What is TENS Therapy?
If you’re not already benefitting from the natural, drug-free treatments that electrotherapy offers, then it’s time for you to consider it. There are multiple options with different names, and many retailers on the market, so admittedly the acronyms can become confusing. To keep it simple, iReliev offers two basic therapeutic options: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). On a basic level, both of these devices do the same thing: they stimulate nerves. This is done by placing electrode pads on the skin at a specific locations, wherever the user needs healing or is experiencing pain. Electrodes conduct electricity, and as the machine generates electrical currents, the pads deliver those gentle pulses through the skin and to the nerves.
It’s in the details where TENS and EMS differentiate. TENS stimulates the sensory nerve endings, while EMS stimulates the muscle. TENS treatment acts as a drug-free pain reliever, and EMS helps muscles to recover and strengthen. The combination of the two is often ideal for those in need of recovery.
When both EMS and TENS are used together, users can find relief from pain and soreness without using drugs, which are known to hinder muscle growth. Instead, the use of EMS will stimulate those very muscles. Using simple currents of energy, electrotherapy is giving people more control and a better understanding of pain and recovery.