Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Circulation Booster®?

A: The Circulation Booster® is a Class IIa medical device which increases blood circulation in the lower legs. It utilises Electrical Muscle Stimulation through two large foot pads stimulating thousands of nerve endings in the soles of the feet.

Our care for our customers has led to extensive research into developing the optimal stimulation of circulation. In fact, the Circulation Booster® is the only device of its kind to have been scientifically tested to see if it could improve poor circulation, proving our unrivalled commitment to your health.

For more information please visit our How It Works page.

Q: What is included in the box as standard?

A: The standard Circulation Booster® box includes:

  • The official Circulation Booster®
  • 4 adhesive TENS body pads
  • Remote control (batteries included)
  • Power adaptor
  • User's manual
  • 12 month warranty
Q: How easy to use is the Circulation Booster®

A: The Circulation Booster® 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 makes the device very simple to operate and easy to use. Simply turn it on, sit back, relax and let the device go to work.

Q: How does stimulation increase blood flow and how does that ease my symptoms?

A: Electrical Muscle Stimulation applied through the foot pads on the Circulation Booster® causes the muscles to contract and relax creating a pumping action. This action imitates the body’s natural circulatory system, like when performing toes up and toes down on a plane, increasing blood flow in your lower legs and reducing fluid retention in the calves and feet. Increasing blood flow circulation with the Circulation Booster® could help temporarily relieve the symptoms associated with poor circulation from inactivity, such as swollen feet and ankles, minor aches and pains and cold feet.

Q: Do you stand or sit to use the Circulation Booster®

A: Choose a chair or sofa which is comfortable and close to a power socket. Place the Circulation Booster® 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 of the Circulation Booster®. 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.

Q: How far up the leg will the benefits extend?

A: The Circulation Booster® helps increase circulation throughout the lower legs, ankles and feet.

Q. Do I have to use it every day?

A: We recommend using the Circulation Booster® for 30 minutes as part of your daily routine. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Circulation Booster® while reading, watching the TV or simply having a cup of tea.

Q. I exercise regularly, so I don’t think I need the Circulation Booster®?

A: The Circulation Booster® is not designed to replace exercise.

Q. Who can’t use the Circulation Booster®?

A: The Circulation Booster® should not be used by persons

  • In the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Fitted with a pacemaker or AICD - the Circulation Booster® could interfere with the device
  • Being treated for an existing deep vein thrombosis- to avoid any possibility of mobilising the clot

Local warnings and cautions

You should not use the Circulation Booster® or the TENS Body Pads on or near

  • Pregnant womb/stomach
  • Open, broken or bleeding skin – dress any open wounds before use
  • Tissue bleed (internal / external)
  • Epilepsy – do not use the TENS Body Pads on the neck area.
  • Malignancy (tumour)
  • The eyes or testicles
  • Infected tissue (inc. Cellulitis)
Q. Are other devices the same?

A: Categorically no. The Circulation Booster® is the only device of its kind which has been scientifically tested to see if it could improve poor circulation, reduce swollen feet and temporarily relieve minor aches and pains. Other devices have no proven therapeutic benefits and are simply foot massagers. You may find other internet sites claim health benefits in respect to their devices but they are not allowed to do so by law. Only the Circulation Booster® has had independent scientific trials which have tested its efficacy.

Q: What is a Class 2a Medical Device?

A: Medical device classification is part of the European CE Mark certification which determines the device’s medical level. All CE marked devices are tested for their safety. However, a CE Mark does not test or prove the therapeutic effects of the product. The Circulation Booster® is a certified class 2a medical device and the only device of its kind which has been scientifically tested to see if can help improve poor circulation, reduce swelling and temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.

Q: Why do people get reduced blood flow, especially in the leg region?

A: With age, genetics, and some illnesses some people suffer narrowing or reduced elasticity of the veins. This restricts normal blood flow, regardless of how much exercise you do. Visit our Right for you? pages for more health information regarding poor circulation.

Q: How long does it take to see results?

A: Everyone is different and the time you will see a difference will vary. We recommend you use the Circulation Booster® 30 minutes daily for the best results.