TENS machine hire perth

How does TENS Machine Hire work? And other FAQ's

Laura Ward

Top 3 Reasons Why TENS Hire Perth Is Your Trusted Choice for Pain Relief

  • Quality Equipment: Experience relief with top-notch, reliable TENS machines that are meticulously maintained for optimal performance.

  • Customer Focused: Customer focus is the top priority at TENS Hire Perth. We aim to provide a top level service with prompt fulfilment of orders as well as 24/7 response to enquiries

  • Customer Satisfaction: Join a community of satisfied users who have experienced comfort and relief through the exceptional service and quality offered by TENS Hire Perth.

Introduction: Understanding TENS therapy

Experiencing pain during labour is a shared aspect of childbirth, and its intensity varies for each woman. In the quest for effective pain management, many expectant mothers opt for natural alternatives to traditional medication. As parents-to-be increasingly explore holistic approaches, the appeal of TENS machines becomes evident due to their capacity to provide a natural, non-intrusive solution for coping with labour pains. In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore the extraordinary capabilities of TENS machine technology and unpack the process of hiring a TENS machine for both comfort and control throughout the childbirth process. 

Benefits of TENS Machine Hire: Comparing TENS machine hire vs. purchase

Opting for TENS machine hire comes with a myriad of benefits for individuals seeking effective pain management.

Firstly, the cost-effective nature of renting a TENS machine allows users to access this technology without committing to a substantial investment, providing the traditional ‘try before you buy’ experience. This proves especially helpful for those who may only require temporary relief, such as during pregnancy or postoperative recovery.

At TENS Hire Perth we provide flexibility in rental durations, accommodating varying needs. The durations available are 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks, each with options to extend the hire if required. 2 week hire is also available for special circumstances. Please Contact us to discuss this option.

Additionally, maintenance and technical support are often included in rental services, relieving users of the responsibility of upkeep. Unlike ownership, where the technology may become outdated, hiring ensures access to the latest models and advancements in TENS therapy. Overall, TENS machine hire offers a cost-effective, flexible, and convenient alternative to purchasing, making this innovative pain management solution more accessible to a broader audience. TENS Hire Perth also offers a series of informative emails about the product, and also resources of where to get more information, which will not be readily available if you were to purchase the device.

TENS machine hire offers a practical and affordable solution, granting users the opportunity to experience the benefits of this technology without the long-term commitment of ownership.

"I learnt that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear"

Nelson Mandela

Financial commitment involved in hiring a TENS Machine

TENS Machine hire is very affordable for the majority of people.

Below is the breakdown of pries offered at TENS Hire Perth

  • 4 week TENS machine hire: $70
  • 6 week TENS machine hire: $95
  • 8 week TENS machine hire: $115 

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What is included with the hire of a TENS machine?

Good question! Everything you need to correctly and safely use the TENS machine is included in the pouch.

Contents include:

- 1x Elle TENS machine device

At TENS Hire Perth we stock all 3 of the Elle TENS devices: Elle TENS, Elle TENS 2 and Elle Tens Plus. You will receive the device that is available at the time of your hire. However, the majority of our devices are the Elle TENS 2 model so there is a 95% chance this is the device you will receive (click here to read about the functions of each device)

- 4x Single use electrode pads

- 2x lead wires to connect the pads to the device

- 1x neck strap

- Instructions for use and a laminated quick start guide

- 2x AA in the device

- 2x AA spare batteries

- Fabric carry case

- Refer a friend discount code

- Bonus item: 

You may receive a hard copy of the "Women's guide to pain relief" book. If you did not receive one you can download it here (this booklet does not come with every TENS machine)

** All of these items are place in a plastic pouch labelled with a number, so we can easily keep track of the devices

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Walt Whitman

The Process of Hiring a TENS Machine – how to place an order

Placing a TENS Machine hire order through TENS Hire Perth is a very simple process. Follow the step-by-step guide below to place your order.

Step 1: 

Visit www.tenshireperth.com.au – this will bring you to the homepage

Step 2: 

Scroll down until you see “Book Now” under the heading TENS Machine hire. Click “Book Now”

Step 3: 

The “Book Now” link will take you to the TENS Machine Hire Perth page where you will see a booking calendar. Use the drop down arrow to select your preferred hire duration.

Step 4: 

Once selected, you can scroll through the calendar to select the date you wish to receive the device. Select this date and the calendar will automatically populate the return date for you

Step 5: 

Once the dates are chosen, select “Book now”

Step 6: 

You will then be taken to the checkout page where you can enter a discount code if you have one and make payment. You will then be able to select your delivery or click and collect options here.

Step 7:

And you’re done! Keep an eye on your email for further information on tracking numbers and pick up instructions. You will then receive a series of emails to better enhance your TENS Machine Hire experience

Delivery and Click and Collect options

At TENS Hire Perth we pride ourselves on convenience and consider our TENS Machine hire process very streamlined and smooth. We have multiple options for you to choose from:

- Shipping: 

Our shipping costs are very cheap in comparison to other companies. Standard shipping is $15 and Express shipping is $20. Both of these options include a return pre addressed shipping satchel for you to return the device to us. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email with the tracking number. Your TENS Machine will be delivered by Australia Post

- Click and Collect locations

Unlike other TENS Machine Hire companies, TENS Hire Perth currently has 3 click and collect locations around Perth: Bibra Lake, Roleystone and Mount Richon. Once your TENS Machine is ready for collection (on the day you selected on the calendar), you will receive an email with pick up instructions, which includes the locations address.

"Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life."

Ina May Gaskin

Returning and ending the TENS Machine hire

Returning the TENS Machine is a simple process. One week prior to the schedule return date you will receive a return reminder email from TENS Hire Perth. If you have returned your device prior to receiving this email then please discard the email.
If you had the TENS Machine shipped to you, there will be a prepaid preaddressed postage satchel inside the TENS Machine hire pouch. Pop the TENS machine and the accessories into the pouch and lodge it at an Australia Post shop.

If you have lost or misplaced the satchel, TENS Hire Perth does not provide replacements, so please purchase your own shipping.
If you collected your TENS Machine from one of our click and collect locations, please return your device and the accessories back to this address. If you are unable to do this, please purchase shipping from Australia post and return it to us in the mail. Please contact us if you have forgotten the address.

Correct use of the TENS machine

Correct use of the TENS Machine is essential for its success during labour. We recommend trialling the sensations of the TENS Machine (on your back only) after you receive the device, so you are familiar with the device for when labour starts. We recommend applying the TENS machine to your lower back as soon as you notice the first labour sensations commence. This is so you can have the device on the lowest setting so you have room to increase the sensations as the labour advances and you require more relief. Using the TENS machine early also always your body to build up its own endorphins, the body’s natural pain relieving hormones, which increases the effectiveness of the TENS machine.

Conclusion: Embracing a drug free birth with TENS machine technology

While a TENS machine might not completely eliminate labour pains, it can significantly reduce its intensity, offering a more manageable and comfortable experience for many mothers. Always remember to consult with health care providers before using any pain relief method during childbirth.

In the quest for natural pain management during labour, TENS machines have emerged as a promising solution, providing relied without the need for medication. Their non-invasive nature and ease of use make them an appealing choice for women seeking alternative methods for a smoother childbirth experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the TENS Machine hire?

- 1x Elle TENS device
- 4x Single use electrode pads
- 1x neck strap
- instructions for use
- 2x AA spare batteries
- fabric carry case

Which TENS machine will I receive?

Depending on availability, you will receive one of the following devices: Elle TENS Elle TENS 2 or Elle TENS Plus All three are very similar in functionality and deliver the same level of pain relief and the same boost feature for contractions during labour

When shouldn't I use a TENS machine?

Never use a TENS machine under the following circumstances: - Without talking to a midwife or doctor first - Before you are 36 weeks pregnant - When you’re in a shower, bath, or birth pool, or any form of water - If you have broken skin or a healing scar where you want to place the pads - If you have a cardiac pacemaker or a heart rhythm problem - If you have pain that you don’t think is labour pain. See your doctor or midwife if this is the case. - On another part of your body other than your lower back as pictures in the instruction manual.

Do I still pay for the TENS machine hire if I didn't end up using it?

Yes, unfortunately if your circumstances change or you didn’t use your TENS machine we are unable to issue refunds once the machine has been dispatched. If it has not been dispatched via mail or collected from us then we can issue a full refund.

When is the best time to place my TENS machine hire order?

We would love you to have your TENS ready to go by 34-36 weeks. This gives you peace of mind that you have your labour tool kit ready to go for when your baby decides it’s time!

Can I use my Elle TENS in conjunction with other pain relief options during labour?

Of course! Your Elle TENS can be used on its own all the way until you give birth, or with other forms of pain relief as needed. Just remmber not to use it in water

Should I test the TENS machine prior to labour?

We definitely highly recommend this! You can test your TENS by placing the electrodes on your arm and turning it to a low setting. You can also ask your birth partner to place the electrodes on your lower back and feel the sensations for a few minutes. This will help you get a sense of how the machine feels or troubleshoot any issues that may arise Note: make sure to pop the electrodes back on the plastic they came on when not in use so they are in top condition for when you need them again - placing them on other mediums will make them lose their adhesive properties

I am due really soon, do you have machines available and how long will it take to get to me?

At TENS Hire Perth customer satisfaction is our top value. If you are ordering a TENS Machine last minute we will do our best to get it to you ASAP. Our click and collect locations are open 7 days and your TENS Machine will be available to collect within 24 hours of the order being received, sometimes even on the same day depending on the time of day the order is received. If shipping is required we recommend express shipping to allow the order to get to you quickly. Please visit the Australia Post website here for accurate shipping times as once the order has been dispatched the responsibility will then be with them. 

Is it possible to extend my hire if I need extra time?

Absolutely! If you need to extend your hire we charge $15 per week. Please let us know if extra time is required or visit this page to purchase more time 

Will my electrode pads stay sticky?

The electrode pads provided are designed to be re-usable, meaning you can take them off and then reapply them. Just be sure to pop them back onto the film they arrived attached to when you are not wearing them. Residual oil or moisture on your skin will start to erode the stickiness of your pads, so if you are in and out of the shower several times, or sweating, make sure to dry your back completely before reapplying.

You can 'revive' the stickiness of your pads by brushing over with a damp fabric cloth. Additional electrode pads are also available for purchase.

Real Experiences: Testimonials on using TENS during birth

"Pick up and drop off was simple and easy and Laura is lovely. The instructions provided with the TENS machine hire were clear and simple to follow. We did one practice run before labour which I strongly recommend. Thankyou for what you do supplying to birthing women" - Tymikka

"Highly recommend. Was a massive help for us through early labour and during active labour. Easy pick up and drop off instruction and location. Package was easy to read and follow" - Chanon

"Ordered in the afternoon after seeing how affordable it was! TENS was ready later that afternoon, lots of options for pickup, great kit with easy to use instructions. Worked brilliantly during labour, birth and postpartum. Highly recommend" - Sophie

"Super easy pick up and drop off, great customer service, reasonably priced would definitely recommend and my wife will definitely be using again for future labours" - Eli

Meet Laura

The Author: Laura Ward

Laura is a dedicated midwife with one decade of experience guiding women on their journey to motherhood. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of supporting numerous women through various birthing experiences. These experiences have deepened her appreciation for the importance of women feeling heard, in control, respected and informed throughout the childbirth process

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