We now offer a treatment that helps to reduce cellulite.
E.M.S. ELECTRONIC MUSCLE STIMULATOR
Electrical muscle stimulation
(EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation
(NMES) or electromyostimulation
, 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. EMS is both a form of electrotherapy
and of muscle training as complementary technique for sport training. In the United States, EMS devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
EMS causes adaptation, i.e. training, of muscle fibers. Because of the characteristics of skeletal muscle
fibers, different types of fibers can be activated to differing degrees by different types of EMS, and the modifications induced depend on the pattern of EMS activity. These patterns, referred to as protocols or programs, will cause a different response from contraction of different fiber types. Some programs will improve fatigue resistance, i.e. endurance, others will increase force production.
EMIn medicine EMS is used for rehabilitation purposes, for instance in Physical therapy
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. Because of the effect that strengthened and toned muscles have on appearance (a stronger muscle has larger cross-section), EMS is also used by a niche of practitioners for aesthetics goals. EMS devices cause a calorie burning that is marginal at best: calories are burnt in significant amount only when most of the body is involved in physical exercise: several muscles, the heart and the respiratory system are all engaged at once. In EMS training few muscular groups are targeted at the same time, for specific training goals. A niche of coaches regularly use professional EMS devices as integral part of the training of their athletes; some of these are high profile coaches, such as track coach Charlie Francis
, who used the technique to supplement the training of Olympic-level athletes. FDA certification The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) certifies and releases EMS
·Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy;
·Increasing local blood circulation;
·Maintaining or increasing range of motion.
The FDA mandates : no use for wearer of pacemaker; no use on vital parts, such as carotid sinus nerves, across the chest, or across the brain; caution in the use during pregnancy
This machine can tighten and tone your muscles. Some places on the body are next to impossible to tone the way we want, but with this machine we are able to do that. Sculpt your body and get rid of cellulite. It takes a minimum of 10 sessions to see a really big difference, but we have all been using this machine since Lea brought it and we are all amazed after just a few treatments! Call to book your appointment today! (416)703-0240