Written by Daan

How do I choose an electrostimulation device

Electrostimulation is a way to stimulate nerves and muscles through electrical stimuli. You do this by placing electrodes on the skin that are connected to the electrostimulation device. There are various forms of electrical stimulation, like EMS and TENS, but also TENS in combination with heat therapy. Because they're all suitable for different purposes, I'll explain which is best for you in this article.

Building muscles and muscle recovery

EMS electrostimulation device

What? EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) ensures that physical activity is simulated. How? By electrical pulses that are used to make your muscles contract extra. This is usually controlled by your brain.

For whom? This method is regularly used for the recovery of your muscles, but also for training in the gym. Thanks to the electric load, the exercises have an extra impact on your muscles. That is why it's not surprising that many top athletes use this method during their sports activities.

Reduce pain

TENS electrostimulation device

What? TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) limits pain signals to your brain through small electrical pulses. In addition, it stimulates the production of endorphins, which naturally take away pain. Blood circulation is also improved. This means that TENS doesn't directly remove the cause of the pain, but it can relieve it.

For whom? The TENS method is mainly used by physiotherapists for the relief of all kinds of chronic pains. For example, the pain after a surgery or the pelvic pain after a pregnancy.

Pain relief with relaxing heat

Heat electrostimulation device

What? Heat is an extra functionality of some TENS devices. This is heat therapy that relaxes your muscles and boosts metabolic activity. The pain relief from TENS works better in combination with the heat. It's a natural method that stimulates blood circulation and relaxes muscles with heat.

For whom? Heat therapy is used for various complaints. For example, the method is regularly used for people who suffer from joint pain or stiff muscles. But heat therapy is also used by sports fanatics, so that their muscles can properly relax.

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