Meet Aura: A cute, cordless, compact TENS machine for fast and natural period pain relief. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machines are medical devices that block pain signals to the brain by passing electro pulses across the skin. TENS machines allow you to put your period pain, cramps, muscle aches or other pain on pause. With Aura, you can get on with your life confidently and put your energy back into what you love.
Step 1: Unbox Your Aura
Once you open your new package, the first thing you will see is Aura’s cute round therapy device. This is the part that controls the settings and intensity. The therapy device needs to eventually be connected to the smooth electrode gel pad. Your package comes with two gel pads, one to be used as a replacement after the first one becomes less adhesive. The gel pads each have a plastic film on the back to maintain stickiness.
Within your exciting new package, you’ll also be given a hard translucent purple case for storage of your device. Aura is rechargeable and comes with a USB charging cable. This will fit into your standard USB wall adapter, which is not provided. You should also see a user manual in your package. Listen, we get it, manual books are totally boring (but important to read). Don’t worry though, you’ve got this guide for revision!
Step 2: Charge Your Aura
The first step to starting your pain free journey is charging your Aura. Connect one end of the USB cable to a suitable adapter, then connect the other end of the cable to the round TENS device. The charging interface is located on the top side edge of the device. The gel pad doesn’t need to be applied for this but it can be if you’re a genius and have already put two and two together to connect the device to the adhesive pad.
Aura will take about 40 minutes to fully charge. Once it’s charged, the indicator light will switch from red to blue. When the light is blue, disconnect the USB cable and store it away for future use.
Step 3: Prepare Aura + Your Body
Your TENS device now needs to be attached to one adhesive gel pad. The pad will have two button looking electrodes that should click into place when the device is pressed on top. Make sure this is secure.
The next step is preparing to apply Aura to your body. Before attaching Aura to the body, wash the skin and make sure the area is completely dry. The treatment area should be totally clean, so please remove any body lotions or oils. The gel pad lifetime will be significantly reduced if the skin is not free of lotions or oils.
Step 4: Attach Your Aura
Now it’s time to actually attach the device to your body! Make sure Aura is completely turned off, otherwise you run the risk of shocking your fingers. Next, remove the plastic backing. You can keep this part safe in the hard storage case while you’re using Aura.
Aura sits on the painful area, such as the stomach or lower back for menstrual cramps. Despite being intended for period pain, Aura can be used on most body parts! It is great for managing muscle pain and can be placed on the back of the neck, shoulders, bicep, back, thigh or calf. It even suits awkward spots like the hips, elbows, knees or feet!
Please note, there are some parts of the body or health conditions that Aura is not compatible with. Avoid use on the eyes, mouth, face, head or front of the neck. Do not use Aura on the chest. People with cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, or other implanted metallic or electronic devices should not use Aura at all. Aura is not recommended in the early stages of pregnancy; people who are pregnant should consult their healthcare provider before use.
Step 5: Turn Your Aura On
After attaching Aura to the body, you can turn it on by pressing the power button. A blue light should appear, relieving your pain almost immediately. The stimulation will feel like buzzy pulses, kind of like TV static on your skin. Aura is totally painless and silent, but it may take some getting used to.
Short press the power button to explore Aura’s six therapy modes and use the (+) and (-) buttons to explore the 20 intensity settings. The six therapy modes feel like tapping, kneading, gua sha style scaping, acupuncture and cupping.
If you can’t feel any stimulation, press the (+) button to increase intensity until you feel the tingly sensation; the sensation should be strong but not uncomfortable, and after a few minutes the feeling will start to drop away slightly as the pain subsides.
If the stimulation is too intense, press the (-) button to decrease intensity. If this doesn’t help, the gel pad may not be attached correctly, so turn the device off by long pressing the power button for 3 seconds before trying again.
Once perfected, you can carry on with your day, pain free! Aura operates in 20 minute cycles so you can repeat the above for as long as you need. The battery will last 5 hours when fully charged. If the stimulation stops unexpectedly, the device needs charging.
Step 6: Charge + Store Your Aura
Once you’re done using Aura, long press the power button for 3 seconds to turn it off. Remove it from your body and place the plastic film on the back of the gel pad. Get out the USB charger and put Aura on charge for 40 mins so it is ready to go for next time. To put Aura in its storage case, press the case closed where the clips meet. Don’t worry if the device turns on, it will turn off within two minutes.
To maintain Aura, replace the electrode gel pad when it loses stickiness and no longer adheres to the skin. One pad should last 1-2 cycles, depending on how many days of the month you use the device. To purchase more gel pads, visit the VUSH Wellness website.