ACU XPD - S 18 MODE DESCRIPTION
Mode 1 - Kneading: Simulates the thumbs fingers and palms of a real massage therapist. The sensation should feel like a vibration. Focuses in on hypertension and stress and helps to break that down returning full range of motion and flexibility.
Mode 2 - Acupressure: a much more rapid and focused pulse that focuses in on any knot or adhesion in the body. It puts enough pressure on it to break it down and release any acidic (lactic) content within.
Mode 3 - Tapping: simulates a second heart beat. By tapping the muscle you increase the body’s natural blood flow and oxygen supply to target area. This also helps flush any inflammation or swelling in target area.
Mode 4 - Hot Stone: relaxation mode. This simulates a regular manual rolling massage helping the soft tissue to release and relax.
Mode 5 - Cupping: This will reach in, grab, and stretch the muscle. Help to lengthen and broaden it, the release it as it sets it back. This will help to increase flexibility and mobility of the muscle.
Mode 6 - Shuffle: This is a combination of modes 1,4,5. This is a great mode to use when cooling down from an exercise.
Mode 7 - Elbow Pressing: This mode simulates the massage therapist by pressing on the body with the elbow. It is designed to relieve muscular spasm pains on the shoulder and back.
Mode 8 - Trigger Point: This is simulating a massage therapist by pressing the trigger points along meridians with finger tips. It is used to relieve fatigue, keep healthy and energetic, and to relax tendons.
Mode 9 - Reflexology: This mode has been designed for the shoes. It simulates a reflexology session through the socks and/or shoes using several different stimulation patterns.
Mode 10 - Auricular Therapy: This mode is also known as “alpha stim" or “micro current". When used properly you should use the earflap attachment. It works 2 ways. By simulating an alpha wave in the brain it has been known to help sleep patterns, behavior, and endorphin release. Also, it will relax the sub occipital muscles and vaso dilate, helping with migraines and headaches.
Mode 11 & 12 - Micro Current (A) / Micro Current (B): These two modes are similar but different in frequency. Micro Current is well known as “human bioelectricity”. This mode is to prevent and treat diseases by using the current to increase micro circulation to the area. This can help with swelling, joint relief, muscle pain relief, and performance.
Mode 13 - Muscular Warm Up: This mode is designed to increase the temperature of muscle ligaments and joints. It can extend the range and ability of joints and ligaments, also can reduce muscle viscosity and improve muscular contraction and flexibility. Muscular warm up is a key to improve quality of training and prevent injury of sports.
Mode 14 - Muscular Reinforcement: This mode can improve quality of training, help to prevent sports injuries, and strengthen muscle. It can also be used to provide a suitable physical exercise which can accelerate the blood circulation of injured or atrophic muscle tissues and promote the protein synthesis so as to accelerate the rehabilitation of muscular atrophy.
Mode 15 - Muscular Relaxation: This mode is designed to stimulate muscles, release tension and promote overall well being through simulating an all embracing massage.
Mode 16 - Contract and Hold: This mode is the longest contraction on the machine. It is designed to simulate a flex movement to help build muscle tissue.
Mode 17 - Ramping wave: This mode is designed to start out with number 3, tapping. It will get faster and deeper into the belly of the muscle as it continues until it goes to a fully facilitated contraction. Then it will allow the muscle to release. This has been used to increase endurance and build fatigue resistance.
Mode 18 - Tapping and kneading: a mixture of the fast and slow contractions.