A kind of massage called the power shower is widely used in medicine and cosmetology. Initially it was only used to treat diseases of the Central nervous system, but as you explore its complex effects on the body indications has increased considerably. Today, many women have successfully used it to lose weight, improve appearance of skin, combating unsightly “orange peel”. To perform this procedure in almost every health resort by many medical centers and SPA-salons.
- The effectiveness of the procedure
- The technique of the
- At home
- The pros and cons of the procedure
The effectiveness of the procedure
Power shower is a variant of whirlpool, which is conducted by powerful “shock” the water jets with different pressures and temperatures (from 20 to 40°C). It has a positive effect on the entire body, which is the following:
- acceleration of metabolic processes;
- activation of blood and lymph circulation;
- strengthening blood vessels;
- the increase of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues;
- increased muscle tone, turgor, elasticity of the skin;
- the rapid elimination of toxins, toxic products of metabolism from the cells;
- relaxation, relieve spasm, muscle pain;
- the removal of muscular, emotional, and nervous tension;
- strengthening the immune system.
The treatment has a revitalizing effect, stimulates regeneration processes, enhances the protective forces, resistance to infections, gives vivacity, inflow of forces, energy, improves overall health, mood, fatigue. This happens due to the deep and intensive study of the skin and under her soft tissues by mechanical massage.
Interesting: power shower is named after its inventor. It was introduced into medical practice in the second half of the 19th century French scientist, a neurologist and psychiatrist Jean-Martin Charcot. Specialist first demonstrated the high efficiency of this procedure in the treatment of some mental and nervous disorders.
Currently, the power shower is used not only in medical but also for cosmetic purposes. The main medical reasons for his appointment are:
- mental disorders, including depression, nervousness, increased irritability;
- chronic fatigue syndrome;
- some diseases musculoskeletal system, muscles and joints (arthritis, arthrosis, gout, osteochondrosis), muscle weakness;
- rehabilitation after injuries;
- obesity, metabolic disorders;
- vegetovascular dystonia;
- slow blood circulation.
This method of hydrotherapy can be used to prevent depression in people who constantly have elevated emotional and nervous stress, often suffer from fatigue, nervous stress at work or at home. It will be useful to professional athletes, people intensively involved in sports, to relax the muscles after a workout. Also, the procedure will have beneficial effects on the body people who are constantly working at the computer and long staying in the same position in connection with the peculiarities of professional activity.
In cosmetology power shower used in combination with other methods, physical exercise and diet as an efficient remedy for combating cellulite. It speeds up the breakdown of fat cells, improves metabolic processes in the subcutaneous fat, eliminates stagnation of lymph. After completing the course of treatments the skin becomes more supple, taut, elastic, no sagging and volume in problem areas is reduced by several centimetres.
Interesting: As a means to fight cellulite and excessive fatty deposits power shower has started to be applied from the end of the 20th century. Currently, it’s the sphere of its application the most popular.
The technique of the
The procedure is performed in special rooms equipped with a shower with grab bars for the hands and the necessary equipment for flow, pressure control pressure and water temperature. The jet of water produced from a distance of 3-4 m under a pressure of from 2 to 4 atmospheres. Must perform the procedure only a qualified operator can assess the condition of the patient, adjust it for temperature and water pressure, and provide, if necessary, medical assistance.
The impact is simultaneously hot and cold running water from two hoses. No special training, except the permission of the doctor, soul Charcot is not required. It is only necessary to bring a rubber hat, appropriate footwear, towel. Hydromassage is performed in the following order:
Important: During sewer system avoid the water jets on the head, the breast, genitals and spine.
The procedure takes about 10 minutes. If it is done to fight cellulite, stomach area, buttocks, hips, thighs special attention.
The first sessions is recommended to start with a few minutes, gradually increasing the time, the water pressure and lowering the temperature from session to session. The interval between sessions should last 2-3 days. The therapeutic course is 10 to 20 treatments, the frequency of no more often than every 6 months.
Right after the session for half an hour, we have to rest. You can just lie, and it is better to take a relaxing bath, and then to make a light body massage application of nourishing cream.
Given the characteristics of the procedure, the necessity of large spaces and special equipment to complete a power shower at home is impossible. As an alternative to house anyone can arrange themselves no less useful a simple douche, which strengthens the immune system, nervous system, hardens, increases vascular tone, gives energy, vitality.
Also like the soul of Charcot, but not as intensive massage effect on the skin and soft tissue is for use on home shower nozzles Alekseeva. Nozzle has a special design nozzle conoid shape with the inlet diameter of 5 mm, and the output is 0.6-0.8 mm. During the passage through these nozzles of the water jet becomes thin, and the pressure increases up to 5 times. Shower Alekseeva effective under the same health problems, and Charcot’s douche, but has fewer contraindications. It activates blood circulation, lymph flow, accelerates metabolism, increases oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
The pros and cons of the procedure
Advantages of this method is the speed and ease of implementation, low cost, high efficiency in solving many problems, not only in curative but also for preventive purposes.
Of the minuses can be noted the presence of contraindications, pain and discomfort during the procedure, which is especially important for people with a high pain threshold, slim build and thin sensitive skin. Of the side effects after Charcot may feel muscle pain, bruising, hematomas on the skin. This is especially true after the first sessions and people with close proximity of blood vessels to the skin surface. To quickly eliminate these negative phenomena, it is possible to use local ointments and creams with analgesic and resolving action.
Currently, power shower for medicinal purposes is not appointed as often as before. However, many people have resorted to it on their own. Women often use this service for combating cellulite and weight loss.
Contraindications for Charcot include:
- acute infectious diseases;
- a history of heart attacks, strokes;
- low body weight;
- varicose veins;
- skin diseases and inflammatory processes on the skin;
- oncological diseases;
- of renal disease;
- pregnancy, lactation;
- of blood clotting;
- the period of menstruation.
Self-assignment procedure without consulting a doctor is unacceptable, as it has quite a few contraindications that people may simply not know or do not take them into account, with serious negative health consequences.
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