What is TENS?
TENS stands for Transcutaneous (through the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation and is a treatment that uses electrical currents to relieve pain and provides other therapeutic benefits.
A gentle electrical current is passed through electrodes which are attached to the skin near the site of the pain or discomfort. The pulses send bio-electrical signals through the central nervous system, thus blocking pain receptors. Exactly the same way a strong painkiller would work.
The current is produced by a small battery operated device, which is portable and easy to use making it ideal to provide your own therapeutic treatment at home or work.
The brain then releases endorphins which are a ‘feel good’ chemical and act as a natural pain killer. These pulses stimulate muscles, increase blood flow to the damaged or painful area and provide therapeutic benefits ranging in relief from back pain, neck and shoulder pain, joint pain, increased circulation, relaxation and numerous other ailments.