Couple opens microcurrent therapy business

Nov. 8, 2019

A new business offering a form of pain relief called microcurrent therapy has opened.

Cory and Emma Harm own Arete Wellness, which offers the painless, non-invasive, non-chemical therapy designed to relieve pain through the application of a small electrical current to energy pathways of the body.

It’s part of Emma Harm’s business, Emma Harm Ink, which is in a studio at Sola Salon Studios at Lake Lorraine. It also offers microblading, ombre powder brows, cosmetic tattooing of lips, pigment lightening and removal, and microfacials.

Cory Harm discovered microcurrent therapy five years ago after suffering from depression.

“I started looking for natural, scientifically backed methods for dealing with my depression,” he said.

His research led him to the Wim Hof Method through someone he met in California. It’s based on cold therapy, breathing and commitment, he said.

“This saved my life, and I could see light after being in the abyss for so long,” Harm said.

While in California for his wife’s cosmetic tattoo training earlier this year, he messaged the man online and asked to meet to show his appreciation. Over coffee, he learned about the man’s microcurrent therapy practice.

“Immediately, everything clicked,” Harm said. “As a lifelong athlete, fitness junkie and holistic wellness enthusiast, I knew we had to bring this unique therapy to Sioux Falls. My wife deals with chronic pain daily, as do many other people in our life. To be able to offer a non-invasive, chemical-free therapy to help relieve that pain is a game-changer for our quality of life.”

The microcurrent therapy device use artificial intelligence-based technology to detect and autocorrect electrical impedance and abnormal electrical patterns in nerve and connective tissue in the body, he said.

“Once the electrical patterns are normalized, a precise biofeedback reading is achieved, and the healing process can begin in damaged tissues, accelerating recovery time at the cellular level.”

When beginning a session, clients are asked to demonstrate range of motion, clearly define pain or symptoms, and the history behind what they’ve been experiencing.

“Then, we plan the protocol accordingly,” Harm said. “During the session, a small electrical current is administered through the skin and will adjust an electrical output back into the body. This corrective current normalizes and relaxes damaged tissue, allowing the body to return to homeostasis and heal itself.”

Each session lasts 45 to 90 minutes depending on the body’s response to the therapy.

“We monitor each client’s comfort level during therapy,” Harm said. “Some clients don’t feel any sensation at all while others report feeling a light tingling, pulsing sensation from the microcurrent therapy.”

Most clients notice a positive shift within one to three sessions, he said. Chronic conditions can require up to a dozen sessions.

The therapy can be used for pain and swelling, to increase circulation and flexibility, to optimize performance, to improve sleep and for a range of other conditions.

Our clients range from athletes with sports injuries to cosmetologists with neck and shoulder pain, grandparents who want to play with their grandchildren, men and women who have pain from autoimmune diseases and/or chronic conditions, and more,” Harm said.

Hours are by appointment between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

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Couple opens microcurrent therapy business

A new business offering a form of pain relief called microcurrent therapy has opened.

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