Electrodes are placed on the skin that send light electrical pulses to different areas of the body with the purpose of reducing inflammation, curtailing muscle spasms and relieving muscular pain.
When we have undergone an injury, often times our body reacts by protecting the damaged area. Have you ever pulled a muscle and immediately cramped or felt tightness in that area? That is your body’s protective mechanisms turning on so that you restrict the area from further movement in hopes of protecting it. Prolonged immobility or tightness, however, restricts the body’s ability to allow healthy movement back into the area. EMS assists in allowing gentle muscle movement without causing further damage and allows the muscles to heal properly through small controlled contractions.