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The Therapeutic Effects

•Temperature:

ECB Spa solution is maintained between 2 and 4 °c (35 f), to minimise heat and inflammation. This provides analgesic pain management as well as inhibiting enzyme degeneration of tendons post injury.


•Salt Concentration:

The ECB salt solution acts as a hypertonic poultice as well as having a natural healing effect on wounds. Water density increases with salt concentration, which in turn increases pressure to aid fluid and waste dispersal.


•Aeration:

Water aeration has a massaging effect on the leg and increases the dissolved oxygen content of the spa solution.


•Depth:

The depth of the water is proportional to the pressure exerted on the leg which aids fluid and waste dispersal; this can be varied according to position and severity of injury.


•Biological Control:

With water hygiene levels continually being maintained with a combination of fine filtration, chlorination, cold water and salt, the ECB Spa allows thousands of successive treatments. These same factors not only prevent further micro-biological infections but actually help treat any pre-existing conditions.


•Dissolved Oxygen:

Water at temperatures below 6 °c (48 f) has a higher ability to carry oxygen and with the ECB solution also being aerated, the oxygen content is increased dramatically. It is believed that the Spa has similar effects on internal leg injuries to the use of hyperbaric chambers in humans; and with topical wounds, re-oxygenation allows phagocytosis and other natural defence mechanisms to intensify in their therapy.ify in their therapy. and other host defence mechanisms to intensify in their therapy.







 



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