Soft tissue injuries can result from sports, during your workday, in a fender bender, after a slip-and-fall, and potentially any other day-to-day activity. Regardless of the situation in which they occur, your soft tissue injuries are a result of muscle, ligament, or joint damage resulting from sudden severe or repetitive trauma. Pain and restricted movement are often the result, significantly impacting your life and sometimes even putting it all on hold. Pain, rest, and rehabilitation can be the hardest part, as you simply wait for recovery. Your eagerness to get back to your regular routine may just be the reason your treatment provider recommended Venus Heal™ for accelerated recovery. But how exactly will this soft tissue injury treatment help and what can you expect during your first Venus Heal™ appointment?
We have your answers! Understand how these soft tissue injury treatments can benefit your recovery and how you can prepare for your first session with our quick guide covering everything you need to know before your first Venus Heal™ treatment.
Venus Heal™ treatments utilize innovative RP3 technology, which is a synergistic combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) energy, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF), and therapeutic massage. When combined, these three therapeutic modes of action, each proven in their own right to effectively target soft tissue injuries and conditions, offer a powerful treatment that offers quicker results faster than traditional modalities alone. Used alone or as part of a holistic treatment plan, Venus Heal™ treatments may be recommended to relieve:
These quick and comfortable treatments result in pain relief, reduced swelling, improved local blood circulation, muscle relaxation, and increased range of motion for accelerated healing.
While your treatment provider will be better able to speak to your unique case, rest assured that Venus Heal™ is ideal for the treatment of soft tissue injuries and conditions where a thermal modality (deep heat), pulsed magnetic energy, and/or massage is recommended. However, for safety reasons, Venus Heal™ may not be recommended if one of more of the following points apply to you:
It’s true that RF, PEMF, and massage—the three modes of action behind this treatment—have been used individually in different soft tissue injury treatments for many, many years. However, Venus Heal™ is the first device of its kind to combine all three in one soft tissue injury treatment. More specifically, Venus Heal™ incorporates an innovative RF delivery system. Using PEMF, Venus Heal™’s applicators deliver heat energy deep below the skin’s surface in a very targeted, deep, and uniform fashion that other devices simply cannot match. These treatments then go one step further with the added healing benefits of massage.
Typically, most patients receive four to six treatment sessions in order to experience the most effective results with sessions spaced at least 24 to 48 hours apart when using RF to ensure adequate tissue recovery. Although you may notice a significant improvement after one session, these results may lessen without an adequate number of subsequent treatments. For this reason, it’s strongly advised that you complete your full treatment plan, as recommended by your care provider. Of course, treatment plans may differ depending on your injury and your individual treatment needs, as well as the parameters used while delivering the treatment.
Venus Heal™ treatments are quick, taking just five to 15 minutes to complete, depending on the nature of your injury and the size of the treatment area. Regardless, they’re quick enough to fit into a lunch break or busy schedule. Of course, total appointment time may be longer if your provider is combining your Venus Heal™ sessions with other therapies.
The treatment itself is considered very comfortable for most patients. When your provider is using RF mode, expect to feel the applicator gradually growing warmer as they glide it around the treatment area. The treatment will create a deep heating effect, alongside the massaging component. When used prior to other fascial treatments or stretching, Venus Heal™ may reduce the discomfort you might otherwise feel during these subsequent treatments.
As for outcomes, following the first treatment, a reduction in pain and muscle spasm, as well as an increase in range of motion may be observed. However, additional treatments are encouraged to maintain these results and improve overall outcomes as they prompt the injured area to further heal over time. Total sessions will vary based on your provider’s analysis and recommended treatment plan.
As a general guideline, cleanse skin in the treatment area before your appointment to ensure it is free of any creams, lotions, or other topicals. Your treatment provider may also ask you to remove any jewelry around the area. Loose-fitting, softer clothing is recommended when possible, as skin can feel warm to the touch afterward and stiff or tight clothing may cause irritation. Your provider should review any other details specific to your treatment with you prior to your first appointment.
Post-treatment recommendations will vary depending on your injury and treatment plan. Your treatment provider will review any details, recommendations, and follow-up instructions with you following your first treatment. If you have any questions that may affect your plans or schedule following your treatment, it’s best to reach out to your provider or their patient care coordinator for advice or clarification.
Have more questions? Contact your treatment provider for advice specific to your custom Venus Heal™ soft tissue treatment plan or locate a provider near you using the search field below.