Revitive uses clinically proven Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
EMS is a world renowned technology that works by delivering electrical pulses that activate nerves in the body, causing muscles to contract and then relax. The body naturally uses electrical messages to tell muscles what do to.
For example, EMS applied via the soles of the feet causes leg muscles to contract and produce a squeezing action on veins, which helps to push blood uphill, back to the heart. This squeezing action is what leg muscles naturally do when we walk.
EMS helps relieve some types of pain
Pain can be caused by swelling in the feet and ankles. EMS helps to reduce swelling and therefore helps to alleviate the associated pain. In this way EMS works on the cause of the pain, rather than providing just short-term pain relief.
Scientific studies show that EMS improves blood flow, boosting circulation
The medical benefits of this include increasing flexibility (range of motion) and reducing swelling due to fluid build-up (oedema), helping to alleviate conditions such as swollen ankles or feet.
What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)?
Professor Mark Whiteley explaining EMS
To see how EMS works in practice, let’s look at the problem of returning blood to the heart from lower parts of the body, such as the feet and legs. This is hard work for the circulation, because this blood has to be pushed 'uphill'.
EMS is not intended as a replacement for physical activity, but is ideal for use alongside it, to help improve blood flow in the legs.
Preventing or stopping the pooling of blood and fluid in the feet and ankles is important as pooling of blood, as a result of being seated for too long for example, can cause pain, swelling and ‘heavy’, aching legs.
EMS has been shown to improve the circulation and offer a wide range of medical benefits, including making muscles stronger, and reducing swelling and pain due to fluid build-up (oedema).