Many who visit a wellness care office that offers PEMF have not even heard of pulsed electromagnetic fields, much less had a one-hour session with a high-intensity system. For most, it is an entirely new experience. and they do not know what to expect during and after their first session. To help reduce any unnecessary anxiety, it’s important to know how it will feel and what may happen afterward.
What does it feel like?
Newcomers to PEMF technology often wonder what physical sensations they will experience while pulsing. Some may even be nervous or apprehensive as many modalities can be uncomfortable if not outright painful. Fortunately, Pulse PEMF devices allow you to set the controls to your comfort. This customization and the attention of your Certified Pulse PEMF Professional together diminish the possibility of discomfort, both during and after a session.
In most cases, pulsing is a gentle, soothing experience. If you experience discomfort, it could mean that the Magnetic Field Strength (MFS) is too strong or that the Pulses Per Second (PPS) are not at a comfortable rate. In either case, communication is key! Remember to provide your Certified Pulse PEMF Professional with feedback so that they can adjust the settings to your comfort. On a Solid State System like the Pulse XL Pro, they can adjust these settings independently to find the perfect balance.
What to expect during the session
Of course, experiences will vary as there are several factors such as the settings, accessories used, and your individual wellness. However, most people experience the following during their first session:
- Small muscle contractions
- Noticeable pulsing and stimulation in certain areas
- Movement of the pulsing action as it stimulates different regions of the body
- Areas of sensitivity
- Possible lightheadedness or nausea
Again, communication is vital to this process as your feedback will inform the decisions of your Certified Pulse PEMF Professional. If you are feeling any discomfort, ask them to reduce the strength or move you to the cooldown portion of the session.
What happens after?
Most people experience one of three outcomes following their first PEMF session. First, you may have an enjoyable experience with a range of positive sensations such as enhanced natural recovery, relaxation, increased energy.[6,7] Experiences like these are wonderful as they quickly validate the investment of PEMF. However, not everyone will reach those results immediately.
Second, you may experience no noticeable change. It’s important to understand that, in some cases, it may take time for effects to accumulate. While this can be disappointing, integrating PEMF into a robust wellness regimen often addresses long-term underlying cellular dysfunction that supports the body’s natural abilities to regulate and heal itself.
Finally, some users experience detoxification, which may cause symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, fatigue, or nausea. Detoxification is a natural process of eliminating toxins in the body that makes PEMF an even more valuable investment. In addition, there are things you and your Certified Pulse PEMF Professional can do to mitigate detoxification symptoms.
- Ask your Pulse Professional to implement a “cooldown” at the end of your session by pulsing at low intensity for 10 minutes
- Hydrate with 16 to 32 ounces of water following the session
- Avoid high-intensity stimulation of the core of the body
- Ask your Pulse Professional about adding PulseFuel to help your nutrient intake
Knowing what to expect will help you plan and prepare. Plus, the more you understand the process, the more relevant feedback you will be able to provide to your Certified Pulse PEMF Professional. This will empower your Pulse Professional to make the most effective adjustments to your pulsing program and you to experience the profound benefits of PEMF.