Another common term used to describe the treatment is "High Intensity Electromagnetic Therapy" (Hi-EMT) or sometimes "High Intensity Electromagnetic Muscle Trainer"(also abbreviated as HIEMT)
Electro Magnetic Muscle Stimulation involves a virtually painless pulse of electromagnetic energy (measured in units of tesla) that bypasses the skin to induce muscle contractions similar to muscle mechanism during exercise.
A layman might say “it’s like doing sit-ups or squats except they are stronger & faster”
Such electro magnetic contouring/sculpting treatments may be confused with traditional EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) where muscle contractions occur using electrical pulses or TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) which involves the use of mild electrical current to nerves.
However it is interesting to note that many modern abbreviations of "EMS" has led to this particular treatment being commonly referred to as "E.M." or "E.M.S." for marketing and advertising purposes; especially on social media platforms, irrespective of the brand of equipment being used in treatment.
While EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) contracts muscles longer than what an athlete could do themselves, electro magnetic muscle stimulation also contracts muscle faster than what an athlete could do in the same amount of time.
Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a deep-tissue electro magnetic system that offers intense muscle contractions per session.
The electro magnetic system we have in clinic is designed to be used on abdominals and buttocks with the intended purpose of lifting, toning and tightening.
The industry is already beginning to see modifications of the "paddle" design by savvy engineers and designers worldwide which will allow other areas of the body to be treated in the near future.
The treatment currently involves the paddle/s being applied to the desired area outside of your own clothing. There is no need to undress; therefore we recommend wearing comfortable active wear such as tights/shorts and t shirt to your appointment.
The appointment involves you (the client) lying down for a period of 30 minutes while the equipment does all the work.
We do not recommend holding your mobile phone during an electro magnetic session as it may cause Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). However we do have phone chargers ready for you, so that you can charge your phone for free during your appointment. Of course, our friendly therapists are always up for a chat to help pass the time.
EMI (electromagnetic interference) is also the reason that clients with pacemakers/heart conditions are not suitable candidates for electro magnetic therapies.
If you'd like to read more about electromagnetic muscle stimulation please click here and you'll be taken to another website that discusses the topic: Feasibility Study of Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation and Cryolipolysis for Abdominal Contouring.
IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
What does EMS feel like?
Contraction-like pulses are not painful, just intense. Many people say it feels therapeutic.
Some people may find it more or less tolerable than others. Be assured your therapist will adjust the intensity level to accommodate your pain threshold without jeopardising your results. Once you become accustomed to the feeling we are able to increase the intensity if you so desire.
How long does each session go for?
Each 30 minute session includes lactic acid release to ensure you don't get any post workout pain the next day.
What areas can be treated?
Can I still have EMS if I have an Intra Uterine Device (IUD)?
YES if your IUD is plastic (such as Mirena).
NO If your IUD is metal/copper then we cannot do this treatment on your stomach.
How many sessions will I need?
We recommend 4 sessions over 4 weeks, with a 5th session 6 to 8 weeks after your 4th session. Continued maintenance depends on your personal fitness requirements. You may be recommended to continue with 1 session every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months according to your individual needs and goals.
How much does EMS cost?
Single treatments start from $200 per session. We offer discounts for packages purchased in a bundle to ensure you achieve the best results possible. Please book in a consultation to see if EMS is right for you and obtain a quote.