Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a wellness modality that helps alleviate pain and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. PEMF practitioners use specially developed technology to influence the body’s natural electromagnetic fields, working to resolve cellular dysfunction and promote healing. PEMF can facilitate pain relief, reduce symptoms of various health issues (including cancer, autoimmune diseases, Parkinson’s disease, and even Alzheimer’s), and improve physical performance.
How Does PEMF Work?
Similar to a battery, the human body is comprised of cells that carry voltage (electrical energy). The body requires electricity to send signals to the brain and parts of the body. Mental and physical stress can drain the body of electricity, resulting in fatigue, pain, mobility issues, and overall lowered performance. During a PEMF therapy session, a practitioner uses a device that emits pulsing electromagnetic fields through their body, which they then transfer — through their hands — to the client’s body. The electrical charges stimulate cells, enabling them to receive positive charges. When the cells become positively charged, pulses of electrical energy are triggered that improve the sending of signals through the body. This process helps address movement issues or illnesses exacerbated by disruptions of electrical currents.
Who Can Benefit From PEMF Therapy?
According to Michael A. De Hoff, owner of Free Flow Training and an Electrons Plus PEMF practitioner who offers appointments in our Lancaster wellness hub on Tuesdays and Thursdays, anyone at any age can benefit from PEMF therapy.
“Whether you are completely healthy and are looking for improved recovery after work or exercise, or if you have a condition or injury that needs to be healed, PEMF is the perfect therapy to pair with your wellness routine.”
Are There Restrictions on Who Should Have PEMF Treatments?
Michael says very few circumstances disqualify someone from undergoing PEMF therapy. “If someone has electrical implants or devices such as medical pumps, transplants, or irremovable hearing aids, they should avoid PEMF therapy.”
However, if the individual can turn off their built-in medical device, they can safely receive the therapy.
What to Expect in a Typical PEMF Therapy Session
In one of Michael’s Electrons Plus Guided PEMF Therapy sessions, the individual experiences what feels like a supercharged massage — i.e., many areas of the body stimulated in the therapy feel like they would during a deep tissue massage.
Here’s what Michael shares about his approach and process:
“You will be lying on a massage table adjusted to your comfort level. I then run an electric magnetic current through my hands to your body to treat specific tissues, just like a massage. While I work on you, you receive direct therapeutic benefits in areas needing a recovery boost — for example, your neck, shoulders, back, hips, or other areas of the body. The best part? It feels incredible!”
He says that while he works on specific muscle tissues, the restorative benefits are not limited to just the muscles. There are passive benefits as well, such as improved:
- Cell hydration
- Range of motion
- Immune system response
- Nerve response
“People also often experience a noticeable decrease in pain, swelling, stiffness, inflammation, edema, and stress,” Michael shares.
Can One Session Help Or Do You Need Ongoing Treatments?
“Sometimes, one session is enough to make a lasting impact on an individual,” says Michael.
However, for most people, it takes up to three sessions to begin to experience the benefits. “Like when introducing exercise and diet changes into your wellness routine, your body needs time to adjust and respond to PEMF,” he explains.
What Else Should You Know?
The Electrons Plus Guided PEMF Therapy that Michael offers at Hempfield Apothetique is a new, advanced form of PEMF therapy available by appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Is it right for you?
“I think there is a big stigma that you need to be sick, hurt, or in pain to invest in certain therapies for your wellness,” says Michael. “I believe that all body workers, like me, can agree that preventing pain and damage to the body is more vital than treating it when it’s too late. Adding Electrons Plus Guided PEMF Therapy to your routine is a great way to invest in your wellness!”
Schedule your PEMF therapy appointment with Michael today!