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1 Faradic –Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) Body Treatment

2 What is Faradic? Faradic machines produce an alternating current which is used to cause nerve and muscle stimulation. An electrical circuit must be completed to pass the current to the client’s muscles. In order to do this electrodes or pads are used. These are placed over or near the MOTOR POINT of the muscle. The motor point of the muscle is where the motor nerve enters the belly of the muscle. In order to get the best contraction the pads are placed near to the ORIGIN and INSERTION of the muscle. The origin of a muscle is the joint to which the muscle is attached that does not move. The insertion is the joint to which the muscle is attached that does move. When current is applied to the muscle it stimulates the motor point and causes muscle contractions as long as the current is of sufficient intensity.

3 The effect of faradism The current stimulates the nerves and causes muscle contractions, which also acts as a passive form of exercise, therefore, the muscles are firmed, toned and strengthened which helps to reshape the body contours. Blood circulation and lymph flow are improved because of the pumping action caused by the muscle contractions. An increase in the metabolic rate therefore improving the condition of the muscles. Erythema is produced due to the increase in blood supply.

4 EFFECTS 1. Strengthens muscle 2. Tones the body
3. Inches lost due to muscle being firmed and toned 4. Replaces normal exercise 5. Specific muscles toned - spot reduction 6. Increases circulation and metabolism

5 Faradic Padding up Methods
Longitudinal – The electrode is placed near the origin and insertion of a particular muscle. This is used to shorten muscles. Spilt motor point – The electrode is placed on the motor point of the same muscle but on each side of the body. This method is suitable for treating small muscles where the actual motor point is difficult to locate Duplicate – The electrode is placed on the motor point of two different muscles that are adjacent to each other.

6 Machine set up Blue button/ Number 2 Mono-phasic regular pulse
The electrical impulses pass in only one direction, helping to lift the muscles being treated. When a mono-phasic pulse sequence is selected, the black (negative -) pad should always be placed on the insertion of the muscle and the red (positive +) onto the origin (black pad below red). (Except on rectus abdominus where the red pad is placed below the black). BIRO : - (black insertion, red origin).

7 Machine set up Frequency Settings- the number of pulses per second, the higher the frequency the more superficial the contraction. Suggested settings Normal body work HZ Pulse Width Settings this changes the actual width of each pulse, the higher the setting the longer the time it stays in the muscle. Normal body work µs

8 Contra indications Epileptics Diabetics Spastic Muscles
Metal in the area Pace-makers, heart conditions Pregnancy (post-natal after 6 weeks) Directly over recent scars (18 months) Over broken bones (6 months) Over cuts and abrasions Directly over varicose veins Very high blood pressure

9 Trouble shooting Possible reasons why the treatment may not work effectively – The surface of the electrode has become dry The electrode is not in good contact with the skin Faulty connection with the unit or leads Grease on the surface of the clients skin or electrode

10 Possible dangers Muscle Fatigue can be caused by over stimulation of weak muscles Excessive erythema due to an irritation to the graphite electrode, simply place a dampened sponge beneath the electrode

11 Padding up – Body

12 Homecare advice Drink plenty of water Eat a healthy balanced diet
Return for regular treatments to see maximum results, this can be up to 3 times a week, once the desired effect has been achieved once a week maintenance is required

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