As technology improves the market gets flooded with innovative ways of treating unique conditions. Many health conditions benefit from an EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulator) and so you’ll find quite a few devices that provide this. We reviewed the Revitive Circulation Booster which provides this treatment in quite a unique way. Read our findings below to determine if this is what your body needs at the moment.
What is EMS? But why EMS?
When looking for a treatment it’s important to understand what your body needs. If you’re treating muscle aches and injuries you ideally need:
- Increased blood flow which enables more oxygen to reach the parts of your body (the damaged cells) that need it for healing
- Muscle movement to keep muscles fit
Electrical Muscle Stimulation devices provide this by sending electrical currents into your body via the patches you stick to your body or via the areas of the machine that make contact with your skin. The electrical current causes muscles to contract which automatically affects blood circulation.
But why use this almost artificial method? Because it requires little effort and this is very beneficial when you’re recovering. You may not have the ability to exercise much but with EMS that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your muscles working.
EMS will cause you less pain than going for a workout or a run but will still benefit your muscles. It’s also ideal if you’re prone to pain in your joints in which case exercising can lead to much discomfort and/or pain.Impressive, right? Now the question is whether the Revitive Circulation Booster is a good tool if this is what you’re after.
How Does Revitive Work?
First off the Revitive Circulation Booster works on a very specific area of the body rather than the whole body as some EMS devices do. It’s a foot circulation machine you stand on and when turned on it will send electrical pulses into your body via the soles of your feet.
It’s easy to use:
It’s important to note that using Revitive while sitting down (allowing it to move back and forth) forms part of its efficiency so it’s not ideal to use in any other scenario such as while lying in bed.
Because you can use it while sitting down it’s ideal for injured individuals or seniors who can’t manage to stand up. They can still give their legs a workout to improve strength or simply maintain health.
This is specifically a foot circulation booster but you also get a few electrode body pads to attach to other areas of the body to administer EMS there as well.
How Can Revitive Circulation Booster Help You?
While EMS devices can be purchased over the counter and you can use it without a doctor’s instructions, if you’re facing serious pain problems you need to know you’re doing it right.It’s encouraging to know the Revitive Circulation Booster is professionally viewed as a prescription strength stimulator. This makes it a practical option for serious conditions if you don’t have time to visit your doctor or physiotherapist. It helps for quite a few conditions.
- Pain Treatment:
The stimulated nerve endings in your feet will activate leg muscles (your lower legs specifically) to contract and relax continuously. This movement will increase the blood circulation to those areas which ultimately relieve pain when more oxygen helps cells recover.
Because Revitive circulation booster has so many settings you can use it for anything from tired feet and legs after a day of standing to stimulating injured muscles to strengthening them and help them heal. You can pick a setting to help you relax and unwind tired muscles or crank it up to a high charge to give muscles a serious workout.This treatment can help you combat the effects of diabetes such as neuropathy pain.
Some consumers report they need to turn it to lower settings a few weeks after starting use. The electrical muscle stimulation can affect nerve endings and make you feel more than you used to.
The results range from improving circulation to pain relief to actually strengthening muscles. Yes, that’s how powerful this machine’s pulses are.
Some consumers also use Revitive circulation booster to treat blocked veins or at least maintain circulation when they are prone to get blockages. When you have blocked veins it’s imperative you keep moving so muscle movements can stimulate blood flow. However, if your job or an injury forces you to sit still for long periods of time this machine can simulate physical movement so your arteries don’t deteriorate.
Perhaps you simply have some swelling in your joints? When you increase blood circulation it affects inflammation and can help reduce swelling in your feet and legs as well.
Many of these effects lead to better sleep quality thanks to less pain at night, which automatically also helps your body recover faster.
List of Features:
The handy thing about the Revitive foot circulation machine is that it allows so many different options:
99 intensity settings
You get 99 different intensity settings so you can make adjustments until you get the right level for your needs; in our testing and confirming of other Revitive reviews this is great plus. Do you desire comfort or are you brave enough to handle some discomfort on higher settings to give your body the optimal chance of recovery? Whether you’re after a light workout simply to stimulate circulation or whether you need to target an area with stronger pulses to get results faster, there will be a setting for you.
You also have a variety of stimulating patterns to pick from. Each one will affect you differently so it once again helps you customize your treatment to what your body needs.
Your treatments are improved and streamlined with these features:
Part of the efficacy is thanks to a new feature the Revitive brand used called the 20° IsoRocker.
Cord powered models and AAA battery powered Revitive models are available. The latter is a practical unit to travel with since your treatments aren’t dependant on being near AC power outlets.
It has buttons on the device itself as well as a remote to change your settings. This is handy because you can comfortably sit back and manage the strength of the pulses without bending down. This also makes it user friendly for the elderly who may not be able to bend down.
You can set it to a specific treatment time so you can sit back and enjoy instead of focusing on the clock.
- Waveform: Monophasic
- Shape: Square symmetrical with polarity reversal
Maximum Output Voltage:
- @500Ω Foot: 35V Body: 19V
- @2kΩ Foot: 101V Body: 54V
- @10kΩ Foot: 133V Body: 68V
Maximum Output Current:
- @ 500Ω Foot: 71mA Body: 39mA
- @2kΩ Foot: 51mA Body: 27mA
- @10kΩ Foot: 13mA Body: 7mA
- Foot: 450 +/- 45μs or 970 +/- 97μs
- Body: 450 +/- 45μs
Foot: 20 to 43Hz, Body: 38 to 51Hz
- Net Charge @ 500Ω 0.004mC
- Maximum Phase Charge @ 500 Ω Foot: 53μC Body: 17μC
- Maximum Current Density Foot: 0.032 mA/cm² Body: 0.100 mA/cm²
- Maximum Power Density @ 500Ω Foot: 0.81 mW/cm² Body: 1.82 mW/cm²
- a. Pulses per burst Foot: 195 - 1092 Body: 291 - 921
- b. Bursts per second Foot: 0.11 - 0.29 Body: 0.10 - 0.30
- c. Burst duration Foot: 1.91 - 8.35s Body: 1.90 - 6.50s
- d. Duty Cycle Foot: 0.56 - 0.89 Body: 0.65 - 0.86
- ON Time Foot: 1.90 - 8.40s Body: 1.90 - 6.50s
- OFF Time Foot: 1.00 - 1.50s Body: 1.00s
- 15.6” x 3.8”x 14.6”
The specs make it practical to store in a cupboard or even underneath a bench with ease. It’s probably a bit too bulky to put in your luggage but depending on the situation you may be able to travel with this if you think you’ll need treatments while not at home.
Another thing that’s beneficial about the Revitive Circulation Booster is how little time it requires. You need 20 to 30 minutes which makes it practical and easy to use during a lunch break at work or at night before you go to bed. You can decide how many times a day you want to use it because it won’t have any negative effects if used a lot.
Clinical Testing Information:
Of course it’s important to pick high quality items where electrical impulses are used because you don’t want to hurt your body in the process. It’s impressive that the Revitive device was designed by medical specialists. Revitive reviews were also conducted extensively.
It’s also comforting to know that the Revitive Circulation Booster is FDA approved and cleared as a Class II medical device.
The other technology used in this design - Wide Pulse Technology - is currently still pending a patent but it has been clinically proven. This feature of the foot circulation machine can increase circulation up to 53% according to Revitive reviews.
Who Can Not Use Revitive Circulation Booster?
Unfortunately the unique functionality means this isn’t for everyone to use. If you fall into one of these categories you should avoid using the REVITIVE circulation booster:
- Pregnant women
- When you have Deep Vein Thrombosis
Also Revitive reviews state that if you’re wearing a pacemaker, have an implanted defibrillator or you use any implanted electronic devices you can’t use this.
It’s important to note that this won’t work for every injury you have. Some consumers using it on very old injuries or areas with metal implants don’t experience pain relief.
One can never disregard the importance of customer service. This is especially true when dealing with products that are aimed at bettering your health and life. The Revitive team provides a lifetime of phone and email support for their US-based users, which allows you to purchase with confidence.
In terms of the level of customer service that can be expected, the vast majority of users feel that the customer service they received was of a high level. Isolated reports detail instances of poor packaging and slow response time but those comments are few & far in between.
But do they stand behind their product? Well, if their 30-day money-back guarantee and their full two-year warranty are anything to go by we can safely say that the Revitive team indeed stands behind their product—with pride.
Can the intensity settings be programmed separately for each?
Revitive reviews often fail to address the question “can I program the intensity settings separately for each foot?” so we thought we’d answer this question first. The Revitive can be adjusted in terms of both time and intensity.
You can adjust the time from 0 to 30 minutes and the intensity can be programmed from 0 to 99. However, all settings in terms of both time and intensity apply to both feet & cannot be programmed separately for each foot.
Can it be safely used with metal implants?
Yes, the Revitive can absolutely be used safely by anyone who has metal implants such as those used in total knee replacements. While totally safe to use, if the Revitive is applied directly to the implant area the user may experience discomfort.
What’s the power adapter voltage?
A point that is often brought up in Revitive reviews is the fact that the device is specifically designed for usage in US households. This means that its power adapter voltage is 120V.
What’s the difference between the new model and the outgoing one?
Before covering the difference between the new model and the outgoing one, it’s important to know how they are similar. All models provide the necessary electrical muscle stimulation to the muscles found in the feet and lower leg areas.
The new model, the Revitive Medic, is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It features a cordless design whereas all others need to be manually plugged in & connected to a power source.
What’s the purpose of iso rockers?
The purpose of the iso rocker system found in the Revitive’s design is a simple but powerful one. The iso rocker essentially replicates heel-toe raises. What this means is that as the Revitive automatically rocks, the muscles in the leg contract and release as though performing heel calf raise exercises.
Thanks to the iso rocker system, the promotion of oxygen-rich blood flow is promoted, leg muscle strength is increased, and pains & aches are relieved.
Does it help with blocked arteries?
Yes, the Revitive can be used by those with narrowing or blocked arteries. However, it is always recommended to first consult your healthcare provider before self-treating conditions. Those with an existing case of deep vein thrombosis are advised against using the Revitive. If you’re pregnant, have a history of heart problems or have an implanted electronic device should also avoid using the unit.
So is this an investment in your health? As long as increased blood flow is what your body needs this could be your solution. It’s definitely a comfortable option since it’s designed to have you sit back and enjoy the treatment. However it has limited treatment options as you can’t really use this in any other situation such as while lying in bed. If you’re looking for treatment for your feet and legs this is ideal but if you need a machine that can easily be used for other parts of the body too, you may need a different device.