ELLE PLUS is a 3-in-1 state of the art efficient method of drug free pain relief. This powerful digital TENS unit is smooth, sophisticated and simple to use. It has been cleverly crafted by Babycare TENS specifically for home use for mums-to-be, for the management of pain for labour and beyond. The ELLE PLUS contains a powerful TENS unit to combat labour pain with a built in contracts timer, a TENS unit for general pain relief and a Pelvic Floor Stimulator (not available for hire) for treating post natal pelvic floor issues.
"TENS" is a drug-free pain relief often used by women in early labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A maternity TENS consists of a battery powered, hand held controller connected by fine leads to four flat pads. The pads are covered with a firm gel to help them stick to your back.
The TENS machine sends small, safe pulses of electrical current via the leads to the pads on the skin. The pulses pass through your skin into your muscles and tissues via nerve fibres. This gives you a gentle tingling or buzzing sensation, which may be stronger or weaker depending on the setting level.
The controller part of the TENS machine is easy to hold in your hand while you're in labour, but if you don't want to hold it, you can use the soft neck strap.
ELLETENS+ (pictured above) has buttons that you can use to control the frequency and strength of the pulses. Theres also a boost button for you to press with your thumb when you want maximum output from the machine. This function is best used during a contraction. The ELLETENS+ unit is 100% user-operated, meaning the person using it is the one who is in full control.
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HOW do I hire a TENS machine for labour?
True Focus Hypnobirthing hires TENS machines for labour to trusted clients. The hire period is 6 weeks and the cost is $120 including a $50 bond. This bond will be refunded upon return of the TENS machine in working order. There is a 2 week extension ($15 per week) also available upon request and subject to device availability. Click here for more information on hiring TENS.
WHAT is included with TENS hire?
In the box, you will receive:
1x ELLEPLUS TENS unit
1x easy release neck cord
2x AA batteries
1x pack of 4 self adhesive electrodes - single person use
Quick start guide
Copy of hire form