Electronic Muscle Stimulator (EMS) or Powered Muscle Stimulator (PMS) operate similarly by sending electronic pulses to the affected area
EMS is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. EMS is both a form of electrotherapy and of muscle training. In medicine EMS is used for rehabilitation purposes, for instance in the prevention of disuse muscle atrophy which can occur, for example, after musculoskeletal injuries such as:
- damage to bones
- joints, muscles
- ligaments and tendons
HealthmateForever® units use Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) toning technology to create strong, deep muscle contractions to tone your body. Our portable, light weight units have been scientifically designed and proven to exercise body muscles fast, efficiently & effectively through a series of stimulated contraction and relaxation phases.
How does it work?
The HealthmateForever® units deliver gentle electric impulses to your muscles via the pads (which you place over different muscle groups). Your muscles will respond to the impulse by contracting and relaxing rhythmically as instructed by you through the unit. When a muscle contracts as a result of a unique signal, the chemical changes taking place within the muscles are similar to those associated with voluntary contraction as in “normal exercising”. These chemical reactions, which results from muscle contractions, utilizes glycogen, fat and other nutrients stored in the muscle. These resulting series of muscle contractions will enable an individual to build, tone, strengthen, combat flabbiness and improve contour.