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Last modified:April 27, 2016


tens handheld pulse massagerIf you are looking for a portable massager then it is likely you will have stumbled across the TruMedic PL-009 Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager. It is one of the most popular on the market at the moment. Part of this is down to the fact that it is incredibly cheap. However, it is also something which does an incredibly fine job. On this page I want to take a little look at just how good it really is. The Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager is a unit designed to be portable. This means that it can give a quick pain fix wherever you are. It is not the most powerful unit on the market. However, as you will see later, it really is not meant to be. The unit comes complete with some electrode pads which you can stick on the part of the body that is giving you a bit of pain. You then hit one of the switches on the device and away you go.




This is an incredibly small and light unit. In fact, it is no bigger than a television remote control. This means that it is absolutely ideal for sliding into your bag ready to help you out whenever pain gets the better of you.

In addition to this, it is incredibly simple to use. There is a setting on the unit for each specific location on your body. You just need to hit the right button and it will give you the perfect massage for most parts of your body. There is no complex terminology at play here. You want a perfect massage for your shoulders? Well, just select the right setting! You will also be able to adjust the type of massage. There are three settings available here including ‘massage’, ‘knead’ and ‘beat’. It is quite powerful for a small unit of this nature too. In fact, it is one of the more powerful on the market at this size which of course makes it so popular.

The ‘light massage’ nature of this unit means that it is perfect for those that are unable to put up with the vibrations of the larger units on the market (in particular the elderly and those suffering from some disabilities). It pulses a little which not only reduces the intensity but in some cases reduces the amount of pain considerably.


Sadly, there is a downside to the TruMedic PL-009. This is the fact that it is not the most powerful unit on the market. I mean, it is going to be good for some situations, but if you are looking for something quite powerful for severe pain then you may want to look elsewhere. You should expect to pay a considerable amount more for the unit though!

In addition to this, I do not like the fact that there is no ‘continuous’ massage feature. As I mentioned before, it is ‘pulse’ action. This again is going to be useful for some situations, but if you need a massager for a specific part of your body then you may want to look elsewhere.

Despite the ‘cons’ of the device, this is something that I can recommend. It is a unit that is created to do a specific job and it does it quite well. It is not that powerful but it really does not need to be. It has been designed to be a portable unit to give you a ‘quick pain fix’ until you can do something else to help you out. I really do recommend the TruMedic PL-009 Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager, but try to get something in addition to it.


  • 5 Auto Stimulation Programs
  • Fully-adjustable Speed & Intensity
  • 3 Selectable Massage Settings