To understand how transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and electronic muscle stimulators work, it is important to know exactly how TENS works and what EMS systems are. These scientific technologies are a revolution in exercising and fitness aids, and provide a number of benefits for all different areas of the body.
Electrical muscle stimulation is defined as using low volt currents that works to stimulate motor nerves and cause the muscles to contract and relax similar to how they would during normal exercise. An EMS machine is a lightweight and portable electronic unit that is designed to exercise different areas of the body fast and efficiently, and is effective in causing a series of contraction and relaxation phases.
By attaching the electrodes to a specific part of the body and powering on the EMS machine, a series of electric currents are transferred to the desired body part causing it to contract and relax. These impulses simulate the message that the brain would send through the body during a regular fitness exercise. Besides that electronic muscle stimulators are safe on the joints, a great advantage of owning an EMS machine is the ability to tone, define, and sculpt the figure of the body in a personal environment and in as little as thirty minutes.
These scientific machines are an appealing technology for those who are unable to maintain an exercise regimen. Many athletes use an EMS machine to supplement their regular exercise routines on days they are unable to work out due to lack of time or injury. These machines are also ideal for people that are physically challenged or handicapped, living a sedentary lifestyle, undergoing physiotherapy, or simply desire to get toned as quickly as possible.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is one category of EMS. With TENS, a transmission of small electrical pulses is sent through the skin to the underlying peripheral nerves in order to manage pain. During this process, the body releases endorphins and prevents pain signals from being sent from the strained or distressed body part to the brain.
Electronic muscle stimulation is different from nerve stimulation in the way that EMS is designed to stimulate motor nerves while TENS stimulates sensitive nerve endings to assist in decreasing and managing pain.
Most EMS units are designed to include stimulation so they have the added benefit of relieving back pain, chronic neck pain, shoulder, elbow, and knee pain. Even someone who practices a regular fitness routine can benefit from an EMS machine if they experience pain in the tendons following a workout, because these machines are accompanied with TENS for pain management.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and electronic muscle stimulators are safe and effective on the muscles and the joints in the body. They are easy and convenient to use and can provide an efficient workout in a small amount of time. Electronic muscle stimulators tone and define areas of the body quickly, and have the additional benefit of TENS to decrease any pain that may occur after a workout.