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Saline bath

A form of hydrotherapy. It contains a 1-6 % solution of common salt and/or rock salt (NaCl). The salt concentrations differ depending on the indications. A saline bath improves skin’s moisture and blood flow to the skin, facilitates toxins’ removal,…

A form of hydrotherapy. It contains a 1-6 % solution of common salt and/or rock salt (NaCl). The salt concentrations differ depending on the indications. A saline bath improves skin’s moisture and blood flow to the skin, facilitates toxins’ removal, reduces sweating and promotes relaxation.

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Sauna

A room designed and used as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions. Benefits include improved blood circulation and relaxation. Afterwards it is common to take a cold shower.

A room designed and used as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions. Benefits include improved blood circulation and relaxation. Afterwards it is common to take a cold shower.

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Scottish shower

A therapeutic shower applied as a form of hydrotherapy. Patients are sprayed with water at appropriate pressure and temperature. Indications include: circulatory disturbances, neurosis, chronic disorders of respiratory tract, rheumatoid arthritis. Also used as a cosmetic procedure.

A therapeutic shower applied as a form of hydrotherapy. Patients are sprayed with water at appropriate pressure and temperature. Indications include: circulatory disturbances, neurosis, chronic disorders of respiratory tract, rheumatoid arthritis. Also used as a cosmetic procedure.

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Sensory-motor integration

Sensory-motor integration is the coupling of senses, e.g. the sense of touch, vestibular sense (allows an organism to sense body movement, direction, and acceleration, and to attain and maintain postural equilibrium and balance.) or proprioception (provides the information on the…

Sensory-motor integration is the coupling of senses, e.g. the sense of touch, vestibular sense (allows an organism to sense body movement, direction, and acceleration, and to attain and maintain postural equilibrium and balance.) or proprioception (provides the information on the relative positions of the parts of the body). Close cooperation of the senses with the nervous system results in specific reactions, e.g. moving the head results in eyes movement, etc.

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Shock wave therapy

In this form of therapy, acoustic waves with an extremely high energy peak interact with the tissues after coupling the therapy head to the patient's body. It is used e.g. in arthritis, muscle strains, and arthralgia of various origins.

In this form of therapy, acoustic waves with an extremely high energy peak interact with the tissues after coupling the therapy head to the patient's body. It is used e.g. in arthritis, muscle strains, and arthralgia of various origins.

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Short wave diathermy

A therapeutic procedure using strong electric or magnetic field to heat tissues with resultant muscle relaxation and pain relief. The indications include: degenerative spine, frostbite, muscle pain, neuralgia, neuritis, and post-traumatic condition.

A therapeutic procedure using strong electric or magnetic field to heat tissues with resultant muscle relaxation and pain relief. The indications include: degenerative spine, frostbite, muscle pain, neuralgia, neuritis, and post-traumatic condition.

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Spasticity

A form of muscular hypertonicity with continuous increased resistance to passive movement, or stretching.

A form of muscular hypertonicity with continuous increased resistance to passive movement, or stretching.

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Supination

Rotating an extremity „towards the outside of the body”, e.g. rotating the right arm clockwise.

Rotating an extremity „towards the outside of the body”, e.g. rotating the right arm clockwise.

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I’m completing equipment for my private rehabilitation room and I wonder which cryotherapy apparatus I should choose. Will a nitrogen device be better or I’d rather choose a CO2 apparatus?

Both types of cryotherapy equipment allow to reach similar therapeutic effects – the main difference is in the cooling medium that is used. Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy devices allow to decrease temperature to about -160°C while the temperature produced by a CO2 apparatus ranges between -70°C and -80°C. It must be noted that using CO2 apparatuses is much more economic.

I’ve just taken up fitness ball exercises. How big should be the ball be to suit most types of exercises?

Fitness ball exercising at home is a great idea! As for the size of the ball, it should be chosen first of all in consideration of your height – it will guarantee exercises adequate to your capabilities and prevention against taking too much strain during the workout.

The table below will help you to make the decision:

Ball’s diameter

Height

55 cm

150 – 165 cm

65 cm

165 – 175 cm

75 cm

175 – 185 cm

85 cm

above 185 cm



I’d like to buy a professional hydromassage bathtub for my bathroom. Can the baths you offer be applied at home?

The bathtubs we have on offer may be used both in professional and domestic environment. Please contact our Service Department to have a hydromassage bathtub installed at home or be supplied with all relevant assembly instructions.