Relaxis provides vibratory counterstimulation. When Relaxis is activated, the vibration interrupts an RLS episode by overwhelming the unpleasant sensations. The nerves in your legs are stimulated with real sensory signals, similar to if you were moving your legs to get relief. The difference is that you can remain lying down; Relaxis does all the work. After 30 minutes, Relaxis gradually ramps down and then shuts off on its own as you continue resting.
Unfortunately, new prescriptions for Relaxis
are no longer being filled.
After 10 years of working with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency has decided
to ignore the results of the two clinical studies and FDA clearance for Relaxis.
Rather than providing coverage for this important technology, CMS has classified Relaxis as a “pleasure device.”
According to CMS, anything that vibrates is a “pleasure device,” and as such, is not eligible for coverage.
Because the underlying technology behind Relaxis is vibration, CMS refuses to provide coverage for this important
therapeutic technology, despite the documented clinical evidence and urgent patient need.
Due to CMS’ decision, it is no longer feasible to continue offering Relaxis.
If you already have a Relaxis system and need a replacement
power supply or new cover for your device, please contact:
Advanced Medical Home Care Supplies (AHMS)
Mike Hanlon, President
Phone: (610) 524-1510
To read the Relaxis Operation Manuals and Quick Start Guides, please click on these links: