The peptide hormone beta-endorphin is critical to our health and well-being.

Increases in peripheral beta-endorphin concentration are associated with changes in pain perception and mood state.

Short term anaerobic exercise leads to an increase in beta-endorphin levels, when the anaerobic threshold has been exceeded or at the point of an over-proportionate increase in lactate. In endurance exercise performed at a steady-state between lactate production and elimination, blood beta-endorphin levels do not increase until exercise duration exceeds approximately 1 hour, with the increase being exponential thereafter.

The release of beta-endorphin by low frequency TENS therapy is similar to endurance exercise - duration needs to be approximately 1 hour, with more benefits accruing for longer applications.

Using TENS therapy for relaxation.

Most people do not purchase ActivBody just for its relaxation function - although there is absolutely no reason why you can’t!

More typically, customers make a purchase to relieve chronic pain and then discover for themselves the relaxation properties of TENS therapy.


How to use ActivBody for relaxation

User Guide

Please read the User Guide that comes with your TENS machine.

Pad placement - relaxation

The objective is to place the pads either side of any spot where your muscles are tense. The signal passes from one electrode to the other, therefore passing through the site of tension.

If it is a general, all-over, calmer feeling you are seeking, then we recommend placing pads on the wrists or ankles.

These are examples only. Please phone us if you need further advice.

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Mode, Intensity, Time and Repeat frequency - relaxation.

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