I’m a big fan of massages, so I stopped dead in my tracks when I came across a company in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Alley earlier today. Taiwan-basedU-Gymis a deep layer muscle massager that you can wear while exercising. U-Gym uses medium-frequency electrotherapy to stimulate your muscles, nerves and meridians. The company says it can help with muscle stiffness and soreness and speed up muscle recovery.
"The U-Gym product works well, and compares favorably with TENS units that cost almost five times as much.", "On the whole, it gives a new user what they need: places to put the electrodes, and advice about which program of pulsations might be used for. Score: 4.5 out of 5"
"Number one reason? No massage therapist visits. For those of us not down with a stranger giving us a massage, that’s a huge plus. It also mimics the benefits of expensive and time-consuming treatments like cupping and acupuncture."
"U-GYM Mini uses medium frequencies for its massages, unlike other TENS devices that operate below 1kHz.", "It is so small and easy to use, you could wear it under your clothes and no one would be the wiser. You could even get a massage while at work and your co-workers probably wouldn’t even know."