What is TENS? Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive, drug free method of pain relief. TENS units are small portable devices which emit electrical impulses sent through the skin to the nerves via adhesive electrodes. They are used for all kinds of pain, but particularly for chronic back pain. People may look for a TENS machine for sale when they have joint or muscle pain, but can also be used to help reduce pain or for a wide range of niggling problems.
How does it work? Once you identify the pain area you place two electrodes either side of the pain area, increase the intensity on the device to a comfortable level. High frequency blocks the pain signal and low frequency generates endorphins to reduce back pain. You don’t have to be in reach of a power point to enjoy treatment either; these units are a small digital device which is totally portable and are powered by two AA batteries.
What is a mode? All professional TENS machines for sale have modes, these are the individual operating systems in the unit, which generates the feeling you receive through your electrodes. Over the years Burst, Modulation and Constant modes have been at the forefront of this technology and these modes are still used today with great effectiveness. With all our units being professional models have the ability to change the the pulse rate and pulse width. It can be increased or decreased, minimum pulse width is 50us and maximum 250us, the pulse rate can be changed from 1Hz to 150Hz. Very Important.
TENS is for pain relief, EMS is for muscle stimulation. Most people who have muscle injuries or muscle pain will purchase a combined unit.
The muscle stimulator will cause a muscle contraction, and when using an EMS Machine all modes must have a work period and a rest period. The advantage of the Mk111 is that it has both systems. The MT11 is our most popular and is a great machine for chronic pain, as it produces endorphins and also blocks the pain signal. Each EMS and TENS machine that we ship to the Gold Coast and other locations across the country has its own specific use. Machines may look and feel similar, but will work differently. Make sure to read the individual machine description carefully.
All or our TENS machines for sale have two channels and operate totally on portable battery power only. This is great if you are travelling overseas or in an area without electrical power, your tens unit works and no need for expensive electricity. Don’t believe what others say about the effectiveness of battery power; the machine’s power is not diminished in any way and we guarantee the batteries for 6 months’ daily use at 15 minutes a day.
People who have epilepsy, suffer from arrhythmia, have a pacemaker fitted cannot use a tens device, women can use tens during childbirth, check with your Doctor prior to you using it for that purpose.