Pulse Therapy Massage
The word TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and TENS machine that have risen in popularity in recent years as an alternative to taking painkilling medications. The most well known brand of TENS machine is Dr. Ho, but other units such as Drive Medical Portable Dual Channel Tens unit and StimTec brands are growing in popularity.
Tens machines are generally small, lightweight and portable and have two basic components - the machine itself, and the sticky pads that are stuck to the skin in the treatment area, generally on either side of where pain is experienced. When you switch on the machine mild electrical impulses travel through the wires to the sticky pads. The delivered electrical impulses are lower settings create a tingling sensations and at higher settings can create a twitching or spasm. For best results, start with the settings low and adjust until the tingling sensation is strong but not painful. These impulses may assist in the production of endorphins, in loosening tight muscles, in pain reductions and in relaxation. In certain brands the battery-operated controller is so small it can fit in a pocket allowing the user to go about their day.