illumia Slim Science

illumia Slim Science


Non-surgical muscle mass building, fat burning and butt lifting

Illumia’s TeslaForte is a highly advanced device that uses Functional Magnetic Stimulation technology (FMS). Functional Magnetic Stimulation is a pulsed magnetic field that contracts muscles when it comes into contact with motor nerves around the treated areas. It is scientifically-proven to increase muscle strength and muscle mass at the target location.


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This technology has been harnessed to treat a few conditions, namely:

  1. TeslaForte - Muscle Building and Body Sculpting of the Abdomen, Arms, Butt
  2. TeslaCare - Muscle Strengthening of the Pelvic floor for Vaginal Tightening and Urinary Incontinence


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How does TeslaForte work?

The device propagates concentrated magnetic fields to trigger and excite muscle contraction inside the body. It is non-invasive, painless and allows for a non-contact stimulation of superficial and deep tissue under the high intensity magnetic field.

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Magnetic field propagates deep into body tissue.


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Magnetic field travels by induction and is transformed into a local electrical field.


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Electrical field triggers motoric nerves that forces the muscles to contract continuously.


Just like exercising, the Tesla Forte gives the same effect as a high-intensive workout. Within a 30min treatment session, more than 50,000 pulses are emitted which is equivalent to:

  • 50,000 sit-ups (when the abdomen is targeted)
  • 50,000 butt lifts (when the butt is targeted) 
  • 50,000 bicep/tricep curls (when  the arms are targeted)
  • 50,000 kegel exercises (when the pelvic floor muscles are targeted)


“It’s just like exercising, but better.”

- Kim Lim


Rapid changes of magnetic field intensity induce an electric current in the neuron. This phenomenon is called electromagnetic induction. Once the current reaches a certain value, a neuron action potential is achieved, and when it depolarizes this leads to complete muscle contraction.


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Why is Muscle Building important for weight loss?

The growing and strengthening of muscle is an important factor to maintain weight loss. Muscle is an active tissue that needs to feed off fat. When we have more muscle, it actively metabolizes fat in order to sustain itself. Without muscle, our metabolism slows down and the food we consume will converted to fats, which will then be simply redeposited in our body. This makes weight loss unsustainable and difficult to achieve.

TeslaForte helps to grow muscle mass, which in turn continuously burns fat at all times. This means that even as we sleep, our muscles are still burning and metabolizing fat. With more muscle mass, it becomes easier to achieve sustainable weight loss, instead of putting on weight after a meal.

“In just 8 sessions I could see that my body shape was transformed.”

- Xu Bin

Why is Muscle Strengthening important?

Our bodies require muscles to keep its form. By strengthening our body’s muscles, it stays in better shape and our posture improves. This is especially important when we target the abdomen, in order to build core muscle strength.

How is the treatment performed?

Each session takes 30 minutes. The client lies comfortably on the bed or is seated on the Tesla Forte Prestige Chair. Clients can keep their clothes on as the device uses magnetic field which propagates through the clothes and skin. There is no down-time and you can return to your usual activities immediately after.

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TeslaForte is non-invasive and not painful. You may experience an unusual tingling sensation from the magnetic pulse which mimics an intense workout, but most clients will find it tolerable.

You may experience muscle soreness up to 2 days after the treatment, just like how you would feel after an exercise workout.

Key Benefits

  • Allows deep penetration into heterogeneous biological tissue
  • FMS allows stimulation of deep muscle structures that cannot be reached by FES
  • FMS is painless , non-invasive and thus suitable for clients where FES cannot be used
  • FMS effectively stimulates muscle tissue without direct skin contact
  • No negative side effects are known in the literature as long as contraindications are taken into account

Recommended for

  • Body reshaping
  • Cellulite reduction and burning fat
  • Improvement of microcirculation
  • Acceleration of lymph flow
  • Increase in muscle tone
  • Tightening of skin
  • Increase in metabolism, leading to better muscle and adipose tissue condition
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Pain relief in the musculoskeletal system
  • Muscle relaxation


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Clinical studies

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Am I a suitable candidate? Who is not suitable for this treatment?

This treatment is suitable for anyone who has a BMI of <25. Contraindications of this treatment include pregnant women, active cancer patients and those with pacemakers. Patients who have the following conditions are also not suitable: Epilepsy, Muscle Tear, Severe active pulmonary conditions, medication pumps, implants made of ferromagnetic metal, endometriosis, open wounds at site of stimulation, cardiac arrhythmia, recent surgery, and those wearing hearing aids.

How many treatments do you need for results?

The ideal sequence of treatments are twice a week for the first 6 to 10 sessions for pelvic floor strengthening and twice a week for the first 6 to 8 sessions for muscle toning. This varies depending on what stage the patient is at in the beginning and what the patient’s final goals are.

*Results may vary with each individual.

Is the treatment safe?

This treatment is safe. Functional Magnetic Stimulation has been present since 1970, where it was initially used in physiotherapy and later in gynaecology. Today, this treatment aims to tone your body and build your muscle using non-invasive means.


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