How TENS Works

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, a drug-free method of controlling pain. TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses through the skin to the nerves to modify pain perception. TENS will not cure the cause of the pain but can help ease your pain to a more acceptable level, making life easier for you to once again enjoy the normal everyday things in life.

The electrical signals travel from the TENS unit through the wires to the electrodes that are placed on your skin. Depending on the type and location of your pain, the electrodes may be placed over or to surround the painful area. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. This stimulation has been proven to increase blood circulation and the production of endorphins, both critical components of the healing process.

TENS therapy has been prescribed by doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists for over 30 years and has been clinically proven to be safe and effective for pain relief.

Electrode Placement

Each MarsOne™ device is packaged with a comprehensive user's manual, as well as an electrode placement guide for various areas of the body. Downloadable Electrode Placement Guides are available on every product page.