Relaxis Pad

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Re: Relaxis Pad

Postby pjmccoy1 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:06 am

Yes they called me back and told me about the special in June which would, in effect, reduce the cost to approximately $28 to trial for a month if it doesn't work and you send it back. What they couldn't tell me is what they do with the relaxis pads that are restocked. Do they ship them back out after they have been previously used at the same price?
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Re: Relaxis Pad

Postby Norm » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:55 am

I would try a good heating pad first before buying the infrared unit. My experience with heat (not infrared) has been that my WED gets worse. All that means is that it does something. Others may get better.

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Re: Relaxis Pad

Postby mh380 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:20 pm

I recently got a Relaxis pad, and I've run into a few aspects of it that are problematic for me. My symptoms can occur on my quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and the soles of my feet (sometimes mostly one area, but usually multiple areas at once) so I am having trouble figuring out how to get the pad in contact will all parts of my legs that are experiencing symptoms. The best I can come up with so far is to sleep on my side with the pad between my legs, but then the intensity of vibration is uneven, being fairly strong on my inner legs, and too weak by the time the vibration passes the midline of the muscles. In addition, I'm having trouble determining what the right level is for me, or even if there is a right level for me. So far, light vibrations haven't been effective at covering up the discomfort of my RLS symptoms, but heavier vibrations make them worse than if I hadn't used the Relaxis in the first place.

So I'm wondering if any of you find that it is necessary to use Relaxis for many days in a row before you start seeing benefits, or if there are any tricks or tips for dealing with RLS symptoms across the entire leg, and for determining the right vibration level.

To answer a few questions that I saw earlier in this thread, I find that it can be a little noisy, especially when it is between my legs rather than pressed against the bed, but if you are okay with sleeping with earplugs, it is not too bad. In terms of sharing a bed with a partner, my wife doesn't seem to mind the vibrations, but she is a heavy sleeper, and we have a memory foam mattress that seems to dampen the vibrations before they reach her. Because some of the motors are flapping freely when the pad is between my legs (I can't make contact with all 6 motors) the noise from the pad in that position has brought her from a deep sleep to a light sleep a few times.

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Re: Relaxis Pad

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:37 pm

My guess would be that it should work instantly - like massage works for some people instantly, or like therapeutic stockings.

Based on the data that seems to point to multiple forms of RLS - I'd also guess that this isn't going to work for everyone.
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