TENS Hire Perth

How does TENS Machine hire in Melbourne work?

  1. Select your desired rental duration (with the flexibility to extend if required) and choose your preferred dates using the calendar app.
  2. During the checkout process, opt for shipping.

Shipping: We will promptly prepare your TENS Machine and dispatch it to you via express shipping, ensuring a speedy delivery to your Melbourne location

Return: At the end of your rental period, simply return the TENS Machine using the prepaid satchel provided with your rental, making it a hassle-free experience for Melbourne customers

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From $70 for 4 weeks

Introducing Australia's Leading Natural Pain Management Solution for Labour, Now Available in Melbourne

Elle TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is the perfect choice for Melbourne's expecting mothers, enhancing your body's innate pain management capabilities. These Elle TENS devices are not only highly efficient but also designed for on-the-go convenience, catering to Melbourne's active lifestyle.

Our devices come pre-set, taking away any complexity, and the included neck lanyard ensures you can stay mobile while using them, perfect for Melbourne's bustling environment.

What sets Elle TENS products apart in the Melbourne market is our exclusive Opti-Max technology. When it comes to maternity TENS machine hire in Melbourne, Elle TENS stands out as a premium choice. The BOOST button provides an extra power boost, especially beneficial during the final stages of labour when you need it most, ensuring that Melbourne moms-to-be have the support they require during this important journey.

Ready to look for a natural, effective way to manage labour pain? Our TENS hire machine in Melbourne offers a convenient, non-invasive solution to support you through childbirth. Discover the comfort and control a TENS machine can bring to your birthing experience, all with the ease and flexibility you deserve.

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What are the Advantages of using a TENS Machine?

The benefits of using a TENS machine during labour is extensive, making it an excellent choice for expectant mothers seeking a natural pain management option. Here’s why:

✔ TENS is non invasive and therefore allows freedom of movement including walking around

✔ It won’t directly interfere with your labour

✔ The Elle TENS is a small, portable, battery operated machine so it is a great option for at home use as well as the car ride to the hospital

✔ You can use it for as long as you want to and take it off whenever you need. Simply reapply your electrode pads if you want to use it again

✔ The impulse frequency and strength can be self adjusted, to suit your needs, allowing you a sense of control

✔ If you don’t like the feeling, or you’re not getting the desired effect, you haven’t committed to anything. The electrodes can be removed and you are able to try other pain relief options

✔ There are no adverse outcome from the use of a TENS machine hire in Melbourne - it is safe for both mum and baby

✔ You don’t need an anaesthetist, doctor or midwife to help you use it

✔ TENS can be used on its own or in conjunction with some other form of pain relief

The versatility, safety and ease of use offered by a TENS machine make it an ideal option for managing labour pain, supporting a more comfortable and controlled birthing experience.

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What's included with the TENS machine hire?

  • 1x Elle TENS machine with lanyard
  • 2x lead wires
  • 4x brand new reusable electrode pads
  • 2x AA batteries
  • 2x spare AA batteries
  • Instruction manual
  • Soft carry pouch
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FAQ's

What is a TENS machine?

A TENS machine, which stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, is a portable electronic device designed to provide pain relief by delivering mild electrical impulses to the body through electrode pads placed on the skin. Here are five key points that explain what a TENS machine is:

1. Non-Invasive Pain Relief: TENS machines offer a non-invasive and drug-free method of managing pain. They are commonly used for various types of pain, including muscle pain, joint pain, and pain associated with conditions like arthritis or injury.

2. Electrical Stimulation: The device operates by sending low-voltage electrical impulses to the surface of the skin. These electrical signals travel along nerve fibres and interfere with the transmission of pain signals to the brain, effectively reducing the perception of pain.

3. Versatile Applications: TENS machines can be used to address a wide range of pain conditions, making them versatile tools for pain management. They are often used in physical therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, and even during labour to provide pain relief.

4. Adjustable Settings: Most TENS machines feature adjustable settings, allowing users to control the intensity, frequency, and duration of the electrical impulses. This customization enables individuals to tailor the treatment to their specific pain levels and comfort preferences.

5. Portable and User-Friendly: TENS machines are compact and portable, making them easy to use at home or on the go. They typically come with adhesive electrode pads that can be placed on the skin over the painful area, and users can operate the device with user-friendly controls.

What are the contraindications to using a TENS machine?

There are certain contraindications and precautions to consider when using a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine. While TENS is generally safe, it may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some contraindications and precautions:

Contraindications (Instances When TENS Should Not Be Used):

  1. Pacemakers or Implanted Devices: Individuals with pacemakers or other implanted electronic devices should avoid using TENS machines, as the electrical impulses could potentially interfere with the functioning of these devices
  2. Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders: TENS may trigger seizures in individuals with epilepsy or a history of seizure disorders. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before using TENS in such case
  3. Pregnancy (Abdominal or Pelvic Application): TENS machines should not be used with electrode placement on the abdomen or pelvic region during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, unless specifically recommended and supervised by a healthcare provider

Precautions (Instances When TENS Use Requires Caution and Guidance):

  1. Heart Conditions: Individuals with heart conditions, such as arrhythmias or heart disease, should use TENS under the guidance of a healthcare provider, as it may affect heart function
  2. Skin Irritation or Allergies: TENS electrodes may cause skin irritation or allergies in some individuals. It's essential to monitor the skin for any adverse reactions and discontinue use if skin issues arise
  3. Impaired Sensation or Cognitive Function: Individuals with impaired sensation or cognitive function may not be able to provide accurate feedback on the intensity of TENS, which could lead to overstimulation or discomfort. Careful monitoring and assistance may be required
  4. Metal Implants or Jewelery: Avoid placing TENS electrodes directly over metal implants or jewelery, as the electrical impulses may cause discomfort or interference
  5. Malignancies: TENS machines should not be used directly over or near known or suspected cancerous tumurs
  6. Acute Infections or Open Wounds: TENS should not be applied to areas with acute infections, open wounds, or broken skin
  7. Hypersensitivity to Electrical Stimulation: Some individuals may have a hypersensitivity to electrical stimulation, and TENS may not be suitable for them

It's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider or medical professional before using a TENS machine, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions, are pregnant, or are unsure about its suitability for your specific situation. They can provide personalized guidance, recommend appropriate electrode placements, and ensure your safety while using TENS for pain relief or therapy

How does a TENS machine work?

1. Electrical Impulses Block Pain Signals:

  • A TENS machine works by delivering gentle electrical impulses through electrode pads placed on the skin's surface. These impulses travel along nerve pathways and effectively block pain signals from reaching the brain.

2. Gate Control Theory:

  • The Gate Control Theory of pain suggests that the electrical impulses from the TENS machine "close the gate" to the brain, preventing pain messages from being transmitted. Instead, the brain receives the sensation of the electrical impulses, which are typically perceived as a tingling or buzzing sensation.

3. Endorphin Release:

  • TENS machines stimulate the body's natural painkillers, endorphins. When the electrical impulses activate sensory nerves, it triggers the release of endorphins, which are the body's feel-good hormones. These endorphins act as natural pain relief, helping to further alleviate discomfort.

4. Modulating Pain Perception:

  • The continuous use of a TENS machine during labour or for pain relief can modulate the perception of pain. It doesn't eliminate pain entirely but often makes it more manageable and less intense, allowing the user to cope better with discomfort.

5. Adjustable Settings for Personalized Relief:

  • TENS machines are highly customizable. Users can adjust the intensity, frequency, and duration of the electrical impulses to suit their comfort level and the specific type of pain they are experiencing. This flexibility ensures a personalised and effective pain relief experience.

In summary, a TENS machine works by using electrical impulses to interfere with the transmission of pain signals to the brain, triggering the release of natural painkillers, and modulating the perception of pain. It offers a non-invasive and drug-free approach to pain relief, which can be especially valuable during labour and various other pain-inducing conditions.

What's included in the TENS hire?

When you opt for our TENS hire machine in Melbourne service, you receive a comprehensive package designed to provide maximum comfort and ease during labour:

  • 1x ELLE TENS unit (either an Elle TENS plus, Elle TENS 2, or Elle TENS device)
  • 1x easy release neck cord
  • 2x AA batteries - inside the device
  • 2x AA batteries - spare
  • 4x NEW self adhesive electrodes - single person use
  • 2x Leadwires
  • Instruction manual
  • Quick start guide
  • A "Women's Guide to drug free pain relief" booklet
  • Pink or purple felt drawstring carry case
  • "What happens now" postcard
  • Pre-paid Australia Post satchel for returning the device - if ordered at the checkout

Test your Elle TENS Plus as soon as you receive it (as long as you are over 38 weeks gestation).

Familiarising yourself with the unit and its functions will make for a more stress-free experience when your labour begins.

If you have any problems or questions about our TENS hire machine in Melbourne make sure you contact us ASAP so we can make sure you have everything you need for a great birthing experience.

How fast can you get the TENS machine to me?

The good news is that we dispatch Monday - Friday so the device will be in your hands ASAP.

For those seeking TENS machine hire in Melbourne, we prioritise efficiency and reliability in delivering your device promptly, ensuring your comfort and readiness for labour.

When you hire a TENS machine from our Perth-based service for delivery to Melbourne, we prioritise timely shipping to meet your needs efficiently. Here's an answer specific to shipping from Perth to Melbourne:

Delivery Time from Perth to Melbourne:

Shipping a TENS machine from our Perth location to Melbourne typically takes approximately 2 to 4 business days. We understand that prompt delivery is crucial, especially when you're seeking pain relief or preparing for labour. Rest assured, we work diligently to ensure your TENS machine reaches you as quickly as possible.

Please keep in mind that delivery times may vary slightly depending on specific locations within Melbourne and any potential factors that could affect shipping. If you have specific delivery requirements or need your TENS machine urgently, please feel free to contact our customer support team. We're committed to accommodating your needs and ensuring a smooth and timely delivery process for your convenience. Your comfort and satisfaction are our utmost priorities.

Are all TENS machines suitable for labour?

No, not all TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machines are created equal, and their suitability for labour can vary. However, the Elle TENS 2 is widely regarded as one of the best TENS machines specifically designed for labour. Here's why:

Elle TENS 2 Advantages for Labour:

Specialised Modes: The Elle TENS 2 is equipped with dedicated labour modes, making it particularly effective during the different stages of labour. These modes are designed to optimise pain relief during contractions.

Dual Channels: The Elle TENS 2 features dual channels, allowing for the simultaneous use of two pairs of electrodes. This enables targeted pain relief, such as placing one pair on the lower back and another on the upper back, providing comprehensive coverage during contractions.

Boost Button: The Boost button on the Elle TENS 2 allows users to temporarily increase the intensity of the electrical stimulation during contractions, providing additional pain relief when needed.

Ease of Use: Elle TENS 2 is known for its user-friendly interface and clear instructions, making it easy for expectant mothers and their birthing partners to use effectively.

Proven Effectiveness: Many women have reported positive experiences and effective pain relief during labour when using the Elle TENS 2.

While the Elle TENS 2 is a popular and highly recommended choice for labour, not all TENS machines offer the same features or effectiveness. When considering a TENS machine for labour, it's essential to choose one that is specifically designed for this purpose, like the Elle TENS 2, to ensure maximum effectiveness, ease of use, and safety during your birthing experience. Always consult with your healthcare provider or midwife for guidance on using TENS for pain relief during labour.

Do TENS machine's work?

Yes, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machines are known to work effectively for many women during labour as a non-invasive and drug-free method of pain relief.

TENS machines are very effective at controlling pain relief when used correctly. The best time to start using the device is in early labour as soon as the contractions start. This is to assist with the build up of oxytocin and endorphins to help condition the body to relax

Can the TENS machine be used in the water?

Unfortunately, your TENS machine is not designed to be used with water, as it is not water-resistant. However, if you plan to incorporate water into your labour or birth experience, there are alternative ways to integrate the TENS machine into your birth plan:

If you intend to use the shower during the early stages of labour, you can temporarily remove the TENS machine and reapply it once you are completely dry. Many users find the TENS machine so effective that they may not need to do this more than once.

For those considering a water birth, you can utilise your TENS machine until you reach the transition phase of labour or until you feel the need to switch to the water.

If you're still deciding between pain relief options, you can have the TENS machine set up and ready to use. This way, it's readily available if you find that water immersion doesn't provide the relief you were hoping for

Where do I place the electrodes?

Your TENS machine comes with four electrode pads, with two intended for your bra line and the other two for your underwear line. Here's a guide for placing the electrodes:

  • Applying the electrodes on your back may be a bit tricky, so it's helpful to have someone assist you. You can attempt it on your own, but it can be challenging. If you don't have a birthing partner, you can ask your midwife for assistance
  • Before positioning the electrodes, ensure that the skin in the targeted area is free from excess oils or moisture
  • Start by placing the electrodes vertically, commencing at your underwear line. The length of your torso may influence the placement of the top electrodes for the bra line. Generally, it's recommended to start at the bottom since you may run out of room on the bottom electrodes before reaching the top
  • The orientation of the wires (facing up or down) is not critical. You can position them in the direction that feels most comfortable to you
  • Next, connect the top two electrodes to two wires within the same jack (where the wires connect into the machine), and the bottom two electrodes to the other two wires in the same jack. It doesn't matter whether you connect the top or bottom electrodes to the left or right jack; either way is suitable

What are the benefits of using a TENS machine during labour?

Using a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine during labour offers several potential benefits for expectant mothers seeking non-invasive pain relief. Here are the advantages:

  1. Drug-Free Pain Relief: TENS machines provide a drug-free pain relief option, which can be especially appealing for individuals who want to avoid medications during labour
  2. Non-Invasive: TENS is a non-invasive method, meaning it doesn't require needles, injections, or medical interventions. Electrodes are placed on the skin's surface, and no internal procedures are involved.
  3. Personalized Control: TENS machines are customizable, allowing users to adjust the intensity and frequency of the electrical impulses to suit their comfort levels. This personalization ensures that pain relief is tailored to individual needs
  4. Immediate Relief: TENS machines can provide quick relief when used correctly, making them a valuable tool for managing contractions and discomfort during labour
  5. Gate Control Theory: TENS operates based on the Pain Gate Control Theory, which suggests that the electrical impulses "close the gate" to pain signals, reducing the perception of pain
  6. Endorphin Release: The use of TENS can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, providing additional pain relief and promoting a sense of well-being
  7. Mobility and Flexibility: TENS allows labouring individuals to maintain mobility and flexibility, unlike some other pain relief methods that may restrict movement
  8. Ease of Use: TENS machines are user-friendly and can be operated with minimal training, allowing both the labouring individual and their birthing partner to use it effectively
  9. No Known Side Effects on the Baby: TENS is considered safe for both the labouring person and the baby when used correctly and according to guidelines
  10. Complementary to Other Techniques: TENS can be used alongside other pain relief techniques and comfort measures, providing a versatile approach to pain management during labour

It's important to note that while many women find TENS machines highly effective for pain relief during labor, individual experiences may vary. Consulting with a healthcare provider or midwife before using a TENS machine is advisable to ensure that it aligns with your birth plan and medical history. Additionally, practicing with the TENS machine before labour can help you become familiar with its operation and optimize its benefits during the birthing process.

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