Did You Know That TENS Machines Aren’t Just For Labour?
TENS Machines are effective for many different types of pain, and some can be used for pelvic floor strengthening too.
The Elle TENS Plus is the only one with the standard pain function and the pelvic floor mode.
You can use your Elle TENS Plus with all it’s features for:
• Afterbirth pains
• C-Section recovery
• Shoulder pain from breastfeeding
• Pelvic pain
• General aches and pains
• Sports injuries
• Recovery from surgeries
• Pelvic floor strengthening and recovery from incontinence (not available with hires for hygiene reasons)
If you have an Elle TENS or Elle TENS 2 and were hoping to use it for one of the above and upgrading to the Plus isn’t an option, there are ways you can still utilise the machine. These machines are designed for labour, so they provides a low sensation and then is manually boosted by you (or your birth partner) when you have a contraction.
Whereas standard pain machines or those like the Plus that have that function work in ‘waves’ – think of it as a massage chair with electrical pulses instead. So, if you are trying to ‘hack’ an obstetric machine to use outside of labour for general pain, you can keep it on a low setting and manually boost in your own pattern, giving yourself some breaks or using the boost when you feel the greatest pain levels.
If you are interested in the pelvic floor option but are hiring or need this option as a standalone product, we have that, too! Check out our website for information on the SensaTONE in the postpartum category.
If you are using a TENS machine for standard pain, please ensure you have discussed any unexplained aches with your doctor, as the TENS doesn’t treat the problem; it just helps to make the pain symptoms more manageable. It’s essential that they aren’t used long-term to mask an undiagnosed problem.