The high-frequency unit is used as one of the final steps of a facial or during a Manual Lymph Drainage session. Depending on how it is used, it can be warming and soothing, or stimulating. It can also deliver a mild antiseptic effect. A high-frequency current is a current that alternates very rapidly – in the range of 100,000 or greater hertz. A high frequency current passes through the body very easily, exciting the water molecules in the body. They begin to vibrate very rapidly, warming the body tissues.
The instrument transmits high frequency current that can benefit the skin in many ways:
Increases metabolism and Lymphatic movement
Produces heat inside the body tissues
Stimulates glandular activity
Increases the circulation of blood and lymph
Aids in elimination and absorption
Creates germicidal action – During the direct method, the electrical current generates ozone, which has
germicidal properties, helping kill bacteria on the skin.
Current can be applied directly to the client’s skin
Method: The therapist places the electrode directly on the client’s skin and moves it gently over the
skin. High-frequency energy is discharged into the skin at the point of contact. The direct method both
warms and stimulates the skin.
- Lisa L. Ross, HHP
- I have actively practiced as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and massage therapist since 1993 with special interest and training in the Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) technique. My experience is with lymphedema disease, edema in general, pre- and post-surgery massage, cosmetic surgery edema and more. My search for a low or non impact movement modality led me to become a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® I have found it to be a helpful movement modality to stimulate the Lymphatic system and other stagnation out of the body. The Gyrotonic method is the base for movement sessions used at the office. Palliative care is another direction of great interest, as many of my clients are in disease states. My mission is to provide compassionate care and resources for my clients.