CH671333A5 - Hand-operated massage instrument - has housing containing freely-turning body with working surface inclined to axis - Google Patents

Hand-operated massage instrument - has housing containing freely-turning body with working surface inclined to axis Download PDF

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CH671333A5
CH671333A5 CH302886A CH302886A CH671333A5 CH 671333 A5 CH671333 A5 CH 671333A5 CH 302886 A CH302886 A CH 302886A CH 302886 A CH302886 A CH 302886A CH 671333 A5 CH671333 A5 CH 671333A5
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H23/00Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
    • A61H23/02Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive
    • A61H23/0254Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive with rotary motor
    • A61H23/0263Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive with rotary motor using rotating unbalanced masses
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H15/00Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains
    • A61H15/0092Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains hand-held
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H15/00Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains
    • A61H15/02Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains adapted for simultaneous treatment with light, heat or drugs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/10Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes with further special therapeutic means, e.g. electrotherapy, magneto therapy or radiation therapy, chromo therapy, infra-red or ultraviolet therapy
    • A61H2201/105Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes with further special therapeutic means, e.g. electrotherapy, magneto therapy or radiation therapy, chromo therapy, infra-red or ultraviolet therapy with means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
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Abstract

The massage instrument has a central housing (1), in which an interchangeable massage body (2) turns freely on an axis (x). Its surface acting against the body is inclined to the axis. The body can be annular, with a friction sponge which can be moistened protruding through it and secured to an axially -adjustable holder. There can be a bar-shaped handle on the housing, at right angles to the axis of rotation of the body. USE/ADVANTAGE - Widely adaptable for different types of massage.

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   DESCRIPTION



   The invention relates to a massage device for certain rheumatism therapies, for cosmetic purposes and for general massages in order to increase fitness and well-being.



   Certain known devices, for example according to CH-PS 546 069, are equipped with magnetic vibrators, the vibrations of which are transmitted to plates which are brushed, knobs, tips, etc. are provided, so that after the intermittent movements the skin areas are stretched and relaxed and the blood circulation is promoted, but without treating deeper muscle and connective tissue.



   Other devices achieve the massage effect through a motor-driven ring, in which freely movable balls are held. The rotary movement must only be slow, otherwise the skin could be injured. Disadvantages of such devices are the relatively large weight of the reduction gear required
Noise development and the design and application-related, non-changeable direction of rotation, which results in a one-sided effect. DE-OS 3 101 538, for example, shows such a device with a drive by a water turbine.



   In other known devices, massage agents are automatically added from a container. The cleaning of the container and the supply lines present problems, so only one means can be used to avoid improper mixtures. Such a massage device is described in CH-PS 640 724.



   Even the best massage device does not have the effect of a masseur's hands. On the other hand, since in many cases even a daily massage is necessary, a good massage device is a compromise between effort and benefit, the best compromise being a device whose effect comes closest to that of the hands of a massage therapist.



   The invention has for its object to provide a device that comes close to the action of a massage therapist's hands. Movement and pressure should not be applied mechanically, but by the user himself. Furthermore, the device should be able to apply a rubbing agent in metered form to the skin and these agents should be exchangeable without great effort. This makes the device versatile for cosmetic treatment, rheumatism treatment or also for fitness massage.



   The invention solves this problem with a rub-in and massage device which has the features of claim 1.



  By designing the device according to claim 2, an liniment can additionally be applied to the skin during the massage. By rod-shaped handles, as mentioned in claims 4 and 6, the device can be supplemented so that the user can massage certain parts of the body, such as the neck, shoulders, back and buttocks, without outside help. The device can also be equipped with a vibrator to enhance the massage effect. The actual massage body can also be replaced for different treatments.



   Exemplary embodiments of the subject matter of the invention are shown in the accompanying drawing.



   The drawing shows in:
Figure 1 shows the central housing with the parts arranged therein, half in section, on a larger scale;
Figure 2 shows the device in view, with a different massage body and attached handles;
Figure 3 shows part of a handle with built-in vibrator;
Figure 4 shows a sleeve for attaching a handle to the central housing;
Figure 5 shows the device with long handles;
Figure 6 shows a capsule with rubbing sponge and lid, partly in section;
7 shows a massage body as in FIG. 2 for itself, partly in section;
8 shows a massage body as in FIG. 1 for itself;
FIG. 1 shows the essential parts of a massage device, namely the housing 1, the freely rotatable, exchangeable massage body 2 and the axially adjustable rubbing sponge 3.



   The massage body 2 has the shape of a ring 20 which is inclined with respect to its axis of rotation and in which freely rotatable balls 21 are arranged. The ring 20 has a raised collar 22 which can be plugged onto a ring 23 rotatably mounted in the housing. The collar 22 of the massage body 2 is held in this position by an elastic O-ring 25 mounted in a groove 24. Ring 23 is rotatably held in the housing by means of a ball bearing 26 on an inwardly projecting neck 10 of the housing 1.



   The neck 10 is hollow and provided with an internal thread. A holder 4 is screwed into this thread and carries the rubbing sponge 3 at its lower end. By turning the grip head 40 of the holder 4, the rubbing sponge is therefore axially adjusted relative to the massage body 2, so that it protrudes more or less against the latter or is even set back against the same.



   At the bottom of the holder 4, a receiving bowl 41 is fastened, which has a slightly conical receiving opening in which a capsule 30, which contains the rubbing-in sponge 3, is held by clamping action. For this purpose, the capsule has a slightly conical shape, which corresponds to the conicity of the receiving opening of the bowl 41.



   The holder 4 has an axially penetrating bore 42 in which an ejector pin 43 is attached. At the lower end the pin is tapered and surrounded by a compression spring 44. The ejector pin 43 protrudes from the handle head 40 at 45. With the help of the ejector pin 43, the capsule 30 can therefore be detached from the receiving bowl.



   So that the selected axial position of the holder 4 can only be changed by hand and does not change automatically when the massager is used, a sleeve sealing ring 11 is inserted into an annular recess in the housing at the top of the housing 1. The sealing ring 11 provides the necessary friction so that the holder 4 is not accidentally adjusted.



   On both sides of the central housing 1 there are bores 12, 13 with an internal thread for the attachment of rod-shaped handles. This is shown in Figures 2-4.



   Figure 4 shows a sleeve in section. It is designed so that it can receive the end of a rod-shaped handle 5 and has a threaded pin 51 on the outside with which it can be screwed into one of the bores 11, 12 of the housing. The rod 5 itself is tubular, consists of a plastic and is flexible and elastic. So that it does not come loose from the sleeve 50 during the bend, this is provided on the inside with an elastic pin 52.



   Figure 3 shows a variant of a sleeve 55 built-in vibrator. For this purpose, a small electric motor 56 with an eccentric weight is installed in the extended sleeve. Power is supplied to the motor through rod 5. The motor can be operated with a low voltage of 6-12 volts.



   Figure 5 shows the use of the massager with long flexible bar handles for self-massage of the back. In the drawing is the back contour and the hands are indicated by thin lines.



   When massaging easily accessible parts of the body, a single short bar handle is sufficient.



   Figure 6 shows a capsule with rubbing sponge. The lower part 30 of the capsule containing the sponge 3 is slightly conical and has, for example, a taper of 3, so that the angle a is 87. This taper is sufficient to hold the capsule securely in the bowl 41.



  When not in use, the lower part 30 can be closed with the cover 31.



   Figures 7 and 8 show interchangeable massage bodies. It is essential that the parts lying on the skin during the massage obliquely to the axis x are fine because this causes a rotation about the axis x when the massage is in a circular motion.



  In the case of the smooth, rounded outer contour of the massage body 2 ', a rounded depression 27 can advantageously be provided in order to achieve a rotation during the massage with certainty.



   The exchangeable massage bodies 2, 2 'according to FIGS. 7 and 8 allow, depending on the use, a gentle massage in of a massage agent or an intensive fitness massage.



  This depends on the pressure with which the device is pressed onto the body while moving. In the case of a straight-line or curved movement, the massage body 2 rotates as a result of its contact surface inclined to the axis of rotation x. The massage body rotates around its axis x - x and describes, at the same time partially guided by the hand that guides the device, arcuate movements.



  By pulling back and forth and pushing in the opposite direction, there is kneading and light rubbing of the skin in the desired alternating direction as with the movements of the hands of a massage therapist. If the rubbing sponge is more or less presented by turning the adjusting knob 40, the torque becomes stronger or weaker because the non-rotating sponge 3 causes the massage body 2 to be lifted slightly, depending on how far it is presented in relation to the massage body. At the same time, if not completely withdrawn in the cavity, the agent stored in the sponge is brought onto the skin and rubbed in.



   According to experiments, a sponge with a diameter of about 30 mm and a height of 12 mm can absorb 2 - 4 cm3 of a massage agent, which is successively applied to the skin in the manner described. The capsules are exchanged in a matter of seconds and there is no need for cleaning, mixing of agents is excluded because the polished surfaces of the massage bodies 2, 2 'also release the agents completely to the skin. The capsules can be made in different colors depending on the agent, e.g. B. Red = rheumatism, blue = cosmetics, green = fitness massage oil etc. The capsules can be filled or filled by the user. A lid 31 prevents rapid evaporation, one capsule filling is enough for 5-10 treatments.



   If a handle bar 5 with a vibrator as shown in FIG. 3 is used, the blood supply to the surface capillaries is promoted, and the device also glides more easily over the skin, especially with an intensively acting and firmly pressed massage body.



   The interchangeable handle bars 5 of the device made of flexible, resilient tubes enable the user to access even the hard-to-reach parts of a body such as shoulder blades, back, cross and buttocks without great effort and without the involvement of a second person or cumbersome additional devices such as supports that can be screwed onto the table and the like treat, as shown for example in Figure 5.



   As a result of their spring properties, which gives them a special plastic, the handle bars 5 can be bent into a semicircle with sufficient length from both sides of the device 50-60 cm without permanently deforming them. However, they remain so stable that the device can be guided properly, which is not possible when using a cord, for example. In order to treat the easily accessible parts of the front of the body, the long handles are pulled out and replaced by shorter ones, which are stuck in the sleeve according to FIG. 4 as a result of the perfect double clamping.

  

   The use of the device is also particularly convenient because of its design-related low weight. The device without a vibration exciter weighs about 400 g, with a vibrator according to FIG. 3, thanks to a high-performance small motor 56, only about 480 g, whereas previously known magnetic vibrators weigh 0.8 to 1 kg. The noiselessness of the device without a vibrator or the hum of the small motor, which is hardly perceived as noise, is particularly pleasant.



   In its simplest form, not shown, without a rubbing-in sponge, the massager can be constructed very simply. The central housing then only comprises the ring 23 which is freely rotatably mounted therein and on which a massage body is held interchangeably. The massage body then no longer necessarily has to be annular.

Claims (10)

  1.  PATENT CLAIMS 1. Massage device, characterized by a central housing (1) in which an interchangeably held massage body (2) is freely rotatable about an axis (x) and has a body active surface inclined with respect to the axis.
  2.  2. Massage device according to claim 1, characterized in that the massage body (2) is ring-shaped and that through the central opening of the massage body, on a rotatable, axially adjustable holder (4) interchangeably held, wettable rubbing sponge (3) protrudes.
  3.  3. Massage device according to claim 1, characterized in that on the central housing (1) at least one perpendicular to the axis of rotation (x) of the massage body (2) extending rod-shaped handle (5) is attached.
  4.  4. Massage device according to claim 3, characterized in that two central rod-shaped handles (5) are attached to the central housing and extend in the opposite direction.
  5.  5. Massage device according to claim 3, characterized in that an electrically actuated vibrator (56, 57) is attached in a rod-shaped handle (5, 55).
  6.  6. Massage device according to claim 4, characterized in that the rod-shaped handles (5) are designed to be bendable and elastic.
  7.  7. Massage device according to claim 2, characterized in that the exchangeable annular massage body (2) comprises an annular holder (20) in which freely rotatable balls (21) are mounted and that this holder is inclined with respect to the axis of rotation (x) of the massage body Location.  
  8.  8. Massage device according to claim 2, characterized in that the rubbing-in sponge (3) is accommodated in a replaceable capsule (30) provided with a lid (31).
  9.  9. Massage device according to claim 8, characterized in that the lower part of the capsule (30) which contains the rub-in sponge (3) is conical and that the axially adjustable holder (4) corresponds to the lower part of the capsule (30) corresponding conical bowl-shaped depression ( 41) which is able to hold this lower part in a clamping manner.
  10.  10. Massage device according to claim 9, characterized in that the axially adjustable holder (4) is hollow and contains a spring-loaded ejector pin (43, 44).
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WO1991013605A1 (en) * 1990-03-06 1991-09-19 Serlachius Jarl Fredrik Massage arrangement
EP1002511A1 (en) * 1998-11-20 2000-05-24 Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. Hand-held massaging apparatus
US6183429B1 (en) * 1994-01-13 2001-02-06 Dominique Dervieux Abdominal massage and/or stimulation device
US7125390B2 (en) 2003-09-03 2006-10-24 Homedics, Inc. Wrap around body massager
DE102015104477B3 (en) * 2015-03-25 2016-02-25 Oliver Scheib Fitness and massager

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO1991013605A1 (en) * 1990-03-06 1991-09-19 Serlachius Jarl Fredrik Massage arrangement
US6183429B1 (en) * 1994-01-13 2001-02-06 Dominique Dervieux Abdominal massage and/or stimulation device
EP1002511A1 (en) * 1998-11-20 2000-05-24 Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. Hand-held massaging apparatus
US6332873B1 (en) 1998-11-20 2001-12-25 Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. Hand-held massaging apparatus
US7125390B2 (en) 2003-09-03 2006-10-24 Homedics, Inc. Wrap around body massager
DE102015104477B3 (en) * 2015-03-25 2016-02-25 Oliver Scheib Fitness and massager

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