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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Omron Electrotherapy Pain Relief Devices: Product Review


I adore working out and always have, but I will admit, I am not a huge fan of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).  You know, the pain you feel within 48 hours of a workout due to the tears you've created in your muscle fibres?  Its different from injury pain, its just your muscles repairing themselves and getting stronger.  But it sucks!

I started having a much more difficult time recovering from my workouts after age 35, and DOMS became a regular thing.  Taking L-Glutamine helps a whole lot but who doesn't love a good message?  Unfortunately, even though Adam's health plan has a bit of coverage for massage, its not much, so I can't afford to be having massages regularly.

So when Omron asked if I'd test out their Pain Relief Pro and Max Power devices for home use, I was, of course, game.

Essentially it sends electrical pulses to massage the muscles through skin pads you stick to the affected area.  I have had similar devices used on me by physiotherapists. The Pain Relief Pro has 8 different message modes and 10 power levels.  The Max Power has 9 modes and 15 levels of intensity.  Don't underestimate its strength, I like a hard massage, but I found level 6 to be enough power!

I did a 15 minute session for my biceps, and another 15 minute session for my hamstrings after one of my arm/leg workouts.  It was awesome.  I will totally be using one of these babies regularly as I have never found anti-inflammatories or the topical muscle creams to be of much use for DOMS.  Being the good wife that I am, I will let my sweet husband use the other one.  Note that the pads are reusable for about 150 uses, and then you can purchase replacements.

I have also been using it in the evenings on my bad left hip/hamstring.  By that time of day when Adam and I sit down to watch a show together, it is generally achy and sitting is often uncomfortable.  I little session with the massager and I feel much better.

The big test, however, was yesterday.  By Monday afternoons I am usually pretty darn sore from my Sunday morning weight workout, but using the Omron on my glutes and biceps preventing me from getting as sore as usual.  Sometimes Tuesday morning I am even more sore, but today I have no soreness at all.  I have to tell you, I am already addicted to this thing!

Even if you don't get DOMS but have muscle strain from your job or an injury, this is a great tool to aid recovery.

Thank you so much to Omron for the products, we will be enjoying them a lot!!

Disclosure: We were sent the units free-of-charge, but all opinions on this blog are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I "ll agree with your post. Now a days its a hard working or a sitting job of almost 9 to 10 hour of it .Due to that our muscles get tired and paining. The best solution to get relief from it get electrotherapy with that essentially it sends electrical pulses to massage the muscles through skin pads you stick to the affected area by that you feel relax and out of pain. To read more it Visit on http://perfectophysios.com/electrotherapy/

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