Heated 4-Pad TENS Machine £24.99 @ Lloyds

11 January 2011

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These devices are just awesome for handling the pain of labour, many mums use them exclusively for the entire time, and also for helping you to cope with other aches and pains that are caused by age, pregnancy or injury. Lloyds Pharmacy have marked this particular unit down from the usual price of £49.99 to only £24.99 – a delightful half price.

According to the description on the website over half of us suffer from chronic pain such as back or joint pain. The TENS machine delivers small, painless electrical pulses to the body via electrodes placed on the skin. This blocks the way that pain signals are sent to the brain and stimulates the body to produce its own pain-relieving chemicals – the wonderful endorphins.

TENS is recommended by sports coaches, physiotherapy departments, pain clinics, doctors and other similar medical practitioners. It will help you to ease pain in your back and reduce your reliance on pain medication.

I am not entirely sure if this particular machine is identical to the ones you can rent for labour pain relief but I can’t see why it would be any different. Also, this one is delightfully heated for that extra comfort.

Thanks to aadam at HUKD!

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4 comments

  • Luschka O.
    This isn't the one you can use for labour relief, no. Something about frequencies or something or other. I used TENS for about 24 hours of the 48 I was in labour, and it was brilliant. This is for sport and all the rest, but NOT for labour.
  • Lynley O.
    I had NO idea that you can use these for other injuries. Brilliant! Thanks for highlighting this one Tam, I'll look into it for my other half. He has back problems from his job that really do kill him at times.
  • Jengrela
    This isn't the one you can use for labour relief, no. Something about frequencies or something or other. I used TENS for about 24 hours of the 48 I was in labour, and it was brilliant. This is for sport and all the rest, but NOT for labour.
    Can I ask why this TENS machine isn't suitable for labour? What difference is there? Thanks
  • LuschkaPP
    Can I ask why this TENS machine isn't suitable for labour? What difference is there? Thanks
    It's been a while but from memory, the maternity ones are stronger and they also have a boost option for during contractions. Your standard back ache doesn't hurt quite as much as labour/contractions can do, so they don't need to be quite as powerful as maternity ones. Also MOST standard models come with two patches for the back, while maternity ones come with four patches. Hope that helps .

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