Diastasis Recti is the partial or complete separation of the rectus abdominis, or “six pack” muscles, which meet in the midline of your stomach. Diastasis Recti is very common during and following pregnancy. This is because the uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen to accommodate the growing baby.
If months after having your baby you still have a pregnant looking tummy it could be that diastasis recti is to blame. Its extremely common effecting two thirds of pregnant women. This caused by the over stretching of the tissue and it’s lost its elasticity – and therefore the ability to retract back into position. Leaving you with a pooch diet and exercise struggles to fix.
If you aren’t sure if you have it then there is a simple test you can do yourself – Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Put one hand on your belly, with your fingers on your midline at your naval. Press your fingertips down gently, and bring your head (shoulders stay on the ground) up into a mini crunch. Feel the sides of your rectus abdominis muscles, and see if and how far they are separated.
Separation is commonly discussed in finger widths – 2, 3 or more fingers separation.
HIEMT helps repair the tissue and close the gap – Around an 11% reduction in muscle separation is seen from a course of 4 sessions whilst burning fat and building muscle in the treatment area too.
What is HIEMT?
HIEMT is a non-invasive, FDA approved treatment to build and strengthen muscle and improve tone in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and arms. A 30-minute treatment is equivalent to 20,000 sit ups or squats. It is the only procedure to help both women and men build muscle to sculpt their bodies. HIEMT can tone and tighten the abdomen and is the world’s first non-invasive buttock lifting procedure. The current handpiece treats the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. A new curved smaller handpiece for the biceps, triceps, calves and flanks (love handles) will be available soon.
How does HIEMT work?
The non-invasive HIEMT (High-Intensity Electromagnetic technology) induces supramaximal muscle contractions much stronger and faster than achievable through voluntary exercise. Four 30- minute treatments, performed at least 2 days apart, are recommended for best results, though more treatments can improve the area further. The vigorous contractions trigger a metabolic change in the overlying fat that leads to destruction of a percentage of the fat cells. Seven published studies showed an average of 16% increased muscle thickness and 19% decreased fat thickness in the abdomen. The studies also demonstrated over 10% reduction in the diastasisrectil the separation between the left and right abdomen muscles that is stretched by pregnancy.
Am I a good candidate for HIEMT?
Anyone who wants to strengthen their abdominal, buttock or thigh muscles can benefit from the HIEMT procedure. The best candidates, who are most likely to achieve visible, satisfying results, are of normal weight, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet.
What does it feel like?
The HIEMT procedure feels like an intensive workout, as your muscles are undergoing a vigorous series of contractions every few minutes for a total of 30 minutes. There is also a prickling sensation during the treatment.
Is there any downtime?
HIEMT is non-invasive and requires no recovery time or any pre/post treatment preparation or downtime.
How soon will I see results?
The muscles treated will feel stronger with each treatment, with increased muscle mass resulting about 2-4 weeks after the 4 treatment series. Improvement of the overlying fat is appreciable by about 3 months after the series is completed. We recommend a good exercise regimen to maintain results. Many individuals find HIEMT treatments at 6 month intervals are useful to maintain results.
How long does it last?
Improved muscle tone lasts at least 6 months but longer if you exercise regularly. The fat loss in the abdomen area is thought to be long term due to fat cell destruction.
You cannot have HIEMT if the following conditions are present:
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, implanted neurostimulator, drug pump or electronic
Metal rods, pins, plates, metal IUD or orthopedic implants/joints
Pulmonary insufficiency, cardiac disorders, epilepsy or active malignancy
Bleeding disorders, or taking blood thinners
History of hernia repair with mesh, or any recent surgical procedure in the area
Any injury, damage or tear to muscle or soft tissue in the area to be treated including
You may not use the device near your chest, head or neck
You are under 18 years old
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The Emsculpt procedure is a non-invasive, FDA Approved treatment to build and strengthen muscle. Improve tone in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and arms.