Most people are aware of the potential medical benefits that electro muscular stimulation, but few are aware that there are plenty of potential cosmetic benefits of EMS as well. EMS has been used by sports therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists to treat and relieve muscular pain and injuries for quite some time but a new way to use EMS has become popular.
It can be very difficult to find practical and safe ways to improve your body cosmetically. Some people will go so far as to get surgery in order to have less fat, tighter skin, and a clearer complexion.
EMS is a great new way to bring out the best you without the pain and risk that many other tactics bring.
EMS and Weightloss
Electro Muscular Stimulation can possibly help you lose weight. With all the fad diets and weight loss pills on the market, it can be refreshing to find an easier and healthier aid to weight loss.
One study was conducted on the effect EMS had on body fat. It showed great improvement after six weeks of treatment three times a week. The subjects had a decrease in body fat percentage, waist circumference, belly fat, and more.
If all these subjects had good results in weight loss and fat burning without changing their diet or exercise, it could help you too.
How did these treatments work? Pads were placed onto their abdominal area where high-frequency electric currents were emitted. These treatments lasted 30 minutes each. The pads that were stuck to the skin sent electrical pulses to the muscles causing them to react by contracting over and over again with each pulse. This puts stress on the muscles and the fat cells around the muscle are used as energy to keep the muscle working.
These treatments can be done in health spas or EMS facilities. It is necessary to have this done by a professional to ensure that the right frequencies and time limits are used for safety and effectiveness. You can expect to have a dozen to two dozen pads placed on your body at the same time.
This type of treatment can be used on any part of the body that fat has accumulated. In order to see the desired effect, you will be expected to make consistent treatment appointments for several weeks or months. Be assured, however, that these treatments are safe and pain-free. Depending on the frequency of the pulses, you might feel a slightly uncomfortable feeling.
EMS and Facials
Our face is the first thing most people will see. It shows our emotions and our beauty. It is no wonder we spend so much time making sure that it looks the best it can.
EMS has been found to be a great addition to the facial treatments that women have been undergoing for centuries. Facial EMS can help to rejuvenate your skin and create a bright and clear complexion. It can also help to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin.
How does facial EMS work? Instead of pads like the “slimming machine”, facial EMS can use a cloth with electrodes attached or a wand with nodes releasing electronic pulses into the skin that is massaged over your face. These treatments are usually shorter than body EMS treatments lasting anywhere from 10 minutes to a half-hour but should be done as frequently as body treatments to show the best results.
These electronic pulses are lower frequency than the body treatments but still effective because facial muscles are much smaller than body muscles and therefore require less electric stimulation to contract. Again, a professional should administer these treatments to ensure it is safely done.
These facials have gained popularity with many celebrities. Jennifer Aniston acknowledged its effects by saying, “It’s like a workout for your face.” This “workout” has many advantages to your face.
One advantage has been shown to significantly help those who have suffered Bell’s palsy, or a sudden falling of the facial muscles. These facial EMS treatments helped patients to regain facial muscle integrity.
As mentioned earlier, EMS on the face also helps to brighten your complexion and reduce wrinkles. It does this by increasing the blood flow to the facial cells causing new cell growth and the tighter muscles under the skin help to “shrink” sagging skin.
EMS and Body Contouring
Cellulite and bumpy skin are a sore subject for some people. No matter what they do, they can’t seem to get rid of their cellulite in certain parts of the body, especially the buttocks and back of the thighs. Even those who aren’t overweight can suffer from this problem.
EMS on these problem areas has shown to be a promising treatment effective in combating cellulite. Cellulite is caused by the accumulation of fat under the skin due to a variety of probable causes.
EMS can fight many of these factors including poor circulation by increasing blood flow to the area, elimination of toxins by helping to flush them out of the system, and burning fat causing the cellulite to form in the first place.
There are three types of cellulite; hard cellulite, soft cellulite, and edematous cellulitis. EMS can help to treat all three types. This type of treatment would be very similar to the “slimming machine”. Pads would be placed over the affected area or area and electronic pulses would be emitted into the skin.
These treatments would last 30-45 minutes and be done two or three times a week until the desired results in achieved, usually 6 weeks.
EMS and Increased Blood Flow
EMS has been shown to improve the blood flow to the area treated with electronic pulses. This increase in blood flow has a great effect on the cells in this area.
What cosmetic benefits does increasing the blood flow bring? Since blood brings great nutrients to our cells and clears out the waste from our cells, you can imagine that increased blood flow does wonders for the skin.
You would be correct. Increased blood flow helps to even out your skin tone, get rid of discoloration or blotchy skin, and brighten the complexion. It also helps to reduce inflammation and acne from forming. Acne is usually formed by the accumulation of toxins or waste in the pores. Increased blood flow will help to flush out your skin and keep a clear and healthy complexion.
Increased blood flow can also combat wrinkles and aging skin. Blood rushing into the tissue will bring vitamins and nutrients to tired skin, promoting new and fresh cell growth, filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
An increase in blood flow can also help with those bags and dark circles we have under our eyes. This is usually due to a lack of sleep and lack of oxygen in the cells. Blood transports oxygen throughout the body and will deliver oxygen to these thirsty and tired cells.
EMS clearly has plenty of possible cosmetic benefits that you can take advantage of. Whether you are looking to firm and tone your skin, rejuvenate your face, get rid of cellulite or burn fat, EMS treatments could be for you.
It is important to note that results will differ from person to person and what works for some might not work for others. You can greatly improve your results by being regularly active and eating a healthy diet as well as drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of rest.
EMS is not meant to replace this healthy lifestyle but to could help you reach your aesthetic goals.