Author: Esmeralda Vajushi
Electrical stimulation is a technique that aims to stimulate the muscles using an electrical current in order to achieve a specific result. Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) involves delivering small, low-voltage electrical impulses to a muscle via electrodes placed on the skin, in order to cause the muscle to contract. This muscle contraction can have two, very different purposes: firstly, to relieve inflammation, and secondly, to strengthen the muscle without involving the nervous system, which avoids pain and fatigue.
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An EMS machine works in more or less the same way. It also consists of an electrical impulse generator connected to electrodes that are placed on your skin around the muscle to be treated. It also works by sending small electrical impulses, which this time are delivered directly to the muscle, causing it to contract. The muscle contracts and relaxes repeatedly, which helps to improve blood circulation, which in turn serves to:
- Relax the muscle
- Minimize any inflammation
- Prevent muscle atrophy
- Speed up muscle healing
- Stimulate muscle growth
EMS machines, on the other hand, are used to relax or strengthen the muscles, for example in cases of muscular spasm, poor blood circulation (particularly in the back and nape of the neck), muscle atrophy after an illness, or as part of rehabilitation from an injury. They are therefore more often recommended for the relief of muscle pain. Athletes also sometimes use EMS in order to recover from an injury more quickly, as electrical muscle stimulation will enable them to (re)build muscle without too much strain and to exercise muscles that they may not use very much.