So, it turns out EMSlim is not a household word…yet! When I tell people how excited I am that we offer EMSlim body sculpting procedures they usually ask what it is and what’s the big deal.
EMSlim is a High-Intensity focused electromagnetic energy treatment. I know, still not an answer. Basically, this machine can cause your body to complete 20,000 muscle contractions in one session. So, 20,000 sit-ups or squats in one 30-minute session!
This cutting-edge technology in the non-invasive body contouring field burns fat and builds muscle. The focused electromagnetic field can pass through all the layers of the skin and fat to stimulate all 4 layers of muscle to contract. A single EMSlim session causes thousands of powerful muscle contractions that improve the tone and the strength of your muscles. Recent studies reported that a 15-16% increase in abdominal muscle thickness was observed on average in treated patients 1-2 months after a HI-EMT body sculpting treatment.
Using EMSlim after a Vanquish treatment will implode the fat cells while simultaneously building muscle fibers for better defined abdominal contouring and/or a rounder rear-end.
- A 19% loss after 4-6 treatments
- An approximate increase in muscle fibers of 16%
So, the more technical information is that the electromagnetic field passes non-invasively though the body and interacts with the motor neurons which subsequently trigger supramaximal muscle contractions.
The effects on fat are remarkable! Recent studies using CT and MRI evaluations report that there is approximately a 19% reduction in subcutaneous fat layers in patients treated by HI-EMT based devices on their abdomen. The principle of the cell apoptosis (fat cell death) induced by increased concentrations of free fatty acids has been previously observed and demonstrated in numerous research studies.
By utilizing this technology for body contouring procedures, we can strengthen and re-educate the muscles via interaction of the magnetic field with the tissue of the patient without the burden on the skeleton. Contrary to voluntary muscle contractions, the supramaximal contractions are independent of brain function. The HI-EMT uses a specific range of frequencies that do not allow the muscle to relax in between contractions. The muscle is forced to remain in a contracted state for multiple seconds. When repeatedly exposed to these high load conditions the muscle tissue is stressed and forced to adapt. The benefits are that the muscle is strengthened without stress on the joints or the skeletal system.
For someone like me who has had injuries not putting pressure on my lower back and still being able to strengthen my core muscles is amazing. Most clients feel that their core is stronger in one session.