The MUSCLE STIMULATION lab
The Microcurrent therapy stimulates the natural healing process within the cells..
Interfererential Current Therapy
The Interferential current allows for a higher intensity for deeper penetration of the muscle.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation send electronic impulses deep into the muscle to help them recover.
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ELECTRONIC muscle Stimulation
WHAT IS MICRO-CURRENT THERAPY?
Micro-Current Therapy (MCT) is the application of very low levels of electrical stimulation to the muscles, ligaments, and joints to provide pain relief and promote tissue healing.
HOW DOES MICRO-CURRENT THERAPY DIFFER FROM OTHER FREQUENCIES?
Micro-Current is the only electrical therapy whose currents can penetrate the cells. Unlike other frequencies, such as TENS that use milliamps, Micro-Current uses microamps, which are a thousand times smaller—hence the term “Micro-Current”.
This tiny current is naturally found in the body, however damaged cells reject it because they are swollen. As a result, the supply of blood, nutrients and oxygen to these injured and inflamed cells are blocked.
Micro-Current reintroduces this current and restores the function in the damaged cells. By penetrating the cells, MC re-establishes normal cell activity, neutralizes the oscillating absorption of nutrients, and increases the elimination of cellular waste
What is Interferential Therapy?
Simply put, Interferential Current (IFC) Therapy is a deeper form of TENS. IFC Therapy is widely used by physiotherapists and individuals to treat pain and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
IFC modulates a high frequency (4,000HZ) carrier waveform that is cancelled out within the tissue. IFC penetrates the skin more deeply and with less discomfort than regular TENS.
Although the frequency is higher in IFC, the impulses are not painful. The sensation can be described as a minor prickly feeling on the skin. If it begins to feel uncomfortable, this means that the intensity for the channels is too high and should be lowered.
Like TENS, Interferential Current Therapy blocks pain signals from reaching the brain and it promotes the creation of endorphins.
What Are The Benefits of IFC?
Drug-Free Pain Relief
Reduces Inflammation & Swelling
Russian Stimulation is very similar to regular Electronic Stimulation (EMS), in that they both strengthen targeted muscles. Compared to regular stim, Russian Stimulation has a higher frequency of 2,500HZ. This higher frequency allows for a deeper, stronger, yet comfortable penetration to the muscle.
WHAT is NMES?
In a nutshell, NMES is a technology that uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to initiate your muscles to contract and relax involuntarily. When you do normal conventional exercise, such as lifting weights, your brain sends a signal to your muscles to voluntarily contract and relax. On the other hand, when you use a Muscle Stimulator, an electrical impulse is generated from the device and is transferred to targeted muscles, which causes them to contract and relax involuntarily.
What are the Benefits of Electrostimulation?
Incorporating Electric Muscle Stimulation into your daily routine has many benefits:
Tones your body
Speeds up fat loss
Warms up muscles to prevent injury
No strain on joints
Isolate problem areas
Increases explosive strength by targeting fast-twitch muscle fibers
Increases endurance by targeting slow-twitch muscle fibers
Helps to strengthen your core
Enhances blood circulation
Improves training results
TENS vs. EMS
The principle behind EMS is straightforward. During everyday movement or “voluntary contraction” the brain sends a signal along a nerve to the motor point of a muscle. This signal, similar to a weak electric current, is a message to the muscles to contract and exercise.
In electrostimulation or “involuntary contraction”, conductive rubber pads are placed on the surface of the skin over the motor points of treated muscle groups. When an electronic impulse is applied through the pad, the signal finds its way through the skin to these motor points and causes the muscles to contract similar to if they had received a signal from the brain.
Common uses: Muscle reeducation, toning, strengthening, disuse atrophy, reduce muscle spasms
TENS is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free method of pain management. It relieves pain by sending small, electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to the underlying nerve fibers with a massage-like sensation. TENS works by two different mechanisms:
Blocking pain signals from being carried to the brain. When the signal is blocked, pain is not perceived.
The body has its own mechanism for suppressing pain. It does this by releasing natural chemicals called endorphins in the brain which act as analgesics. TENS may activate this mechanism.
Common uses: Acute and chronic pain, arthritis
EMS differs from TENS in that it is designed to stimulate muscle motor nerves, while TENS is designed to stimulate sensory nerve endings to help decrease pain.
How can Muscle Stimulators Help Me?
The beauty of EMS is that the technology is noninvasive and gives you the option of maximizing your workouts without having to spend extra time in the gym or lifting heavier weights.
EMS machines can be used to warm up your muscles before you exercise. Using our pre-set programs right before you train will promote blood flow and oxygen to your muscles, which will reduce the risk of injury and help you be more effective in the gym.
Use our machine as a workout itself! Muscle stimulation activates a much higher percentage of muscle fibers compared to regular exercise, and is proven to build muscle and tone your body.
Your brain cannot tell the difference between lifting weights (voluntary contraction) and using an EMS machine (involuntary contraction). Why not take advantage of having the benefits without the added effort?
EMS is great to use post workout and to heal muscle-related injuries. Each program delivers oxygen and nutrients to fatigued muscles to aid in the flushing of toxins, thus speeding up your recovery time.