EMS Benefits

EMS has several benefits, with electrostimulation training you can achieve significant results without the risk of injury; losing weight, gaining muscle, getting toned, treating injuries or eliminating stress are just some of the multiple benefits that EMS can offer you.

EMS has been applied for many years within the fields of physiotherapy and competitive sport. The intensity of the training comes from a gentle electrical stimulation, not from heavy loads (such as weights/dumbbells), therefore EMS training does not put additional stress on joints or ligaments.

It has been scientifically proven that EMS training achieves better results than conventional exercise and it can help to improve strength, toning of the body and resistance in several ways:

Beneficios EMS

Main benefits of electrostimulation

It develops strength and resistance

Normally, when training in the gym (or in another similar exercise), only between 40% and 70% of your potential strength is used. EMS improves the functioning of muscles and increases the intensity of muscle contractions, which enables your body to use up to 90% of its potential, to achieve more in a shorter time.

It develops muscle (hypertrophy)

The extra stimulation that your muscles receive during an EMS training session is what results in an increase of muscle mass or hypertrophy. After a few training sessions, an increase in the size of muscles in the chest, arms and legs is normally noticed.

It reduces fat

EMS encourages a high level of metabolic activity during, and for many hours after, a training session. The higher your metabolism, the better your body will burn fat and build lean muscle mass. In the case of women, it has been proven that EMS training reduces the size of the most common problem areas, such as the waist, hips and thighs, or help to lose weight.

It improves posture and reduces back pain

An imbalance in the postural muscles of the back, stomach and pelvic floor can cause different unpleasant symptoms, such as back pain. You may particularly notice this if you sit at a desk for long periods of time. EMS can be specifically targeted at these muscle groups which are difficult to access, and train them.

It relieves stress

An athlete who uses electrical muscle stimulation will have less stress and anxiety, which can help them to perform better in competition. Contractions can help the athlete to feel more relaxed, as more oxygenated blood flows through their body and this can help them to concentrate better.

Improved elasticity and flexibility

Exercise with electrostimulation can also provide, depending on the type of training we do, unquestionable improvements in our level of power, and of course also in terms of elasticity and flexibility.

It tones the buttocks and eliminates cellulitis

EMS acts on soft tissues, such as fat cells and connective tissue. It can help to reduce the appearance of cellulitis by improving circulation, eliminating toxins, toning muscles and stimulating the production of collagen and blood flow in the skin.

It strengthens the abdomen

It exercises the abdominal muscles with electrostimulation and improves results by reaching all the muscle fibres which we don´t achieve with traditional exercises. The electrodes are arranged in a way that makes it possible to carry out effective work without impairing comfort.

It strengthens the pelvic floor.

It awakens muscles in the pelvic floor and helps them to sustain their contraction. For people who are very weak in this area, global electrostimulation is almost the only way for them to manage to contract the pelvic floor

Benefits of EMS on injuries

One of the greatest benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is that it can be used to muscles that are weak or atrophied as a result of an injury or long periods of immobility. It works by stimulating the muscles, which makes them contract and relax, in a very similar way to normal physical activity. Electrical muscular.

 

Stimulation helps to develop strength in the affected area and it can be used to treat patients who are completely incapacitated by creating involuntary muscle contraction responses, therefore muscle tone is improved and also maintained without any real physical activity.

 

Many injuries linked to sport reduce the range of joint movement, especially in the shoulders, elbows and knees. EMS can be used on an impeded joint to increase range of motion and promote healing in the injured area by increasing blood flow and thus reducing inflammation.

 

Relieve chronic pain with electrostimulation

Many patients suggest that EMS helps them to relieve their chronic pain in joints and muscles, as well as their suffering due to stress and tension. This therapy is fantastic for relieving pain in patients with fibromyalgia and it can also be used to treat chronic headaches, muscle weakness and fatigue, as well as overall body aches.

 

Due to the restricted movement in tender and swollen joints, EMS therapy works well for arthritis sufferers by increasing range of motion in their joints and reducing pain and inflammation. EMS achieves this by channelling a low-frequency electrical current through muscle nerves and the connective tissue. Pain relief is achieved when the body begins secreting additional amounts of endorphins and other natural pain relievers to the affected area.

 

Other benefits of electrostimulation

It reduces muscle tension

EMS training promotes blood circulation around muscles, which can significantly help to release muscle tension and knots.

It improves sporting performance

In many types of sport, strength has a great impact on performance. EMS training maximises the capacity and strength of muscles, as well as correcting postural imbalances that can hinder performance. It is an incredibly useful and efficient programme in terms of the time it is carried out for alongside conventional training for sports such as competitive cycling, athletics, football and swimming.

Correction of muscular imbalances:

EMS is designed to enable the selection of specific muscle groups. This is especially important if you want to correct muscle imbalances. Being sat at a desk for a long time, for example, causes a shortening of the chest muscles and the simultaneous weakening of muscles in the shoulders and back.

Less tension in the musculoskeletal system:

EMS training does not involve additional effort. The intensity of the training does not derive from heavy loads, but rather from electrical stimulation. This is much easier for joints and the musculoskeletal system. During EMS training, the intensity of the training is generated through electrical stimulation. This allows the user to enjoy gentle training sessions that are easy on the joints, with none of the additional load that comes with weights / dumbbells.

Postpartum recovery

Who would have thought that electrical muscle stimulation could help after pregnancy? In addition to helping to lose weight and toning, EMS training can help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which are normally stretched and weakened after pregnancy and can cause loss of bladder control. However, EMS strengthens this area by stimulating the adductor muscles of the thigh, as well as the nerves that supply the muscles of the pelvic floor. This is extremely useful for preventing urinary incontinence, a common problem that women face after pregnancy.