involves sitting on a specially designed seat.
How does it work?
Pelvic floor muscles are the layer of muscles that act like a hammock to support the pelvic organs and they extend across the floor of the pelvis. Strong pelvic floor muscles gives you control over your bladder and bowel. Weakened pelvic floor muscles due to childbirth, the menopause or the aging process can mean that your internal organs are not sufficiently supported and this can lead to stress incontinence or general urinary incontinence.
HIEMT utilizes focused electromagnetic energy to deliver supramaximal contractions to the pelvic floor area. It delivers the equivalent of 11,000 kegal exercises in a single session – far more than you could ever do yourself. These contractions strengthen the muscles of incontinent clients.
What is a supramaximal contraction?
A supramaximal contraction is a muscle contraction that enables 100% of the muscle to be exercised 100% of the time.
Does HIEMT really work for urinary incontinence?
Yes, it has been thoroughly clinically tested for safety and efficacy through seven clinical studies and in excess of 35 science publications, eg see A Comparative Study on the Effects of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology and Electrostimulation for the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Muscles and Urinary Incontinence in Parous Women: Analysis of Posttreatment Data. The EMSculpt technology was introduced in 2018.
Is it just for women?
Absolutely not. See this article in ScienceDirect about benefits seen in men.
What is the protocol for HIEMT / EMSella ?
For the pelvic floor, the protocol is four to six 30 minute treatments spaced over two to three weeks.
When will I see the final results?
This varies, but it’s generally about three months after the last treatment.
Will I need maintenance treatments?
If you feel they are needed, you can have a top up treatment every 3, 6 or 12 months as required.
Pelvic Floor Training with HIEMT
What is Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. The three main types are:
- Stress incontinence is when there is sudden, often unexpected pressure on the bladder causing urine leakage. Typical causes include laughing, coughing, sneezing or intensive exercise (eg star jumps).
- Urge incontinence is a sudden, intense urge to urinate which happens frequently.
- Mixed incontinence is, as the name suggests, a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.
What causes urinary incontinence?
This can be a result of weak pelvic floor muscles since pelvic floor muscles play an important role in supporting pelvic organs and controlling continence.
What’s the solution?
HIEMT is a great option for men and women of all ages who are looking for a solution to the problem rather than just managing it and desire a matching improvement in their quality of life. Studies show over 90% of people get good results although it should be noted that results vary. Ref: Hifem Technology Can Improve the Quality of Life in Incontinent Clients