This invention relates to that class of processes and apparatus for bathing by means of a shower, stream, or douche bath, and has for its object to furnish a continuous shower, stream, or douche bath for any desired length of time with the same liquid, and without addition, waste, or loss of liquid, said shower, stream, or douche to be under the positive and instantaneous control of the bather as to quantity, force, direction, and duration, said, bath to have economical, cleansing, health-restoring, and health-preserving pecularities.
My invention consists in the process (and apparatus for carrying it into effect) of bathing by means of a continuous or slightly intermitting circuit of the same bathing-liquid, which, in each of its revolutions, is discharged upon the bather in either a shower, stream, or douche, as desired.
Heretofore, when shower, stream, or douche baths have been employed, the liquid after leaving the bather has not been again used; but the supply to continue the bath has been kept up by additional liquid. Therefore, a distinguishing feature of my process is that the liquid is used over and over during the bath.
Another peculiarity of my process resulting from this feature is that when hot liquid is used it gradually but rapidly cools during the bath; also, when cold liquid is used, it gradually but rapidly rises in temperature during the bath, as will be more fully set forth hereinafter.
The small amount of liquid required to produce a long-continued shower, stream, or douche bath constitutes another distinguishing feature of my process.