Faradic Muscle Toning
Faradic treatment or electro-muscle stimulation is an electrical treatment applied to both the face and body. An electrical current is used to simulate the effect of isometric exercise, that is exercise that requires repetitions. Specific muscles are repeatedly exercised by stimulation by the electrical current which creates a tightening and toning effect.
The great thing about this treatment is that the client lies on the couch and the muscles are exercised for them. In addition to that, the treatment can treat muscles in one area creating an intensive effect. So for those of us who do not enjoy physical exercise this is the answer.
One important point, this treatment will not increase the heart rate therefore cannot be classed as a cardio-vascular form of exercise. The treatment involves pads strapped to the area to be treated. The pads deliver a low faradic current into the skin and muscles stimulating nerve ending to provide a muscle contraction.
The muscles will contract at regular intervals as selected by the Therapist. The treatment is comfortable, many clients finding the sensation relaxing. It is necessary to have regular treatments to reinforce the effects. It is an advantage for the client to follow an exercise routine to reinforce the effects of this treatment.