Superior Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries
The safest, most effective way to recover from most injuries is to use the body's natural healing process. However, simply letting your body heal on its own can take months, and leaves you vulnerable to re-injury. You can accelerate this process however by improving your blood flow, which will drasticly reduce the treatment time and risk of re-injury.
Many people perform physical activity to try and increase their circulation. However, this can be very dangerous as it opens you up to chronic re-injury. In order to recover, you need to be both at rest and increasing blood flow.
The best way to improve circulation while keeping you safe from re-injury is to use a Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy(BFST®) device. These devices are worn like wraps about the injured body part, and use EMR technology to increase circulation even at rest. BFST® wraps are able to reduce overall recovery time, enabling you to heal from your injury faster and more effeciently.
Benefits of using BFST®
Natural Healing Process
You are injured when the tissue in your body is damaged. Your body has the ability to heal itself, and if given time will fix the wound on its own. The body requires rest and cannot be stressed while it is in the process of recovery. However, most people do not have the time in their busy schedules to rest and let themselves heal for long periods of time.
The solution to this problem is to increase the flow of blood to the injured area. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to tissue that gives it the energy to repair damage. By improving circulation, you can bring more mending power to the injured area, decreasing the total treatment time.
Normally to increase your blood flow you need to exercise or other physical activity regularly. For someone who has been recently injured, though, this is dangerous! Re-injury is a very real problem, and if you re-injure yourself you are sent back to where you started.
Using a BFST®, however, has no risk of re-injury compared to physical activity and exercises. BFST® can be used as a safe, effective means of improving circulation, with no effort required. You can stay completely at rest while using the wrap.
Not a Heating Pad
A heating pad is a consumer grade product that doesn't have to go through any FDA testing to be sold. The purpose of a heating pad is to warm up parts of the body in order to manage pain. Localized application of heat causes the blood vessels in that area to dialate, bringing the blood to the surface of the skin. In some cases the pain will dissipate but will most often return once the heat is removed. This does nothing to help heal an injury, it only makes the skin warm to the touch.
BFST® wraps will always remain cool to the touch, but the feeling under the wrap is quite different. The blood flow is being accelerated under the dermal and fat layers of the body causing a feeling of warmth under the skin. This is a good sign, because the more warmth you feel under the surface of the skin the faster your healing times will be. BFST® treatments will help create healthy blood flow deep below the skin where the injury is located. This creates an ideal environment for healing. Something that a heating pad is just incapable of doing.
The more frequently you use the BFST® the less heat you will feel. This is a good thing! It doesn't mean that the rate of healing is slowing down or that the wrap is no longer working, but rather your body is getting used to having an increased amount of blood flow on a more regular basis. Meaning that the healing process will have no option but to accelerate as well.
What does it feel like
When trying the BFST® for the first time most people have an idea of what it's supposed to feel like throughout the course of their treatment. BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. No vibrating, shocking, pain or discomfort is going to be felt throughout the course of the treatment.
As it has already been mentioned, the BFST® is not designed to produce a lot of surface heat. This is because it's not a heating pad and the treatments are designed to heal your injury. You may feel a very slight warming sensation and possibly some tingling. The tingling (if it is felt at all) is only a response to increased blood flow, and should never be associated with a TENS machine. The technology of a TENS machine is very different, and was designed to have a different purpose than the BFST® does. The more BFST® treatments that you do, the less warmth you will feel. This doesn't mean that the BFST® is less effective, it means that the circulation in the injured area is improving.
Comfortable to wear
Each BFST® is enclosed in a soft Neoprene wrap, designed for a comfortable treatment experience. During treatments, the BFST® has a feeling of warmth; a feeling many enjoy while at the same time treating their injury in the best way possible. The shape of the wrap is far from generic; each wrap is crafted with a specific body part in mind for the best fit possible. The flexible design of BFST® wraps allows you to move the treatment area and not be inhibited by the wrap, so the things you want to do don't have to be put on hold during treatment.
Advanced Medical Device
The concept is easy to grasp when you think of their products like a heating pad. But, it's so much more! Heating pads will stimulate blood flow at the surface layer of the skin, which will provide relief but not increase blood flow by the area where the injury has occured. Whereas the the BFST® will target blood flow below the skin and fat layer, moving the blood flow where it's needed.
While some people may feel a warm sensation using the wrap, BFST® is not a heating pad, but something much better. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy medical devices emit penetrating stimulating energy into your injured tissue. The energy reaches deep under the skin to stimulate bloodflow at the source instead of just the surface like hot pads do. BFST® medical devices provide the superior healing power of Energy Web® technology, without getting hot like heating pads do.