This post was developed in partnership with Bayer, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Aleve® Direct Therapy™ TENS Device and compensation to facilitate my review.
I was a massage therapist for many years. Other than being a Mother, it was the best job I ever had.
Working with clients, easing their discomfort and building a relationship with them was so important to me. My education in this field taught me how to, not only use my hands to relax them, but also how to discuss issues of discomfort they may be experiencing.
One of the biggest complaints that clients would come and see me about was lower back pain.
All of us are busy running errands, picking up kids, sitting at airports or in cars. We rush through houeswork, yard work and more. So many of these activities can cause back pain and that pain can stop us dead in our tracks.
My daughter has now graduated from college and move away from home. That gives me more time to pursue some of the things I love. Much of my free time is spent gardening or quilting.
Bending over in the garden, pulling weeds or planting flowers or vegetables can be very stressful on my back. Because of my background as a massage therapist, I know that I need to take care of the issue sooner than later.
For me, it is important to keep moving and stretching my back, but at times that is not enough to relieve the pain. I was excited to try the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device.
I was familiar with the benefits of the TENS unit from my time working with Physical Therapists and Chiropractors. Clinical theories state that the TENS device can relieve pain by blocking the transmission of pain and by stimulating endorphins which are the body’s natural pain-reducing chemical.
I was glad to find out that the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device had become available to the general public in July 2016.
When I applied the TENS device to my lower back I could immediately feel the gentle tapping sensation. I was able to adjust the intensity to my comfort level. It was nice to know that I could go on with my day as normal. After a 30 minute treatment, I removed the unit and could already feel the muscles in my back begin to relax. I decided to have another treatment later that evening before bed.
Having the Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Device in my home is comforting to me. I know that when I experience lower back pain due to my daily activities, I can take care of the pain before it gets out of control.