Electrostimulation is used for more than muscle rehabilitation, or commonly called electrotherapy, which is widely used in physiotherapy to treat injuries in elite professional athletes.
The multiple uses of electrostimulation have become popular in recent years, and this technology is increasingly used due to the multiple benefits it offers.
EMS Technology is usually used, mainly, in these three sectors:
- In the aesthetic sector.
- In the field of physical activity and sport.
- In the physiotherapy sector.
In each of these sectors, the uses of electrostimulation offer a multitude of benefits for the health and well-being of each client.
What is electrostimulation used for?
As we have previously mentioned in other blogs, electrostimulation is the technology that is responsible for sending electrical impulses to the muscle groups that we intend to work, activating the deepest muscle fibers, and thus favoring involuntary muscle contraction.
The frequency and intensity of these electrical impulses are controlled by a device and software.
We can differentiate the uses of electrostimulation by sector:
In the sports sector it is used to improve the sports performance of athletes (whether they are professionals or not). In general, there is talk of a more visible and evident development of aerobic and muscular resistance, as well as an increase in muscular strength.
In the physiotherapy sector, its objective is to help recover from an injury, or as an effective method to treat certain pain, such as back pain, lumbago, or it is even used for more serious cases, such as multiple sclerosis or in patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
In the aesthetic sector, electrostimulation is in fashion and is increasingly in demand for its multiple aesthetic benefits. Some of the infallible objectives that aesthetic electrostimulation treats are to eliminate flaccidity in the arms, combat cellulite or what is commonly known as orange skin, prevent varicose veins, lose weight and tone and define locally, or body remodeling in general.
Uses of electrostimulation in physiotherapy
As we have previously mentioned, electrostimulation in the world of physiotherapy is commonly known as electrotherapy; and within physiotherapy there is the TENS system and the EMS system.
Both techniques work:
- In the sports field: Help clients recover from their injuries and improve their sports performance. In addition, this technology allows contractures to be eliminated from those deeper areas in less time and without requiring extra effort.
- In the field of rehabilitation: Offers patients treatments to relieve punctual acute pain caused by some type of injury; and chronic pain from some disease. The quality of life of these patients is physically improved.
- In the field of postpartum recovery: Electrostimulation is ideal for a correct and rapid readaptation of the mother’s body after childbirth, and help strengthen the pelvic floor.
Although there are many more functions that electrostimulation can perform in the world of physiotherapy, these are some of the reasons why electrostimulation is used the most; although the main difference between EMS and TENS is that a slightly stronger electrical current is used in EMS:
- In EMS, a powerful muscular contraction is sought.
- In the TENS it is a slight tingling.
The TENS system (Transcutaneus Electrical Nervous Stimulation) acts as electroacupuncture to treat pain.
The method of application is as follows: Electrodes send an electrical impulse to the affected muscle area, generating a tingling sensation in it that activates the sensitive fibers, thus relieving pain in a “natural” way.
In more technical words, with TENS electrostimulation local or regional analgesia is generated.
Uses of electrostimulation in Sports
Sports electrostimulation is focused on improving muscle strength and sports performance. This type of training with electrostimulation is considered one of the best workouts for muscle recovery, and to achieve your sports goals.
This training is not done passively. To get the most out of the multiple benefits that electrostimulation can bring us, it must be accompanied by an exercise routine.
EMS training must be supervised by a qualified personal trainer to be able to control each muscle group and electrical impulses through an ipad or device. He will be responsible for adjusting the intensity of the training according to your objectives, to achieve visible results in less time.
“A 25-minute electrostimulation workout is equivalent to 2 hours of physical activity.”
Therefore, sports electrostimulation aims to quickly, effectively and visibly increase muscle mass.
Get to know the Wiemspro Wireless System
The Wiemspro EMS training system has been created to exponentially increase the benefits offered by electrostimulation.
Wiemspro provides greater comfort and freedom of movement during training thanks to its latest-generation Wireless system.
The Wiemspro system is made up of 4 fundamental pieces: electrostimulation suits, device and software.
Wiemspro electrostimulation suits have electrodes (interior wires) strategically placed in the most important muscle groups that we want to work (core, back, biceps and triceps, thighs, hamstrings, and buttocks). Within the Wiemspro suits we find 3 models:
- Shared use suit: The EMS Revolution Pro suit is made up of two pieces: trousers and an electrostimulation vest that are joined at the waist, and cotton underwear is placed under it. This electrostimulation suit can be used by different users, after disinfection.
- Personal suits: Here we find two models:
- Ultra Lithe, Composed of two pieces (no need for underwear).
- Slim Plus, the latest in Electrostimulation Technology designed to offer greater comfort during training, without having to give up the effectiveness of the results.
These last two personal suits are purchased by the client and allow the exercises to be carried out in complete comfort and freedom of movement, without sacrificing results.
The electrostimulation machine
All Wiemspro electrostimulation suits are connected to an electrostimulation machine. This machine connects wirelessly with the suit, and wirelessly with the app or training software.
The electrostimulation machine is responsible for reproducing and sending electrical signals in a controlled and safe manner to the electrodes of the electrostimulation suit.
Its size is small and ergonomic, and it is placed in the pocket of the suit.
The training software or app is in charge of controlling all the training parameters: intensity and frequency of the electrical impulse, resting time, and relaxation programs, hypertrophy, fat loss, etc. It also saves the results of the training so that, in this way, we can monitor the progress of our clients.
Uses of electrostimulation in Aesthetics
Electrostimulation is a technique that is increasingly in demand in the aesthetics sector due to its multiple and varied benefits. This technology has recently become one of the leading non-invasive body sculpt treatments without surgery.
Electrostimulation to lose weight and tone
Electrostimulation in the aesthetic sector is ideal for localized slimming and toning those most complicated areas, and those that tend to worry clients the most, such as the abdominal area, and buttocks.
Onnafit provides visible and lasting results
Onnafit uses Wiemspro EMS technology, but with the aim of offering results within the aesthetic sector.
Onnafit combines the latest in aesthetic technology: Electrostimulation and LFU (Low Frequency Ultrasound).
EMS (Electrostimulation) stimulates the muscles through electrical impulses, causing the electrical wave to penetrate the deepest muscle fibers, thus activating the muscle. This muscular activation produces an acceleration of metabolism, which promotes the burning of fatty acids. This effect can be accentuated for 48-72 hours. In addition, by contracting the muscles, muscle tone will also be enhanced, helping to define the legs, abdomen and buttocks.
The LFU, on the other hand, activates the subcutaneous fatty tissue in the central area of the body, getting the fatty acids stored in it to flow into the bloodstream, and we expel them naturally.
The combination of these two technologies also causes a stimulation in the production and quality of collagen, which translates into smoother, firmer and more flexible skin.
The Onnafit system
The electrostimulation pants:
- Dansei pants for shared use, which consists of a fully adaptable lower part designed to be used by several clients, after cleaning and disinfection by the professional. It is easy to place, and the electrodes are located in the buttocks, thighs, hamstrings, abdominals, and lumbar areas.
The Ultrasonic Belt or LFU, which is in charge of carrying out all its functions in the core area, liquefying fat cells so that their drainage is easier, remodeling the body, and expelling fat locally.
Pressotherapy boots (optional). This technology is widely used by aesthetic centers, therefore, Onnafit technology is completely compatible with pressotherapy boots, and everything can be used in the same session. The main function of pressotherapy boots is to promote blood flow and the drainage of liquids accumulated in the legs through 6-chamber boots. These fill with air and exert pressure on specific points of the legs
Benefits of Electrostimulation
Electrostimulation offers numerous benefits. Here is a compilation of all the advantages of including electrostimulation in our daily lives:
Build strength and stamina
EMS improves muscle function and increases the intensity of muscle contractions, achieving greater results in less time.
The extra stimulation that the muscles receive during an EMS training session produces an increase in muscle mass or what we know as hypertrophy.
The high metabolic level promoted by EMS helps burn fat faster and more efficiently than in a conventional way.
Improves body posture
The EMS strengthens the muscles of the back, the belly and thus to be able to avoid future back pain caused by bad body postures.
Relieve the stress
EMS makes the blood oxygenate and this causes us to feel more relaxed and release tension.
By stimulating the muscles, they gain more elasticity and flexibility.
Tones the buttocks
Electrostimulation effectively and efficiently tones the buttocks, lifting and hardening them.
EMS acts on fat cells and connective tissue. This, together with improved circulation, helps eliminate cellulite.
Strengthens the abdomen
Toning the abdominals with traditional exercises can be impossible, which is why having electrostimulation is the perfect complement.
Strengthens the pelvic floor
Electrostimulation awakens the pelvic floor muscles and exercises them after childbirth.
As you can see, these are just some of the advantages that your clients can obtain from an electrostimulation treatment, whether for fitness, physiotherapy or for body remodeling in the aesthetic sector. If you want to receive more information on how to incorporate Wiemspro or Onnafit technology, leave us your details here!