What is Zimmer Z field or muscle stimulation (electromyostimulation or EMLS) treatment?
Z field is an innovative, safe, simple and fast technology for whole body shaping and targeted muscle development. Zimmer Z Field dual is a non-invasive body-shaping treatment that helps improve muscle development while supporting fat loss. High-energy inductive therapy uses electromagnetic impulses that activate muscle contractions. Under the influence of the stimulation provided by the magnetic field, muscle growth improves and blood flow and cell metabolism increases. You don’t have to move during the procedure, but the muscle stimulation device does all the work while you are lying or sitting.
The procedure is called high energy inductive therapy, where a machine is equipped with a unique electromagnetic technology that naturally activates muscle contraction. The contraction is considered stronger compared to the exercise effect because it activates the highest possible contraction of the muscles. The treatment can produce thousands of muscle contractions through electromagnetic pulses. Electromagnetic fields can penetrate cells and tissues, activate tissue electrochemistry and thereby improve the functions of cells and cell membranes. Therefore, the procedure is well suited when combined with strength training to achieve maximal possible results. The procedure can be used on different areas of the body, such as the stomach, buttocks, thighs and arms. This non-surgical treatment is fast and safe and does not cause pain or discomfort.
Who is the muscle stimulation (EMLS) procedure suitable for?
Zimmer Z field is suitable for people with an average body type to increase general muscle tone and for athletes to achieve maximum muscle performance. In certain cases, it can be combined with physiotherapy. The procedure is also indicated for muscle training in the event of weakness of the lower abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.
The procedure is contraindicated in the following cases:
- unspecified pain syndrome
- pacemaker and other implanted electronic devices
- benign and malignant tumours
- generalised infections
- skin hypersensitivity
- severe heart disease
- when used directly on a wound or in a fracture area
- when used in the circulation area of metal implants
- after surgical procedures when the procedure may affect the process of wound healing
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Liver diseases
- Kidney diseases
- Malignant tumours
- Diabetes (unless the treatment regimen is working well and the blood sugar values are not fluctuating)
- Infections, eczema or inflammation in the treatment area
- Hypertrophic scars in the treatment area
- Patients with pacemakers
- Regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs
- Skin conditions in the treatment area
- Metal implants in the treatment area
Side effects of the procedure
- Numbness in the treatment area
- In rare cases, skin burns
Before the procedure
There are no limitations prior to the procedure. It is recommended to come to the procedure in thin sports clothes. Prior to the procedure, the client’s state of health is assessed and the safety of the procedure is ensured.
Course of the procedure
The procedure is performed through clothes. The treatment is performed in a comfortable position for the client – lying or sitting. The applicator is placed on the body depending on which area you want to focus on. It is possible to treat, for example, the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and arms.
Treatment of one area lasts 20-30 minutes.
After the procedure
The procedure is non-invasive and practically painless, after which the patient can immediately resume their normal daily activities.
After the procedure, there may be muscle weakness or soreness for a few days, which is similar to the muscle pain felt after regular exercise. It is recommended to avoid excessive exercise for a few days after the procedure.
Result of the procedure
The result is improved blood flow and increased cell metabolism, resulting in improved muscle tone. It also helps to reduce fat cells.
Combination with other procedures
The procedure is perfect for combining with other body devices designed to restore and improve body tone, such as Z Lipo cryolipolysis (local freezing of fat deposits) or Z Wave Pro shock wave therapy (improvement of connective tissue and skin structure, cellulite treatment).