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BEMER increases blood flow to the muscles for improved performance and recovery

Pro Athletes Use BEMER to Take Their Sports Performance & Recovery to the Next Level

Jimmy Chin | Climber, Skier, Adventurer, Photographer & Film Maker. BEMER user

Mark Abma | Professional Freeskier With a Passion for the Outdoors

Professional athletes need every advantage they can get to outperform the competition. At the highest level, a good recovery can mean the difference between coming out on top and going home disappointed. That’s why athletes worldwide recover with BEMER.

This proven PEMF system is a holistic, easy-to-use, and non-invasive way to optimize the body. Just two eight-minute sessions a day can enhance recovery, muscular strength, conditioning, and performance.

How Does BEMER Work?

Think of BEMER like a wireless phone charger for your body. BEMER devices use what’s called a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) to stimulate electrical activity and temporarily increase muscle blood circulation. When you add BEMER therapy to your daily routine, you may notice significant improvements in your sports performance, physical strength and conditioning, and athletic recovery. Athletes all over the world––including Olympic competitors and NFL players––are using BEMER to keep their bodies in peak physical condition and perform at their best.

*BEMER does not provide any medical advice or services. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used for any purpose other than as described in the user manual. Please consult your own healthcare provider if you have any medical issues.


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The Science of Physical Performance

RECOVERY: To return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.

Following intense training and conditioning, muscle fiber microtrauma and inflammation can impede local blood flow. When not enough oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the muscles and carbon dioxide and other waste products aren’t flushed out fast enough, it can stunt muscle recovery and make the body feel sluggish and sore. This discomfort is your brain and body’s way of saying, “I need rest!”

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*BEMER does not provide any medical advice or services. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used for any purpose other than as described in the user manual. Please consult your own healthcare provider if you have any medical issues.

Blood Flow Before & After BEMER

BEMER Can Enhance

  • Oxygen Delivery
  • Local Blood Flow
  • Carbon Dioxide Removal
  • Muscle Conditioning
  • Performance
  • Physical Fitness
  • Muscular Strength
  • Endurance and Energy
  • Vitality and Well-Being
  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation
  • Rest Quality

*BEMER does not provide any medical advice or services. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used for any purpose other than as described in the user manual. Please consult your own healthcare provider if you have any medical issues.

Lesley Paterson

“As a professional triathlete, my body is subject to enormous stress because I swim, bike, and run for over 30 hours every week. Having quality recovery is the only way I can sustain this lifestyle and keep my immune system from crashing. By enhancing my muscular strength and conditioning, the BEMER supports my physical fitness. I take it with me everywhere.”

Lesley Paterson | Five-time off-road triathlon world champion, endurance coach and BEMER Ambassador

Jordan Palmer

“BEMER has allowed me to take recovery into my own hands and fit seamlessly into my life.”

Jordan Palmer | Former NFL Quarterback & Quarterback Coach and BEMER Ambassador

Miki Barber

“BEMER has helped me tremendously in my overall health. The main thing that I’ve noticed is that l have way more energy, even after tough workouts. I used to feel extremely drained and was always looking for a pick-me-up. Now, l don’t even feel the need or want to take a nap.”

Miki Barber | American Sprinter and Gold Medalist and BEMER Ambassador

Tyson McGuffin

“I’ve been using BEMER for years, and whether it’s working out in the gym, running a 6-hour camp, or playing an 8-hour tournament, I’ve seen a huge difference in my overall energy, vitality, and endurance. I feel like the improved local blood [flow] in my leg muscles allows me to be fresh the next day … plus it allows me to get better quality rest and I feel sharper in the morning.”

Tyson McGuffin | World’s Top-Ranked Pickleball Player and BEMER Ambassador

Mark Abma

“As my life becomes busier in all aspects of life, I need my body and mind to be able to perform at its peak potential as often as possible. BEMER’s portability means that I can now travel and have the ability to recover after a long day of skiing and be ready to perform at my peak potential the next day.”

Mark Abma | Professional Freeskier With a Passion for the Extreme and BEMER Ambassador

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Teaming Up With the NFL Alumni Association

With our mutual commitment to helping people live healthy and active lives, BEMER’s partnership with the NFL Alumni Association was a natural fit. The NFLA’s mission is “Caring for Their Own,” to support players and their families off the field. BEMER is proud to support this mission and help communities across the country achieve Better Health. Better Life.

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“My BEMER keeps me going. Without it, the stiffness and old NFL injuries can make life a little difficult, but using BEMER restores my mobility and keeps me on the golf course.”

Beasley Reece | CEO NFLA Alumni and BEMER Ambassador

By Tom Zheng, MS, CES, PAS

Functional Performance Therapist

“As a performance therapist to elite athletes, I recognize that a key component of performance is recovery. BEMER improves circulation and decreases perceived fatigue which directly translates to accelerated recovery and performance on the field.“

Learn how Tom Zheng uses BEMER to help professional athletes compete at the highest level

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Professional Athletes Choose BEMER

Tyson McGuffin

Top-Ranked Pickleball Player


Denise Koreneck

Professional Cyclist & 2-time Guinness World Record Holder

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Professional Football Player, San Francisco 49ers

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Rebecca Rusch

Endurance Pro Athlete & 7x World Champion

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Jay Devilliers

Top-Ranked Pickleball Player


Jordan Palmer

Former NFL Quarterback & Quarterback Coach

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Louie Vito

Professional Snowboarding, Olympian, & Winter X Games Competitor

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Lesley Paterson

Five-time off-road triathlon world champion

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Amy Van Dyken

6-time Olympic Gold Swimming Champion



Professional Golfer & PGA Tour Champion

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Professional Cyclist Team

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Professional Freeskier

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Jimmy Chin

Climber, Skier, Adventurer, Photographer & Film Maker


Brittany Bowe

5x Speed Skating World Champion, Olympian, World Record Holder

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Miki Barber

American Sprinter & Gold Medalist

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Kolten Wong

Professional Baseball Player, Milwaukee Brewers

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Laila Ali

Wellness Advocate & Former World Champion Boxer

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Gabe Davis

NFL Football Player, Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills

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Meghan Dizon

Top-Ranked Pickleball Player

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Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Extreme Athletes Require Extreme Therapy.

That’s Where BEMER Comes In.

Learn how our top extreme athlete ambassadors Louie Vito, Rebecca Rusch, and Mark Abma use BEMER for a faster recovery.

Going Head-to-Head
BEMER vs. Other Sports Recovery Methods

How does BEMER compare to other popular sports recovery methods?

BEMER is the athlete’s all-in-one pre-workout warm-up and post-workout recovery tool. Whereas other methods may only be useful either before or after training, BEMER PEMF devices can be used at any time to optimize sports performance and athletic recovery. Before workouts, BEMER helps cut down on warm-up time by increasing blood flow to your muscles. For post-training, BEMER flushes out cellular waste and helps repair sore and fatigued muscles––without frigid ice baths, sweltering saunas, or painful foam rolling techniques. Muscle cell byproducts have a known effect to increase localized inflammation in muscle tissue and are even responsible for the sore feeling after weight-lifting…

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Sports Performance FAQs

How will BEMER PEMF therapy affect my endurance?

With consistent daily application, BEMER PEMF therapy enhances blood flow to your muscles. When your muscles have greater access to oxygenated blood, your body will be better equipped to cope with intense training sessions, boosting your conditioning and endurance.

Which level should I select after an intensive training session or competition? Is there a difference in recovery after strength training?

Using levels 1, 2, or 3 with the B.PAD after intensive training (including strength training) is the best way to recover. Before heavy training sessions or competitions, you can dial in higher intensities to prime your muscles for optimal performance. 

Is BEMER a legal means of performance enhancement or a form of doping?

Because BEMER only supports the body’s natural processes, without any added substances, it can’t be considered doping. You can see a boost in your performance, but only in combination with consistent and high-quality training. 

How does BEMER compare to icing?

Whereas icing decreases local circulation, BEMER does the exact opposite by increasing localized blood flow. When you ice an injured or swollen area, the cold causes your blood vessels to constrict and limits blood flow. This method is a great way to temporarily relieve inflammation, pain, and bleeding for the first few days following an acute injury. But limited blood flow means limited recovery. In the days after acute injuries, or for any overuse issues, BEMER PEMF therapy is a much more effective sports recovery tool. BEMER uses a targeted PEMF signal to boost electrical activity in healthy muscle cells, increasing local circulation and flooding your muscles with nourishing oxygen, enhancing everything from recovery to muscle conditioning to recovery. While icing works as an effective band-aid, BEMER is your recovery and performance solution. 

How does BEMER compare to sports massage?

Sports massages are an excellent way to treat minor injuries and work through tight muscles. Using special techniques like deep tissue or compression massages, your therapist can target problem areas to induce deep muscle relaxation, improve local circulation, and increase lymph drainage. In these ways, sports massages have a lot in common with BEMER. However, your massage therapist can only apply so much external pressure. What separates BEMER from a sports massage is its ability to reach through the body and down to the cellular level to improve your body’s natural processes. By promoting optimal muscle cell function, daily BEMER PEMF therapy provides all the benefits of a sports massage, only much more effectively. Plus, you can experience the added benefit of improved performance, energy, vitality, and much more. While BEMER use doesn’t replace a sports massage, these two recovery methods can be combined for peak recovery potential.

How does BEMER compare to saunas?

Saunas are an excellent way to increase circulation and reduce lactic acid after a workout. But unfortunately, these benefits come at a price. Naturally, saunas get incredibly hot. When exposed to so much heat, the body has to create large amounts of sweat to regulate its internal temperature. For athletes, this can negatively impact sports performance, robbing their muscles of vital energy and resources. Also, the heat from saunas draws excess blood to the skin rather than to the muscles, where it’s needed most. BEMER doesn’t charge your muscles an energy fee for improved local blood flow and lactic acid removal, and you don’t have to sweat a drop. With BEMER, you can relax for a quick eight-minute PEMF session in the comfort of your own home with your thermostat at whatever temperature you like.

How does BEMER compare to compression boots?

Compression boots use dynamic air compression to increase blood flow, improve lymphatic function, and flush out lactic acid. The regulated air pulses mimic leg muscle contractions, facilitating lymph drainage and cellular metabolism. However, the scientific research behind this technology is less than clear. While some studies show a notable reduction in muscle pain and increased local circulation, another study by the International Journal of Sports Medicine reported no significant difference after bouts of strenuous exercise. Nonetheless, compression boots can still serve as a more passive alternative to a sports massage. When compared to BEMER’s scientifically proven technology and convenient travel-sized system, BEMER comes out on top. With BEMER, you get many of the benefits of dynamic air compression and more in a compact package, without any uncomfortable boots or sleeves to wear.

When do you first noticeably feel a difference in energy?

During a BEMER session, you may feel a low-frequency movement through your body. A sense of calm energy as if you just finished a yoga session. While each person responds differently, there is a compounding effect — The more consistently you use BEMER, the greater the results you experience, and the more attuned your body becomes from the therapeutic frequencies. Every day you use your BEMER, the increase in local blood flow will provide you with newfound energy, stress relief, and wellbeing.

Is it possible to overuse the BEMER Pad or Spot?

If you use BEMER more often than recommended, you may experience some mild symptoms like drowsiness. For optimal results, we encourage users to harness the power of their BEMER as directed — two eight-minute sessions per day, using the Basic Plan. Following the saying, “Start low and go slow” will ensure you don’t push your body more than it can effectively respond to BEMER PEMF therapy. When using the lower settings, you may notice yourself become sleepy, but this is normal. These settings are meant to ease tension in healthy muscles, so the relaxation you can feel may cause some drowsiness. With the BEMER, one of the safest technologies to improve your health and wellbeing is at your fingertips.

Are there any contraindications to/when using BEMER?

Yes. Although BEMER has far fewer contraindications than most medical devices, there are several cases where PEMF therapy should be avoided entirely. The following absolute contraindications must be observed:

  • Immunosuppressive therapy in consequence of transplantation
  • Immunosuppressive therapy in consequence of allogenic cellular transplantations or bone marrow stem cell transplantation
  • Other conditions often requiring immunosuppressive therapy, e.g. autoimmune diseases or dermatological diseases are not contraindications to the use of BEMER therapy. BEMER therapy application has to be cleared by the physician in charge.
  • Do not use the device if you have a diagnosed Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Active medical implants that lead to stimulation (e.g. pacemakers, defibrillators, brain stimulators, muscle stimulators) represent a relative contraindication. The adjuvant application of the BEMER therapy must be discussed with the patient’s attending physician.
  • All active medical implants that are intended to administer medication (medication pumps) are an absolute contraindication and prohibit the use of BEMER therapy.
What is the best position to be in while using BEMER?

To get the most out of your PEMF sessions, it’s best to be in a comfortable, relaxed position. If you have a favorite chair or spot on the couch that helps you decompress, that would be the perfect place to use your BEMER device. You can sit upright, recline, or lay down during your sessions, whichever feels most comfortable for you. Whatever position you choose, be sure to keep the area you’re targeting as close to the pad as possible.

Is there any harm if athletes only use the highest settings?

No. A finely tuned athlete is well equipped to handle BEMER’s highest settings. That said, to maintain peak performance the body needs to recover, rest, and relax. While the highest settings are optimal for more energy, heightened local blood flow in healthy muscles, and increased performance, the low settings are engineered to promote deeper relaxation, improved recovery, and more profound sleep management. Therefore, if athletes want to continue performing at peak physical condition, we recommend finding a balance between the lower and higher settings during your BEMER PEMF therapy sessions.

Are there any risks associated with using BEMER?

Aside from the contraindications listed above, there are few health risks associated with BEMER PEMF therapy. If you’re under the care of a doctor, we recommend discussing BEMER therapy with them before incorporating it into your daily life. As the targeted PEMF signal optimizes local blood flow in your healthy muscles, your cells become flooded with oxygen, making them more effective at filtering out carbon dioxide. This detoxifying process can, in rare cases, cause mild fatigue or lightheadedness in new users. Symptoms like this are easily avoided by starting with the lower settings and working your way up as your body adjusts to the PEMF signals over time.

As an athlete, why choose BEMER for your recovery needs?

Thanks to BEMER’s patented PEMF signal, improved local blood flow aids in your recovery process. By dilating your capillaries, you can deliver more oxygen to your muscles, increasing your muscles’ capacity to perform. Also, with the increased blood flow, you’re able to remove carbon dioxide from your tissue, allowing you to recover faster and more efficiently. When you can train more often and more intensely, you’ll find your muscle strength and endurance will increase.

What setting should you use before a workout?

To prep your body for a workout, higher settings can increase local blood flow and warm up your muscles. A quick pre-workout PEMF session will give you a boost of energy and activate your muscles for maximum strength, endurance, and overall performance. A short, 8-minute session on BEMER is comparable to an active warmup. Using BEMER for a pre-workout warmup, you may find that you can work harder for longer, your threshold for fatigue increases, and your overall physical fitness improves. Think of BEMER PEMF therapy like a scoop of pre-workout for your muscles. 

What makes BEMER better than other PEMF devices on the market?

At BEMER, we like to let our results speak for themselves. For the past twenty years, we’ve developed and perfected our own unique PEMF signal specifically designed to optimize your body’s natural functions. The technology and power behind this one-of-a-kind signal has drawn attention from professional athletes and organizations around the globe. In February of 2020, the FDA recognized BEMER as a Class II medical device, making it the only cleared Class II PEMF device on the US market. Our team of professional ambassadors includes Olympic gold-winning swimmers, Winter X-Games competitors, champion equestrians, and Academy Award-winning film directors, and it grows bigger every year. We have a partnership with the NFL Alumni Association and a joint collaboration with NASA to integrate BEMER technology into the undergarments of spacesuits. At BEMER, our mission is to continue to lead the PEMF movement into the future and bring the life-enhancing benefits of this groundbreaking technology to as many people as possible.

What attachments and components work best on what parts of the body?

The B.SPOT and B.PAD applicators give you the flexibility to target anywhere on your body with ease. If you want to focus on your back or upper thighs, you can wrap the B.PAD around the area to apply BEMER’s therapeutic PEMF signal. If you struggle with stiff or sore elbows or a calf issue, place the B.SPOT applicator directly on the “spot” to optimize local blood flow. For areas like the lower legs, it may be difficult to hold the B.SPOT in place for a full eight minutes. For example, let’s say you want to target your achilles tendon region. To help you relax during your session, you can wrap the B.PAD around your ankle to avoid sitting awkwardly to reach the area.

When are the most optimum times to incorporate BEMER into your schedule?

We recommend using BEMER for pre-workout warmups, post-training recovery sessions, and twice a day for general maintenance and overall performance. The great thing about BEMER is that you can work your sessions into your schedule however you like. If you want to kickstart your day with a session right after you get out of bed in the morning, you can use a medium to high setting to get the blood flowing. If you want to wind down for the night, you can dial in a low setting right before bed. And the same goes for your workouts. If you want a boost of energy before training, add a PEMF therapy session to your pre-workout routine. For optimal recovery, use BEMER after your training to cool-down and revitalize your muscles with oxygen. The “most optimum times” to use your BEMER device are when it works best for you, your schedule, and your body.

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