What is Tesla Body Gym?
Tesla Body Gym is a treatment that specializes in building and strengthening muscles through magnetic energy. It has many other health and wellness benefits too.
The treatment uses a specialised medical device, the Tesla Former machine, which delivers non-invasive FMS (Functional Magnetic Stimulation) to muscles. Felt as small pulses, this induces contractions in muscle tissue, with up to 50,000 muscle contractions in 30 mins. Over several treatments, this increases muscle strength and tone.
Originally developed for treating urinary incontinence and a weakened pelvic floor, this treatment is beneficial for strengthening muscles in inaccessible areas, such as the pelvic area, deep core muscles and lower back.
It helps increase the strength and endurance of the sphincter and pelvic floor muscles. It is also particularly effective for core abdominal muscles.
The therapy has a positive effect on muscle training and blood circulation.
It helps oxygenate and rehabilitate nerves and muscles.
It also reduces inflamation and muscle spasms.
Tesla Body Gym helps to
- Tone and strengthen the abdomen, arms and thighs.
- Lift and tighten gluteus maximus muscles in the buttocks.
- Treat urinary incontinence in both men and women
- Relieve lower back pain (sciatica syndrome)
How does Tesla Body Gym work?
Magnetic energy is used to induce your muscles to contract automatically. This helps sculpt the body and build muscle without sweat or effort. Over a period of 30 mins, expect continuous contractions in muscles targeted, similar to how they would be worked in an intensive workout. The result? Regeneration of tissues for stronger, toned and sculpted muscles. Results are typically visible from the fourth session onwards.
- Safe and Painless
- No downtime
- Achieve 50,000 contractions in just 30 minutes
What does the Tesla Body Gym treatment feel like?
The treatment is simple and doesn’t require special preparation. You will be fully clothed throughout.
For the first 30 mins, you will be seated on a special Tesla chair for the treatment of the pelvic and lower back area. The chair has built-in applicators in the seat and lower back. Magnetic waves from these applicators pass through clothes, tissue and bone, without any skin contact required. Expect to feel a series of electric pulses and tapping motions alternating between your lower back and perineal area.
For the next 30 mins, you will lie on a treatment bed with a paddle strapped to either your abdomen or buttocks, depending which you choose to target. Expect to feel intense vibrations and contractions over the treated area, similar to an intense workout.
As magnetic stimulation does not stimulate pain nerves on the skin’s surface, this treatment is more comfortable than traditional electrical stimulation.
You may need a few minutes to get used to the vibrations. But after that, patients typically report feeling a sense of relaxation and well-being during and after the treatment.
How often do I need to do Tesla Body Gym treatments?
We recommend two treatments each week for ten treatments in total. Maintenance treatments (depending on your health and goals) are recommended thereafter.
Who can benefit from Tesla Body Gym?
Anyone who wishes to:
- Tone and strengthen their abdomen (core wellness therapy)*
e.g. new mothers with diastasis recti
- Lift and shape their buttocks
- Counter muscle loss after age 30 (sarcopenia)
- Treat urinary incontinence
- Relieve lower back or sciatica pain
*New mothers may start treatments three months after vaginal delivery, or six months after caesarean section.
Why Choose Tesla Body Gym?
At IYAC, every 60-minute Tesla Body Gym treatment includes a treatment for your abdomen or buttocks, and a treatment for your pelvic and lower back area. This means you effectively get two treatments in one session, and enjoy both aesthetic and functional benefits. Your session will be customized and planned for you by one of our specialized staff, depending on your individual health concerns and goals.
A treatment plan typically consists of a 60-minute session twice weekly, for a total of ten sessions.
The treatments are relaxing and comfortable. They can be enjoyed as ‘’me-time’’, like a short personal retreat.
Tesla Body Gym is HSA-approved for safety and effectiveness.
The treatment has established benefits in strengthening and toning the abdomen (core) , treatment of urinary incontinence and lower back pain.
How does functional magnetic stimulation (FMS) work to sculpt and tone the body?
FMS technology builds muscle and burns fat at the same time.
Magnetic stimulation bypasses the nervous system and stimulates muscles directly, allowing intense and full contraction of the muscles beyond the body limit. This supramaximal contraction of muscles strengthens and tones muscles more quickly than what is achievable during exercise. The accompanying rapid metabolic reaction burns energy to reduce fat.
To give a simple comparison, one Tesla Body Gym session is the equivalent of doing 50 000 crunches in 30 minutes and this number is only humanly achievable at nearly 60 hours! (The record in Guinness World now stands at 45 005 crunches in 58.5 hours.)
What is the difference between functional magnetic stimulation (FMS) and electro muscle stimulation (EMS) devices?
EMS devices use electrodes attached to the skin to flow electric current from one end to another to stimulate a muscle. They tend to be localized and superficial, and may require multiple sessions to make a difference.
FMS, on the other hand, has no contact with the skin. It creates an intense magnetic field in deeper tissues – penetrating 7-8cm below the skin.
What conditions can Tesla Body Gym help with?
- Muscle Toning & Strengthening of the Abdomen, Arms, Thighs
- Lifting and Toning up the Gluteus Maximus (Buttock)
- Counter muscle loss after age 30 (Sarcopenia)
- Treating Urinary Incontinence (men & women)
- Relieving Lower Back Pain (Sciatica Syndrome)
Tesla Body Gym is also beneficial for those with poor circulation, as it helps to improve lymph flow and detoxification. One of the best ways to increase lymphatic drainage is when muscles are contracting. Tesla Body Gym is also beneficial for other conditions such as cellulite and constipation.
Read here about Muscle Toning 101 (how to prevent Sarcopenia)
Who are good candidates for Tesla Body Gym?
Tesla Body Gym treatments are ideal for those who are within 5kg of their ideal weight (or who have a BMI of less than 25), eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Results are gradual and cumulative, and can result in significant benefits for wellness and quality of life.
For treatments on the core abdominal muscles, if there is a layer of fat of more than two centimetres over the abdomen, a series of Coolsculpting treatments for fat reduction may be required before embarking on Tesla Body Gym. Medical slimming treatments are also available if required.
How do I prepare for a Tesla Body Gym Treatment?
It is best to refrain from eating a heavy meal for at least 1 hour before your session.
Hydrate well, wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid metal jewellery.
Mobile phones or laptops cannot be used during the treatment. Instead, relax and unplug, and enjoy this treatment as valuable ”me-time”.
Who is Tesla Body Gym NOT suitable for?
This treatment is not suitable for pregnant ladies, or those with cardiac pacemakers.
Are there any side effects, risk or downtime?
Treatments are safe, painless, with no side effects and no downtime. You may only feel muscle soreness for 1-2 days after the treatment, just like how you feel when doing a workout.
Any post-treatment advice?
Be sure to drink plenty of water.
There is no downtime with this treatment. You may resume normal daily activities, including exercise, afterwards.
Read about Tesla Body Gym.
1 (60-min) session : S$300
10 sessions : S$2000
Each 60-minute treatment includes 30 minutes on the bed and 30 minutes on the chair.
Prices quoted are subject to prevailing GST.
Interested to find out more?
Email or call us at 6738 9929 for an appointment now.