TENS Hire Perth

How the TENS Machine Hire Works in Brisbane:

  1. Select your preferred rental period (with the option to extend it later) 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 swift delivery to your Brisbane location

Return: At the end of your rental period, simply return the TENS Machine using the prepaid satchel provided with your rental. This guarantees a hassle-free experience for our valued Brisbane customers

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From $70 for 4 weeks.

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

Introducing the Elle TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) – Brisbane's indispensable partner for childbirth, harnessing your body's innate pain-relief abilities. Elle TENS devices are widely recognized for their remarkable effectiveness, portability, and user-friendly design, perfectly tailored to meet the needs of modern families in Brisbane.

Our devices are pre-configured for simplicity, and the attached neck cord guarantees unhindered mobility, catering to Brisbane's active lifestyle.

What truly sets Elle TENS products apart in the Brisbane market is our exclusive Opti-Max technology. This innovation distinguishes Elle TENS from all other maternity TENS options, delivering that additional surge of power precisely when it's most crucial – particularly during the final stages of labour, a moment when support is paramount. Choose Elle TENS for your Brisbane birthing journey, ensuring you have the essential tools for a comfortable and empowering experience.

Hire from $70 | Buy from $200

What Benefits Does Using a TENS Machine Offer?

  1. Medication-Free Pain Relief: TENS machines offer a drug-free alternative to traditional pain management methods
  2. Improved Mobility: Our Elle TENS devices, designed to be lightweight and portable, allow you to move freely during labour
  3. User-Friendly Operation: With intuitive controls and clear instructions, customising the settings to your comfort is effortless
  4. Cost-Effective Relief: Starting at just $60, our TENS machines provide an affordable solution for labour pain relief
  5. Safety for Both Mother and Child: TENS is a secure choice, with no reported side effects for you or your baby
  6. Convenience at Your Fingertips: You can use TENS independently, without the need for an anaesthetist, doctor, or midwife. It can also complement other pain relief methods
  7. Flexibility of Choice: If you find the sensation uncomfortable or ineffective, you have the flexibility to explore alternative pain relief options by easily removing the electrodes
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What's included in 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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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 fibers 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 for 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):

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.

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 cases.

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):

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.

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.

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.

Metal Implants or Jewelery: Avoid placing TENS electrodes directly over metal implants or jewelery, as the electrical impulses may cause discomfort or interference.

Malignancies: TENS machines should not be used directly over or near known or suspected cancerous tumours.

Acute Infections or Open Wounds: TENS should not be applied to areas with acute infections, open wounds, or broken skin.

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 personalised 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 is included with the hire of a TENS machine?

  • 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 make sure you contact us ASAP so we can make sure you have everything you need for a great birthing experience.

Are all TENS machines suitable for labour?

Great news for our Brisbane customers! We dispatch orders Monday through Friday, ensuring that your TENS machine will be on its way to you as quickly as possible.

When you hire a TENS machine from our Perth-based service with delivery to Brisbane in mind, rest assured that we prioritize swift shipping to meet your needs efficiently. Here's a response specifically tailored to shipping from Perth to Brisbane:

Delivery Time from Perth to Brisbane:
Shipping a TENS machine from our Perth location to Brisbane typically takes approximately 2 to 4 business days. We understand the importance of timely delivery, especially when you're seeking pain relief or preparing for labor. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your TENS machine arrives promptly.

Please note that delivery times may vary slightly based on specific locations within Brisbane and any potential factors that could affect shipping. If you have specific delivery preferences or require expedited service, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. We're here to accommodate your needs and make sure your TENS machine arrives swiftly and securely. Your comfort and satisfaction remain our top priorities.

Do I need to clean the TENS machine prior to returning it?

There is no need to clean the TENS machine prior to returning unless it is visibly soiled. Prior to returning, please follow the following step:

  1. Remove Electrode Pads: Carefully remove the electrode pads from your skin and discard them properly. Electrode pads are typically single-use and should not be reused or returned
  2. Check for Accessories: Ensure that all accessories provided with the TENS machine, such as wires, cables, and instructions, are returned with the device
  3. Packaging: Place the cleaned TENS machine and its accessories back into the original packaging provided when you received it. This helps protect the device during transit
  4. Return as Instructed: Follow the return instructions provided by your TENS machine rental provider. This may include using a prepaid shipping label or arranging for a drop-off at a designated location

Is it safe to use a TENS machine on my own without medical supervision?

Yes, it is generally safe to use a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine on your own without medical supervision, especially for common applications like pain relief during labour or managing various types of pain. TENS machines are designed for home use, and they are considered low-risk devices.

Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Ease of Use: TENS machines are user-friendly and come with clear instructions for proper use. They are designed for individuals to use independently
  2. Non-Invasive: TENS therapy is non-invasive and does not involve needles or other invasive procedures, making it safer for self-administration
  3. Adjustable Settings: You can adjust the intensity and settings of the TENS machine to suit your comfort and pain relief needs
  4. Safety Guidelines: Follow the safety guidelines and recommendations provided by the TENS machine manufacturer or your healthcare provider
  5. Consultation: While you can use a TENS machine on your own, it's a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider or midwife, especially during pregnancy or if you have any underlying medical conditions. They can offer guidance on proper usage
  6. First-Time Use: If you are using a TENS machine for the first time, it may be helpful to have someone assist you with pad placement and initial setup
  7. Monitoring: Pay attention to your body's response during TENS therapy. If you experience any unexpected discomfort or adverse reactions, discontinue use and seek medical advice

It's important to note that TENS machines are generally safe for short-term use. However, for chronic or persistent pain conditions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider for a comprehensive pain management plan.

Always read and follow the user manual and guidelines provided with your TENS machine, and if you have any concerns or questions about its use, don't hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider for guidance.

Can partners or birthing companions operate the TENS machine for me?

Yes, partners or birthing companions can certainly operate the TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine for you during labour. In fact, having someone to assist with the TENS machine can be quite helpful.

Here's how they can assist:

  1. Initial Setup: Your partner or birthing companion can help with the initial setup of the TENS machine. This includes attaching the electrode pads to your back and connecting the wires to the machine
  2. Adjusting Settings: They can adjust the TENS machine settings based on your preferences and comfort level. This may involve changing the intensity, frequency, or mode of stimulation
  3. Monitoring: Your companion can keep an eye on the TENS machine during labour, ensuring it remains securely in place and functioning as intended
  4. Repositioning Electrodes: If needed, they can reposition the electrode pads to target different areas of discomfort or to maintain proper adhesion
  5. Communication: Having a companion operate the TENS machine allows you to focus on your labour while they manage the device. They can also communicate with you to ensure the TENS therapy is effectively managing your pain
  6. Turning Off: In the event you need to pause or turn off the TENS machine, your partner or birthing companion can assist with this, allowing you to concentrate on labour

It's a good idea to familiarise your partner or companion with the TENS machine and its operation before labour begins. This ensures that they can provide effective support when the time comes. Additionally, having someone you trust manage the TENS machine can enhance your overall birthing experience by providing pain relief and comfort as needed.

Do I need to replace the batteries in the TENS machine?

You will receive 4x AA batteries with your TENS machine hire - 2 in the device and 2 spare batteries. If all 4 batteries are used you do not need to replace them. We will replace them when the device is returned and prior to hiring out again.

Can I use a TENS machine for postpartum pain relief?

Yes, you can use a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine for postpartum pain relief. TENS therapy is a versatile and non-invasive method that can be beneficial in managing various types of postpartum discomfort and pain. Here are some common ways in which a TENS machine can be used for postpartum pain relief:

  1. Perineal Discomfort: After childbirth, some women may experience perineal discomfort or pain. TENS can be applied to the lower back to provide relief from this discomfort. It is not recommended to apply the electrode pads directly to the perineal area
  2. Back Pain: Many women experience back pain as a result of the physical demands of pregnancy and labour. TENS therapy can target the lower back to alleviate postpartum back pain
  3. Abdominal Pain: TENS can also be used to address abdominal muscle discomfort or pain that may occur after childbirth, particularly in cases of cesarean section (C-section) delivery
  4. Muscle Soreness: Postpartum muscle soreness, especially in the back and pelvic region, can benefit from TENS therapy by promoting muscle relaxation and reducing pain
  5. Incision Pain: If you had a C-section or episiotomy, TENS can help manage pain around the incision site
  6. Breast Pain: Some women experience breast pain or discomfort during the postpartum period, which may be relieved with TENS applied to the upper back and shoulder areas
  7. General Pain Management: TENS therapy can be customized to address specific areas of pain or discomfort you may experience after giving birth

It's important to consult with your healthcare provider or midwife before using a TENS machine for postpartum pain relief, especially if you had a complicated labour or delivery. They can provide guidance on the appropriate settings and placement of electrodes to target your specific areas of discomfort safely.

Additionally, ensure that you follow the manufacturer's instructions for using the TENS machine and consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about its usage in your postpartum recovery. TENS can be a valuable tool for managing postpartum pain and promoting your comfort and well-being during the recovery period.

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