Water procedures are known for their curative and preventive effects for a long time. Constantly improving, they began to be carried out using modern equipment to bring maximum benefit to patients. And one of the most useful and pleasant procedures associated with water, include a kind of soul, as a circular. It in different sources is also called acicular for a large number of water jets, similar to needles, as well as a Swiss shower.
Hydrotherapy began to be used even in the times of Babylon and Ancient Egypt. Hippocrates played an important role in the introduction of hydrotherapy, and in Russia - Peter the first. If we talk about the circular soul, then the development of Sharko's soul influenced his creation. It was this popular hydropathic procedure that became the basis of the Swiss soul. Now both procedures are offered to patients of any sanatorium or health resort.
Where are the procedures performed
Sessions of the circular shower are now offered both in medical institutions and in SPA-salons.
A great demand for such procedures is noted in people who want to correct the problem areas of the body (eliminate cellulite, excess weight). Also, such a shower is also available at home, if you install a hydraulic box equipped with the necessary equipment for a circular shower.
The procedure is very useful, because it affects not only the skin, like a normal shower, but also on the subcutaneous tissue, muscle tissue, and also some internal organs. Due to such a deep impact, the tonus of the body rises, the skin is smoothed, the regeneration processes begin to take place more actively in it. Exposure to water with a sufficiently strong head also activates metabolic processes, stimulates cellular metabolism and removes toxins.
Circular shower sessions are recommended for stress, insomnia, obesity, hypotension, neuralgia, as well as problems with the musculoskeletal system. All these ailments are effectively treated due to activation of blood circulation, acceleration of metabolic processes and greater access to oxygen.
Also, the circular shower increases the body's defenses, strengthens immunity, stimulates the production of interferon. This means that this procedure is prophylactic for bacterial and viral lesions. Thanks to the fortifying effect, the sessions of the circular soul improve the emotional state, remove irritability, regulate sleep. That is why such a shower is often prescribed in case of overwork, stress, depression, chronic fatigue, VSD in the initial stage.
The procedure attracts athletes and people who are trying to lose weight. In this case, it is complemented by a healthy diet and exercise.
The use of the circular kind of shower is also actively used in cosmetology practice. In particular, such a procedure is included in a set of measures to combat cellulite. All problem areas undergo one-stage local action of water, the temperature of which varies within 25-35 degrees. Water jets are fed under 1.5 atmospheres pressure, and since they are very thin, the massage is acupuncture.
All effects are combined and dramatically increase blood circulation.
Hot water relaxes the tissues and walls of the vessels, and when the temperature decreases and the head intensifies, it tones them up, improving the access of oxygen. This leads to an intensification of metabolic and regenerative processes. The result will be a higher elasticity of the skin, less pronounced cellulite manifestations and stretch marks, normalized operation of the sebaceous glands, skin cleansing from dead cells.
Although the procedure of the circular shower is a useful action, it is not recommended for everyone, since it has a number of contraindications. At what diseases and pathological conditions is this shower an undesirable hydrotherapy option for you?
Among the restrictions include:
- skin manifestations of allergies,
- asthenic conditions,
- exacerbation of diseases of the digestive system,
- benign tumors and oncology,
- acute phase of any infectious disease,
- pathology of respiration and genitourinary sphere,
- skin diseases,
You can not conduct sessions of the Swiss soul during alcoholic intoxication and during critical days. Such a kind of soul is also dangerous for serious diseases of the cardiovascular system. It is forbidden to people who have a pacemaker, as well as hypertension.
How and where is the procedure?
Often, this kind of shower is offered in medical institutions, where rehabilitation therapy is provided and various methods of hydrotherapy are used. The basis for the influence of the Swiss soul is the combination of mechanical and temperature factors, when water is directed to the body from all sides in the form of thin jets.
Due to the influence of heat, muscle tone and metabolism increase, blood circulation becomes more active, tissues receive more nutrition. This effect also has a calming and anaesthetising effect. Due to the influence of cold, the vessels first narrow, after which they expand and the blood flow is accelerated. Such contrast effects have a positive effect on microcirculation and vascular pressure. They stimulate cellular metabolism and are supplemented by the influence of the mechanical factor.
The procedure takes place in a small box, where the patient is offered to pass, putting on rubber shoes and undressing to a swimsuit. On the perimeter of the box are hoses made of metal with many small holes. When a person enters the box, the health worker turns on the water and adjusts its parameters (head, temperature). Then, every minute, the head is raised, and the temperature, on the contrary, is reduced. In the first minutes in the body, the relaxation processes prevail, and then the nervous system comes into tone.
One session of the Swiss shower can last 5-20 minutes. Its duration is influenced by both the readings and the desired effect. When the water stops coming into the box, the procedure ends, and the patient leaves the shower room and changes into dry clothes. He can feel more frequent heartbeats or dizziness, so you should not hurry. It is best to sit in the institution for 5-10 minutes, until the condition is normalized.
Often a circular shower is prescribed by the course of 7-14 procedures, and the interval of sessions is determined by the doctor individually. For improvement, such courses are conducted twice a year, but it is advisable not to prescribe this water procedure in winter, so as not to increase the risk of diseases, because the body is steamed and possible colds.
It is advised to go for water procedures 2-3 hours after eating. Also undesirable immediately after the circular shower is (it is recommended to wait a few hours). If sessions are prescribed for cosmetic purposes, then often such a shower is taken daily or every other day.
Home circular shower
It is worth mentioning that a circular shower can be taken at home, if you buy a hydrobox.
The installation of a domestic Swiss soul is popular in Western countries, where the doctor comes to the house and supervises the procedure. It is better for us to go to a medical center or a SPA-salon, so that the hydrotherapy program should be administered individually, and all sessions should be supervised by an experienced health worker.
The design for the circular shower is a complex system, including many small tubes that are placed in a circle. Through these tubes and water is supplied under a sufficiently large head. The power of the jets can vary, like their temperature regime, and these changes cause a good therapeutic effect. The peculiarity and the main difference of this procedure from the shower of Charcot is the effect immediately on the entire surface of the body.
Since the resulting jets of water are very thin (not for nothing else because the name of the procedure is a needle shower), the patient tingles during this water procedure in the body. It may be unpleasant at first, but tolerable. The patients' feedback shows that as the number of sessions increases from such tingling, many even enjoy and call it soothing.
Water, falling on the body in the form of thin jets, effectively affects the points, which are called biologically active. Therefore, a similar procedure is considered similar to acupressure. Its effect will be activation of the immune system, as well as the start of regenerative processes in the body.