The MUSCLE STIMULATION lab

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) stimulates the nerves in muscles to restore function and strength, prevent muscle atrophy, and reduce muscle spasms.  Some of the common uses of prescription EMS therapy include: Relieving back spasms. Electric muscle stimulation can relax back muscles, easing tightness and soreness in the lower back area.

Microcurrent 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.

Interfererential Current Therapy

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.

Russian Stimulation

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.

Muscle Recovery

NMES is a technology that uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to initiate your muscles to contract and relax involuntarily.

Muscle Activation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also known as E-Stim, or EMS, uses electrical impulses to cause muscles to contract, which in turn helps your muscles become stronger.

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​WHAT IS MICROCURRENT 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.

Microcurrent uses electrical energy that is less than 1 milliamp to stimulate acupuncture points and provide balance between the peripheral and somatic nervous systems.

Microcurrent is the application of frequency specific electrical currents to the injured part of the body. Microcurrent Therapy helps injured tissue heal faster and provides relief from pain caused by injury or chronic conditions.

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 Inferential Current 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.

Interferential Therapy

 

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

  • Muscle Reeducation

  • Increases Circulation

  • Promotes Endorphins

Russian Stimulation

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.

Russian stimulation is a form of high-frequency electrical wave stimulation that uses electricity to contract muscle tissue. After injury or surgery, you may be experiencing muscle weakness. ... Russian stimulation is used to help improve the contraction of your muscles.

Russian currents are alternating currents (AC) at a frequency of 2.5 kHz that are burst modulated at a frequency of 50 Hz with a 50% duty cycle. The stimulus is applied for a 10-second “on” period followed by a 50-second “off” or rest period, with a recommended treatment time of 10 minutes per stimulation session.

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. ... The benefits of this type training were noticed worldwide, and the term “Russian Stimulation” was coined.

WHAT is Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation?

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?

 

Electrostimulation

Incorporating Electric Muscle Stimulation into your daily routine has many benefits:

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Tones your body

  • Speeds up fat loss

  • Warms up muscles to prevent injury

  • Reduces cellulite

  • 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:

  1. Blocking pain signals from being carried to the brain. When the signal is blocked, pain is not perceived.

  2. 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.

Warm-up Muscles

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.

Effortless Workouts

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?

Faster Recovery

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.