The unique material, Ebonite , from which the Chuhinsky Device is made, "breathes" but, unlike wood, does not absorb body fluids, oil, or bacteria.
Simple cleanup with soap and water is all it takes to make it sanitary for your next client.
And, unlike plastics and other synthetics that heat only the
skin's surface, this specially formulated material produces both surface and deep, lingering heat. Generated in the process is a mild electrical charge,
releasing beneficial negative ions, which activate your clients' natural healing powers.
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Ebonite is an organic polymer that consists of hydrocarbon chains, bonded together through sulfur atoms.
Sulfur is a non-metallic element, which is located in the I6th Group of the 3 period in the Periodic Table of Elements. The sulfur atom has 6 electrons on the outer electron layer, and two of these electrons are not paired. This allows sulfur to make stable chemical bonds with other elements.
If sulfur is present in a material in low quantities, the material exhibits rubber-like properties. At relatively high sulfur levels (say 30% and greater), the material becomes hard and tough. This is the case with the Chubinsky Device.
Polymer materials (such as the Chubinsky Device) can be formed in combination with sulfur. During the polymerization process, single molecules (monomers) of the hydrocarbon chains are stitched together and form very long molecules (polymers). Sulfur in these molecules represents part of the functional group of the molecule. Electron density of the sulfur-hydrocarbon bond is not evenly distributed, therefore, the resultant polymer can accumulate a static electrical charge on its surface. It is this characteristic which leads to the Chubinsky Device's ability to impart its special effects during a massage.
Ebonite belongs to the electric class of materials, i.e. insulators. Insulators prevent free flow of electric charges through the material. Owing to their dielectric properties, polymers such as ebonite, when rubbed, accumulate and carry an electrostatic charge. (This is the same effect witnessed in Van de Graaff generator)
If skin surface is rubbed with an ebonite-based material (and this is the key to the Chubinsky Device), the following effects take place:
1. The temperature of the skin surface increases as a result of the energy released in friction.
2. The electrostatic charge accumulates on the skin surface as well as on the ebonite surfaces. The fast discharge of electrical energy near the skin surface causes ionization of the surrounding air. Ionized particles possess high energy, which is transferred to the body after collision of these particles and skin. As a result, thermal energy, in the form of heat, is transferred into deeper layers of the skin and muscle tissues.
3. The presence of an electric charge on the surface of the skin causes the appearance of a weak electromagnetic field. Owing to the conductivity of the deep body tissues (presence of electrolyte flow) the phenomenum known as induced e.m.f. takes place. Consequently, even deep tissues undergo temperature increase.
The cumulative result of these three effects leads to an increase in both blood and lymph flow in the contact zone of the ebonite and body surface. An additional thermal effect arises as a result of the local magnetic fluxes in the body's lymph and blood and also contributes to the overall effect of this treatment.
Unlike wood, plastics and other synthetics that heat only the skin surface and can cause a burn on the skin surface, ebonite produces both surface and deep, lingering heat. Moreover, none of these other materials produces ionization which is a key benefit to this product.