If you’ve been looking for the best Pulsed Electromagnetic Field or PEMF machine on the market today, be it for your clinic or for personal use, you’ve come to the right place. At The Life Mat Company we’re proud to offer state-of-the-art products, allowing anyone to reap the benefits of these amazing pieces of equipment.
A PEMF machine is a therapeutic instrument using electromagnetic energy. An electrical current passed through pure copper coils generates low-frequency waves of electromagnetic energy. Entering the body, these energy waves work with your body’s natural magnetic fields. These magnetic fields help to stimulate electrolytes and ions in your cells that boost cell metabolism and natural healing processes. Think of each cell in the body as a tiny battery which gets depleted by many factors in modern life. The energy pulses from the PEMF machine recharge those batteries.
Electricity is used throughout our bodies to communicate between cells and with the brain. If our cells are drained, we may feel tired, ill or in pain. When PEMF therapy is applied, it can effectively realign those energies and result in a cascade of further changes. By helping to restore cellular current to its normal state, PEMF therapy helps to boost overall wellness.
What does a PEMF Therapy Machine Look Like?
There are many different PEMF machines, from over 100 manufacturers, and they come in a bewildering range of sizes, designs, quality levels and signal parameters. The central part of most machines is a control unit that configures the PEMF energy (key parameters are waveform, frequencies, intensity and duration). Connecting to this are applicators that send the pulsed energy to the body. The best contain pure solid copper coils, but many just use thin wires or cheap steel mesh.
One of the best types available is the state-of-the-art iMRS Prime systems sold by The Life Mat Company.
iMRS Prime is an advanced PEMF therapy machine with a 20-years pedigree (going back to the famous iMRS and MRS 2000 systems). At its centre is a control unit with a touch-screen display designed to be as user-friendly as possible — you can start your session by pushing as few as two buttons. Unlike the plastic boxes used in most PEMF devices, the control unit uses a toughened glass screen inside a solid aluminium casing and stand. It pairs up with a connector box, again encased in solid aluminium, that serves as the machine’s ‘brain’. It has two powerful processors capable of running two independent treatments simultaneously and creating any type of PEMF signal according to your current and future needs.
The applicator used to send the pulses to your body is a cushioned whole-body-length mat that you lie on. The mat bathes the entire body in an electromagnetic field using a complex sawtooth signal that helps with tissue repair, pain relief, stress relief and more. Sessions using the mat can also help with a wide range of health issues such as improving energy levels and quality of sleep, speeding up the metabolism, and boosting the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body.
What Are the Benefits of Using PEMF machines?
Using PEMF machines, especially those of the type mentioned above, can help regulate the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). That’s the part of our brain and nervous system that is responsible for automatically controlling many different functions within the body: our breathing, heart rate, temperature control, digestion, and all other essential bodily functions. If this system is not working properly, it can result in major dysfunction, increasing the risk of disease and speeding up the ageing process. Research has also shown the following benefits of PEMF therapy:
- Improved circulation.
- Increased muscle relaxation.
- reduced inflammation.
- Improved sleep.
- balancing of the immune system.
- Improved oxygenation in the tissues.
- enhanced cellular repair and recovery.
- repair of joint cartilage.
Here at The Life Mat Company, we are pleased to recommend PEMF Therapy to anyone suffering from acute pain such as from injuries, osteoarthritis, or chronic low back pain. PEMF therapy can also be used to support the treatment of various chronic illnesses, including chronic fatigue and various neurological conditions. It can improve healing and recovery after surgery, and PEMF devices can help lift the person’s mood and reduce the effects of ageing. However, it is always preferable that PEMF therapy is used with guidance from an experienced practitioner in the field.
How to Choose the Right PEMF Machine in the UK
In many countries, PEMF machines are prescribed by doctors, orthopaedic surgeons and specialist clinics for clinic or home use. In the UK, there is much less medical awareness of PEMF but it is used by increasing numbers of complementary therapists and home users.
In our experience, major caution in choosing a device is only needed with medium-intensity to high-intensity PEMF machines (anything with a magnetic field strength over 10 gauss). They should only be used with advice and ongoing support from a medical professional or at least an experienced specialist with full training in anatomy and physiology.
So before investing in a PEMF machine, it’s important to take into account your overall state of health and any medical conditions you might have.
Many PEMF machines, especially high-intensity devices, can only be used to treat one body part at a time.
The other main type is those centred around a full-body-length mat that the patient lies down on during a therapy session. The advantage of these whole-body systems is that they treat every part of the body, and of course that’s how the body itself is constructed: every part and every cell connected to each other through body-wide networks like the circulatory, endocrine and neurological systems. It’s only logical that the best PEMF results generally come from using a flexible combination of:
- A whole-body mat set to low intensities for regular health maintenance and systemic conditions.
- One or more smaller local applicators using higher (but still below 10 gauss) intensities for specific body areas, especially for injuries and other painful conditions.
The systems we supply at the Life Mat Company contain both types (whole-body mats and local applicators).
We are all individuals, with differing needs and circumstances. So in making your choice, it’s best to take advice from a healthcare professional or an expert with significant experience and credentials in the field.
What is the Typical Price of a PEMF Machine?
Machines are made and sold by many manufacturers and come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of intensity, among other factors. This makes it impossible to give a ballpark figure, as the price of the machine depends on the type of device you decide is right for you. However, generally speaking, PEMF therapy is an affordable way to promote healing and recovery, prevent injury, and maintain overall health.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly PEMF machine in the UK, there are options in the £500-£1,000 price range. Take note, though, that these machines are unlikely to be as effective or as durable as more pricey medical-grade PEMF machines. The price for the iMRS Prime, for instance, starts at £3,250 for the basic model and up to £6,937 if you opt for the package designed for specialists or doctors.
In our experience, you generally get what you pay for. The best value for money is generally found in devices costing £2,000 to £5,000. Many of the machines costing less than this are small devices with little variation in signals and only suitable for treating a single isolated point of pain, with no systemic benefits. Other cheap ones, with whole-body mats, are generally poorly made and aside from low effectiveness, will often fail in less than a year or two (whereas some of our systems are still working after 10 years). Compared with a quality medical-grade system that combines whole-body and local applicator treatments, the value per pound spent is often much less.
At the other end of the market are large, heavy systems costing £5,000 to £15,000. They tend to justify their price based on extremely high intensities. The irony is that these same intensities make them unsuitable for many people as regular home-use PEMF equipment. And most of them only have local applicators – expensive for a device that will only treat one area of the body at a time.
However much you pay, if you purchase the right machine, you’ll usually find that your investment in Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy will pay for itself in the long run. The therapy offers a wide range of benefits, especially improved health and wellness. Having your own PEMF machine at home means that you can benefit from the effects every day, have as many treatments as you want, share it with family, pets or friends, and even save money on in-clinic treatments. In short, if you invest in the right, high-quality PEMF system, you’re also investing in your health. And the healthier you are, the less you will spend or lose on health-related costs later in life.
If you’re still unsure of the benefits of having your own PEMF machine, you can visit our Benefits pages or Blog section to read much more about the advantages of PEMF therapy. With many years of experience, across many different devices, The Life Mat Company can also help answer any questions you have about the devices we have chosen and give you a full list of our PEMF machine prices. Simply call us on 0203 151 8688 or fill in our enquiry form.
Speak to us about our products today to lead a more energetic and healthier life. Choose The Life Mat Company and get the best PEMF machine for your needs!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does a PEMF machine do?
A PEMF machine delivers magnetic energy to the body. They pass through clothes and body tissues, and with the right signal and a large enough applicator, they can reach every cell in the body. These energy waves work with your body’s natural magnetic field to improve cellular voltage, and this in turn boosts their metabolism and healing potential.
Is PEMF therapy effective?
Do PEMF machines work? Yes, they are a safe and beneficial method of increasing your general quality of life with no negative effects if chosen wisely and used correctly. The health advantages of PEMF treatment, shown in thousands of clinical studies, include improved cellular vitality, communication, and function, faster healing and better recovery.
Can you feel PEMF?
With a high-intensity device, the pulses can feel like someone poking you and some machines will cause your muscles to strongly twitch and flex. However, with the majority of low-intensity systems, there is little sensation beyond a gentle, pleasant warmth or tingling feeling.
How often should I use PEMF?
A low-intensity PEMF machine is safe to use multiple times a day, usually in short bursts of 10 to 20 minutes, and the best results come from at least daily sessions. After examining your needs, the professional you buy your machine from should advise you on the number and duration of treatments, and the other settings to use.
How does PEMF reduce pain?
There are many types of pain, some of them due to injury, others to neurological problems, auto-immune issues and toxicity. PEMF machines have the potential to help all of these factors directly. We generally recommend the lowest intensities when using the whole-body mat and these offer background pain relief for many issues by ensuring that all body systems are working efficiently, including the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural opiates. However, for acute pain conditions, especially fresh injuries and trauma, we recommend higher intensities using local applicators placed directly onto areas of pain. It may sometimes take a little longer to get major improvement, but we still recommend machines with a peak intensity below 10 gauss.
How long should you use PEMF?
PEMF therapy generally needs medium to long periods of treatment to be effective. With low-intensity machines, we generally recommend twice-a-day mat treatments for periods of 10 to 15 minutes. If localised pain issues are present, we usually advise an additional one or two higher-intensity treatments lasting 15 to 30 minutes. When the user is pursuing long-term health maintenance and well-being, they would normally use the system almost every day.
What types of conditions can PEMF therapy treat?
Here are some of the most common underlying health issues that PEMF machines can effectively help with:
- Improved circulation.
- Reduced inflammation.
- Faster bone healing.
- Improved muscle function.
- Reduced effects of stress.
- Improved blood oxygenation.
- And many more.
What are the benefits of PEMF therapy?
- It can help your body recover more quickly from injury.
- It helps to correct cellular dysfunction throughout the body.
- It activates and exercises cells to allow them to recharge.
- It provides additional energy to the body naturally.
- It improves athletic performance and decreases the risk of injury.
Can PEMF help with weight loss?
Pulsed Electric Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is a cellular workout that helps increase microcirculation and cellular metabolism. This allows blood to flow better throughout the entire body, which can help in reducing fatty tissue. For most people, it also improves sleep, which is essential for the efficient production of two hormones that control appetite and feeling full. And with the extra energy you’ll get from PEMF treatments, you should be in a better place to start exercising!
Does PEMF help detox?
Pulsed electromagnetic field equipment helps release of toxins through the cell membranes and opening of the pores of the skin. PEMF also improves breathing and oxygenation at every step of the process, from increasing lung alveolar function to enhancing haemoglobin’s capacity to bind to oxygen, down to microcirculation at a cellular level and the release of oxygenation and return of carbon dioxide.
PEMF: How it works
If you think of the cells in your body as tiny batteries, you can imagine that, like any battery, they become drained and worn out over time. Ageing, injury, overuse, and stress can all cause the cells to become tired. As a result, the body’s defensive mechanisms are weakened.
Pulsed electromagnetic apparatus acts like a battery re-charger. Your cells are recharged by PEMF treatment and this energy helps them to fight whatever illness and trauma might be threatening them. Part of this process is improved electrical communication between and within the cells.
Scientists have determined that a healthy cell always has a higher electric charge than an unhealthy one, and a PEMF machine will increase the cell’s charge, which in turn stimulates the healing process.
Every cell type in every part of the body uses different frequencies for optimum healing. A wellness PEMF machine like the iMRS Prime is designed to support the body with a broad range of issues. For this, it uses a broad spectrum of frequencies in an overall package of settings that pursues cellular resonance.
The importance of Considering Your Health Status When Choosing a PEMF Device
When choosing the right pulsed electromagnetic field body mat device for your own use, it’s important to consider your current state of health and what problems you need to address. The complex causes of any problems will have a large impact on the sort of equipment you require. The health issue to be treated determines, among other things, the device’s ideal strength, the frequency with which you use it and any additional technologies to use in combination with it.
Questions to Ask Before Buying PEMF Machines
While there’s no doubt about the host of health benefits if you succeed in finding one of the best PEMF machines for sale, your outcomes will depend on selecting the right device for your own unique situation. Here are a couple of important questions you should ask when making your choice:
What is the PEMF resonance effect?
When reading PEMF machine reviews, keep in mind that the PEMF resonance effect refers to the benefits that come from carefully designing a complex combination of signal parameters. Using a waveform, frequencies and intensities within the limits of a ‘biological window’ results in maximum cellular resonance. When the machine delivers this kind of signal, its effectiveness is increased without having to use higher intensities.
What exactly is PEMF Pulse?
Although static magnets emit a magnetic field and may appear to offer some of the benefits of a PEMF machine, they don’t pulse and this is a major limitation. The benefits are only likely to be experienced for a short period of time, not least because the human body adapts quickly to repetitive magnetic stimuli.
The varying signals that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy devices emit ensure that the cells in the body respond better and for longer periods of time. Look out for a PEMF machine that generates a magnetic signal that changes regularly, with abrupt rise and fall periods. Further variability in the signal is found in devices that change magnetic polarity at regular intervals throughout each treatment.
If you are ready to look into the types of electromagnetic therapy devices that would best suit your health condition and other requirements, give us a call today. We are always happy to offer our expert advice at any time.