Modellata is a device that promotes vibration oscillation therapy, combining vertical and horizontal forces to promote a deep mobilization of the tissue (skin, subcutaneous screen and muscles) which is the basis for treatments in the medical, physical rehabilitation and esthetics areas.
In addition to the therapeutic effect by vibration and oscillation and by tissue impact, the equipment presents integrated to the tips, static magnets that complement the therapy.
The equipment must be used only under the prescription and supervision of a licensed professional.
Modellata presents 4 tips, which must be used according to the therapeutic objective. They are:
- “Multipoint Tip”: indicated for temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite, body contour modeling, temporary improvement of local blood flow and symptomatic relief of muscle pain;
- “Concave Tip for drainage”: indicated to facilitate lymphatic drainage;
- “Four-point Tip”: indicated for symptomatic relief of muscle pain and temporary improvement of local blood flow;
- “Central point Tip”: indicated for the symptomatic relief of muscle pain and temporary improvement of local blood flow.
Modellata offers the following output modes:
- Continuous Mode with option of adjustment of frequency as follows:
- Frequency of 10 to 60cps, with steps of 5cps.
- Sweep Mode with ramps and option of adjustment of frequency as follows:
- Rise Time (s) from 1 to 120 s ±10%;
- High Time (s) from 1 to 240 s ±10%;
- High Freq. (cps) from 15 to 60 cps ±10%;
- Decay Time (s) from 1 to 120 s ±10%;
- Low Time (s) from 1 to 240 s ±10%;
- Low Freq. (cps) from 10 to 55 cps ±10%.
Through the Sweep mode, it is possible to adjust high and low frequencies in the same treatment session.
- Power Supply: 100/240V | 50/60Hz;
- Electrical Class: Class II;
- Electrical Protection: Type BF;
- Degree of Protection IP20;
- Plastic Cabinet;
- Temperature of operation: 5°- 35°C/41°- 95ºF;
- Number of applicators: 1 applicator in ABS and silicon;
- Number of tips: 4 silicon tips;
- Display: soft touch;
- Sound signal at the end of the treatment: 3 sequential beeps;
- Private protocols: 20 private protocols which can be customized and save in the memory of the equipment;
- Pre-programmed protocols: the pre-programmed protocols are suggestions of pre-adjusted values and they are available on the protocol list. The use can alter the parameters of the pre-programmed protocol for use, but the user cannot alter the alteration in the memory of the do equipment.
Vibration-oscillation Therapy – context and development of the literature
Vibration is a physical phenomenon where oscillatory movement occurs from one point around a reference point. The intensity of this movement varies according to its frequency measured in Hertz (Hz), which is represented in cycles per seconds (cps).
Vibration is present in many occupational environments, in the daily life of the population and even in the functioning of the human body. The exposure of the human body to external vibrations was deeply investigated in its damaging effects; however, the understanding that vibratory stimuli could be beneficial to the human body took years to be considered.
The first applications of vibration-oscillation therapy appeared in 1968, when Hagbarth and Eklund used oscillatory vibration in high frequency of 150Hz in patients with spasticity and rigidity conditions and cerebral disorders. The conclusion was that it was the therapy that provoked simultaneous relaxation of the antagonist muscles evaluated.
Ortolan et al. (2005), in turn, applied vibration-oscillation therapy with 100Hz for 15 minutes in the triceps brachii muscle in eight adult individuals with sequelae of cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and found that vibration-oscillation therapy was beneficial, becasue the patients presented improvement in amplitude of movement (MA), characterizing a decrease in the degree of spasticity and improvement in motor control.
Umprhred et al. (2004) evaluated the effects of oscillatory vibration in patients suffering from Parkinson disease and found that, with relatively low frequencies of 75Hz, there already is an important relaxation of the muscles.
In 1970, in the former Soviet Union, researchers developed a vibration platform with the objective of increasing the bone mineral density of astronauts, because several studies demonstrated that vibration stimulates bone formation and promotes significant gain in muscle force due to greater neuromotor activity and greater recruiting of muscle fibers. Vegar and Imtiyaz (2014) evaluated the use of the vibration platform in individuals with late muscle pain post-physical exercise and found that there was an improvement in pain and in muscle recovery.
Painnela and Duarte (2010) revised studies about the effect of mechanical vibrations on peripheral blood circulation and concluded that vibration, both local and systemic, cause increase in blood flow.
Maloney-Hinds et al. (2008) compared the effects of different frequencies: 30Hz and 50Hz, isolatedly or in the same session, in relation to treatment time and recovery. The conclusion was that, at five minutes of treatment, there was a peak in the increase of blood flow and that, both 30Hz and 50Hz of vibration produce significant increase in blood flow. Among the physiological effects directed related to vibration-oscillation therapy, there are the following: symptomatic relief of muscle pain muscular and increase of local blood flow.
Information about Modellata therapy
The technological basis of Modellata has as its pillar the mechanisms of orthostatic oscillation (vibration platform), and in that, the increase of blood circulation is systemic. The Já o Modellata equipment consists of a form of non-invasive therapeutic vibration force, its mechanical effect combines vertical and parallel forces on the adjacent tissues and structures without causing damages. This effect, in turn, alters the vascular Physiology, stimulating the increase of cutaneous oxygenation, the improvement of cellular nutrition and the skin tonus, and it also helps in the elimination of the subproducts of the metabolism, in the reduction of the appearance of cellulite and in the distribution of the subcutaneous adipose tissue and it also improves the lymphatic and blood flow.
Modellata favors the increase of the permeability of actives in the skin, optimizes metabolic exchanges, induces peripheral and localized hyperemia (which increases the offer of oxygen and nutrients to the tissue), has decongesting and fibrinolytic action and, also, promotes the temporary relief of pain by stimulating the mechanoreceptors of the skin, with basis on mechanism of the ‘Gate Control Theory’ of Melzack and Walsh (1965) and the liberation of endorphin.
In the muscles, it acts as a facilitator in the removal of lactate post-exercise, minimizing late muscle pain, and incites relaxation and tonification of muscles. With Modellata, these effects are potentialized by magnetic therapy becasue “Four-point Tip” and the “Central Point Tip” present static magnets. The magnetic therapy is an alternative medical practice which also promotes increase in blood flow, favoring the injection of oxygen and nutrients to the tissue through its magnetizing effect, piezoelectric effect and metabolic effect.
- For tissue stimulation, the therapy must be vigorous with ample movements;
- Apply the technique through the entire area until a uniform hyperemia is obtained;
- As soon as the skin under the applicator presents hyperemia (redness), change the direction and apply parallel to the treatment area;
- The persistence over the same area after hyperemia may cause petechiae and bruising;
- Keep the applicators adhered to the skin to avoid loss of contact;
- For relaxation techniques, use slow movements and low cycles;
- The technique must be started with the frequency according to the level of tolerance of the patient.
Preparing the patient for the therapy
- Examine the skin and clean the treatment area;
- Clean the application accessories before and after each therapy session;
- Use cream or vegetable oil for the sliding of the tips;
- For static application, the use of cream or vegetable oil is optional;
- After the procedure, it is common that the patient presents hyperemia (in some cases, slight edema) and hypersensitivity.
- Multipoint tip”: temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite, body contour modeling, temporary improvement of local blood flow and symptomatic relief of muscle pain;
- “Concave tip for drainage”: facilitator for lymphatic drainage;
- “Four-point tip”: symptomatic relief of muscle pain and temporary improvement of local blood flow;
- “Central point tip”: symptomatic relief of muscle pain and temporary improvement of local blood flow.
- Body modeling;
- Ganglion obstruction treatment;
- Lymphatic drainage;
- Post-liposuction adherence;
- Gynoid Lipodystrophy (cellulite degrees 1 and 2);
- Gynoid Lipodystrophy (cellulite degrees 3 and 4);
- Myofascial Pain;
- Post-work-out muscle pain;
- Adapted Shiatsu.
- Temporary relief of muscle pain;
- Temporary improvement of local blood flow;
- Temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulitis;
- Body contour modeling;
- Facilitator in lymphatic drainage;
- Post-work-out muscle recovery.
- Over continuity solutions;
- Over skin lesions, such as dermatitis or dermatosis;
- Capillary Fragility: presence of Capillary vases known that break easily, causing petechiae and skin ecchymosis;
- Over large caliber varicose veins, for the risk of thrombus displacement;
- Patients with acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT);
- Over or next to cancerous lesions;
- Implanted electronic device (ex.: cardiac pacemaker, deep brain stimulation device etc.);
- Use in patient with suspected diagnosis of infectious diseases and/or disease in which is advisable to suppress heat or fever.