NueMedics TENS Therapy – small, mighty and worth every penny

A little more than a year ago I briefly tried my hand with Physiotherapy. I only ended up going to four sessions because it was $130 per session and I just didn’t have enough money to continue going.

One thing that I do remember about physio though, was that each time I was there, a large chunk of the time I spent in each session, I was hooked up to a machine that sent a deep, pulsating vibration to my muscles. At the time, I didn’t know what it was. But, it was (what I believed to be) a much larger version of the Dr. Ho Pain Therapy System that dominates infomercials on television.

Turns out, it was. It’s called “Tens Therapy”, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It also turns out that, while the Dr. Ho Pain Therapy System is incredulously overpriced, he’s not the only person to market the technology that is ‘Tens Therapy’.

First, to explain: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy involves the use of low-voltage electric currents to treat pain. A small device delivers the current at or near nerves. TENS therapy blocks or changes your perception of pain.

Basically, it sends a shockwave to your muscles and when you’re done, you feel like you’ve had a really painful, but very helpful, deep tissue massage.

Insert NueMedics TENS EMS Machine Pro Muscle Stimulator.

This small but mighty device came from Amazon and costs less than a half of what one physiotherapy session cost me.

It’s the size of an MP3 player and it packs all of the power and all of the punch that the machine my physiotherapist charged me $130 a session for.

It features 6 pre-programmed massage modes: tapping, acupuncture, deep tissue, foot, cupping, and combo. Within each mode there’s 20 different tolerance levels so that you can turn the power of the shock to your muscles as high or as low as you need, depending on your pain tolerance that day.

It’s so easy to use. All you have to do is peel and stick the pads to your skin, over the area which you’re experiencing deep muscle pains. Then, turn on the device. It shoots the current through the cords, to the pad and into your muscles.

There’s cords for eight total electrodes to work at once, so you can space them out according to your pain points, or put them all in one place for a very centered pain management approach. It works on its own timer system, so you just sit still for twenty minutes, then you’re done. You can reapply it to other muscles, or, roll up the cord and store it away for the next day. It is so handy.

I am someone who uses foam rollers, back massagers, tiger balm and muscle relaxants and this handy little device works better than all of those things combined.

The package comes with multiple pads of varying sizes to adhere to the different parts of your body where you feel pain.

It’s a completely rechargeable device that charges via USB. So you can connect it to your computer, or the wall, or wherever you have USB ports.

I know that mine looks a little scratched up in the photos. That is genuinely because I use this little device so darn much. It has been a complete game changer for me in dealing with muscular pain in my body. The aches I feel are just a little less achy these days. To me, that is everything.

Less pain is always a good thing.

As mentioned above, this was purchased from Amazon. On Amazon.ca you can buy it for $59.99. I’m not including a link because Amazon Canada links won’t work for the rest of the world, so if you did click it and aren’t Canadian, it wouldn’t do you any good. Also, though, you can buy it on the NueMedics website for cheaper than $59.99 depending on where in the world you are.

It’s small. It’s mighty. It’s cheaper than a massage. It’s cheaper than Physiotherapy. It’s cheaper than some foam rollers. Most importantly, it lessens the need for pain medication.

10/10 – I highly recommend this product. If its within your budget, depending on where you shop (40-60 dollars), it is well worth it to help achy sory muscles.

13 thoughts on “NueMedics TENS Therapy – small, mighty and worth every penny

  1. Here in the UK I’ve been using a TENS machine for a couple of decades, on and off, when my back pain flares up, having first had a (free!!!) session with a National Health Service physiotherapist. It definitely works, and is worth investing in. Can’t remember what we paid for it, but it was great value for money.

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    1. Yeah, that sounds like a way better price than Amazon! Glad to hear you found a good deal. Hope it comes quickly and it helps you! I swear by this thing. Now that I have it, I want to buy one for everyone I know. lol

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  2. Yikes physio is expensive! I’ve seen others who’ve had great experiences with TENS units and others that didn’t get any benefit, so it really is a case of needing to try it to see what it’s like for you. It’s great that you’ve given it a go and I’ve got to say, the warranty on this is quite appealing. It’s amazing this has so far worked really well for you, being better than the general things you’d use all combined. When you find something like this I’d say it’s a worthwhile investment too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, I wouldn’t mind trying it myself – I hope it continues to help! 😊

    Caz xx

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    1. Physio is very expensive in Canada. I’m not sure what it’s like in the rest of the world, but here it is definitely an investment. Which, if you have the funds, is totally worth it. But, if you don’t have the funds…. $60 (or possibly less depending on where you shop) is a really great deal! And, when you find something worthwhile, you just need to share the goodness with the world!

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  3. That is shocking that a physiotherapist would charge you $130 a session just to hook you up to a machine! And especially one that was so easily available 😆. That makes me mad!

    For me, physiotherapy was always about the physiotherapist teaching me a bunch of exercises and techniques to do in my own time, and it was a very hands-on thing.

    People making easy money through peoples’ health pisses me off!

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    1. He did give me exercises to work on for my muscles as well. But, I would say for the most part they were absolutely things you could and would find on youtube if you did a quick search. But I do understand that, if you have benefits to cover it, or the money to pay for it, going to a physiotherapist can help make you feel more at ease and make you feel like you’re making improvements. I quite liked my physiotherapist. That being said, it is hella expensive here and wasn’t something I could continue justifying the price of.

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      1. Cool, yeah I was more criticising the overall idea of having private health care at all. I know you have either over there like here, although the public system isn’t as good. And it’s especially high in demand in BC, I learned.

        Anyway, it was good that you liked them and they were good! And I definitely agree that seeing an actual physiotherapist at least initially is vital :).

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