What is Electronic Muscle Stimulation?
Electronic Muscle Stimulation, or E.M.S. is a revolutionary muscle exercise concept scientifically proven to exercise your body muscles fast and effectively.
Our E.M.S. units deliver a gentle impulse to your muscles via a soft rubber pad. Your muscles respond to this impulse by contracting and relaxing rhythmically as they would during regular physical exercise. Your muscles are worked without putting stress on your joints, knees, lower back, neck or shoulders etc.
E.M.S. has been used for decades by Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Professional Athletes eg: Lee Haney, (body builder) Bruce Lee, martial arts (as seen in film Dragon portrayed by Jason Scott Lee), and even the famous boxer Mohammad Ali, who used E.M.S. for strengthening his abdominal muscles. Moreover, sprinter Angela Taylor, one of the fastest girls in the world, used E.M.S. in training. Other examples include U.S.S.R. Coach Kotz, who reported that E.M.S. showed strength gains of up to 30% in a three week period. This represents a tremendous breakthrough with athletes who have already been working to achieve high strength levels. The Canadian Track and Field Association has used E.M.S. and it has been recommended for use by athletes at Olympiads since 1972 by The Medical Advisory Council to the Olympic Committee.
Our E.M.S. devices have been designed for use by both men and women. These user friendly units take the hard work out of exercise, still allowing you to firm, tone, build up muscle and trim off those unwanted extra inches. You can do a complete body workout or you can just work on those problem areas (abdominals, love handles, thighs, buttocks etc.) You can accomplish all of this in the privacy and comfort of our office while reading, surfing the net, or simply relaxing.
Is E.MS. safe to use?
Yes, E.M.S. is safe to use and has been used by physicians, physiotherapists and chiropractors for decades. In recent years it has become widely used in health clubs, spas and salons for firming and toning muscle. Our Healthtronic units operate on batteries or with a universal AC adapter.
What are the benefits of E.M.S.?
E.M.S., while exercising muscles, also stimulates the circulation in the treatment area. This enhanced blood flow tones up the skin and clears away natural subcutaneous debris. The physical effect is to make you feel relaxed, refreshed and invigorated for long after each session. E.M.S. really does improve the condition and performance of body muscles, and this means that you fell healthier, springier and less prone to fatigue. In this respect, E.M.S. gives similar benefits to those obtained by doing regular sessions of press-ups, knee bends, and other floor exercises. Now just sit back and let E.M.S. work you out while you surf the net!
Can I lose weight with E.M.S.?
You will lose inches not weight using E.M.S. It is a passive exercise and as such will not burn calories. E.M.S. is designed specifically for toning, firming, building and tightening slack muscles. We have units that are designed to increase muscle density, vascularity and hardness. Remember, no amount of dieting can affect figure faults due to poor muscle tone. Many women and men have been badly disappointed when their diet discipline fails to improve their sagging rear view.
When will I see results?
You will feel better after your first few sessions. Visible results should be seen within four to six weeks, depending on the condition of your muscles and your body physiology when you start your sessions. Daily 30-45 minute sessions are recommended for the first 3-6 weeks and 2-3 sessions a week thereafter. Remember E.M.S. does not burn calories so do not increase your calorie intake.
How long will the results last?
E.M.S. results like any form of exercise are never permanent unless you do something to maintain them. You should be able to maintain your results with 2-3 sessions per week.
Is E.M.S. good for post pregnancy?
Yes, E.M.S. is specifically designed to tighten and tone slack muscles (post natal bulges). CAUTION: Do not start treatments for approximately 6 weeks after delivery. Very gentle contractions are recommended to start, gradually building up intensity over several treatments.
I have been dieting, will E.M.S. help me?
Yes, E.M.S. is ideal to firm and tone your muscles as your body weight is reducing.
Is there any special training required to use E.M.S.?
No, our E.M.S. units are user friendly and come complete with a full instructional manual, including a pads placement guide. However, if you have any questions call our trained representatives.
I need to reduce my waist line... will E.M.S. help?
Yes. Many shapeless waistlines are blamed on being overweight when the real problem is slack muscle tone. Poor muscle tone allows the waist line to bulge outward and droop down onto the pelvic girdle. Vigorous exercise of the abdominal muscles literally pulls the body back into shape, firming up flabbiness and tightening up unsightly bulges.
Will E.M.S. help my hips buttocks and tights?
Yes. Today women wear pants almost as often as skirts, therefore a smooth line on hips and buttocks is essential for any fashion conscious girl. Bulging hips and drooping buttocks can be dramatically improved by E.M.S. exercise of the muscles that control these body areas. "Jodhpur" thighs can ruin the effect of the nicest clothes and slack muscle tone is often the cause. Strong exercise of the long thigh muscles cause them to tighten in and shorten in length, thus pulling the thigh contours back into shape.
Can E.M.S. be used for body building?
Yes. E.M.S. is a valuable tool in body building training and has a positive influence on muscle strength and muscle hypertrophy.
Call (858)-679-5544 to set up an appointment for E.M.S. at the BHWC.
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