How Tens Helps

TENS stimulates your body's own natural defences against pain, the release of endorphins.

TENS is a method of natural pain relief used and recommended throughout the world by pain clinics and physiotherapy departments for all types of long term pain.

Not only does TENS reduce your pain, it can also help you to reduce your need for painkillers.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) delivers a safe stimulation through conductive pads which stimulate the nerves under your skin. These signals act in two ways: they either block the transmission of pain signals travelling through the nerves, know as the Pain Gate, or they send their own message to the brain, triggering the release of endorphin - the body's own natural pain killer.

How long can you use TENS?

You can use your TENS machine as much, and as often, as you get benefit from it. In general, TENS only gives relief while you are using it. After a few hours, the effect begins to wear off. You can stop for a while, then start a new session. Continuous treatment is fine, but electrodes should be repositioned regularly (at least every 12 hours) to allow the skin to be exposed to air.

The Endorphin Release mode works better when the intensity is high enough to cause small muscle contractions. After about 20 minutes with muscle contractions, the muscle may begin to ache. If this happens you should stop the session. Best results with endorphin release are achieved at between 20 and 40 minutes. Where no muscle contractions occur, sessions should be at least 20 minutes.

TENS & Interferential for chronic & acute pain

TENS and Interferential are medically recognised therapies which are used to treat chronic and acute pain.

Chronic pain, such as Arthritic or sciatic pain, can be greatly helped by using TENS.  TENS cannot cure these ailments but it can, if not totally take away the pain, it will lower the pain levels thereby improving quality of life and probably lowering the amounts of drugs needed.

Acute pain, such as sports injuries, can be treated by either TENS or Interferential. Interferential will reduce inflammation and both will speed up the recovery times.