Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation is a therapy modality or treatment used to accomplish various outcomes. The idea is that applying an electrical current helps strengthen muscles, block pain signals, and improve blood circulation.
E-stim sends mild electrical pulses through the skin to help stimulate injured muscles or manipulate nerves to reduce pain. E-stim may not be appropriate for everyone, but for many people this painless treatment can accelerate recovery and provide relief from painful or uncomfortable symptoms.
Using specific low-level frequencies increases blood flow, removes lactic acid, releases endorphins, and promotes muscle relaxation. Athletes working out at high intensity levels may find it beneficial to incorporate electrical muscle stimulation into their routines.