When it comes to finding a TENS unit, you have a lot of choice. There seem to be more on the market nowadays than ever before. This, of course, means that there are some fantastic ones, as well as a couple of ‘duds.’ I am pleased to say that the Omron Pain Relief Pro falls into the former category. Let’s take a little look, shall we?
Now, since you are looking at a TENS unit, I am going to assume that you already know what this technology is all about. If you do not, then I really do suggest that you look it up. This is the type of technology that doctors are utilizing nowadays (in fact, they have for over three decades) to deal with all sorts of bodily pain. If you have ever paid to visit a physical therapist, then it is likely that they used a machine of this nature on you. This means, right away, that you know that this is not a ‘miracle’ cure. It is something that is actually going to work for you.
The Omron PM3031 is a very versatile unit. In fact, it is one of the most versatile of the TENS units on the market. There are five different modes built into this device. You can target the arms, legs, feet, lower back, and joints. There are also three massage modes on top of this, and you will be able to select from ten levels of intensity, so you can really customize your massage experience. Many other machines on the market do not have this high level of customization.
This is a highly portable device. In fact, it is so small that you can just slide it into your bag and whip it out whenever you are in a bit of pain. It comes complete with a belt clip, which is barely noticeable when worn. This means that you can go about your daily job without having to worry about the device being on show. People will barely notice you are wearing it.
Many people seem to complain at the fact that you can only use the device with Omron Pads, which are fairly expensive. I do not see this as much of an issue, to be honest. You see, this machine has been designed to last. The pads retain their stickiness much better than most other units on the market. Many people who seem to claim that they do not last have been using them on dry skin. This can ruin the adhesiveness of the TENS unit quite quickly. I suggest that, before you stick those pads anywhere on your body, you moisturise well. You will notice that the lifespan of each pad increases drastically, saving you a lot of money.
Would I recommend this unit? Well, it is portable, and it works! It is affordable, too. I have no hesitation recommending it. In fact, if you are looking for a TENS unit, then the Omron may be just what you are after.