By Viktoria, Senior Aesthetic Therapist
“30% less fat, +25% more muscle on average.” That’s what the company promises to help with on my glamorous postnatal tummy.
Becoming a mother is an incredible journey, but it also brought about changes in my body that left me feeling less confident.
One area that many women struggle with after giving birth is their postnatal tummy. My main problem was excess fat deposits and weakened abdominal muscles. Six months postpartum, I still looked like I was six months pregnant. Getting out of a bath was challenging, and simply sitting up in my bed proved to be difficult. I couldn’t walk very far as my posture gave me terrible backache, and it was impossible to get rid of my funny pregnancy walk. All because of the loss of stomach muscle strength.
In this short blog, I’ll tell you about my journey and how it helped me regain my confidence by getting rid of my mummy tummy.
What is Emsculpt Neo?
Emsculpt Neo is a non-invasive, advanced body contouring treatment that combines Radiofrequency (RF) technology and High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to reduce fat and build muscle at the same time within the same treatment. Simply put, RF is heat, and HIFEM is involuntary muscle contraction.
How does it work?
While lying on a bed, one or two applicators are placed on the treatment area, depending on its size, secured with a strong elastic belt. First, the applicators emit heat (RF) to prepare the muscles for an intense workout, similar to a warm-up before any exercise. Then, the applicators emit HIFEM, causing the muscles to contract involuntarily. These supramaximal contractions are far more intense than what can be achieved through traditional exercise alone, stimulating rapid muscle growth.
Simultaneously, the RF heats the underlying fat (subcutaneous fat) cells, causing them to undergo apoptosis, which is cell death. Over time, the body permanently eliminates the damaged fat cells, resulting in a slimmer and more sculpted appearance.
It’s only a 30-minute treatment once a week, making it easy to fit into our busy lives.
I needed six treatments to fully reclaim my tummy strength and repair my muscle separation (diastasis recti) while getting back my pre-pregnancy shape. As my core muscles got much stronger it completely eliminated my back pain, I am standing straighter and taller. I honestly think it’s a game-changer treatment, no more mum-tum.
There are other treatments like CoolSculpting for fat reduction, but Emsculpt Neo uniquely combines fat reduction with muscle toning/strengthening.
In conclusion, what the company promised has been delivered!
Now, let’s talk pelvic floor…
Who needs pelvic floor muscle strengthening? Pretty much any woman, but especially new mums.
How does a comfortable chair with HIFEM sound? Yes, it exists, and I’ve tried it—I cannot recommend it enough!
Sitting on a large round chair, fully clothed, reading my book while experiencing the same type of supermaximal contractions that tighten my pelvic floor muscles.
Emsella’s HIFEM technology stimulates deep pelvic floor contractions, effectively reconditioning and toning the muscles. It delivers powerful contractions that are far stronger and more rapid than those achieved through regular exercise.
It’s made by the same company, using the same technology. It is a safe, non-invasive, and FDA-approved treatment, providing pelvic floor rehabilitation.
It can help with compromised bladder control and reduce urinary incontinence.
It also beautifully complements my tummy treatments by further strengthening my core muscles, absolutely fantastic!
Every mum needs to restore and strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.
Two 30 minutes treatments a week for 3 weeks is all you need. I combined it with my Emsculpt Neo sessions on the same day.