This post was developed in partnership with Bayer, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Aleve® Direct Therapy TM TENS Device and compensation to facilitate my review.
Daily pain management for non-stop parents made easy with the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device, a new to market product you’ll need to try!
You’d think that as a blogger and someone who woks in social media that I’d live a pretty sedentary life. Oh contraire, dear friends. Between chasing my three young lads, running, and spending hours at a time several days a week in the kitchen, I’m up and at ’em.
Let’s be honest, I’m mostly in the kitchen. I’ve been working on dozens of new recipes for a client (another reason why I run!). Recipe development for work not only involves the standard shopping, prepping and cooking, and cleaning, but also the added tasks of styling plates and tablescapes and taking hundreds of photos.
If you’ve ever spent a day in the kitchen, you know, it can take a toll. And if you’ve ever seen the various contortions I put my body through to get a shot, you’ll understand why I’m sore at the end of the day!
I was recently provided the opportunity to try a new-to-market product, the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device. Promising to relieve pain in a drug-free way, providing temporary relief of pain associated with sore muscles in the lower back due to strain from exercise or normal household activities, I figured… why not?
So here’s the skinny:
Each session with the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device begins when you turn on the device and activate it with the remote control (no wires!). The session automatically concludes after 30 minutes. Broken down into three stages, the device delivers high and low frequency (adjustable). There are two clinical theories of how TENS can relieve pain: by blocking the transmission of pain, and by stimulating endorphins, the body’s natural pain-reducing chemicals.
You begin by placing gel pads on the device, which then adhere to your lower back. Pads can be used approximately two to five times (or until they don’t stick any more).
For me, depending on the stage, it felt like a light tingling/stinging then a tapping sensation. Nothing unpleasant. I used it while sitting at the computer, but really, you could use it almost anywhere (common sense, folks!), as it sticks discretely to your lower back and operates with a remote. Please read the user manual for where this device cannot be used.
Does it work? I’d say everyone experiences pain and relief differently, but for the nagging pain from the activities I do, it certainly makes me less determined to go to the medicine cabinet!