EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)
Maintaining a toned physique requires dedication. While there’s no substitution for your exercise and nutrition plan, the latest beauty technologies can enhance results and help that hard work last.
While previously used for rehabilitation, Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has become an increasingly popular technology in the cosmetics and fitness world thanks to its ability to slim, tone and tighten trouble spots such as your thighs, abdomen or arms.
Relatively affordable and noninvasive, the latest at-home EMS devices have also been proven to enhance fat loss and reduce cellulite when used as a supplement to a regular workout and nutrition regime.
Why we chose it
- Cost-effective at-home therapy for body slimming and tightening
- Non-invasive and relatively pain-free
- Stimulates target muscle groups, contours the body, reduce cellulite, quickens fat loss, and improves muscle strength over time
- Promotes lymphatic drainage, collagen production and better circulation
- Firms facial contours and lifts sagging skin
- Reduces puffiness, aids rehabilitation, eases muscle tension
If you’re hoping to lift and tighten your face, micro current is the preferred approach. This technology is best for toning the muscles of the face for a tighter jawline, reduced eye bags and improved elasticity.
An excellent complement to micro current, EMS focuses on stimulating your muscle fibres, making it the best choice for those who would like to strengthen, contour and slim the body.
How does EMS work?
EMS uses electrical impulses that stimulate the nerves and engage muscle fibres. The device mimics the brain: in order to activate a muscle, the brain sends ‘shocks’ to the neurons in the muscle group. These currents cause the muscles to expand and contract, just like they might during usual exercise.
The ‘workout’ tightens, tones and strengthens your muscles while increasing production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), the main chemical energy source for cellular and muscular functions -– essential for skin renewal, repair and firmness. Over time, consistent use of EMS can provide a more lean, contoured shape and reduced appearance of cellulite.
As added benefits, EMS boosts blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, and cellular metabolism and aids fat loss as a result. When applied to facial muscles, EMS lifts, firms and contours muscles, which are attached to your skin. This provides a visible lift, reduces sagging and enhances elasticity.
During EMS workouts, you typically wear a futuristic vest or shorts with attached electrodes then perform a series of exercises while the technology sends electrical impulses to different muscles. This is said to build muscle faster, which increases metabolism and more efficiently burns fat.
A few more questions
Who is EMS best for?
If you’re looking for a slimming and muscle toning remedy to enhance your workout routine, EMS is a top technology.
What about for face?
You can also use EMS on your face. The technology is effective for facial muscle stimulation, which in turns lifts your skin and improves tightens. However, we’d recommend micro current for delicate areas like your eyes.
Any added benefits?
Regular EMS sessions will strengthen your muscle, tone your physique, lift your face and improve cellular metabolism. In the long run, EMS can aid weight loss, but it is not a substitute for exercise.
Does it require any downtime?
No. Mild skin irritation could potentially occur if you’re particularly sensitive or the settings are too high. However, there should be no downtime if you’re using the device correctly.
Does it hurt?
EMS shouldn’t hurt. You will feel a tingling sensation and some muscle contraction. Most device provide controls so you can increase or decrease the electrical intensity.
Do results last?
Paired with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, results will last with consistent use.
How long should I do it?
Most at-home EMS devices can be used several times a week, if not daily. Each session usually takes about 5 to 10 mins depending on the area. Smaller areas, like the jawline would take around 5 minutes, while larger areas like inner thighs or abdomen might take 10 minutes.
What are other common uses of EMS?
The technology is often used during workouts to strengthen and tone muscles. In this case, you’ll likely wear a bodysuit or muscle pads equipped with electrodes to stimulate muscle fibres.
Any other tip?
Both EMS slimming and facial devices are best used in conjunction with creams, to massage and hydrate the skin as you wake up the muscles.