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How does TENS Machine hire in Darwin work?

1. Choose your preferred rental duration (with the option to extend if necessary) and select your preferred dates using the calendar app.

2. During the checkout process, select shipping. We will promptly prepare your TENS Machine and send it to you via express shipping to your Darwin location.

3. At the end of your rental period, returning the TENS Machine is hassle-free—simply use the prepaid satchel provided with your rental.

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From $70 for 4 weeks.

Introducing the most advanced natural pain management device for labour available in Australia

Elle TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is the ideal option for expecting mothers in Darwin, enhancing your body's natural pain management abilities. These Elle TENS devices are highly effective and designed for on-the-go convenience, perfectly suited to Darwin's active lifestyle.

Our devices come pre-configured to simplify your experience, and the included neck cord ensures you can remain mobile while using them, ideal for Darwin's active lifestyle. What sets Elle TENS products apart in the Darwin market is our exclusive Opti-Max technology. When it comes to maternity TENS, Elle TENS stands out as a top choice. The BOOST button delivers an additional power surge, particularly beneficial during the final stages of labour when support is crucial. Choose Elle TENS for your Darwin birthing journey, ensuring you have the essential tools for a comfortable and empowering experience.

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Why choose a TENS and its benefits?

✔ Non-Invasive and Mobile: TENS is non-invasive, allowing you the freedom to move, including walking around during labour

✔ Labour-Friendly: TENS won't directly interfere with your labour process

✔ Portable and Versatile: The Elle TENS is a compact, battery-operated machine, making it an excellent choice for use at home and during the car ride to the hospital

✔ Customizable and Reusable: You can use it for as long as needed and remove it whenever you like. Simply reapply the electrode pads if you want to use it again

✔ Personalized Control: You have the flexibility to self-adjust the impulse frequency and strength to match your comfort needs, giving you a sense of control

✔ Flexibility of Choice: If you find the sensation unpleasant or ineffective, you are not committed to it. The electrodes can be removed, allowing you to explore other pain relief options

✔ Safety Assured: TENS usage is associated with no adverse outcomes; it is safe for both the mother and baby

✔ No Medical Assistance Required: You don't need an anaesthetist, doctor, or midwife to assist you in using it

✔ Compatible with Other Pain Relief Methods: TENS can be used on its own or in conjunction with other forms of pain relief as needed

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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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Got Question's? We've got answers!

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 labor 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 contraindication 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):

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's included in the TENS hire?

  • 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.

How fast can you get the TENS machine to me?

Great news for our Darwin 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 Darwin in mind, rest assured that we prioritize swift shipping to meet your needs efficiently. Here's a response tailored specifically to shipping from Perth to Darwin:

Delivery Time from Perth to Darwin:
Shipping a TENS machine from our Perth location to Darwin 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 a special occasion. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your TENS machine arrives promptly.

Please note that delivery times may vary slightly based on specific locations within Darwin 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 a prescription to hire a TENS machine?

No, you typically do not need a prescription to hire a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine. TENS machines are considered over-the-counter medical devices in many regions, including Darwin. They are readily available for hire or purchase without a prescription.

However, it's advisable to check with the specific TENS machine rental service or supplier you plan to use, as requirements may vary from one provider to another. In most cases, you can easily rent a TENS machine for pain relief or labor support without the need for a prescription

Can I hire a TENS machine for a homebirth?

Yes, you can absolutely hire a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine for use during a home birth. In fact, TENS machines are a popular choice among individuals planning home births as they provide non-invasive and drug-free pain relief options. Here's a more detailed answer:

Using a TENS Machine for Home Birth:

TENS machines are well-suited for home births because they offer several advantages:

  1. Non-Invasive: TENS is a non-invasive method of pain relief, making it a comfortable option for labouring individuals who prefer to avoid medical interventions
  2. Drug-Free: TENS provides pain relief without the use of medications, allowing you to have a natural birthing experience
  3. Ease of Use: TENS machines are user-friendly and can be operated by the labouring individual or their birthing partner, making them a practical choice for home births
  4. Customizable: Most TENS machines come with adjustable settings, allowing you to control the intensity and frequency of the electrical impulses to match your comfort level
  5. Mobility: TENS machines allow you to maintain mobility and freedom of movement during labour, which is important for comfort and positioning
  6. Complementary: TENS can be used alongside other comfort measures and birthing techniques to create a comprehensive pain management strategy.

When planning a home birth and considering the use of a TENS machine, it's essential to discuss your intentions with your midwife or healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on proper electrode placement and assist you in using the TENS machine effectively during labor. Additionally, renting a TENS machine well in advance of your due date ensures that you have it readily available when needed for your home birth experience

What is the cost or hiring a TENS machine?

4 weeks - $60

6 weeks - $85

8 weeks - $100

What is the difference between the Elle TENS and the Obi TENS?

The main differences between the Elle TENS and Obi TENS machines are in their design, features, and functionality. Here's a comparison of the two:

Elle TENS:

  1. Design: The Elle TENS machine is known for its compact and user-friendly design. It typically features a handheld controller with clear buttons and an LCD screen for easy operation
  2. Modes: Elle TENS machines often come with dedicated labour modes tailored to different stages of labour, making them well-suited for use during childbirth. These modes are designed to optimize pain relief during contractions
  3. Dual Channels: Elle TENS machines typically feature dual channels, allowing for the simultaneous use of two pairs of electrode pads. This enables targeted pain relief by placing electrodes on multiple areas of the body
  4. Boost Button: Elle TENS machines include a Boost button, which allows users to temporarily increase the intensity of the electrical stimulation during contractions, providing additional pain relief when needed
  5. Ease of Use: Elle TENS machines are praised for their ease of use and clear instructions, making them suitable for both expectant mothers and their birthing partners


  1. Design: The Obi TENS machine is also designed to be user-friendly and portable, with a handheld controller for easy operation
  2. Modes: While Obi TENS machines may have labour-specific modes, they are also versatile and can be used for various types of pain relief, not limited to labour alone
  3. Single Channel: Obi TENS machines typically feature a single channel, which means they can accommodate one pair of electrode pads at a time
  4. Boost Feature: Like Elle TENS, the Obi TENS machine often includes a Boost feature, allowing users to momentarily increase the intensity of stimulation during contractions or when additional pain relief is desired
  5. Customization: Obi TENS machines offer customizable settings for intensity and frequency, enabling users to tailor the treatment to their specific needs

When choosing between Elle TENS and Obi TENS, it's important to consider your individual preferences, the specific features you need, and any recommendations from healthcare professionals. Both machines can provide effective pain relief, but the choice may come down to personal comfort, the number of electrode pads you require, and the specific stages of labour or pain relief needs you anticipate during your childbirth experience.

When should I start using a TENS machine during labour?

The optimal time to start using a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine during labor can vary depending on individual preferences and the stage of labor you are experiencing. Here are some guidelines:

Early Labor:

  • Many women find it beneficial to start using a TENS machine during early labor, which includes the initial contractions and the period before active labor begins.
  • Using a TENS machine in early labor can help you become accustomed to the sensation of the electrical impulses and establish a comfortable setting.

Active Labor:

  • Some women choose to continue using the TENS machine as they progress into active labor, where contractions become more intense and frequent.
  • The machine can be particularly helpful during this stage to manage the increased pain and discomfort.

Transition Phase:

  • The transition phase is the most intense part of labor, just before the onset of the pushing stage. Many women continue to use the TENS machine during this phase to cope with the strong contractions.


  • It's advisable to consult with your healthcare provider or midwife for guidance on when to start using a TENS machine. They can offer personalized recommendations based on your specific situation and labor progress.
  • Starting with a lower intensity setting and gradually increasing it as labor progresses can help you adjust to the sensations and ensure that the TENS machine provides effective pain relief.
  • Some women find that using the TENS machine from the beginning of labor and throughout the entire process offers continuous pain management and comfort.

Ultimately, the decision of when to start using a TENS machine during labor is a personal one. It's essential to listen to your body, follow your birth plan, and consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that the TENS machine aligns with your labor goals and comfort preferences.

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