A monopolar capacitive resistive radiofrequency current must have an active electrode and a neutral electrode (return plate) to close the electric circuit.

There are two types of active electrodes: capacitive (CAP) and resistive (RES). Both electrodes are constructed in the same way, however, the CAP electrode is a RES electrode coated with an insulating material.

This material enables the electrodes to have different properties: CAP electrode has a more superficial effect in the skin and fat layers and is mainly used to treat superficial conditions, whilst the RES electrode has a deeper action.

A normal therapy session combines both types of electrodes, the duration of use of the different types depends on the condition being treated.

To apply the electrodes a conductive cream is needed. The cream helps the current pass into the body and at the same times eases the electrode movement on the skin.

Indications of TECAR therapy


Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Acute or Chronic injuries
  • Tears
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Post operatively
  • Repetitive strains

Pain management

  • Acute inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain

Pelvic Health

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Dyspareunia
  • Prostatitis
  • Postpartum
  • Post c-section recovery


  • Cellulite
  • Weight loss
  • Post-cosmetic surgery care
  • Drainage

Aesthetic medicine

  • Wrinkles
  • Skin tightening
  • Body contour
  • Cellulite
  • Prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation


  • Prepare tissue
  • Hematoma resorption
  • Oedema drainage
  • Scarring
  • Wound healing
  • Graft transplant revascularisation


  • Skin regeneration
  • Scarring
  • In combination with ‘volumization’ treatments
  • Wound healing


  • Vaginal rejuvenation
  • Post-labiaplasty
  • Post-partum


  • Improve performance
  • Calming and relaxing
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Increased deep blood flow
  • Injury prevention

Muscular injuries

  • Muscle spasms
  • Tears
  • Strains
  • Stiffness
  • Tendinopathy
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-op Recovery
  • Manage inflammation
  • Pacemakers and electronic implants
  • Metallic implants*
  • Pregnancy
  • Over tumours
  • On skin disorders
  • On growing cartilage
  • Where hyperthermia is contraindicated:
    • Acute inflammation*
    • Oedema*

* There are general contraindications for all RF therapy devices, but some of them are not contraindicated in case of a 448 kHz INDIBA therapy device.

Hyperthermia is contraindicated in any acute inflammatory condition however 448 kHz current can be used at a sub-thermal intensity that is stable therefore acute injury or post-op is not contraindicated in this device.

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