There’s lots of discussion about how TENS can help provide relief for those who suffer from acute or chronic pain. There’s also lots of information that looks at all of the benefits of EMS for athletes. But did you know that using electrotherapy in the workplace can be just as beneficial as it is for athletes or home users? It’s true, using both TENS Unit and EMS treatment in the office has undeniably positive effects. And, thanks to the latest and most advanced TENS + EMS Units like iReliev’s two-in-one device, it’s easier than ever to apply TENS + EMS Unit anytime, anywhere.
Before application, however, it’s important to learn the difference between these two common electrotherapy treatments and what they’re used for. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Unit uses gentle electrical impulses to stimulate the nerves. These impulses are delivered through electrode pads, which can be placed almost anywhere on the body. The result is a pleasant, massage-like sensation which takes the place of pain.
EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) is similar in that it also sends electrical impulses through electrode pads. However, rather than stimulating the nerves, EMS stimulates the muscles. This helps with muscle strengthening, muscle recovery and can even aid in treating things like muscle spasms or muscle atrophy. With that said, it’s easy to see why many athletes incorporate EMS in their routine. Now, here are three reasons why using electrotherapy in the workplace is equally beneficial:
1.) Portable and Discreet
Thanks to modern advances, companies like iReliev have developed TENS + EMS Unit machines that are comparable in size to a smartphone. Though very small, these units are still extremely effective and produce excellent results. These units are quite portable, which makes them easy to use in the office. And, while there’s no need to be ashamed of electrotherapy, it helps that these units are also discreet. It’s simple to apply the pads, tuck the unit into a pocket and head into a meeting without drawing attention. Imagine sitting through those weekly meetings without shoulder pain!
2.) Promotes Circulation
Using electrotherapy in the workplace doesn’t just mean treating pain that already exists. Applying EMS during the day will also help prevent new aches and pains. One thing that EMS does is it increases blood flow to the area. Increased circulation is very beneficial when muscles or joints are still for long periods of time. The same feature that treats atrophy or injured muscles in athletes can help you feel great throughout the day rather than becoming stiff while you sit at your desk all day.
3.) Helps Fight RSI and Carpal Tunnel
Both carpal tunnel and repetitive strain injury (RSI) often develop from repetitive movements at work. If you suffer from one of these it can be painful, and sometimes impossible, to do your job. Thanks to the portability of iReliev’s TENS + EMS Unit, however, you can find constant relief from RSI and carpal tunnel-related pain. (Read more about how TENS Unit combats carpal tunnel here.)
You can apply TENS + EMS Unit as often as you’d like during the workday. Get creative with its uses. You may find that using electrotherapy in the workplace greatly improves your job experience. And, who knows, perhaps you’ll start a trend!