When dealing with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain, electrical stimulation is not the first solution
that comes to mind for many sufferers. Instead, it is very common for people to ignore reoccurring
back, neck, and joint discomfort for years and temporarily alleviate symptoms with analgesic
medications without seeing a chiropractor.
Studies of analgesic medications reveal that these drugs do lessen the pain but they do not treat the
source of the problem. Over time as the body develops a tolerance to painkillers, higher doses are
required for relief. This means more physical dependence on medication, more side effects, and
more toxins that the body has to combat as it tries to heal itself.

What is EMS and What Can it offer?
Electric muscle stimulation mimics the body’s nervous system by sending safe, low frequency
electrical pulses to the affected area, causing the muscle to contract while increasing temperature
and blood circulation. The same natural process of the body to repair injuries works with EMS to
relieve other common nervous system disorders, including constant headaches, numbness of limbs,
and back pain. By utilizing and encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms, EMS and similar therapies can drastically reduce the dependence on medications and unnecessary surgeries and resolve the symptoms of underlying causes much quicker. At Sweat 22 studio, we can help you get back to your exercise routines and lead a pain-free life while feeling healthier overall. 

How Did EMS Originate?
For over two centuries, scientists have experimented with electricity in relation to human anatomy. According to the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Luigi Galvani was one of the first physicians and physicists to suggest that
electric currents have an effect on muscle tissue and reflex. Although his theories were controversial, Galvani’s experiments and those of his contemporaries, such as Alessandro Volta, and others after him, such as scientist Michael Faraday,
paved the way for advancements in electrophysiology and neurology, fields of science that
chiropractors study intensely in their coursework to understand the relationship and function of muscle groups and nerves in order to treat pain.

What Can Be Expected During the first EMS Therapy Session?
At Sweat22, in the first session the trainer will explain the basics and ask the client if he/she has any questions or concerns
to further discuss them. It is very natural to feel unsure but the qualified trainer is there to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience. Depending on the treated to be areas on the body, the trainer will make use of two EMS pads in the case they may want to treat two areas at once and it is not uncommon to have two sets of pads on different areas. The trainer will begin at a very low frequency and gradually increase at intervals until the trainee is comfortable.

What Does Electric Stimulation Feel Like?
A gentle tingling that develops into a massage-like sensation as the frequency is increased. The therapy session can last anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes,  and the trainer will always ensure the trainee feels relaxed and comfortable.
EMS is intended to help, not hurt.
Is EMS Only Applied to Back Muscles?
No. At Sweat22, our experiences and qualified trainers can apply the EMS pads to forearms, knees, elbows, calves,
and hands – generally anywhere there is discomfort or a condition that can benefit from electric
stimulation. Our certified trainer will make the proper diagnosis and administer the therapy based on specific instructions.
What Are the Side Effects and Who Should Not Use EMS?
According to experts at the Natural Standard and Harvard Medical School, side effects from EMS
are generally very mild. Trainees may experience tenderness for a day or so afterward where
muscles are already sore from inflammation. Short-term redness and skin irritation may also occur.
Those who use implanted medical devices and pregnant women should avoid this therapy.
At Sweat22, you can talk to our certified trainers, who will thoroughly assess your medical history and
can recommend alternative treatments.

Collected by Sweat22 Professional Master Trainer