Freqently Asked Questions
Q: How easy to use is REVITIVE?
A: REVITIVE has been specifically designed to be used by people of all ages in the comfort of your own home. The easy to read manual, as well as the remote control or toe-touch buttons make the device very simple to operate and easy to use. Simply turn it on, place both feet on the pads, sit back, relax and let the device go to work.
Q: Do you stand or sit to use the REVITIVE?
A: You use REVITIVE under your feet whilst sat down. Choose a chair or sofa which is close to a power socket. Place the REVITIVE on the floor next to the chair in front of where you will sit and plug it in. Sit on the chair and place your bare feet on the foot pads. Use the remote control or the buttons on the device to switch it on and begin the programme. You can then increase the intensity to the desired level. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Q: How far up the leg will the benefits extend?
A: REVITIVE helps increase circulation throughout the lower legs, ankles and feet.
Q: Do I have to use it every day?
A: We recommend using REVITIVE as part of your daily routine, a typical session lasts 20 - 30 minutes. We promise you that REVITIVE is easy and enjoyable to incorporate into everyday life. Sit back, relax and enjoy REVITIVE while reading, watching the TV or simply having a cup of tea.
Q: I exercise regularly, so I don’t think I need REVITIVE?
A: Exercise is important and REVITIVE is not designed to replace exercise. Research has shown that compared to 20 minutes of heel toe raising exercises, REVITIVE was at least or even more efficient at resolving swelling and circulation.
Q: How heavy and big is it?
A: All REVITIVE devices are designed to be portable, lightweight and easy to store. You can compare the width to a large dinner plate or a 12 inch record.
Q: Is it battery or mains operated?
A: The REVITIVE device is mains operated. The remote control is battery operated and includes batteries.
Q: Does REVITIVE make a noise?
A: REVITIVE makes no operating noise.
Q: Does REVITIVE heat up?
A: No. However, increasing blood circulation will naturally increase foot temperature helping cold feet.
Q: Who can’t use REVITIVE?
A: REVITIVE should not be used by some people.
Do not use if (contraindications):
- Fitted with an electronic implanted device such as a heart pacemaker or Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD)
- You are pregnant
- Being treated for, or have the symptoms of, an existing Deep Vein Thrombosis (“DVT”)
Long periods of inactivity can put you at greater risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis
(DVT). DVT is a blood clot and usually occurs in a deep leg vein. If part of the DVT breaks off it may lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism.
If you have been inactive for prolonged periods and suspect you may have a DVT, consult your doctor immediately. To prevent dislodging the clot do not use REVITIVE. In some cases of DVT there may be no symptoms. However it is important to be aware of the symptoms that may include:
- pain, swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (usually your calf)
- a heavy ache in the affected area
- warm skin in the area of the clot
- redness of your skin, particularly at the back of your leg, below the knee
Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you show any signs of the above symptoms.
Q: What is a Class II Medical Device?
A: REVITIVE is classified as a Class II device.
General medical devices (that fall within the scope of the Medical Devices Directive) are categorized into classes according to the degree of risk inherent in the device
General medical devices are grouped into four classes as follows:
- Class I lowest risk
- Class II Medium Risk
- Class III Medium/High Risk
- Class IV Greatest risk
to demonstrate that :
Claims made in relation to the device's safety and performance - under its normal conditions of use - are achieved.