Electro Stimulation Therapy
Whether you’re recovering from surgery, dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia, or looking to amp up your muscle mass stimulation for gains and growth, you may benefit from electrical stimulation, or e-stim.E-stim sends mild electrical pulses through the skin to help stimulate injured areas of trauma or manipulate nerves to reduce pain. This treatment is also great for stimulating muscle contraction for natural detoxing and metabolic activation.
What is E-Stim?
E-stim uses electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals coming from neurons (cells in your nervous system). These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves. E-stim therapy for Sx recovery sends signals to targeted areas to make them contract. By causing repeated muscle contractions, blood flow improves, helping repair injured tissue.
Those muscles also improve their strength through repeated cycles of contraction and relaxation. E-stim can also “train” muscles to respond to the body’s natural signals to contract. This is an especially helpful benefit for muscle growth (such as abs or glutes). The type of e-stim that focuses on pain relief sends signals on a different wavelength so they reach the nerves, rather than the muscles.
What are the main types of E-Stim?
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may be used for chronic (long-term) pain as well as for acute (short-term) pain. Electrodes are placed on the skin near the source of the pain. Signals are sent through nerve fibers to block or at least reduce the pain signals traveling to the brain.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) uses a slightly stronger current than TENS to get muscles to contract. The unit’s electrodes (also placed on the skin near the affected muscles) cause rhythmic contractions. This can improve muscle strength if the user attempts to contract the muscle simultaneously.
In addition to EMS and TENS, Electrical stimulation for tissue repair (ESTR) helps reduce swelling, increase circulation, and speed up wound healing.
Who is this for:
- post surgical clients
- Nonsurgical clients looking to burn fat and grow muscle mass
- Client’s struggling with swell hell
- Clients recovering from a sports like injury
E-stim may not be appropriate for everyone, but for many people this painless procedure is accelerating recovery and providing relief from painful or uncomfortable symptoms. Your therapy team will discuss whether this form of treatment will be included in your service package.