Galvanic Bath, Four-Cell Galvanic Bath
A galvanic bath uses the tranquillising effect of direct electric current on agitated nerves. This makes the treatment suitable for all conditions of pain in the locomotor system, either due to degenerative diseases, inflammations or overload. It also has a positive effect on improving the metabolism of the tissues, the reduction of swelling and spasticity. The procedure is carried out in a metallic bathtub where the whole body is submerged in warm water at 34°C whilst electricity passes around the body.
Four-Cell Galvanic Bath
The forearms and lower limbs are placed into 4 small water tubs – cells. The galvanic current then runs only through the submerged parts of the limbs, not through the whole body. The treatment improves blood circulation in all four limbs, it is further beneficial for polyneuropathies (e.g. in diabetes) or in neuralgies.