Review: Easy@Home Deluxe TENS Unit Muscle Massager and Stimulator
As an avid bodybuilding enthusiast, including both the fitness activity itself and the history, I’ve been seeing ads for electric muscle stimulators in the various magazines I’ve read for several decades now. These devices always promised to help bulk up, define, or otherwise enhance your muscles. Due to the high cost, and frankly the idea of electricity coursing through my muscles, I’ve avoided experimenting with just such a device. With the Easy@Home Deluxe TENS Unit Muscle Massager and Stimulator (aka, Electronic TENS Pulse Massager), that situation has now changed.
Naturally, the Easy@Home Deluxe TENS Unit Muscle Massager and Stimulator has uses beyond what I described above. In fact, it seems that most practical uses for such a device are as part of physical therapy or to help with muscle tension, a la a massage. There are specific indications for pain relief associated with sore muscles in the shoulder, waist, back, arms, and legs due to normal strain, like from exercise or other vigorous activities.
In the package you get the main unit, four self-adhesive reusable electrodes (which you’ll eventually need to replace) and associated connectors, the required four AAA batteries, and a fairly comprehensive user manual. After placing four of the pads on the target area, you set the unit to the desired parameters and off you go. There are different targets (Back, Shoulder, Neck, Arm-Leg, Joint, and Hand-Foot), modes (times between pulses), 10 levels of intensity that are adjustable per side, and different times it can be set to.
In use, I found it to be rather effective. I really did feel it contract my muscles. You’ll definitely want to take the manual’s advice though and start at intensity 1 or 2, because the contractions get really powerful the higher you go up.
The Easy@Home Deluxe TENS Unit Muscle Massager and Stimulator is a fascinating product at a good price. If you’re interested in any of the possible uses or potential benefits for electrical muscle stimulation, then this product is definitely worth checking out.
Thanks to Easy@Home for the review unit.