Hi-EMT, High-Intensity Electro-Magnetic Therapy, or High-Intensity Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation, is a relatively new technology used for muscle building and toning. The treatment involves the use of a technical device that emits electromagnetic pulses to stimulate muscle contractions. These contractions are similar and can be compared to those that occur during intense exercise.

HI-EMT is primarily designed to stimulate muscle contractions and promote muscle growth and toning. While it can contribute to an improvement in muscle tone and definition, it is not primarily intended for weight loss. That said, fat loss is a common effect of the treatment, with the majority of people undergoing treatment reporting 10 to 20% fat reduction in the treatment area.

The theory behind Hi-EMT is that the electromagnetic pulses cause the muscles to contract rapidly and intensely, leading to muscle growth and improved tone. It is primarily used for the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, targeting these areas for muscle stimulation. The treatment can also be used on the biceps and triceps, but it hasn’t received clearance for use on other parts of the body.

While there is clear evidence to support the effectiveness of Hi-EMT, it is important to note that the available research is still limited as the treatment has only been approved for use for 5 years, and the long-term effects are still being studied. Studies have shown promising results in terms of muscle growth and body contouring, and no negative side effects have been reported, but more research is needed to fully understand its efficacy.

Hi-EMT is a relatively new body contouring treatment, and can be grouped together with other non-invasive body treatments such as cryolipolysis (fat freezing), cellulite reduction treatments including ultrasound cavitation and radiofrequency, fat dissolving injections, HIFU and more.

Anyone considering body contouring treatments such as Hi-EMT should know that treatment should not be considered a substitute for regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. While it may provide some benefits in terms of muscle stimulation, it is not a solution or substitute for overall fitness and well-being.