How it works: The unique construction of the FLEX® Abdominal Toning Belt features three pre-positioned, medical-grade GelPads, covering the central abdominal muscles and external obliques. Signals from the belt reach out to nerves where they are most concentrated. These nerves branch out to reach all the abdominal muscles (not just those under the pads) causing them to relax and contract naturally, exercising all the muscles at the same time.
SLENDERTONE stimulates the nerves that work the body’s muscles. The result is strong, deep, yet comfortable, contractions that, over time, train your muscles to be firmer and stronger. Just like doing sit-ups or leg lifts, but without the hard work!
EMS is a gentle therapy that is safe for home use. The SLENDERTONE range carries the CE symbol and also conforms to the requirements of the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC).
Not for use by those with a pacemakers, those who are pregnant or those suffering from cancer.
All of the Slendertone products use EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) technology. This works by directing your nerves to gently and safely contract and relax your muscles, similar to exercise.
When you first put on the product and turn it on, you are at the lowest setting. As you increase the intensity, the sensation goes from a tingly feel, to a distinct muscle contraction and release. These feelings will alternate.
It feels like you are tightening/flexing and then releasing/relaxing your muscles. This is good if you can feel the Slendertone Sensation, you know your muscles are working. It is very important to strive for this distinct feeling, to ensure that you get a full workout and the tone that you are looking for!
As you advance, your muscles will get stronger and firmer, and you will get accustomed to the feel of EMS muscle conditioning. This sensation is powerful enough to recruit most of the muscle fibers in the muscle region, yet comfortable enough to have a conversation while using it. Be sure to periodically increase the intensity to always feel the Slendertone Sensation!