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EMS Therapy and Its Benefits

EMS Therapy and Its Benefits

03/02/2022 EMS Training

Physical exercise is crucial for building strength. However, the benefits of exercise can widen when used alongside Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), also referred to as E-stim.

EMS is widely used for recovery, rehabilitation, pain relief and muscle training. It helps elite athletes to boost their muscle strength by recruiting more muscle fibres than a regular warm-up or workout. It also helps individuals who are recovering from injuries by accelerating their recovery process and addressing a range of painful symptoms.

E-stim devices are typically prescription-only and regulated by professionals such as physical therapists, orthopedists or sports medicine physicians. However, there are also some over-the-counter e-stim devices available for home use.

How does EMS work?

During an EMS treatment, a professional therapist applies electrode pads on the client’s skin. The device generates electric impulses that stimulate muscle fibres to contract. The main purpose of EMS therapy is to imitate what happens in the body when we voluntarily contract and release a muscle several times in a row.

This process can help strengthen and repair tissue, particularly muscles that become weak or dormant after an injury or illness. It also helps to increase blood flow as well as nutrient distribution.

Benefits of EMS Therapy

Some common benefits of EMS therapy include the following:

  1. Relieving back spasms.
    Electric muscle stimulation helps to relax back muscles, ease tightness and reduce soreness in the lower back area. This is achieved by modulating the number of pain signals sent to the brain or releasing endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Athletes working out at high intensity levels, who may be prone to intense spasms or cramping, also benefit from EMS.
  1. Building muscle strength.
    It has long been known that EMS is an effective tool for building and strengthening muscle Injuries or illnesses such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, neuromuscular disorders or strokes can limit movement and exercise, causing muscles to become weak over time. E-stim is widely used to retrain muscles and keep them active.
  1. Accelerating recovery from injury.
    EMS is beneficial for individuals who are in their rehabilitation stages as it helps to stimulate muscle fibres and build strength without exerting high amounts of stress on the muscles. The therapy involves using low-level frequencies to increase blood flow, get rid of lactic acid and promote muscle relaxation.
  1. Optimizing athletic performance
    EMS can also be used as a muscle conditioning tool for optimizing sporting or workout performances. Understanding various forms of advanced recovery strategies helps coaches and athletes to incorporate them in the training programs to improve recovery, monitor and prevent fatigue and ultimately optimize their performance.

EMS Therapy with FCBS Dubai:
At FCBS Dubai, we strive to offer a range of effective treatments for weight loss, health and wellness. One such treatment we offer is electrical muscle stimulation therapy. To find out if you can benefit from this therapy, get an assessment from our physician.

Call us on +971 4 325 5481 or email us at

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