Muscle toning has been trending in body contouring. Consumers are no longer satisfied with fat reduction alone. They want a toned and defined body. And we can deliver those results with several choices of muscle stimulating body contouring machines. Some of our choices are pricey, like medical grade machines such as EmSculpt. Others are affordable, like an electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMS) machine. The affordable EMS machine allows you to make a small investment and get a big pay-off. That’s why you should answer the demand for toned bodies and start performing muscle toning treatments using the affordable EMS machine after completing our online electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMS) certification course.
In this article, you will find
- A brief history of muscle stimulating (EMS) technology
- The body contouring benefits of EMS technology
- The difference between EMS machines and TENS units
- The 3 Levels of body contouring machines: Medical, Paramedical, Entry Level
- The Level I medical grade muscle toning devices
- The Level III entry level muscle toning machine, the Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) machine
- The Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Certification course
- How to get your online Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Certification
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A brief history of Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology
Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) has been recognized as a powerful muscle enhancing tool since the 1970’s…since the 1976 Montreal Olympics when athletes from the USSR used EMS technology to enhance their athletic performance.
Now, more than sixty years and a multitude of clinical studies later, EMS technology is employed by a variety of professionals, such as personal trainers, chiropractors, professional athletes, physical therapists and recently…body contouring professionals.
The body contouring benefits of Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology
Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) technology produces intense muscle contractions that
- Build muscle
- Improve muscle tone
- And enhance muscle definition
Leading to a sculpted and toned body shape.
Though more studies are needed, recent research has cited evidence that treatments from EMS technology can also burn fat.
The difference between EMS machines and TENS units
Beware of similarities in EMS machines and TENS units that can lead to confusion.
- Both TENS units and EMS machines use electrical currents.
- And TENS units and EMS machines are similar in appearance.
The basic difference between TENS units and EMS machines:
- TENS Units send electrical impulses across the skin and across the nerve strands to “distract” the pain signal for the purpose of relieving pain.
- TENS units do not affect the muscles
- EMS machines send electrical impulses to the muscles, stimulating the muscles and causing deep muscle contractions.
- EMS machines tone, strengthen and define the muscles
The 3 Levels of Body Contouring Machines
There are 3 Levels of body contouring machines.
See the three Levels explained below and determine which Level of muscle toning body contouring machines is right for you.
Level I Medical Equipment
These body contouring devices are
- FDA cleared.
- Require physician association.
Your business must have a physician or a medical director to purchase and operate these machines.
˃Find a list of Level I muscle toning machines in the section that follows.
Level II Paramedical Equipment
These body contouring machines
- Utilize paramedical or medical-grade technology.
- Most are FDA cleared.
- And these machines generally do NOT require physician association.
Most do require, however, that you already have an established business.
˃There are currently no Level II muscle toning machines available.
Level III Entry Level Equipment
- These body contouring machines utilize FDA approved technologies and have no conditions to purchase.
- The machines are usually sold from overseas manufacturers through companies like Amazon.
- The machines are affordable and are generally dependable.
˃Information about the Level III muscle toning machines follows.
Level I medical grade muscle toning devices
EmSculpt was the first medical grade muscle toning device to enter the market, introduced in 2018. Since then, most major aesthetic equipment manufacturers have released muscle toning versions of their own.
Today, there are several such Level I devices available to physician practices and medical spas. Here’s a few:
- Emsculpt, using high-intensity focused electromagnetic muscle stimulation
- Accufit, using electromagnetic muscle stimulation + functional magnetic stimulation
- Cooltone, using active magnetic-pulse technology
- truSculpt Flex, using multi-directional muscle stimulation
Each of these devices is a great Level I machine option.
Each machine produces fantastic results and makes for the perfect addition to a medical spa or other physician-directed business.
But…these are Level I machines and as such, require physician association.
What about an aesthetic business that does not have a physician?
The Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) machine
The electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMS) machine is a Level III machine that builds, tones and defines muscles.
Since the EMS machine is a Level III (Entry Level) machine, it’s perfect for body contouring providers at any stage in their practice, such as
(1) A body contouring provider in an established business without a physician
(2) A body contouring professional just starting out
(3) Even medical spa owners and physician practices should consider this a good machine as a budget-friendly alternative to medical grade machines. We utilize both a Level I medical grade machine (EmSculpt) and the Level III EMS machine in our medical spa.
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Benefits of the Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) machine
As with the medical-grade muscle toning devices, electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMS)
- Tones muscles
- Burns fat
- Sculpts and defines the body
- And...even provides detoxification benefits, referred to as electro-lymphatic drainage
Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a must-have profitable addition to any body contouring business
Whether you’re just starting out in body contouring or have an established body contouring business, when you get your electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMS) certification...you will maximize your earning potential.
Muscle toning is in demand!
Take a look at your earning potential.
How to get your Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Certification
- Get the details on the Body Contouring Academy’s online Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) certification course.
- And if the course sounds like a good fit for you, enroll…and get your electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMS) certification!!
- The course was named the Best Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Certification course in the Ultimate Guide to the Best Body Contouring Certification Courses
In our Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation Certification course, you’ll learn
- The science behind EMS technology
- Body conditions and treatment areas for EMS
- How your clients benefit from EMS technology
- You’ll get
- Treatment Protocols
- Consent Form
- Pre/Post Client Instructions
- You’ll see video of treatment techniques
- And…you’ll get
- Recommended Treatment Schedules
- Recommended Treatment Prices
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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in August of 2021 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.