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Elle Tens Machine

All about the TENS Machine


What is TENS?

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) works by passing mild electrical impulses through the skin, via electrode pads, into the nerve fibres which lie below. The TENS impulses help your body produce its own pain killing chemicals, such as endorphins. The level of pain relief obtained varies from person to person.


Natural Pain Relief

These impulses also encourage your body to release endorphins and enkephalins, yournatural chemicals, that reduce pain. It is a safe drug-free method of pain relief that has no side effects for mum or baby. Having effective pain relief will help you to stay at home as long as possible in labour. The Tens machine can be used right up to giving birth. 

*Some people may need additional pain relief during labour*


Blocking Pain Signals

Blocking Pain Signals: The Elle TENS is attached to electrode pads which are placed on your lower back, directly on the skin. The electrodes emit a harmless flood of electrical impulses to the nerves. Your brain can only process so much information at once, so your brain reduces the number of signals it will process, which in turn reduces the level of pain you consciously feel.


Why mums choose the Elle TENS for labour?

Many mums find that the Elle TENS Machine provides significant relief from labour pain. It works by sending small electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin, which helps block pain signals and stimulated the production of endorphins, my the body’s natural painkillers. The also say that One of the best features of the Elle TENS is the control it gives them over their pain management. As the intensity can be easily adjusted and frequency of the electrical impulses with a handheld device, which helps them feel more in control during labour. The machine can be used right up to giving birth.


Exceptional Quality

Time for Use:
When to start: When you start to feel pain or discomfort and you are in active labour. Remember, it’s about finding the setting level which works best for you. You will also find the contraction timer and boost button particularly helpful as your labour progresses. It’s a good idea to start to use your Elle TENS on as soon as your labour starts, to generate pain relieving endorphins.

Use as needed: 
TENS machines are safe for use during labour. You can use one whenever you experience pain during contractions, right up to the birth of your baby. To achieve the full benefits of the TENS machine, start using it early and gradually increase the intensity as your contractions progress. 

Expected Sensations:

Tingling or buzzing sensations: When you turn on the TENS machine, you’ll feel a gentle tingling or buzzing sensation where the electrodes are placed, similar to pins and needles. It shouldn’t be painful. Adjust the intensity to a level that is comfortable but still effective in reducing pain. Electrodes should never be placed on your tummy during pregnancy or labour. Some Mums-To-Be are interested to understand how a TENS machine will feel prior to using it for labour. If you wish to test it you can place the electrodes on your forearm, and turn the device on to a low level.

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