TECAR Therapy is a form of endogenous thermotherapy (it heals your body by creating heat inside it) based on radio waves.
It decreases pain and increase blood return and helps to relax deep tissues.
Thanks to it, manual therapy (massage, scar mobilisation…) is getting easier and exercises become pain free.
What kind of scars?
All of them!
- C section scars: Indiba will increase mobility and flexibility internally and externally, flatten the scar, improve abdominal engagement. Aesthetically, Tecar therapy will minimise swelling, itching, redness and tenderness.
- Episiotomies scars: Right after birth or weeks later, treatment will be very efficient. After birth, Indiba will reduce swelling (decongestion feeling), decrease pain and accelerate healing speed.
- Post surgery Scars: To recover quickly and decrease swelling, Indiba will help the body to get better.
How does Tecar therapy work?
TECAR therapy safely and gradually increases the treated tissue temperature. The temperature rise triggers body natural regeneration and defence responses. For certain current frequencies such as 448 kHz other effects can be obtained without heating the body tissues.
It combines the use of two different types of electrodes: capacitive and resistive. Their use depends on the depth and type of structure to treat. A conducting cream is necessary for the current to pass and ease the electrode movement.
How many sessions are necessary?
This depends on the type of treatment. Chronic conditions normally need more sessions than acute conditions. It can vary from 2 or 3, to many more.
We can do up to 3 sessions per week. Most often, 1 or 2 sessions per week will be enough.
Are they any side effects?
There are no side effects, TECAR therapy is innocuous to the human body and very pleasant. However very sensitive skin or when very high temperatures are reached there can be some transient redness and or tingling in the skin. Your health professional should go through this with you.
Does it hurt?
No, it is not painful, in fact is a very pleasant treatment. Just when hyperthermia is needed some discomfort may be felt in terms of warmth. You should not burn and should tell the health professional if you feel discomfort.