Therapeutic Chinese deep massage has been around for millennia, being used to relieve pain and to treat other conditions. Machines deliver similar results through the use of electrical currents that cause contractions. When you apply the currents to particular points along meridians, the results improve.

What is electrical muscle stimulation?

EMS is the contraction of particular muscles using a machine that sends impulses to the muscles for physical therapy or sports training. Electrical currents flow through self-sticking and reusable electrode pads placed on the skin. The impulses that these stimulators deliver are similar to the action potential that comes from the central nervous system. The vibration experience is often referred to as massage.

What is a pulse massager?

These massagers are what perform the EMS that simulates the ancient Chinese hands-on deep massage methods used for over 2500 years. Chinese acupuncture knowledge is combined with the electronic stimulation to reach deep into tissue in particular locations along meridians to achieve specific health goals. Impulses sent from the machine to the patient through the electrode pads are set manually or by a pre-programmed automatic setting. The machine operator programs the intensity of the impulses to a level that the recipient can withstand. These devices can be small, portable versions of the ones found in medical facilities

What is the pulse massager used for?

Massagers are used by massage therapists, physicians, chiropractors, and by individuals at home to relieve tension, inflammation, severe discomfort, and other conditions. Specifically, they are used to bring about the following benefits:

Stress and anxiety reduction - Deep relaxation promotes general relaxation, as well as relief from stress and anxiety.

Toning - The electric massager simulates a vigorous physical work-out, resulting in a toned physique.

Energy - Stimulation of the energy points that lie along the energy meridian in the body improve the micro-circulation of Chi, which promotes energy.

Antibody stimulation - Massagers stimulate the production of antibodies, improve the circulation of blood, and reduce inflammation.

Pain relief - Massagers lessen pain by stimulating the production of endorphins.

Needle-free acupuncture - Treatment of the body using this ancient technique involves contractions in particular areas along meridians, unblocking Chi in the blood.

Maintaining range of motion - Electric massagers loosen up the arms, legs, back, and other body parts, enabling the continuation of movement in a wide range of positions.

Prevention of venous thrombosis - Immediately after surgery, calf massage can prevent venous thrombosis.

Re-education of muscles - Massagers train injured parts to go back to working as they did before being affected.

Prevention and slowing of disuse syndrome - Massage during physical therapy sessions helps to stop the decline of tissues from unused muscles.

Prevention of spasms - A good massage will prevent spasms.

Electric massages accelerate the circulation of blood and promote the absorption of inflammatory substances. Athletes use massage as a complementary technique for strength training and as a recovery tool.

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