What is Electrotherapy?

Electrotherapy pertains to the use of electrical signals to stimulate the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes and elicit a specific response. It may be used to control pain, increase blood and lymphatic circulation, reduce muscle spasm, relax or stimulate the nervous system or aid in the healing process.

What is the theory behind Electrotherapy?

The physical electrical grid i.e. the nervous system is the most potent healing and repair mechanism in the human body. It functions well in dramatic ways because it both rebalances and revitalizes the body on molecular levels (from which the rest of the physical elements and systems follow). When this balance is disturbed, the results are often exhibited through a variety of symptoms, including pain, digestive disorders, and a sluggish immune system. Electrotherapy mimics certain electrical currents that occur in the body, prompting the body to heal more efficiently and manage pain more efficiently.

How safe is Electrotherapy?

Electrotherapy is extremely safe! It is among the safest non invasive therapies known and widely used by therapists world over in their regular practice or to enhance the results of their treatments. Electrotherapy simply mimics body’s own natural currents and so has no side effects, unlike durgs or medicines.

How does it feel?

Contrary to myths, electrotherapy is not like electric shock but very comfortable mild impulses which gently and effectively work on the targeted muscles or nerves. The sensation depends majorly on the kind of waveform being delivered and the intensity. From extremely mild waveforms like micro current that is barely felt, to mild massaging sensations or strong muscle contractions for toning purpose the therapist may vary the selection of waveform and intensity as per the purpose of the treatment.

Why Electrotherapy?

1. Non Invasive, non surgical therapy

2. More precise and controlled treatment

3. Can be provided in conjunction to other therapies

4. Faster and Visible Results

5. No side effects

6. Ideal for those who can’t do physical exercise

7. One treatment provides several related benefits.

Does electrotherapy work for men too?

Of course! Electrotherapy devices are designed in a way so that both men and women can benefit from them be it for pain relief, rehab, strengthen muscles or to gain and maintain a slim, youthful shape. Electrotherapy can help men to dramatically and quickly improve their physiques, and even get a washboard stomach without thousands of sit-ups!

Can wheel chair bound and bed-ridden people use this system?

Yes. The passive exercise provided through various modalities in electrotherapy is a perfect way to prevent muscle atrophy in people who are unable to perform active, physical exercise. The treatment will improve muscle tone and increase blood circulation and the feeling of well-being.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

What is TENS?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is also known as TENS or TNS. It is a passive, non-invasive, non-addictive modality with no known side effects. TENS works to decrease pain perception and is used to control acute and chronic pain. Transcutaneous (through the skin) electrical nerve stimulation sends a painless electrical current to specific nerves. The current may be delivered intermittently. The mild electrical current generates heat that serves to relieve stiffness, improve mobility, and relieve pain.

How does it relieve pain?

This action of the TENS frequencies prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain. Applied in this way a low-frequency treatment can be provided without the problem of high skin impedance typically associated with electro-stimulation at lower frequencies.

What is the “Gate control theory” of TENS pain relief?

According to the gate control theory of pain, there is a “gating system” in the central nervous system that opens and closes to let pain messages through to the brain or to block them. TENS stimulate the A fiber which “close the gate” and reduce pain.

What are the benefits of TENS?

Immediate Pain Relief in Chronic Pains like:

Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

and in Acute Pains like:
Post Operative & Post Traumatic Pain
Labor Pain
Sprains
TMJ pain and other dental disorders

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

What is EMS?

EMS also known as Electromyostimulation, sends electrical current through self-adhesive electrodes placed over the muscle. The current passes through the skin to the nerves in that area causing the muscle to expand and contract, effectively exercising the muscle. EMS devices are commonly referred to as a Muscle Stimulator or Muscle Stim.

Who can benefit from EMS or what are the benefits?

Doctors and Physical Therapists

Those in need of relaxation of muscle spasms.
Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy.
Increasing local blood circulation.
Muscle re-education.
Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis.
Maintaining or increasing range of motion

Bodybuilders/ Athletes

To complement and enhance strength training.
Muscle Toning and Strengthening

Figure Conscious or Obese People

Effective Exercise of abdominal muscles
Muscle Toning and Strengthening
Body Contouring
Weight reduction
Post Natal Figure Correction

Spa therapists

Provide relaxing massage with precision

What is muscle tone?

Muscle tone is the level of visibility of your muscles which is also commonly referred to as definition. Having muscle tone means you can see the outlines of the muscles under your skin.

How does EMS work?

Normally when you perform an exercise, your brain sends a message through your spinal cord to nerves indicating muscles to contract. EMS uses electrical impulses to stimulate the nerve axons. These impulses reach the nerve axons, signaling the muscles to contract and relax rhythmically as instructed by the EMS unit. EMS actually stimulates muscles that you cannot normally exercise voluntarily. This allows you to train muscles that may normally have little activity.

How will EMS help me achieve the perfect figure?

EMS Stimulation is used to stimulate involuntary contractions in muscles, creating a huge energy demand in the muscles, which is satisfied by burning surrounding fats. The result is an effortless and rapid loss of inches due to the newly toned and tightened muscles and skin.

What are the Therapeutic Applications of EMS?

Wrist Strengthening
Intrinsic Strengthening
Grip Strengthening
Quadriceps Strengthening
Anterior Shoulder Subluxation
Upper Trap Spasm
Shoulder Weakness
Tibialis Strengthening
ACL Reconstruction
Fibromyalgia

Is EMS painful?

The treatment is pleasant and relaxing. You often feel full of energy and invigorated after a session. EMS leaves no bruises and is non-invasive.

How long do the effects last?

As long as the results would last that you get from regular exercise and workouts.

Can wheel chair bound and bed-ridden people use this system?

Yes. The passive exercise provided through EMS is a perfect way to prevent muscle atrophy in people who are unable to perform active, physical exercise. The treatment will improve muscle tone and increase blood circulation and the feeling of well-being.

I am over 50 years old and have never exercised, is it too late for me to improve my very poor muscle tone with EMS?

It is never too late. Age is not a barrier to success with EMS. However it is recommended that you consult your healthcare professional regarding its use in cases of cardiac problems etc.

How quickly will I see a difference?

You can expect see a noticeable difference after the first session.

Will I lose weight?

No, the treatment itself focuses on inch loss not weight, because it’s your inches that s you from wearing the clothes that you want. A person going to the gym will actually weigh more that someone who doesn’t work out, even though they are smaller, because they are toned, and that is what you will be achieving; inch loss though toning.

How do BRUTE Muscle Stimulator Units work? A. Through our patented technology and programs.

How are they better than other muscle stimulators? A. Simple, superior circuitry and proprietary programs.

You can only buy BRUTE at Better Life Devices.

Russian Stimulation

What is Russian Stimulation?

Russian muscle stimulation is similar to EMS and is also designed to stimulate motor nerves. However, the high frequency of 2500 Hz allows for deeper muscle penetration and a more complete/stronger contraction of the muscle fibers. Russian stimulation is a specific form of electro stimulation with a symmetrical biphasic square waveform produced by dividing a 2500 Hz carrier frequency into 50 Hz packets. Originally developed by the Russian Olympic team for muscle mass enhancement is now often used for muscle strengthening, muscle spasms and edema reduction.

What benefits can a sportsperson or physiotherapist achieve from Russian Stimulation?

Sportsperson

Maximize muscle strength
Fitness and muscle training
Relaxing muscle spasms
Faster recovery
Reduce muscle soreness

Physiotherapist

Muscle recruitment
Treat spinal cord injuries
Treatment of Scoliosis
Management of chronic muscular pain conditions
Edema reduction