Loburn Physiotherapy & Holistic Health
TENS stands for Transcutaneous (through the skin), Electrical (powered by a small battery) Nerve Stimulation. TENS provides you, the mother-to-be with a viable alternative to drug induced pain relief, during all stages of labour. This enables you to fully experience the act of giving birth without the attendant drowsiness associated with some other means of pain control.
The TENS unit is small, battery powered, and easily slips into your pocket or clips onto your shirt. There are 4 pads which are placed on specific areas on your back. When in use the TENS unit enhances the body’s own pain relief system by stimulating the production of natural Endorphins (nature’s morphine). This is felt as a mild tingling sensation.SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR LABOUR , these OBSTETRIC TENS units have a booster switch to help block the pain messages to the brain.
What is TENS ?
A TENS unit may be hired usually from 2 weeks before your expected delivery date and up to 2 weeks after this date, allowing for early or late arrivals! Exceptions can be made by arrangement.
There is a $50 deposit, refundable on the return of the complete unit in good working order.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL to make sure you have a unit when you need one.
Phone 021 126 1399. Please leave a message and your number if you get the message box.
There are several options
unit hire only (not recommended for first time users)
unit hire and instruction on use and electrode placement.
A unit can be couriered to you (at extra cost)if necessary.