is causing us all kinds of stress, both mental and physical. If your physical stress is manifesting itself in the form of muscle pain — back, neck, shoulders and the like — you can quickly get caught in a vicious cycle: The pain causes more stress, which in turn causes more pain. Another possibility: You’re having pain owing to new workouts you’re doing at home.
Meditation and yoga can help, but sometimes you want more targeted relief — and I know lots of folks who swear by TENS units. That’s short for “transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation,” in the form of an electronic, portable, drug-free system that promises to stimulate blood-flow and relieve muscle pain.
Here’s an unbelievably good deal on one: For a limited time, and while supplies last, thewith promo code BHFIDLY2. It normally runs $23, and others I’ve seen sell for $30-$40.
This model looks sort of like a TV remote, except with four plugs in the top. Those connect with pads that go on your aching body parts. Then just press the corresponding button (neck, hips, ankle, etc.) and the unit gets to work with an electrical massage.
It comes with five sets of reusable (and replaceable) pads and runs on three AAA batteries, which are included, though you can also power it via USB.
I haven’t tried this myself, but nearly 250 buyers collectively rated it 4.5 stars out of 5 — and those ratings are mostly legit, according to both Fakespot and ReviewMeta.
If you already own a TENS unit and can weigh in on their efficacy, please do!
Originally published previously. Updated to reflect new sale price or availability or both.
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