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Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS)

For many years  Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has been used for muscle training in sport and fitness centres to obtain a more attractive, slimmer and powerful body.

 

Fields of application are for instance:

 

  • Muscle regeneration
  • Warming up of muscles
  • Developing of muscles
  • Skin lifting
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Active relaxation by lymph drainage
  • Aerobic
  • Endurance training

 

Furthermore, EMS is used in medicine mainly for rehabilitation purposes, e.g.

 

  • Slipped disk
  • Acute and chronic backache
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • To limber a person’s muscles
  • Improving agility of joints

 

A muscle stimulation carried out at regular intervals can help to maintain a person’s agility and muscular strength, even if the region of the body must be kept immobile.

 

EMS can thus have a shortening effect on rehabilitation time.

 

There is only a minimum strain on tendons and joints during this kind of muscle training. During EMS treatment, electrical stimuli are used to excite the nerves via the skin, triggering a muscle contraction.

 

The muscle cannot distinguish between the two activating causes. It contracts upon brain commands as well as upon exterior electrical stimuli. Thus, no will-power is required to stimulate muscle contraction and metabolic processes effectively.

 

EMS should not be applied to people with a pacemaker and heart disease, or in regions of skin burns and skin injuries, pregnant women in the abdominal region, and in cases of serious arterial blockage.