E = Electro M = Myo (grec: myos) = Muscle S = Stimulation = Activation
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While in traditional training, the muscles are controlled by electrical impulses from the brain that cause contraction and thus a movement, in the EMS (Electro-Myo-Stimulation) muscles receive an external simulation from the electrodes.

The muscle is indifferent to the origin of electrical stimuli (brain or electrodes). Stimuli cause muscle contraction.

The muscle is a good conductor of electrical stimuli. The excitation of each muscle fiber depends on a sufficient intensity of the current (threshold of activity).

If this threshold is exceeded, the muscular fiber responds by a total contraction (law of all or nothing).

From a certain intensity, all the fibers are activated. A further increase in intensity has no effect.

So the machine only uses low currents (on a small scale micro amperes) not harmful to the human body.

EMS of the whole body with Bodytec

  • Up to 10 pairs of electrodes are integrated in a modular belt system.
  • Agonists and antagonists are activated simultaneously – a break from exercise increases its quality and efficiency.
  • The positive and negative electrodes are not located on the same muscles.

Each muscle group is activated by a separate source and receives an individual dose of electrical stimulation.

  • To obtain a homogeneous electrical resistance, the electrodes are covered with a special and moistened cotton swab.
  • Large surface electrodes activate almost 100% of the horizontal skeletal muscles by excitation of the peripheral nervous system.
  • A real training of the whole body (the most important muscle groups are activated simultaneously) leads to greater efficiency and very good results.
  • The association of voluntary contraction with electrical stimulation offers a wide range of possibilities.
  • The range of possibilities extends from a passive extended position to specific complex movements of a sport, to functional training exercises and to an increase in the speed of reflexes.
  • Depending on the frequency of the current, different kinds of muscle fibers can be directly stimulated.

Thus the training sessions become very intense.



EMS focuses on the activation of major motor units with rapid contraction; Contrasting with traditional methods of training, fibrestype II with rapid contraction comes into play from the beginning.

  • A low frequency EMS (eg, 5-19Hz) can be used to improve athlete fatigue and endurance.
  • An intense training by EMS with concentric – eccentric contractions can cause muscle hypertrophy and have an impact on endurance.
  • An EMS allows rapid muscle recovery following sports trauma.
  • Neuronal factors limit power during maximum voluntary effort: EMS can cause more intense muscle contraction than during traditional muscle training.
  • Inhibitory influences present in voluntary contractions can be avoided by EMS. Muscles can carry heavier weights without overloading the joints.
  • Deeper muscle groups can be stimulated without effort.
  • EMS makes it possible to modify the characteristics of muscular fibers, of fibers with rapid contraction in fibers with slow contraction and vice versa;

A quantitative study of trunk muscles and mitochondria showed an elevation of 35 to 55% of fast fibers, 10 to 20% of slow fibers.

  • During voluntary muscular contractions, the motor units always operate alternately; Even during a maximum effort, they never work together and simultaneously. During training with EMS, all fibers are recruited synchronously.
  • Some muscles (trunk muscles, pelvic floor muscles or abdominal transverse muscles) require a very high concentration to be activated during a traditional training, while they can be activated automatically and perceived more easily in case of training with EMS .
  • Training with EMS creates no stress or tension in the joints. Thus the EMS is an ideal tool for the treatment of pain.
  • The different types of muscle fibers can be controlled and activated by the push of a button.
  • EMS can be used at any age and at any level of performance.
  • It is distinguished by its ease of use and its high level of security.
  • The intensity obtained at each pair of electrodes is perfectly adjustable and individually adaptable.There are no limits to its use or its performance.




Health and Medical Problems
  • Postoperative muscular rehabilitation
  • Compensation of muscle strength imbalances
  • Relief of dorsal pain, urinary incontinence, muscle hypertonia
  • Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor after childbirth
  • Osteoporosis, fragility of the body, falls prevention
  • Prevention and treatment of obesity
  • Heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation
Beauty & Wellness
  • Strengthening of the connective tissue, increased blood flow and decrease unnecessary fat cells (cellulite treatment)
  • Increased metabolism
  • Contour sculpture and body toning
  • Treatment of varicose veins and telangiectasia
  • Training specific problem areas
  • Psychological effects (increased vitality, improved body perception, increased resistance to stress and psychological stress, regulation of appetite)
Sport and Training
  • Increased maximum muscle strength
  • Increased stamina
  • Muscle development
  • Rapid growth of muscle strength
  • Training of core muscles, trunk stability
  • Improved vigor
  • Improved mobility
  • Specific conditioning of a sport, improved performance
Recommendation and contraindications

From 16 years old and not advised to persons with epilepsy, persons carrying a pacemaker or to pregnant women

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