EMS VS TENS

What is EMS Technology?  


Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses.  The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.  


EMS is proven to be quite effective as a proactive tool for muscle strengthening.


What is EMS used for?  


* Muscle strengthening Rehabilitation purposes 

* Preventing disuse muscle atrophy

* Increasing local blood circulation 

* Relaxation of muscles 

* Cosmetic muscle toning

What is TENS Technology?


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS or TNS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.  It covers the complete range of transcutaneously applied currents used for nerve excitation to relief pains.


What is TENS used for?


The relief of chronic and acute pain such as:  

* Arthritis 

* Back pain 

* Menstrual cramps 

* Foot pain 

* Labor pain 

* Multiple sclerosis Sciatica

What’s the difference between EMS and TENS?   

 

TENS stimulates the nerves – the rationale being that the simulation keeps pain signals from reaching the brain. 


EMS causes the muscles to contract – by mimicking the action potential that comes from the central nervous system.