Incontinence is the inability to completely control the bladder or bowels. Any type of incontinence will occur by degrees from mild to severe and will have an array of causes. Urinary incontinence, though most common among women, occurs in men and manifests in different ways, as well. The National Association for Continence indicates that in the U.S. alone there are more than 20 million people dealing with some sort of incontinence, and this explains the huge array of incontinence products available.
Biofreeze® topical analgesic reduces pain through “cryotherapy,” or cold application. It has been well-established that cold reduces the sensation of pain and reduces inflammation. (For a comprehensive text on cryotherapy, see Knight). “Cryokinetics” is a technique of using cold application to reduce pain during exercise. This helps facilitate earlier exercise interventions for healing tissue. Cooling and re-warming tissue with movement stimulates reperfusion of healing tissue.
Clean skin is the best preventative against irritation, so always wash skin at the electrode application site with soap and water. Pat the skin dry with a towel.
Posted: March 25, 2019Categories: Intermittent Catheters
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Posted: March 21, 2019
BodyworkMall’s point of differentiation includes VIP Delivery Services!
Did you know that we have a best-in-class VIP installation model which assembles equipment on site?
• Consolidated delivery of opening order; regardless of manufacturer lead times
• Assembly and placement of all equipment per design specifications provided by client
• Supply items can be included so spa is fully functional on day one
• Inventory checklist as well as warranty information for respective items
Our dedicated New Spa Coordinator assigned to your installation to facilitate communication, coordinate details and ensure timely and accurate delivery. Our full service includes an expert supply research team to source unique and special requests. The team also offers a purchasing summit 2 times per year to present innovation and cost savings. We have the ability to accommodate construction delays and offer long term storage if necessary. We work with a professional moving service (licensed and bonded) to protect building and landscape. We can also provide an online, automated purchasing software tool to provide corporate efficiency for multi-location spas. And did we tell you we are here for you 24/7 and provide emergency response. Our overall expertise and sequenced packing and delivery system creates an organized and stress free installation.
Posted: March 12, 2019
Choosing the proper table and accessories to buy can be a daunting task. There are so many choices, so many manufacturers, a multitude of table names, varied widths, specialized uses and colors. Whether I am on a trade show floor, speaking with a spa in their facility or on the phone, the same concerns seem to be global in the industry. How can I possibly make an informed choice with so many decisions to make? Always remember there are tables to fit any budget.
An electric lift table allows therapists and estheticians to walk into any room and quickly adjust it for their height and style of work to ensure good ergonomics, essential for workplace safety and productivity. Lower height capability enables a petite technician to adjust the table to accommodate their size. The on-command height adjustments also allow customization of treatments based on client expectations and feedback during a session. A relaxation massage can become a cranio-sacral session or a deep tissue massage with ease. Similarly an esthetician can adjust the table during a facial as they perform different parts of the treatment. An electric lift table also allows each client to get on and off the table safely.
The first step is to choose the right manufacturer, one with a solid reputation and experience in designing and building products for spas. One whose product engineering ensures longevity, ease of repair, ergonomics and client comfort will serve you best. The initial purchase price may be higher, but their success is proof of long term value and return on investment. Look for companies that have won awards in the market place and can provide references from other successful spas. Don't forget to look for the company's commitment to the environment. Do they offer FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) products, CFC free foams, non-vinyl upholstery fabrics? Is the table ETL or UL listed? Companies committed to doing their best most likely produce the greenest products: products that are designed to last.
The best companies deliver on their brand promise. A company that has designed a high quality product typically is one where customer service is not a big cost to them and therefore the service level you receive will be high. The table will be designed to have parts easily replaced, easily serviced, with quick response. Otherwise, the cost of repair can run into big money, both in actual cost and in time lost.
Flexibility and versatility are key in optimizing room use to insure profitability. Therefore, it makes sense that products designed to do a wide range of services are best, as long as they don't compromise on the core purpose. For this reason getting a table that has a salon or "flex" top ensures that the room can be used for many types of treatments. Wheels are also a good idea, allowing easy movement of the table within the room to accommodate facial or other equipment or to even move the table to another location. Warming drawers also provide additional flexibility depending on the service being done. Finally breast recess systems like ABC or Corforma LE as well as standard or upgraded foam systems enable you to provide the optimal client comfort. When the cost of real estate is taken into consideration, these ultra-flexible models allow spas to handle more treatments in a smaller footprint at a lower total cost.
Last, but not least, is aesthetics. For a high-end spa where finishes cost a bundle and are key to your brand, it is important that the look of the equipment match your decor. Some companies go beyond just offering a selection of looks and finishes, and offer a level of customization that includes matching stains and even wood and trim elements. That being said, customizing should only be considered when you are sure that your idea will work and the manufacturer can effectively implement it. Be prepared to find out that your idea is either not cost effective or not really workable. Perhaps a combination of elements already offered by the company might meet your needs just as well.
If at all possible, experiencing the product before purchase is the best, and these days that likely means attending a major trade show or finding an experienced and reliable dealer who has product available at a show room.
When you are first prescribed oxygen and when you are choosing your home oxygen concentrator or portable concentrator, it can feel somewhat intimidating. You do not want to do anything wrong that could damage the machine, and you want to make sure that you understand not only how to use it properly, but also how to maintain the machine.
With many of the home and portable concentrators on the market, the oxygen that flows through the device is typically measured in liters per minute, although there are some that will provide milliliters per minute. Typically, the continuous flow oxygen concentrators provide liters per minutes, whereas the pulse concentrators utilize milliliters per minute of pulse dose oxygen.