HIFEM Muscle Growth

Build and improve muscle tone with zero effort

If you want a stronger body with increased muscle mass, then HIFEM (high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology) is the treatment for you. It's a new body contouring procedure that builds muscles and burns fat by powerfully contracting muscles to a level that standard exercise cannot achieve.


Improves core strength and muscle tone


Aids muscle repair




Many patients benefit from reduced lower back pain


No downtime


Long-lasting results

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What is HIFEM?

High-intensity focused magnetic (HIFEM) technology improves muscle tone and core strength by utilising the power of magnetic waves. The HIFEM machine induces strong muscle contractions that are not achievable through physical exercise. As well as strengthening, toning, and assisting posture, the treatment also offers a slight reduction of fat. The key targets of HIFEM are the stomach, buttocks, back, thighs, and arms. HIFEM is an effective way to build muscle and is suitable for both men and women.

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Procedure Overview
access_time Duration 30 minutes
local_pharmacy Anaesthesia None
king_bed Downtime None
check_circle Final Result Results seen after 3 sessions
person Suitable for stomach, buttocks, back, thighs and arms


Patient Testimonials

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A combination of lockdown, comfort eating, insufficient exercise and stress had left my abdomen lacking any muscle definition. I knew I didn't have the motivation to tackle it at the gym nor the time on a 60 hour a week job. Any exercise time led to walking or swimming to relax. Hifem, with its equivalent to 22,000 sit ups per session, sounded what I needed. I had used a Slendertone belt in the past but it was no longer big enough to deal with the issue. I was concerned that maybe a course of treatments would be an expensive white elephant but having had other successful treatments, I trusted Ravi and Sonal that this would work.

I lay down on the bed and had two large paddles strapped to my abdomen. We started on 30% intensity of electrical stimulation. There are pulsating cycles of differing lengths to contract the muscles and I kept asking Sonal to go up 1% at a time. By the third session we were up to 90% intensity. By the fourth session, we got to 90% much earlier in the treatment - I am hoping to get to 100% next time! Before each session, Sonal weighs me and takes my measurements. My weight has not changed so far but my contours have firmed up significantly with a large drop in size. These sessions are very much a team effort with Sonal encouraging me and it becomes easier to chat each time! I will definitely have top up sessions once my course ends. I have already increased my core stability. Hifem works really well together with Embella and I follow an intense workout with Hifem, with a relaxing and very effective Embella session.

- Anonymous



HIFEM is an ideal way to work the muscles and improve body strength without having to spend hours in the gym. It doesn't replace regular exercise but can be used alongside it to boost results. HIFEM is a pain-free, non-surgical, and non-invasive treatment with neither preparation nor downtime required. It's very effective for people with back pain and for diastasis recti (abdominal separation); a common post-pregnancy condition.

You may remember the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machines which uses electric currents to produce mild muscle contractions, with effects that are temporary and do not result in muscle growth. The HIFEM machine creates magnetic waves that deliver strong, rapid, and sustained contractions that lead to greater and longer-lasting muscle strength and growth. With HIFEM, you'll experience results after just three treatments.

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Before & After

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Results is after 8 sessions

Before After

Before & After

HIFEM Muscle Growth

Results is after 8 sessions

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how does it work?

The treatment involves applying a device that combines radio-frequency (RF) energy and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to a selected part of the body. This is usually the stomach, back, buttocks, thighs, or arms. A pulsed magnetic field is produced, with pulses stimulating nerves and causing supramaximal muscle contractions.

These contractions make 100% of the muscle contract, compared to around 30% during a standard workout. This then forces the muscles to thicken and become stronger. The RF energy tightens the tissue and heats the skin without damaging it to break down fatty cells and stimulate collagen production. This boosts blood flow and improves skin tone and elasticity. A HIFEM treatment session lasts 30 minutes.

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How will I feel?

Each treatment will get you one step closer to increased muscle tone and strength so you will feel stronger. You can also look forward to a subtle reduction in fat from the treatment area. Because it's non-surgical and requires no anaesthetic or downtime, you can leave the clinic and simply get on with your day after a session. However, you might want to wait to work out for a day or two, as you may experience muscle soreness.

Results are usually noticeable after just three 30-minute treatments, and we recommend an initial programme of eight sessions. One of the many advantages HIFEM has over other similar treatments is that results are long-lasting. Patients can enjoy their results for about six months or longer.

Please note, results may vary between individuals and some people may need more than one course to achieve desires results.

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Riverbanks' founder and leading UK aesthetics specialist, Dr Ravi Jain, offers HIFEM at the clinic because it is a safe and effective treatment for muscular improvement. The Riverbanks ethos is one of boosting body confidence through tailored treatment that’s right for each patient. And that is exactly what HIFEM provides, by increasing muscle tone and core strength, as well as slightly reducing fat in the treatment area, HIFEM helps patients look and feel their best, while also relieving pain for a number of muscle-related conditions.

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What I love about HIFEM is that it's so simple yet incredibly effective – with noticeable results in muscle tone and strength after just a few sessions. With HIFEM, I am offering my patients a safe and pain-free treatment that will make them feel stronger from the very first session. They can also leave the clinic and immediately resume their normal routine, with no aftercare or downtime required. This makes HIFEM an easy and convenient option for anyone looking to build strength, confidence, and comfort in their body.


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Treatment Questions

  • What is the treatment used for? add_circle
    HIFEM is used to improve muscle tone and core strength by utilising the power of magnetic waves. The HIFEM machine induces strong muscle contractions that are not achievable through physical exercise.
  • Is the treatment painful? add_circle
    No however you may want to wait to work out for a day or two after your treatment as you may experience muscle soreness.
  • Am I suitable for the treatment? add_circle
    Due to the nature of this treatment, patients will not see any results if their BMI is higher than 27 so we highly recommend patients have a BMI lower than 27. If you suffer from back pain or diastasis recti (abdominal separation); a common post-pregnancy condition, this treatment is suitable for you.
  • When will I see results? add_circle
    Patients typically start seeing results after 3 sessions. Please note, results may vary between individuals and some people may need more than one course to achieve desires results.
  • How long do the results last? add_circle
    Results can last for 6 months.
  • How many sessions do I need to have? add_circle
    We recommend initially having eight sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks. Each session last no more than 30-minutes so you can go back to your day as soon as the session has finished.

What now?

Your expert consultation

We're here to listen, understand and reassure. We always make sure our treatments are suitable for our patients and that our patients are suitable for our treatments. Before you book a treatment with us, we ask that you book a free, non-committal virtual consultation with our doctor or skin therapist so that we can discuss your condition and evaluate your medical history before inviting you for an in-clinic consultation.

You can book a virtual consultation on our booking page or by downloading our app. We look forward to virtually meeting you soon.

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Patients love coming to Riverbanks for two reasons. The highly effective procedures we offer, many invented by Dr Ravi Jain. and the fact that they feel right at home the moment they walk through the door.