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It’s been 7 and a half weeks since I began trialling the Modius weight-loss headset and I’ve had lots of interest from friends and family — and readers of my blog — asking for updates. So I thought I’d share my recent thoughts; as well as a step by step guide for new users, who want to know how to use the Modius headset.
As I said in my first post, I really, really didn’t like the sensation initially.
It’s really hard to describe but — to me — it feels like when you’ve been on a ferry and finally reach dry land. Even though you’re stationary, you feel as though you’re still moving.
It’s the oddest sensation.
That said, it’s not odd enough for me to stop using it; and Modius is definitely part of my nightly routine now.
Here’s what I do.
How to use the Modius headset
1. Firstly, I get everything I need in one place; all my Modius Kit — including the Modius headset, alcohol wipes, sticky pads, and phone.
Plus a glass of water and something to occupy me for an hour; generally a book or the TV. I’ve read of people using their Modius headset whilst they’re putting makeup on in a morning but, personally, it makes me feel quite lethargic so — for me — evenings are the best time to use it.
I find the swaying sensation is less pronounced when I’m sitting still and occupied.
2. Next, I take an alcohol wipe, break open the sealed packet and rub it on the skin of the bony area just behind my ear.
3. I wait for the area to dry then take two self adhesive gel pads.
I peel off the backing and press them firmly behind each ear. Waiting a couple of minutes for them to adhere properly.
4. Next, I take the Modius headset and switch it on — you know it’s working properly as you hear it beep and the light will come on.
5. Then I connect the headset to the sticky press-studs behind my ears.
6. Once that’s done I’ll pair up the Modius with the app on my phone, press start and move up the levels to where I feel most comfortable. Generally speaking, I use it on level 5.
7. Next, all there is to do is sit and relax.
Read a book, watch the TV… take the opportunity to sit still for an hour. It’s a rarity, so I’m quite enjoying taking advantage of it!!
I find there’s often a prickling sensation on the area that I’ve placed the pads, but it wears off quite quickly.
And I always feel a muscular, jumping sensation behind my ears. It reminds me very much of a Slendertone ab-exerciser I had years ago; it’s the same kind of involuntary muscle spasm. It’s weird and a little unpleasant but you soon get used to it and if you’re occupied by a good book or a box-set (Game of Thrones anyone?!) the time passes very quickly.
Before I know it, the headset beeps again to let me know that I’m finished. This is confirmed by a message on the app too.
So does Modius Work?
Well — and I’m sorry if I’m sitting on the fence here, but — I still feel that it’s too early to tell.
There are a couple of positives (but also a couple of negatives) that I’d like to share though.
a — I haven’t lost any weight yet (apart from the initial 1.5lb).
b — When using the higher levels for a consistent number of days, I began experiencing the same dizzy/swaying sensation — that occurs when you’re wearing the headset — throughout the day, when I wasn’t using Modius.
I spoke to the team at Modius about this and they advised to drop the levels down and maybe have a rest for a couple of days; starting again on a lower level.
I’ve done this and it seems to have done the trick.
a — I took Modius to California and wore it almost every day of the two and a half weeks we were away (even on the flights there and back).
Generally when we go on holiday — especially to the USA — I pile weight on.
But when we got home, despite all the rich (and plentiful) food I’d eaten, it turned out that I’d put just 1lb on. ONE POUND.
Now, I can’t be 100% sure if that was down to Modius — or as a result of all the walking we did whilst we were away — but I was pretty happy with that!!
b — My appetite seems to have decreased. And I’m definitely snacking less throughout the day. Plus — Modius make me feel quite thirsty (weirdly enough) so I’m drinking loads and loads of water.
I fill up a 1.5L bottle in the morning and by around 4pm, I’m filling it up again.
One thing’s for sure, even though I’m not losing any weight yet, my skin is feeling the benefit of all the water and the cellulite on my thighs is looking less pronounced too.
So there we are. The second part of my Modius review and a little guide on how to use the Modius headset. I’m sorry I don’t have anything more exciting to say at this stage — I wish I was seeing more of a difference on the scales — but I’m still keeping an open mind and hoping that I’ll see a change in that department in the next few weeks.
I am working with Modius and have been given a headset for the purposes of this project but if you’re keen to try out Modius for yourself, you can get a fab 15% off your purchase using the code ‘Caro15’. Click the link for more info!
This is a paid post but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.