When you suffer from aches and pains, the cause is quite often muscular. The best way to soothe away these pains is by having a massage. If can be expensive or just inconvenient to visit a practitioner and receive a massage, and it can be awkward to find someone to do it for you. An electronic pulse massager takes away a large amount of these problems. And, obviously, you want the best electronic pulse massager available on the market.
Electronic pulse massagers work by sending small electric charges to the body. This can, depending on the strength of the charge, cause your muscles to gently contract, or alternatively can stimulate the nerves in the area. This nerve stimulation can work as a pain reliever, and is used in some instances in a professional setting in place of pain medication.
Bear in mind that nerve stimulation can relieve pain other than muscular pain, and so is suitable for use for a number of conditions.
These machines are also known as TENS machines or EMS machines, although the names are not interchangeable. TENS is an abbreviation for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, meaning that it stimulates nerve endings across the depth of the skin. EMS is an abbreviation for electrical muscle stimulation. Some devices work in both ways, some only work in one way.
Here is our top 3 list for the best electronic pulse massager on the market.
[email protected] TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator
TENS machines for home use are normally comprised of two parts – a controller pack and a set of pads that attach to the skin, which are connected to the controller by wires. The pads are adhesive and reusable. Over time, the adhesion will weaken, and replacement pads are available.
Even though the device delivers what are essentially electric shocks, the process is entirely painless. You may experience a few small involuntary muscle contractions while the device is in use, but this is to be expected.
The [email protected] Electronic Pulse Massager is designed to relieve muscle soreness and pain in most areas, including the shoulder, back, arms, legs, and joints.
The controller features a large LCD screen which displays the selected program and the length of time remaining. You can choose different types of massage (massage, beat, or knead) with pre-programmed patterns and 10 levels of power intensity.
The device is powered by 4 x AAA batteries, and is available to purchase online here.
HealthmateForever YK15AB TENS unit
The HealthmateForever electronic pulse massager looks similar to the [email protected] model, but includes 8 pads instead of 4.
The controller has buttons that are labeled with areas of the body, for example, “Shoulder”,”Back”, and “Elbow”. The program options include kneading, acupuncture, cupping, and scraping. The backlit LCD screen displays the current program along with the time remaining and the intensity level. The intensity is divided into 20 levels, giving more versatility than the [email protected] model.
A belt clip makes the device portable and frees up your hands.
The unit runs on 3 x AAA batteries, and is capable of running in either TENS or EMS modes. It’s available to buy online here, and is FDA cleared.
AccuMed AP210 Electronic Pulse Massager
The Accumed device is also capable of TENS or EMS output, and features a stylish silver control unit. It weighs less than a tenth of a pound and runs on a rechargeable battery, which is connected to power by either an AC adapter or a USB cable.
There are 8 auto routines programmed into the device, including massage, acupuncture, beat, cupping, scraping, and a combo mode.
4 pads are included, and the LCD screen shows the selected program and the amount of time remaining.
Although this device is the smallest and lightest on our list, it is no less powerful, and has the benefit of being ultra-portable.
Easy to set up and simple to use, you can get your own AP210 here. An excellent choice for drug free pain relief.
PLEASE NOTE: Electronic pulse massager should not be used if you have a cardiac pacemaker fitted, or if you suffer from an existing cardiac condition. They should also not be used if you have any implanted metal devices or screws, if you are pregnant, or if you suffer from epilepsy. If in doubt, consult a physician before use, especially if you suffer from any kind of acute disease.