EMS therapy creates stable electrical impulses that stimulate muscle contractions – many of them during long-term therapy. This repetitive contraction and relaxation of the muscles has the effect of:
- An increase in circulation (blood flow) to the affected tissue area, which aids in recovery.
- Improving strength by bending and working weakened muscles.
- Slowing the process of muscle atrophy by strengthening weakened or unused muscles.
- Adaptation (training or “educating”) of muscle fibers to certain response patterns (eg, it contracts fibers that are responsible for force, resulting in strength building).
It successfully treats incontinence by strengthening and tightening the muscles of the pelvic floor. However, it can also be used to rejuvenate the vagina, to improve the tension and the sensation of the vagina.