Revolutionary Incontinence and Sexual Dysfunction Therapy at La Boussole Medical Spa & Wellness Center, Joplin

13 November 2023

Little-Known Fact

Incontinence (loss of bladder control) and its resulting sexual dysfunction can be experienced by both men and women.

Another Little-Known Fact

La Boussole Medical Spa & Wellness Center is the only provider in the region with the EMSELLA® Chair, which offers a non-invasive, painless, and easy way to literally sit and relax while your pelvic floor is exercised and strengthened for you.

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How the Emsella Chair Works

The Emsella Chair helps with incontinence therapy and intimate health by specifically targeting and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. It’s an efficient and targeted approach to improving bladder control and enhancing sexual function and satisfaction.

Pelvic Floor Strengthening

The Emsella Chair uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to induce deep pelvic floor muscle contractions. These contractions are far more intense and rapid than what could be achieved through voluntary exercises. Strengthening these muscles can significantly improve urinary incontinence by enhancing bladder control and reducing leaks.

Improved Intimate Health

A strong pelvic floor is crucial for intimate health, as it can positively impact sexual function. By improving muscle tone and strength in the pelvic floor, the Emsella Chair can potentially enhance sexual satisfaction and address certain sexual dysfunctions that might be linked to weakened pelvic floor muscles.

Non-Invasive Treatment

The Emsella Chair therapy is non-invasive, meaning it does not involve surgery or insertion of instruments into the body. It's a comfortable and quick treatment where the patient sits fully clothed on the chair while the technology delivers targeted electromagnetic energy to stimulate pelvic floor muscles.


The treatment is relatively quick, usually lasting around 30 minutes. The recommended treatment course typically consists of several sessions spaced out over a few weeks, and patients may start experiencing improvements in bladder control and intimate health after a few sessions.

Common Causes of Incontinence

In Women

Pregnancy and Childbirth: The physical stress and trauma of childbirth can weaken the pelvic floor muscles, leading to stress incontinence (leakage with exertion or movement).

Menopause: Reduced estrogen levels can lead to changes in the urinary tract and pelvic floor, contributing to stress incontinence or urge incontinence.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The descent of pelvic organs into the vaginal space can put pressure on the bladder and urethra, causing stress incontinence.

Hysterectomy: Surgical removal of the uterus can sometimes damage pelvic floor nerves and support structures, leading to incontinence.

In Men

Prostate Issues: Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or prostate cancer and its treatments can affect bladder control, leading to overflow or urge incontinence.

Pelvic Surgery: Procedures like prostate surgery can damage the muscles and nerves crucial for bladder control, resulting in incontinence.

Neurological Conditions: Diseases like Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries can affect nerve signals to the bladder, leading to incontinence.

Aging: Weakening muscles and changes in the urinary system that come with age can contribute to incontinence.

Shared Causes for Both Men & Women:

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Infections in the urinary tract can cause temporary incontinence in both men and women.

Chronic Conditions: Conditions like diabetes, which can affect nerve function, and obesity can contribute to incontinence in both genders.

Incontinence and loss of bladder control can be connected to sexual dysfunction in several ways:

Psychological Impact: Dealing with incontinence can lead to psychological distress, affecting one's self-esteem and confidence. This can result in anxiety, depression, or a negative body image, which might influence sexual desire and function.

Physical Discomfort: Incontinence can cause physical discomfort, making intimacy challenging or uncomfortable. Fear of leakage during sexual activity might lead to avoidance or a decrease in sexual interest.

Medication Side Effects: Some medications used to manage incontinence might have side effects that impact sexual function. For instance, certain drugs can lead to decreased libido or difficulties achieving arousal.

Pelvic Floor Weakness: Incontinence and sexual dysfunction can both be linked to pelvic floor weakness. Weak pelvic floor muscles can contribute to both urinary incontinence and difficulties in sexual function.


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