Using extremely low-level electrical currents (microcurrents).
Microcurrent is delivered using hand-held devices that are moved over the affected area. It has been found effective in treatment of chronic pain and inflammation, injury and other health issues.
How Microcurrent Therapy Works
The cells and tissues of the body each have their own electrical frequency. These frequencies are out of balance and disrupted by injury or disease. Microcurrent therapy is able to restore normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.
At the cellular level, microcurrent therapy stimulates a dramatic increase in ATP, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also bumps up protein synthesis, which is necessary for tissue repair. The ensuing enhancement in blood flow and decrease in inflammation translates into reductions in pain and muscle spasms, as well as increased range of motion.
What Is a Typical Treatment Session Like?
When you undergo microcurrent therapy, you lay comfortably while trained therapist uses microcurrent on strategic locations to direct the currents to the targeted tissues.
Like the more familiar TENS units, which also use electrical currents to relieve pain, microcurrents are so weak that they don’t stimulate the sensory nerves, so you feel no shock-like sensations.
A treatment course typically involves several sessions, and benefits accrue over time. Microcurrent therapy is safe, FDA-approved and has no significant adverse effects. However, it is not recommended for clients who have pacemakers or are pregnant.
What Conditions Is Microcurrent Therapy Good For?
- Back pain
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neck pain
- Slow-healing wounds
- Sports injuries
- Tendon and ligament pain
- Disk Inflammation
- Scar tissue from surgeries
Known also as LED, low-level laser therapy, and cool laser therapy
Near infrared light therapy can provide immediate relief from pain in the following conditions:
- Lower backache
- Herniated disc
Light therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment that delivers non-thermal photons to the targeted area. It stimulates cellular function, increasing energy at the cellular level and increasing blood flow to the injured tissues. In turn, it promotes faster healing. Light therapy has been known to work in a few minutes or a few sessions.
Light therapy is also know to improve the following conditions in clinical practice:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries such as tendonitis, bursitis, and muscle pulls
- Burns, cuts, contusions
- Postoperative pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries
Feel free to ask your massage therapist any questions you have about your light therapy treatment.