What is EMS (Electrical Muscular Stimulation)? Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a type of electrotherapy that stimulates muscle contractions using electrical impulses in order strengthen weak muscles, reduce swelling, relieve pain and help healing.
The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes (pads that adhere to the skin) over the middle of the muscles that require stimulating. The impulses from EMS mimic the action potential (stimulus required to make the muscle contract) coming from the central nervous system. This causes the muscles to contract.
Benefits of EMS include:
Promote tissue healing
Increase muscle strength
Maintaining and regaining muscle activity
EMS Power Lounges are very new in Hong Kong although the science has been around for a long time.
In 1791 Luigi Galvani found that electric current can activate muscle and in the 1960's Russian sport scientists applied EMS in the training of elite athletes and claiming 40% force gains.
“Strength training by NMES does promote neural and muscular adaptations that are complementary to the well-known effects of voluntary resistance training”. This statement is part of the editorial summary of a 2010 world congress of researchers on the subject. Additional studies on practical applications, which came after that congress, pointed out important factors that make the difference between effective and ineffective EMS. This in retrospect explains why in the past some researchers and practitioners obtained results that others could not reproduce. Also, as published by reputable universities, EMS causes adaptation, i.e. training, of muscle fibers. Because of the characteristics of skeletal muscle fibers, different types of fibers can be activated to differing degrees by different types of EMS, and the modifications induced depend on the pattern of EMS activity. These patterns, referred to as protocols or programs, will cause a different response from contraction of different fiber types. Some programs will improve fatigue resistance, i.e. endurance, others will increase force production.
Feelness uses the latest technology from Germany. They are the most advanced in EMS technology and they offer a no pads, no unnecessary wet suits, and a completely wireless experience.