As I’ve written about in past posts, I have chronic back/spine/shoulder blade pain that I believe stems from my pregnancy (at least that’s when the pain started). Stretching and yoga has helped (as has some physical therapy and at-home therapy work), but the pain still lingers. I am always looking for something to help, and when I had the chance to review an at-home portable tens electronic pulse machine (like what I used in my physical therapist’s office), I jumped at the chance.
The machine looks like a TV remote control, and it works very easily. You just plug in the sensors (you can use up to 4 on this machine), attach the pads to your body (where you want the pulse to hit), and start on the lowest setting. You can then select the appropriate part of the body, and it will go through a series of settings.
While you won’t get a deep tissue massage like some massagers, I definitely didn’t have an overwhelming amount of pain either (like with those typical at-home massagers). It was simply a great way to stimulate the muscles and get them moving. I can imagine that it would be really helpful to pair this with a good stretching or workout.
You can purchase this machine through Amazon for $32.95 (on sale from $59.95).
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