Kōrero: Thermal pools and spas

The slipper bath (3 o 3)

The slipper bath

Electricity was often used in addition to thermal treatments, and was thought to increase blood flow to limbs and ease joint stiffness. The exact purpose of the alarming treatment depicted in this photograph is unclear, but it appears to involve an electric current.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA1-f-051-28-3

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - Health benefits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6485/the-slipper-bath (accessed 6 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006