As many people transition to working or staying at home more and more, the need for at-home stress-relieving remedies has risen. For example, long hours sitting in front of the computer can cause physical stress or sore muscles. An efficient way of easing the physical tension is through a therapeutic massage. Unfortunately, a spa is not always accessible at home, and due to that, people nowadays have started using electronic massagers. You can use an electronic massager to relieve sore muscles or body aches after a long day. An effective way of dealing with body aches is by getting an electric massage through Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). Moreover, iTENS Australia offers the revolutionary iTENS wireless unit for relieving pain with added comfort and mobility. Find out more on TENS and the iTENS device as an electronic massager below.
What is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)?
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a form of electrotherapy that employs the use of a TENS machine to send tiny electrical currents to target the nerves through the skin. The TENS machine is a small battery-operated electronic massager that stimulates the nerves to block pain signals and relieve pain. Furthermore, it uses adhesive electrode pads to deliver the mild, painless electrical shocks from the device to the skin and then into the nerves. Traditional TENS machines use wires to connect to these electrode pads. Whilst still effective at relieving pain, a wired electronic massager can have disadvantages. Disadvantages such as wire entanglement, breakage and shortage can be a hassle on top of already dealing with pain. Luckily, wireless TENS machines like the iTENS device at iTENS Australia are now available.
How Does TENS Therapy Work?
TENS therapy using an electronic massager for pain management treatment works through pain gating and endorphin release.
Firstly, pain gating falls under the Gate Control Theory of Pain Management. This theory states that there is a sort of gating mechanism for neural sensors located in the central nervous system (specifically the spinal cord). Furthermore, using a TENS electronic massager at a high pulse rate can close these neural gates. In order for our body to experience pain, the nerve fibres send pain signals to the spinal cord and then into the brain for processing. Thus, when the neural gates in the spinal cord close, it prevents pain signals from reaching the brain. Depending on the intensity of pain, TENS therapy can inhibit or neutralise pain entirely.
In contrast, using a TENS electronic massager at a lower pulse rate can induce our bodies to produce more endorphins. Endorphins are our body’s natural pain killers. Moreover, these chemicals act like morphine which also reduces the sensation of pain. They can also improve mood, increase happiness and provide euphoria. Thus, giving individuals a general feeling of well being. Hence, medical professionals call endorphins the “happy hormone”.
What Can a TENS Electronic Massager Treat?
TENS therapy can treat pain, whether it is acute (short term) or chronic (long term) pain. Furthermore, an effective TENS electronic massager, like the iTENS from iTENS Australis, can also treat various pain symptoms, disorders and conditions such as:
- back pain
- neck pain
- nerve pain
- knee pain
- migraines and headaches
- shoulder pain
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- face pain
- period pain
- labour pain
- abdominal pain
- hip pain
- arm pain
- hand and wrist pain
- elbow pain
- foot pain
- post-surgery pain
- injury or ailment pain
The iTENS Wireless Electronic Massager at iTENS Australia
The iTENS wireless electronic massager is where convenience and technology meet to improve quality of life. Moreover, it is also the world’s first 100% wireless TENS therapy device with FDA clearance for pain relief. Having FDA clearance ensures users that TENS therapy using the iTENS wireless unit is safe and effective. With iTENS Australia, the days of wired and bulky TENS machines are in the past.
The iTENS wireless electronic massager kit at iTENS Australia includes:
- 1 x Interchangeable Gen 2 iTENS Device (the white round part), which is the rechargeable battery and the Bluetooth receiver
- Small or Large (depending on the kit selected) G2 Wings with laser printed silver conductive surface (14.0cm x 4.4cm)
- One set of reusable and replaceable gel pads (15 to 20 applications)
- A charging dock with a USB charging cable
- The iTENS Quick start guide manual
- A sealable bag (to store the wings and gel pads when not in use)
The iTENS wireless electronic massager can relieve the pain felt in the different parts of the body. Furthermore, through the iTENS smartphone app, you can conveniently choose the pain treatment you need. For example, you can select the pre-set therapy settings for:
- ankle tendonitis
- tennis elbow
- adhesive capsulitis
- multiple sclerosis
- diabetic neuropathy
Using the iTENS Wireless Unit as an Electronic Massager
Similarly, you can also use the iTENS wireless unit as an electronic massager with massage mode settings. Firstly, place the adhesive electrode gel pads on the affected area. Next, turn on the device and connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. Start with a low-frequency setting to begin the stimulation. You will feel a tingling sensation as the machine works. Subsequently, you may gradually increase the intensity as needed. The placement of the adhesive electrode pads is also essential for effective pain relief. Check the iTENS placement guide through the app on where to place the pads effectively.
The iTENS is a wireless TENS device that uses innovative wing-like electrode gel pads to efficiently stimulate the nerves to block pain. If you already use the iTENS wireless unit for acute or chronic pain treatment, you can also benefit from its low-frequency mode as an electronic massager. The low-frequency mode of a TENS device causes the release of more endorphins, which are effective for soothing body pain and further help with relaxation. An electronic massager like the wireless iTENS can also help improve blood circulation. It can stimulate the nearby nerves and releases muscle knots. In the iTENS massage mode, your body starts to relax, and you will feel your muscles loosen up.
In conclusion, an effective electronic massager at home can conveniently help you with constant pain and stress relieving treatments. You can also use it anytime and as often as you need. Furthermore, a TENS machine like the iTENS is a safe and non-invasive pain management method. Thus, its ease of use, portability, and reliability make the iTENS wireless electronic massager ideal for pain relief and relaxation treatments. Lastly, the iTENS wireless unit is widely available over the counter in pharmacies without a prescription. For more convenience, it is also available for purchase directly at the iTENS Australia website with shipping nationwide.