Emsella vs. Kegels

Do you ever find yourself rushing to the bathroom with an urgent need to go, or waking up frequently during the night? Perhaps you’ve experienced the inconvenience of leaks during exercise, laughter, or even a sneeze?

Although these concerns can be a bit embarrassing and seeking out help for these problems might seem awkward and uncomfortable, you should rest assured that you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence is a common issue among both men and women, even though twice as many women are affected by it than men. Although it can happen at any age due to various external and internal factors, it is more likely to affect older women due to hormonal changes, menopause, childbirth, and aging.

Emsella vs. Kegels: Which Is More Effective for Pelvic Floor Strengthening?

According to the Office on Women’s Health, more than 4 in 10 women in the age group of 65 and older have urinary incontinence. Various factors affect the bladder, urethra, and pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles are the layer of muscles that support pelvic organs and stretch across the bottom of the pelvis, including gluteal, perianal, and vaginal muscles. Strong pelvic floor muscles give you control over your bladder, while weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to urinary and anal incontinence, muscle spasms, as well as uncomfortable sexual experiences.

How do Kegels help you in strengthening Pelvic Floor Muscles?

One of the most popular solutions to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and minimize discomfort and incontinence is a DIY exercise called Kegels. Kegel exercises are movements that involve flexing of pelvic floor muscles to improve urinary incontinence and sexual health in men and women of all ages.

To perform kegel exercises, one has to contract their pelvic floor muscles. Sounds easy? Well, believe it or not, about 30% of women actually do Kegels wrong, by pushing down instead of lifting the pelvic floor muscles up. Women often contract their glutes or inner thighs instead of their pelvic floor, which can lead to strain and increased abdominal pressure and cause the opposite effect on curbing incontinence.

Chronic straining can increase the risk of developing or causing pelvic prolapse (when the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs become weak or loose) and make urinary incontinence worse. To perform Kegels correctly, one has to squeeze the pelvic floor muscles and contract them upward. One should hold the position for three seconds and then release it for three seconds. To get the best results out of Kegels, one must practice this exercise for 10-15 reps three times a day, which adds up to 30-45 Kegels daily.

You don’t need a gym membership to train your pelvic floor muscles, but rather you can do them discreetly while working, driving, or even riding the subway. However, it is quite easy to forget about them or not have the time or energy to do them, or you might have trouble performing them correctly.

If you’re looking for a better alternative to kegels or a more intense kegel experience without putting in daily work and effort, you can seek out the EMSella Chair, a vibrating chair that can give you the benefits of about 20,000 kegel reps in a single 30-minute session.

EMSella for Pelvic Floor Strengthening

EMSella is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to engage the pelvic floor muscles by causing them to contract rapidly. It is a vibrating chair that combines two electromagnetic energy treatments – EMSella and EMSculpt. EMSella uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM) to induce muscle contractions and restore neuromuscular control.

The focused electromagnetic energy and intense stimulation allow your body to create powerful muscle contractions. These muscular contractions work to repair the pelvic floor and enable patients to regain bladder control. One single session of EMSella produces the equivalent of 20,000 Kegel contractions. The procedure is administered using a patented chair device that allows patients to remain fully clothed and comfortably seated during the treatment.

Which is Better: Kegels or EMSella?

  1. Increased pelvic floor strength

    Kegel exercises rely on voluntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles. Even though it is an effective method for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, it requires consistency and proper techniques for effectiveness. EMSella’s HIFEM technology delivers thousands of contractions during each session which effectively strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This increase in strength leads to a decrease in pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

  2. Improved bladder control

    Kegels can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. While Kegels can improve bladder control over time with consistent practice, the results may vary depending on individual adherence and technique. EMSella, on the other hand, is a surefire way to improve pelvic floor strength. Following EMSella treatments, numerous women notice a significant decrease in urinary incontinence symptoms. Strengthened pelvic floor muscles lead to enhanced bladder control, reducing accidents and enhancing overall quality of life.

  3. Enhanced sexual function

    Kegel exercises can enhance sexual function by strengthening pelvic floor muscles and potentially improving vaginal tightness and sensation over time. EMSella, however, offers a quicker route to improved sexual satisfaction by rapidly strengthening pelvic floor muscles, resulting in enhanced vaginal tone and sensation. Moreover, EMSella can also benefit men with Erectile Dysfunction by enhancing blood flow to the pelvic floor muscles.

  4. Time Efficient

    Kegel exercises require consistent practice over an extended period to achieve noticeable results and need long-term commitment and practice to experience any improvements. EMSella, on the other hand, is a time-efficient solution that typically requires 30 minutes only and delivers noticeable results after a series of 6 sessions over three weeks. You can experience significant improvements in just six 30-minute sessions as compared to the countless kegels you’d need to do to get the same results.

  5. Suitable for various age groups

    Kegels are suitable for people of all ages, but their effectiveness can vary depending on the muscle tone and consistency of practice. If you’re suffering from severe urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapse, then Kegels might not be an effective solution to combat these issues. EMSella, however, is effective for pelvic floor strengthening across various age groups and offers a standardized and controlled treatment option to both men and women regardless of their individual differences in muscle tone or age-related changes.


Even though the debate of Kegels vs EMSella might seem like a never-ending saga. In expert opinion, EMSella does take the winning title when it comes to improving pelvic floor strength. What sets EMSella apart is that it is a non-surgical, painless procedure with zero downtime involved. Not only does this treatment help people restore bladder and muscle control, but it also helps improve vaginal lubrication and enhance sexual health.

At Alive Wellness Clinics, our team of seasoned experts and qualified practitioners work toward transforming your entire wellness journey into a memorable experience. With our state-of-the-art facilities, expert team of professionals, and personalized approach to care, we can help you achieve your wellness goals without any judgment or discomfort. So why wait? Book a session today and embark on the journey to a stronger, happier you!

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