Core Pulsing with the Pulse PEMF Square Pad

Pulse PEMF’s Square Pad has long been one of the most popular accessories available. This workhorse provides benefits in large areas of the body that can be hard to replicate with other accessories.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ways for you to use this foundational focus accessory. Whether you are new to pulsed electromagnetic field technology, or a long time Pulse PEMF, you will likely find some useful recommendations!

Using the Square Pad as a Sole Accessory

The Square Pad is unique in the fact that it covers a significant area of the body, but takes up much less real estate than a Whole-Body Accessory. When using the Contoured Bed, Flat Bed, or Chair pad, the energy of the magnetic field is dispersed over large areas. However the 22” x 20” Square Pad condenses that same strength and intensity into a much smaller area. It is our largest focal accessory, and allows you to target many regions including the shoulders, back, hips and abdomen.
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Solid State Machine Settings

When using the Square Pad on your Core (head to hips) with the XL Pro, a wide range of PPS and MFS settings can be used.
You may find that your torso can easily handle a PPS of 3.0-5.5, while the head, neck and spine may need a more gentle PPS range of 7.8- 9.9. The MFS should be adjusted to the user’s individual comfort level. An MFS range of 30-80% is common.
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Mechanical Machine Settings

With machines like the Pulse X, Pulse X1 and all of our Equine units, there is one dial that controls the Pulse Rate and the Strength. The Pulse Rate will decrease as you increase the Strength. Alternately, the Pulse Rate will increase as you decrease the Strength. While these machines don’t give you as much control as a Solid State machine, they are still a highly valuable PEMF tool.
When using the Square Pad with a mechanical machine, simply adjust the dial to a setting that is most comfortable for you.

Suggestions for Pulsing the Head and Core

There are many ways to position the Square Pad on your body. Here are the 4 most common positions to maximize the benefits.

Sitting on the pad

This will allow you to comfortably and effectively Pulse the hip, pelvis, and pelvic floor. The PEMF may even travel into your lower back depending on the strength of the Pulse. This position is very popular, since it gives you the option to do many other things at the same time.

Laying on the pad

Find a comfortable surface like a bed or massage table, and place the Square Pad underneath you. Many people have fallen asleep while using the Square Pad in this way.

Hug the pad to your chest

This helps the pad to conform to your body, making sure that the front of your core comes into contact with as much of the pad surface as possible. You can sit in a chair while doing this, or lay on a comfortable surface.

Lean against it

Putting the pad in a comfortable wooden or plastic chair allows you to lean back and relax against it. This also frees up your hands to accomplish other things, if you wish.

Putting the Four Basic Positions to Use

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“The Taco” Position

This position involves bending the Square Pad into an “L”- shape and placing it into a chair. Ask the user to sit in the chair and lean back. The goal is to have them partially sitting on the pad, and partially leaning against it. The Taco allows the cells in the lower back, hips, pelvis, and pelvic floor to be stimulated.
This region is normally one of the most sensitive places on the body. For this reason, most users prefer a low to moderate MFS level. Try PPS rates or 2.5-3.0 or 6.5- 7.8, and adjust as needed.
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Lumbar/Thoracic Position

This position enables the user to target another hotspot area. This region is generally very sensitive due to low or mid- back pain. Either lay or lean on the Square Pad to target this region.
Start with PPS rates of 3.0-4.5 or 7.8-9.9, and keep a low to moderate MFS level.
Square Pad

Upper and Mid Back Position

Using this position puts greater focus on the mid and upper back along with the shoulders. The shoulders and upper back are known for being very sensitive areas. This can coincide with an injury or poor posture. Either lay or lean on the Square Pad to target this region.
Experiment with PPS rates of either 3.0 or 7.0, and adjust the MFS to a comfortable level depending on your sensitivity.
Square Pad

Back of the Neck, Head, and Shoulders Position

Using this position with the Square Pad is a comfortable and effective way to stimulate this vital region. Turn your head to either side and hold it for a minute to Pulse your face and jaw. When using high intensity in these locations, the magnetic field can penetrate deep into the back of head to connect with any potential hotspots. This increased penetration should maximize benefits.
Suggested PPS rates are 3.0-4.0 or 7.0-9.9. However, some people are highly sensitive to PEMF in this area, so we suggest keeping the MFS turned down low at first.
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Core Hug Position

This position targets the entire core with sufficient power to provide an invigorating experience. Sending all the energy into the Square Pad and delivering it directly into the torso often yields noticeable benefits.
Suggested PPS rates are 3.0-4.0 or 7.8. Since the Core can often take a lot of energy, don’t be afraid to turn the MFS up throughout the session.
Square Pad

Pelvic Region Position

This position applies the Square Pad down into the top of the pelvis and hips. It is an effective and convenient way to exercise this area from a different angle as compared to sitting on the Pad.
Try a PPS rate of 3.0-4.0 or 7.8. Start with a low MFS at the beginning of the session, and increase as needed.

What Benefits can be Experienced from Pulsing the Core with the Square Pad?

Utilizing the Square Pad enables the PEMF user to focus all of the power into a small area. The Square Pad can provide deeper penetration and greater intensity in specific spots where it is most needed. This enhanced power utilization in targeted areas is a key reason why this accessory is so essential in PEMF usage.
Pulse devices are wellness devices, meant for general health. Pulsing is an integrative health solution that helps the body’s natural healing abilities. It doesn’t address any illness or ailment!
However, regular use of the Square Pad in these positions provides much-needed support to the cells in various regions of the body. As the body is infused with natural energy at the cellular level, this can assist with muscle fatigue or discomfort, and can increase your energy and support relaxation. The benefits of PEMF therapy are truly endless!

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