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What is TENS and EMS?

TENS is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and is a method of massage whereby electrical pulses are sent through your skin to activate nerve endings, effectively blocking the pain pathways to your brain. The concept is similar to taking a pain-killer, except that where drugs block pain chemically, TENS can block it mechanically. This is highly significant as it means you can now live pain-free and drug-free. Often pain medications come at a significant price, both financially and with side-effects to your health. The TENS unit makes pain medications obsolete! Simply attach the electrode pads to the desired areas, as described in the instruction manual that comes with your device, and you’re ready to begin relaxing in the privacy and comfort of your own home. It is completely safe and effective against minor muscle aches, pain and atrophy.

EMS is an acronym for Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and is effective against the weakening or atrophy of muscles, usually caused by trauma, surgery or long periods of inactivity. This is more common than we would normally think. Our modern lifestyles and over-sitting cause many of our muscles to go completely unused, or misused, causing muscles to weaken, stiffen or inflame, which can all lead to significant atrophy and pain. With EMS, these weakened muscles can be stimulated, increasing their strength, and improving your health and endurance.

All our Unimed massage devices come equipped with both TENS and EMS technology. TENS and EMS work together effectively to allow you to live pain-free. Both therapy techniques, alongside their qualities of stimulating muscles and blocking pain, also stimulate your brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are the “feel-good” chemical of the brain. So now you can relax on your couch with the peace of mind that your muscles are actually being stimulated and relaxed in all the right ways, and sending happy messages up to your brain.