Enhancing Your Sexual Wellness With Emsella in Ottawa, IL

Not feeling confident or comfortable during your most intimate moments can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing and relationship. As we age and experience significant bodily changes, from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, libido shifts are to be expected. However, extended “dry spells”, erectile dysfunction development, and other difficulties can lead to a lack of intimacy, resulting in lowered self-esteem of both sexual partners. 

With 1 in every 4 women experiencing urinary incontinence at some point in their life, there’s truly nothing to be embarrassed about. That being said, our team at LIV Wellness Lounge does want you to be able to enjoy the activities you once loved freely and without having to worry about leakage. 

Looking for a non-surgical approach to strengthening your pelvic floor? Not only does our Emsella technology enhance your sexual function and pleasure, it also reduces incontinence through stimulating muscle toning! Here’s everything you need to know about reclaiming your body with Emsella in Ottawa, directly from our wellness providers in LaSalle.

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction refers to the lack of desire or physical inability to have or enjoy sex. As we age, the chances of developing some form of sexual dysfunction increase greatly due to hormonal shifts. An estimated 43% of women and 31% of men are currently struggling with sexual dysfunction, rooted in both mental and physical dilemmas. 

The symptoms of sexual dysfunction

While sexual dysfunction most commonly shows itself through erectile dysfunction, also known as “ED”, it can prevail in a range of forms among men and women, including:

  • Decreased libido
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Trouble getting or stayed aroused
  • Difficulty reaching climax

The causes of sexual dysfunction

While every patient’s experience is unique, here are some of the most common psychological causes of sexual dysunction:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Relational problems
  • Self-image issues
  • Past sexual trauma

Some physical causes of sexual dysfunction include:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol 

The causes of urinary incontinence

In some cases, sexual dysfunction may overlap with urinary incontinence. According to a UCLA Health study, more than 1 in 3 women develop temporary urinary incontinence due to pressure during pregnancy, with their chances further increased among the following pregnancies. 

This form of urinary incontinence is known as “stress incontinence”, which refers to the physical stress or pressure put onto the bladder by your body. This often results in sudden leakage when you cough, laugh, or sneeze. UTIs and other infections can also lead to temporary incontinence, in which case you should get tested immediately to treat the primary diagnosis at hand. Some medications can also increase these chances, in which case you should discuss other options with your doctor.

Constantly feeling the sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate relates back to the muscles surrounding the inside of your bladder. These detrusor muscles relax as your bladder fills and later contracts when you release in the bathroom. However, as these muscles weaken they can not properly perform, leading to leaking.

These muscles often weaken or become damaged after vaginal childbirth, current pregnancy or obesity, or recovering from surgeries including hysterectomies and prostate removal. 

Retraining your pelvic floor with Emsella in Ottawa

Looking to take back control of your body without invasive treatments or surgery? Meet Emsella: a revolutionary physiotherapy treatment that retrains your pelvic floor muscles in as little as 28 minutes! 

The Emsella device uses High Intensity Focused ElectroMagnetic Energy (HIFEM) to create involuntary contractions within the walls of your bladder, similar to the way you contract and relax a muscle when exercising. 

By strengthening these muscles, you can go back to your typical activities without fear of incontinence and enjoy enhanced sexual pleasure! No matter your gender, Emsella in Ottawa also increases blood flow of the treatment area to enhance your ability of arousal.

How Emsella in Ottawa works

As the premier urinary incontinence treatment in LaSalle, Emsella offers unmatched results with no downtime and without even having to remove any clothing! Simply sit back in the treatment chair and relax (even bring your favorite book) as your provider ensures your comfort throughout the session. That’s right, the treatment is as simple as sitting in a chair! Here’s a look at what you can expect during your treatment for Emsella in Ottawa.

What to expect before your Emsella treatment

We always recommend starting your wellness journey with a complimentary in-office consultation with our providers. This will give us the time to get to know you and your concerns, and we can work with you to create your unique treatment plan after evaluating your current condition.

If you’ve decided that Emsella in Ottawa is right for you, we’ll schedule out your treatments when it’s convenient for you. Most clients opt for 6 total sessions to optimize results, with 2 treatments per week for 3 weeks. 

What to expect during your Emsella treatment

On the day of your treatment, simply put on some loose, comfortable clothes and head to our office. Please avoid wearing zippers or other metal near the treatment area if you wish to keep all of your clothing on for treatment. The treatment only takes about 30 minutes, so you’re free to stop by during your lunch break!

Our staff will lead you back to the treatment room, where we’ll go over any questions you may have and ensure that you have everything you need to relax during treatment. Next, we’ll turn on the treatment chair and ask you to sit back in the middle of the seat with your feet on the floor.  

As the electromagnetic waves begin, you may experience a slight tingling sensation at first followed by a Kegel-like feeling as contractions begin. Emsella induces 12,000 Kegels in a single session, which isn’t nearly possible to do on your own.

What to expect after your Emsella treatment

Immediately after your treatment, you’re free to return to your day as per usual! Whether that consists of returning to work, exercising, or even getting intimate, you can rest assured that the most you’ll experience is slight soreness for 24 to 48 hours.

According to a study by BTL, 95% of patients experience a boost to their quality of life after Emsella. Emsella in Ottawa is the first FDA-approved treatment of its kind, with some patients reporting improvement after a single 10-minute trial session! Most of our clients experience results by the halfway mark of their treatment plan (after 3 sessions). With no downtime or side effects associated, you can go back to enjoying activities you once did without the weight of possible leakage in the back of your mind! 

Depending on your symptom severity prior to beginning treatment, we may recommend scheduling maintenance appointments every 6 to 12 months to maintain your Emsella results. 

The importance of seeking professional help for sexual wellness treatments

It’s time to put the negative stigma around “sex talk” behind us. As healthcare professionals, and humans, our team understands that sex is a positive component to life. Therefore, any issues you have surrounding intimacy are simply health issues and should be treated professionally as such.

Not sure if Emsella in Ottawa is the best route for you? Our experts at LIV Wellness Lounge are always here to walk you through your options so you can make the most informed decisions. We understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence, so we offer a range of treatment options, from supplements to injections, to fit your lifestyle needs!

Hormonal shifts are one of the most common causes of intimacy issues. For men, we offer convenient testosterone injections, available in our office or at your leisure if you prefer to self-inject. In most cases, we recommend weekly injections with monthly blood labs to track how your body responds and ensure a healthy rate of improvement. Plus, these injections also work to combat symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and more!

Both our male and female clients often reach for BioTe pellets to address “out of whack” hormones. This bioidentical hormone therapy delivers these natural chemicals by inserting them beneath the skin, offering direct bloodstream absorption for streamlined relief. Unlike off-the-shelf pills, BioTe pellets offer customization so you can target your issues at the source.  

Ready to reclaim your freedom? Visit LIV Wellness Lounge’s experts!

Our team of experienced and compassionate providers at LIV Wellness Lounge are committed to helping you reach your health goals, no matter your age or background. Not sure if Emsella in Ottawa is the right treatment for you? Schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns, goals, budget, and timeline with our providers so we can create your unique treatment plan! 

For instant treatment recommendations based on your aesthetic concerns, don’t forget to try our convenient virtual consultation tool, available 24/7. What’s stopping you? Contact us today to start looking and feeling your best!