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If the thought of sneezing, coughing or laughing too hard has you crossing your legs in anticipation, you’re not alone. ‘80% of community-dwelling people with urinary incontinence are women’ (source: Continence Foundation of Australia)

Stress incontinence is a common health concern for women, is the leakage of small or large amounts of urine when pressure is put on the bladder (sneezing, coughing, and jumping for example). It is often caused by pregnancy, childbirth and menopause in women, and after medical procedures such as prostate surgery in men.

At Sleep Centre Katherine, we take pride in leading the way in the Top End by introducing the latest technology and treatments to reduce the severity of stress incontinence. Our goal is to help many regain control and confidence in managing this condition.

BTL Emsella, also known as the ‘Kegel Throne’, uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate deep pelvic floor muscle spasms, known as super maximal contractions. The repetitive stimulation leads to regained control over pelvic floor muscles and bladder to reduce the severity of stress urinary incontinence.

Emsella is a FDA and TGA approved, non-invasive, fully clothed, pain-free, in clinic treatment.

We recommend a series of six treatments, twice a week for three weeks, for optimal results.

Some patients may be eligible for Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS). Find out more 


EMSELLA® is a specially developed chair which helps treat urinary incontinence and pelvic floor issues as well as working to improve sexual health and sexual function, with a 95% satisfaction rate.

What is the EMSELLA® Chair?

EMSELLA® is a specially developed chair which helps treat urinary incontinence and pelvic floor issues as well as working to improve sexual health and sexual function, with a 95% satisfaction rate.

Incontinence is still one of the most taboo subjects across women’s health. Up to 40% of females suffer from urinary incontinence and bladder leakage. Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. Women who suffer from incontinence find it to be an uncomfortable and debilitating disorder. Many suffer in silence and are too embarrassed to seek medical advice. EMSELLA® chair is a breakthrough treatment for incontinence that is clinically proven to work. Two out of three of the patients treated with EMSELLA® reduced or totally eliminated the use of hygienic pads.

Pelvic floor muscles support pelvic floor organs and control continence. Due to the body’s normal aging, childbirth and menopause, pelvic floor muscles decondition and insufficiently support the pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor muscles support your pelvic organs, control continence, and play a crucial role in healthy sexual function. However, a large population of incontinent patients or patients with impaired sexual function, are unable to perform correct pelvic floor muscle contractions or Kegel’s due to the weakness.

HIFEM (High frequency electromagnetic) technology causes deep pelvic floor muscle stimulation to restore neuromuscular control and muscle strength. A single HIFEM session brings thousands of supramaximal contractions, which are extremely important in muscle re-education and strengthening. It does this by using electromagnetic signals to the pelvic muscles to strengthen and improve their function.

Patients can access the EMSELLA® treatment at our clinic with minimal down time or disruption to your everyday routine. A non-invasive procedure (keep your clothes on!), EMSELLA® treatments generally do not require any preparation or time off, meaning you can return to work immediately after the treatment.


  • Involuntarily leaking urine when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze

  • A frequent need to get to the toilet quickly (or not getting there in time)

  • Constantly needing to go to the toilet

  • Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel

  • Loss of control of your bladder or bowel

  • Feel of vaginal looseness or laxity

  • Difficulty with orgasm


If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment with Shannon, for more information on EMSELLA.

Symptoms of a Weak Pelvic Floor


How Does the EMSELLA® Chair Work?

EMSELLA is the HIFEM® procedure that utilises electromagnetic energy, at a high frequency, to cause pelvic floor muscle stimulation completely non-invasively. EMSELLA stimulates the entire pelvic floor muscles to deliver the equivalent of 11,200 pelvic floor supramaximal contractions over the 28-minute session. These are stronger and more effective than routine Kegel exercises.

What makes this treatment more effective than usual Kegel exercises is the in-depth penetration and stimulation of the entire pelvic floor area. It’s much more focused than your average Kegel exercise, meaning you see results a lot quicker than if you were to use exercises alone to treat the issue.

A single session brings you thousands of intense contractions that you would not be able to do on your own. These contractions are very helpful when it comes to muscle strengthening and re-education.

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Not everyone is a suitable candidate for EMSELLA. There are contraindication for the treatment including:

  • Cardiac pacemakers

  • IUD

  • Electronic or metal implants

  • Pregnancy

  • and more - please request a full list.

Does Emsella treat prolapse? No, Emsella does not specifically treat vaginal prolapse.

The Emsella Chair treatment can help men to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles and help them regain a more comfortable and satisfying quality of life by improving bladder leakage, or erectile dysfunction post prostatectomy.


Incontinence and bladder leakage are common issues for men, with the primary cause often related to prostate problems. An enlarged prostate or prostatectomy as well as other treatments for prostate cancer can contribute to male incontinence. Other factors, such as certain neurological disorders, excess weight, smoking, and family history can also play a role.

By strengthening the muscle that supports the prostate, bladder, and rectum, we can help you regain control and alleviate symptoms of incontinence. Don't let these issues hold you back any longer – take control of your health and get back to feeling like yourself again.


This unique technology revolutionises intimate health and wellness by providing those suffering from incontinence with a completely non-invasive option which may help them regain their confidence.

Emsella uses high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM)to deliver thousands of supramaximal contractions in a single session, strengthening the pelvic muscles.

A treatment cycle involves 6 28-minute sessions, though 8 sessions may be necessary depending on the severity of the condition. Clients wishing to further treat sexual dysfunction will require a specialised treatment cycle.

Patients remain fully clothed

Emsella is a completely non-invasive option where patients remain fully clothed and spend less than 30 minutes in a seated position in order to gain results. They resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.

Patient Satisfaction

Emsella is a revolutionary solution in incontinence. Scientific research has shown 95% of patients reported significant improvement in their quality of life after a course of Emsella chair treatments.

Stimulating the pelvic floor

During each Emsella session, electromagnetic energy is channelled through the Emsella chair & stimulates the pelvic muscles to produce over 11200 involuntary supra-maximal contractions resulting in pelvic muscle strengthening , helping to reduce or eliminate incontinence in both men & women, and improving their intimate health.

“Stress incontinence is an uncomfortable condition that affects so many people. Being able to offer them relief, as well as the confidence to laugh, sneeze, jump without worrying about having an accident, is really special”

Shannon Lingard

Emsella Consultant

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“Have seen an improvement, can now do some more strenuous exercise. Recommend to ladies especially who have trouble with incontinence when coughing, sneezing or jumping. The earlier you start the better the results."

BB, 59yrs


Sleep Centre Katherine

40 Katherine Tce

Katherine NT 0850


08 8971 1557



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