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Title:
HYDROTHERAPY DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/160823
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A polyfunctional hydrotherapy device with additional therapeutic value, of the portable monobloc type for lower limbs, comprising at least one anatomic tub (2) with at least one upper or tubular leg (3), preferably with walls (6) close to the limb (10) to form a vase (2) preferably internally shaped as a boot, provided inside and on the walls (6) of: means for the alternating supply (15, 17, 21, 23) and discharge (16, 18, 22, 24) of water at differentiated temperatures, preferably with relative pumping and heating means (14, 20) as well as tanks incorporated in the monobloc (1); a plurality of water jet and/or turbojet means (7, 8) or on several levels suitable to also selectively linear and/or cyclonic water diffuser nozzles (7, 8) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to also selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10), supplied with water substantially at the same temperature as the temperature that contingently impacts the tub (2), preferably with simultaneous activation as the relative sinking of the limb (10) as the liquid rises in the tub (2), more preferably with relative pumping means (14, 20) incorporated in the monobloc (1); a plurality of air blowing means (9) or air insufflator nozzles (9) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to also selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10), preferably with relative compression means (29) incorporated in the mono bloc (1); optional plastic-elastic stockings (31), preferably made of gel, wrapping adherent to the limb (10) or part thereof, interchangeable and possibly removably adjustably fixed at the top part to the inlet of the tub (2); electronic means suitable to interlock with a programmable computerised logic the actuation, the temperature, the intensity, the timing and the control of all functions and stimulations as well as the sequences and interactions of functions and stimulations of the device.

Inventors:
BERNABUCCI CLAUDIO (IT)
Application Number:
PCT/EP2019/085309
Publication Date:
August 13, 2020
Filing Date:
December 16, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
GLASS COMPANY SRL (IT)
International Classes:
A61H35/00; A61H9/00; A61H33/00; A61H33/02
Domestic Patent References:
WO2002074223A12002-09-26
Foreign References:
JPH05317380A1993-12-03
CN108904260A2018-11-30
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GUSTORF, Gerhard (DE)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device, of the portable one-piece type for feet and calves, characterised in that it comprises at least one tub (2) with at least one upper portion (3) surrounding the calf of the leg provided with:

means for the alternating supply (15, 17, 21, 23) and discharge (16, 18, 22, 24) of cold water and hot water so that the tub (2) alternatingly contains cold water and hot water;

wateijet and/or water turbojet means (7, 8) suitable to introduce and generate in the tub (2) cold and hot water flows at substantially the same cold and hot temperature as the water contained therein.

2) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to claim 1, characterised in that it further comprises:

a plurality of air blowing means (9) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the calf, foot and foot sole.

3) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to claim 1 and 2, characterised in that it further comprises:

wrapping plastic-elastic stocking sheath means adhering to the calf, foot and foot sole or part thereof.

4) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that it further comprises:

electronic means suitable to interlock the actuation, the temperature and the intensity, the timing, the control of all functions as well as the sequences of functions and stimulations of the device to a computerised logic.

5) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that it comprises at least one anatomic tub (2) with at least one upper portion or tubular leg (3) with walls (6) close to the calf (10) to form a vase (2) internally shaped in a boot-like fashion.

6) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that it comprises a plurality of wateijet and/or water turbojet nozzles (7, 8) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10) supplied with water substantially at the same temperature as the temperature that contingently fills the tub (2).

7) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims 1 to 5, characterised in that it comprises a plurality of wateijet and/or water turbojet nozzles (7, 8) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10) supplied with water substantially at the same temperature as the temperature that contingently fills the tub (2) with simultaneous underwater activation with respect to the water rising in the tub (2).

8) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims 2 to 7, characterised in that it comprises a plurality of air blowing nozzles (9) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10) underwater and or out of water.

9) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that it comprises interchangeable wrapping plastic-elastic stocking sheath means (31) adhering to the leg (10) or part thereof.

10) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to claim 9, characterised in that it comprises interchangeable gel wrapping plastic-elastic stocking sheath means (31) adhering to the leg (10) or part thereof.

11) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to claim 9 or 10, characterised in that it comprises interchangeable wrapping plastic-elastic stocking sheath means (31) adhering to the leg (10) or part thereof, removably adjustably fixed to the inlet of the tub (2).

12) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that it comprises means for the alternating supply (15, 17, 21, 23) and discharge (16, 18, 22, 24) of cold water and hot water, with relative pumping (14, 20) and heating means as well as tanks incorporated in a portable monobloc (1); a plurality of waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles (7, 8) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10), with relative pumping means (14, 20) incorporated in a portable monobloc (1); a plurality of air blowing nozzles (9) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10), with relative compression means (29) incorporated in the portable monobloc (1); electronic means suitable to interlock tire actuation, the temperature, the intensity, the timing and the control of all junctions and stimulations as well as the sequences and interactions of functions and stimulations of the device incorporated in the monobloc, to a computerised logic.

13) Polyiunctional hydrotherapy device of the portable monobloc type for feet and calves according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that it comprises at least one anatomic tub (2) with at least one tubular upper portion (3) surrounding the calf of the leg, with walls (6) arranged close to the calf of the leg (10) to form a vase (2) internally shaped in a boot-like fashion, provided on the walls inside (6) of:

means for the alternating supply (15, 17, 21, 23) and discharge (16, 18, 22, 24) of cold water and hot water, with relative pumping and heating means (14, 20) as well as tanks incorporated in the portable monobloc (1);

a plurality of wateijet and/or water turbojet nozzles (7, 8) distributed at the base, radially or on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole (10) supplied with cold and hot water substantially at the same cold and hot temperature as the cold and hot temperature contained in the tub (2), with simultaneous underwater activation with respect to the water rising in the tub (2), with relative pumping means (14, 20) incorporated in the portable monobloc (1);

a plurality of air blowing means (9) distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to even selectively impact the calf, foot and foot sole (10), with relative compression means (29) incorporated in the portable monobloc (1);

plastic-elastic stocking or sheath means (31) made of gel, wrapping adherent to the leg (10) or part thereof, interchangeable and possibly removably adjustably fixed - at the top part - to the inlet of the tub (2);

electronic means suitable to interlock the actuation, the temperature and the intensity, the timing, the control of all functions and stimulations as well as the sequences and interactions of functions and stimulations of the device to a computerised logic.

14) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that the plurality of compressed air blower nozzles (9) and/or wateijet nozzles (7, 8) surrounding the calf of the leg (10) on several levels are activated and deactivated in succession to impact the calf of the leg (10) with the interposition of damper / diffusor wraparound means (31) adhering to the leg or part thereof with annularly composed jets of air and/or water so generating a peristaltic wave implementing a pressure therapy massage.

15) Polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to any of the preceding claims, characterised in that the plurality of compressed air blower nozzles (9) and/or waterjet nozzles (7, 8) surrounding the calf of the leg (10) on several levels are activated and deactivated in succession to impact the calf of the leg (10) with the interposition of interchangeable wrapping plastic-elastic stocking sheath means (31) adhering to the leg or part thereof with annularly composed jets of air and/or water so generating a peristaltic wave implementing a pressure therapy massage.

Description:
TITLE

HYDROTHERAPY DEVICE

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Field of the art

Hydrotherapy is an ancient simple and harmless method of natural care, which is declined in many forms of application to the body or parts thereof with thermal and/or mechanical stimuli. It helps to improve circulation, strengthen the tissues, make the skin elastic, improve the immune system, promote diuresis, reactivate metabolism and prevent diseases such as varicose veins and more.

Basically, in thermal stimuli hydrotherapy, when the thermal stimulus of the water is applied hot relatively to the body, the surface blood vessels expand, the circulation increases, facilitating the drainage of toxins and refuse toward the external.

When the thermal stimulus of water is applied cold relatively to the body, the blood vessels contract, generating the process called“vasoconstriction”, which forces the blood to flow at a higher pressure and thus speed up blood circulation, increasing oxygenation and facilitating a purifying effect.

In the combination of the two stimuli, hot and cold, a sort of organic gymnastics occurs at the level of the circulatory system which, in addition to the specific beneficial effects of the hot impact and cold impact, strengthens veins and capillaries.

The physiological actions of mechanical stimuli are produced by the impact of water on the surface of the body, thanks to greater or lesser pressure and/or friction generated on tile skin, and they have benefits comparable to those of massages with reference to the treated body parts.

According to the prior art, thermal and/or mechanical hydrotherapy treatments are earned out using tubs for the whole body or parts thereof, with wateijets and hydroturbines, and or showers which impact the body with water in a falling or jet fashion.

On the other hand, pressure therapy is one of the systems for lymphatic drainage, which obviates or supports the natural movement of the flows with regard to venous and/or lymphatic diseases, consisting of a massage of the lower limbs in a distal- proximal direction, from the sole of the foot to the root of the thigh, draining, thus promoting the flow of fluids.

According to the prior art, the equipment for performing the pressure therapy uses particular pneumatic structures (blisters) which, guaranteeing the maximum anatomical correspondence, wrap the limbs swelling; generally, the blisters are fed by an electronically controlled compressor so as to fonn a peristaltic wave, in a distal- proximal direction (from the sole of the foot, to the root of the thigh), thus promoting the flow of fluids.

The pneumatic structures consist of parallel segments which are inflated and deflated sequentially, ensuring a one-way flow, without interruptions or stagnation.

Objects of the invention

In this context, the main object of the present invention is to provide a device suitable to carry out hydrotherapy on the lower limbs both in terms of thermal stimuli, as well as in terms of alternating thermal stimuli and mechanical stimuli.

Another object of the present invention is to attain the aforementioned object by means of a device which, in addition to providing thermal and mechanical hydrotherapy actions, also allows to provide lymphatic drainage pressure therapy massages.

Still, another object of the present invention is to attain the aforementioned objects by also providing an innovative pressure therapeutic method that can be implemented using the device.

A further object of the present invention is to attain the aforementioned objects through a device as feasible, modular and polyvalent as possible.

Still, a further object of the present invention is to attain any one of the aforementioned objects through a tool that is simple and efficient, safe to use and relatively inexpensive considering the actual results attained therewith. Summary of the solution concept

These and other objects are all attained using the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device with additional therapeutic value, of the portable monobloc type for lower limbs, according to the present invention as defined by the claims comprising at least one anatomic tub with at least one upper portion or tubular leg, preferably with walls close to the limb to form a vase preferably internally shaped as a boot, provided inside and on the walls of:

means for the alternating supply and discharge of water at differentiated temperatures, preferably with relative pumping and heating means as well as tanks incorporated in the monobloc;

a plurality of waterjet and/or turbojet means or linear and/or cyclonic water diffuser nozzles distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to also selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole, supplied with water substantially at the same temperature as the temperature that contingently impacts the tub, preferably with simultaneous activation as the relative sinking of the limb as the liquid rises in the tub, more preferably with relative pumping means incorporated in the monobloc;

a plurality of air blowing means or air insufflator nozzles distributed at the base, radially and on several levels suitable to also selectively impact the leg, foot and foot sole, preferably with relative compression means incorporated in the monobloc;

optional plastic-elastic stockings, preferably made of gel, wrapping adherent to the limb or part thereof, interchangeable and possibly removably adjustably fixed at the top part to the inlet of the tub;

electronic means suitable to interlock with a programmable computerised logic the actuation, the temperature, the intensity, the timing and the control of all functions and stimulations as well as the sequences and interactions of functions and stimulations of the device;

as well as a pressure-therapeutic method according to the present invention as outlined by the claims, carried out by means of a peristaltic wave generated on a sheath wrapping the limb by a plurality of means for blowing compressed air suirounding the limb on several levels activated and deactivated in succession to impact the sheath with annularly composed jets.

Description of the attached drawings Further characteristics and advantages of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device and method with added therapeutic value according to the present invention shall be more apparent from the following detailed description of a preferred but non-exclusive embodiment thereof, represented solely by way of non-limiting example with reference to the six attached drawings, wherein:

Figures 1 and 2 schematically show respective lateral sectional views of a first embodiment of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention;

Figure 2A schematically shows a lateral sectional view of a second embodiment of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention;

Figures 3 and 4 schematically show respective cross-sectional views of the first embodiment of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention;

Figure 5 schematically shows a lateral sectional view of the first embodiment of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention, in a further function thereof, to supplement the third embodiment

Static description of the embodiments

With reference to such figures, and in particular to figure 1, a first embodiment of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention, consisting of monobloc 1A of an anatomic tub, indicated in its entirety with 2, with an upper portion or tubular leg 3, having walls 6 close to the only lower limb 10 of the user, which is intended to contain, and constituting a vase 2 entirely shaped as a boot, with a lower shoe compartment 4 defined by a bottom or sole 5, is indicated in its entirety with

1A.

On the walls 6 of the leg 3 and of the shoe compartment 4 as well as on the sole 5 there is distributed a plurality of wateijet and/or water turbojet nozzles 7, 8 distributed at the base, radially and on several levels, i.e. linear and/or cyclonic water diffuser nozzles, of the type controlled by solenoid valves, identified with 7 and 8 depending on whether they are connected to a cold water system, indicated in its entirety with 11, or a hot water system, indicated in its entirety with 12, as well as alternating in said connection and preferably associated to level sensors (not shown), for the functions subsequently specified hereinafter. The cold water system 11 comprises a pump 14, connected to a tank (not shown) incorporated in the monobloc 1, which in turn may be connected or connectable to a fixed water system in a known fashion;

branching from the cold water pump 14 are pipes 15 and 16 for delivery and return to/from respective supply valves 17 and 18 for the supply and discharge of the cold water on the bottom 5 of the tub 2;

also branching from the cold water pump 14 are branch pipes 19 for supplying cold water to the plurality of cold water waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 7 distributed at the base, radially and on several levels.

The hot water system 12 comprises a pump 19, connected to a tank (not shown) incorporated in the monobloc 1, which in turn may be connected or connectable to a fixed water system in a known fashion;

branching from the hot water pump 20 are pipes 21 and 22 for delivery and return to/from respective supply valves 23 and 24 for the supply and discharge of the hot water on the bottom 5 of the tub 2;

also branching from hot water pump 20 are branch pipes 25 for supplying hot water to the plurality of hot water waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 8 distributed at the base, radially and on several levels.

Figure 2A shows a second alternative embodiment IB of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention, wherein:

in the cold water system 11, the pipes 19 for supplying the waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 7 terminate in a first interspace 26 which surrounds the anatomic tub 2, connected thereto by means of the cold water waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 7; in the hot water system 12, the pipes 25 for supplying the waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 8 terminate in a second interspace 27 which surrounds the first interspace 26 and the anatomic tub 2;

the second interspace 27 is connected to the anatomic tub 2 by means of a plurality of shanks 28 of the nozzles 8, which pass through the first interspace 26 and flow into the anatomic tub 2 through the hot water waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 8. Figure 5 shows a third alternative embodiment 1C of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention, supplemented by a further function thereof, for example performed by the device in the first embodiment thereof.

Here, on the walls 6 of the leg 3 and of the shoe compartment 4 as well as on the sole 5 between the plurality of cold and hot water waterjet and/or water turbojet nozzles 7 and 8 distributed at the base, radially and on several levels, also distributed on several levels are air nozzles 9, although of the type controlled by a solenoid valve, connected to a pneumatic system indicated in its entirety with 13.

The pneumatic system 13 comprises a compressor 29 incorporated in the monobloc 1; branching from the compressor 29 are branching pipes 30 for supplying compressed air in the tub 2 to the plurality of air nozzles 9 distributed at the base, radially and on several levels.

In Figure 5, the third exemplifying function / alternative embodiment 1C of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention is illustrated with the limb 10 of the user covered by a stocking 31, designed to be applied adherent to the limb 10, contingently elastic and made of plastic material, preferably latex, gels or the like, for the functions outlined hereinafter.

In each embodiment thereof, the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention is to be considered as provided with an electronic control unit (not shown), connected through wired or wireless means, individually and/or in pairs, to panels and/or control devices (not shown) to activate and adjust - with computerised logic possibly also communicating with applications of portable electronic devices - the functionalities and the interpolations of the operating units;

the whole is arranged according to space optimisation and overall dimension containment criteria, enclosed by a casing 32 for the functions specified hereinafter.

Dynamic description of the embodiments

Thus, having completed the static description of preferred embodiments of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device with added therapeutic value according to the present invention, below is the dynamic description, or the relative operation, also comprising the description of the pressure-therapeutic method according to the present invention: the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device 1 according to the present invention can be used individually, for a single limb 10, or in pairs, for both lower limbs 10 of the user;

preferably, the pair is not comprised in a single monobloc, this entailing a monobloc with two separate tubs or joined in a single tub shaped/enlarged for the two limbs, but in separate monoblocs 1 (see figure 4): two identical separate monoblocs 1, one for each limb 10;

this being due to the fact that the tub 2, preferably having an elliptical or tendentially elliptical cross-section, can be rotated axially with respect to the reference limb 10, in order to bring the arcs of the wall 6 closer to portions of the limb 10 which require a more intense treatment or vice versa;

in this context, obviously, the elliptical or tendentially elliptical cross-section is imparted so as to allow the introduction of the limb 10; to the same end, the lower shoe compartment 4 is designed to develop for an angular extension, up to 360°, in order to facilitate the positioning of the foot in the axial rotation of the tub 2.

The hydrotherapy device according to the present invention may have multiple and interpolatable functionalities.

A first functionality consists in the alternating bath of the limb 10 in cold water and in hot water, earned out by means of the cold water 11 and hot water 12 systems which, by means of the respective delivery pipe 15, 21 and return pipe 16, 22, altematingly fill and empty the water tub 2 at temperatures lower and higher than the temperature of the limb, for temperature excursions, times and levels adjustable by means of the electronic logic to which all the actuators are interlocked.

Another functionality, independent or integrable with the previous one, consists in the whirlpool bath, which - in the operation thereof integrated with the previous functionality - provides, as the level of cold or hot water progressively rises in the tub 2, for the activation of the cold water waterjet/turbojet nozzles 7 when the level of cold water rises in the tub 2, as well as the activation of the hot water waterjet/turbojet nozzles 8 when the level of hot water rises in the tub 2;

The wateijets/turbojets 7 and 8 are supplied by the same cold water 12 and hot water 13 systems that control the alternating thermal bath, respectively by means of the branched pipes 19 and 25 and, in the illustrated alternative embodiment thereof IB, by means of the interspaces 26 and 27; contingently by adjusting temperatures, flows, pressure and level activations by means of the electronic logic to which all the actuators are interlocked.

A further function - independent or integrable with the preceding ones - consists in the whirlpool implemented in pneumatic mode by the pneumatic system 13 through the nozzles 9 on the walls 6 of the tub 2; simultaneously or non-simultaneously with the aforementioned waterjet hydromassage actuated by the waterj ets/turboj ets 7 and 8.

Still, another functionality of the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device 1 according to the present invention also supplements an embodiment of the innovative automatic pressure therapy method according to the present invention, to be carried out preferably in dry form, or with the water tub 2 empty, by the pneumatic system 13 by means of the nozzles 9 provided on the walls 6, serving as pressure therapy lymphatic drainage of the limb 10, which can be contingently covered with the elastic stocking; in this application, the air flowing out ftom the nozzles 9 impacts the stocking 31, generating on the limb 10 a pressure concentrated in an annular manner, but damped and locally diffused by the interposition of the stocking 31, which - by activating and deactivating the nozzles 9, controlled by computerised logic in all its parameters - is variable and therefore translatable with a downward-upward trend; therefore, this allows to create - around the stocking 31 and the limb 10 enclosed therein - a sequential annular air jet, supplementing a succession of peristaltic waves, which performs a massage with a direction and lymphatic-drainage functionality.

Without prejudice to the preferable embodiment with gel stockings observed above, the peristaltic wave pressure therapy generated by the execution of sequential fluid jets arranged annularly can also be implemented through other damping and diffusion means on the limb, such as water, in a manner such that the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device according to the present invention can be used for pressure therapy purposes by creating, using the computerised logic that controls it, peristaltic jets/waves of water and/or air flowing on the limb in a distal proximal direction.

Obviously, all the functions described by way of example can be interpolated and/or limited and/or summed as such and in relation to portions of the limb, achieving complete polyvalence and polyfunctionality.

Alternative embodiments It is obvious that in further alternative embodiments still falling within the solution concept subject of the embodiment illustrated above and claimed below, the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device and method with added therapeutic value according to the present invention may be materialised as concerns device and implemented as concerns the method through equivalent technical and mechanical means, i.e. with further supplementary solutions, same case applying to all shapes of the relative components that can be varied to suit the purpose;

In one embodiment, the boot-type vase has a tendentially ellipsoidal section and the bottom seat for the foot forms a disc-shaped cavity, in a manner such to be able to rotate the device around the leg and to allow the walls and the diffusers carried by them to approach specific portions of the epidermis of the leg.

The systems for supplying fluids to the means for spraying, turbine motion, bubbling and blowing of the tub can be of any type suitable for the purpose, in any case structured, intercalated and interpolated; in this context, provided for can be diverter valves which use the same water] et and/or water turbojet nozzles means or linear and/or cyclonic diffuser nozzles for cold water and hot water.

The hot water and cold water interspaces, where provided, can be inverted and - furthermore if duly volumetric - can act as tanks.

Air discharge means can be conceived outside the tub should the pressure- therapeutic diffusion stocking be conceived fully or partly associated with or associable with the top part of the tub.

Advantages of the invention

As clearly observable from the preceding detailed description of preferred embodiments and some variant embodiments, the polyfunctional hydrotherapy device and method with added therapeutic value according to the present invention offer advantages corresponding to the attainment of these and other pre-set objects:

in fact, they respectively integrate a functional, modular, polyvalent and cost- effective device and method, with the aim of combining substantially every type of hydrotherapy with the lower limbs and, at the same time, to actively pursue also the pressure therapy functions using the same tools.

In particular, besides the typical advantages of hydrotherapy, it combines with them the possibility of carrying out an adjustable intensity pneumatic massage, it contributes effectively to relieving the fatigue of the legs with a relaxing, comfortable and delicate compression massage, by introducing air into the legs with predetermined alternation and pressure for the customised maximisation of the results depending on the needs.

KEY TO REFERENCE NUMBERS

1a) nionobloc in its entirety in tlie first embodiment

1B) monobloc in its entirety in the second embodiment

1C) monobloc in its entirety in the third embodiment

2) anatomic tub in its entirety

3) upper portion or tubular leg of the anatomic tub

4) shoe compartment of the anatomic tub

5) bottom or sole of the anatomic tub

6) walls of the leg of the anatomic tub

7) cold water waterjet/turbojet nozzles

8) hot water waterjet/turbojet nozzles

9) air nozzles

10) lower limb of the user

11) cold water system in its entirety

12) hot water system in its entirety

13) pneumatic system its entirety

14) cold water pump

15) cold water delivery pipe

16) cold water return pipe

17) cold water delivery valve

18) cold water discharge valve

19) branching pipes for supply to the cold water nozzles

20) hot water pump

21) hot water delivery pipe

22) hot water return pipe

23) hot water supply valve

24) hot water discharge valve

25) branching pipes for supply to the hot water nozzles

26) first interspace

27) second interspace

28) nozzle stems in the first gap

29) compressor

30) air ducts

31) stocking

32) casing