Use of this Product
Manufactured for adults, the EMS Massager is a massager that uses “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation” (TENS) and “Electrical Muscle Stimulation” (EMS).
The massage program stimulates nerves and contracts/relaxes muscles through frequency/pulse.
(1)TENS is a Low Frequency Massage Proved in Physical Massage.
TENS, a widely known massage activates nerves by passing currents and pulses through the surface of skin, and the frequency and pulse provide the corresponding area with effects that are similar to massage through nerve stimulation and help to ease pain.
According to a study, when TENS is applied, the pain signals delivered to the brain are blocked and signal messengers such as endorphins are emitted to activate the pain suppression mechanism in the body.
In other words, the product has a pad (electrode) contacted to the feet or skin and various forms of current and pulses flow through the pad (electrode).
The stimulation by current or pulse massages muscles directly, calms nerves, and promotes the circulation of blood, thereby helping recovery from and easing of acute or chronic pain cause by stiffness.
Also, as the product causes exercise with muscle contractions, it is used to improve weak functions of the body as well as obesity and diseases
(2)Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
EMS, a technology devised by NASA to prevent muscle loss in astronauts, is a therapy that is effective for muscle strengthening, fat burning, and rehabilitation exercise.
It helps with the intensive exercise of deep muscles in a process where microcurrents (low frequency) continuously stimulate muscle fibers.
It can be applied to body correction and pain treatment, and because it enables muscle development and the management of certain parts, it can be applied to balanced body recovery after an injury, during exercise, etc.
(3)Effects of TENS / EMS of low and medium frequency in accordance with research results
- Muscle strengthening / muscular contraction response speed
- Prevention of reduction of proteins constituting muscles
- Muscle development with the promotion of physiological muscle activity and recovery
- Easing of back pain with the stabilization of the torso
- Knotted muscle relaxation by blood flow increase
- Maintenance and promotion of blood and lymph circulation
- Enhancement of elasticity with the formation of collagen fibers and promotion of their rearrangement in connective tissues.
- Improvement of obesity with muscle activity
(4)Use Purpose and Effect by Frequency Range
Frequencies below 20 Hz are effective for chronic pain, knotted muscles and stiffness, while frequencies over 100Hz ease sudden pain in the back or joints faster than low frequency.
Medium frequency, which is a lot used in the range of over 1000 Hz, penetrates deeply into skin and directly stimulate internal organs, which has an effct on constipation, etc.
Although ultrasonic waves 1 MHz less than 1.0 W have a low lipolysis effect, they affect the depth of penetration of current by being combined with low/medium frequencies and have a cartilage regeneration effect through a thermal effect.
The ultrasonic waves used in the EMS Massager are less than 1.0 W, and do not need separate output adjustment.
(5)Effective Use Method
For effective use, it is important to contact the correct parts with the pad (electrode).
Appropriate intensity and use times should be adjusted according to symptoms.
Stimulating one part continuously for more than 30 minutes and stimulating twice or more a day are not recommended.
Effects vary depending on the user’s muscle tension, and the necessary intensity of stimulation is different.
Strong intensity alone is not good.
As it is important how deeply the frequency penetrates, you should adjust it to the intensity that is suitable for you.
Extremely high intensity can aggravate symptoms by stimulating nerves such as muscle ligaments.
In other words, intensity is subjective.
You should adjust it to the level where you feel comfortable or good.
The sense of current varies widely by individual.
Therefore, there is no absolutely good designated intensity.
If you have problems with your senses or with the expression of opinions or had a disease that should be considered, you must select the stimulation carefully according to condition or state.
Humans’ sensory nerves normally become insensitive after the prolonged use of electric stimulation due to an adaptation phenomenon.
Those who have repulsion to electric stimulation are recommended to receive it at a slightly weak level.
If you endure strong stimulation forcefully, it is not good as muscles are more tensed.