Microcurrent therapy uses extremely low-level electrical currents (microcurrents) to treat nerve and muscle pain, inflammation and other health challenges.How Does Microcurrent Therapy Work?
Each tissue type in your body has its own signature electrical frequency, which may be disrupted by injury or disease. Microcurrent therapy simply restores normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.
At the cellular level, microcurrent therapy stimulates a dramatic increase in ATP, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also bumps up protein synthesis, which is necessary for tissue repair. The ensuing enhancement in blood flow and decrease in inflammation translates into reductions in pain and muscle spasms, as well as increased range of motion.What Is a Typical Treatment Session Like?
When you undergo microcurrent therapy, you sit comfortably while electrodes are placed at strategic locations to direct the currents to the targeted tissues. Warm, moist towels are applied to facilitate conduction.
Unlike the more familiar TENS units, which also use electrical currents to relieve pain, microcurrents are so weak that they don’t stimulate the sensory nerves, so you feel no shock-like sensations.
A treatment course typically involves several sessions, and benefits accrue over time. Microcurrent therapy is safe, FDA-approved and has no significant adverse effects. However, it is not recommended for patients who have pacemakers or are pregnant.What Conditions Is Microcurrent Therapy Good For?
- Back pain
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neck pain
- Slow-healing wounds
- Sports injuries
- Tendon and ligament pain
Steve Maschmeyer is internationally recognized as a soft-tissue pain management therapist. In 2014, together with colleague and business partner Dakun Maschmeyer (CMTPT, LMT), founded Indy Myopain Relief Center. Our mission was to provide myofascial trigger point treatment for hospital medical practices, pain-focused physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, yoga and palate instructors, physical trainers, physical therapists and high school, collegiate coaches.
Together, Dakun Maschmeyer and I have built the expertise and reputation of Indy Myopain relief Center as the only practice in the greater Indianapolis area exclusively focused on the rehabilitation of soft-tissue dysfunction associated with medically diagnose injury and myofascial pain syndrome.
In 1970, I earned a BS degree in biology and also completed my master’s work in 1974 at Butler University. I worked 11 years at Methodist Hospital’s pathology department as a clinical chemist. In February 2014, I graduated MYO Seminar’s Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy seminar. In 8-7-14, I became the third in Indiana to nationally certify as a CMTPT. Also in 2014, I received additional Trigger Point Training by Internationally renowned Trigger Point and Neuromuscular Therapists: Stew Wild and Katie Plummer Adams wile attending Dr's. Jan Dammerholt's and Robert Gerwin's Myopain Seminar. July 19, 2016 I received The Diploma of Medical & Sports Massage from the Indiana College of Sports & Medical Massage with honors. I am a member of the ABMP, National Association of Trigger Point Therapists, and the International Myopain Society. In 2015, I received training in Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy.
I get my biggest kick when my client tells me they are 30%, 60%, 80% 100% better! What a thrill! I have a passion to help people become totally pain free!