One of the best benefits of modern TENS therapy is the feeling of well-being and relaxation it induces
The peptide hormone beta-endorphin is critical to our health and well-being.
Increases in peripheral beta-endorphin concentration are associated with changes in pain perception and mood state.
Short term anaerobic exercise leads to an increase in beta-endorphin levels, when the anaerobic threshold has been exceeded or at the point of an over-proportionate increase in lactate. In endurance exercise performed at a steady-state between lactate production and elimination, blood beta-endorphin levels do not increase until exercise duration exceeds approximately 1 hour, with the increase being exponential thereafter.
The release of beta-endorphin by low frequency TENS therapy is similar to endurance exercise - duration needs to be approximately 1 hour, with more benefits accruing for longer applications.
ActivBody TENS therapy
Most people do not purchase ActivBody just for its relaxation function - although there is absolutely no reason why you cannot.
More typically, customers make a purchase to relieve chronic pain and then discover for themselves the relaxation properties of TENS therapy.
ActivBody is the TENS machine we suggest for relaxation.
ActivBody electrotherapy can be used everyday - outside the clinic - for drug-free, on-demand relaxation.
- RELAX mode
- Lasting pain relief (modulated low frequency TENS for release of beta-endorphins)
- Relaxation (modulated low frequency TENS for release of beta-endorphins)
- Circulation (modulated low to medium frequency ECS; continuous, low intensity)
Pad placement - relaxation
Settings for Mode, Intensity, Time and Repeat frequency
Everyone has a different level of skin resistance; therefore we cannot specify an exact intensity setting for you. Simply choose a level of intensity where you can feel the stimulation but ensure it is below a level of discomfort. See the table below for examples.
Muscles should not twitch or spasm. So long as you avoid muscle twitching, you cannot overdose.
|Acute pain||BLOCK||Medium||30 minutes||as required|
|Chronic pain||RELIEVE||Low to medium||Minimum 60 minutes||as required|
|Nagging pain||RELIEVE||Low||Overnight||as required|
|Relaxation||RELAX||Low||Minimum 2 hours||as required|
|Circulation||RELAX or RELIEVE||Low||60 minutes||when practical|