How Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s-40s [x]
This is scary
The apple face thing tho
You know the best part about this? The scary leg roller thing? It would actually work.
See, our lymph system uses fluid to move toxins out of our body. But sometimes that fluid can’t always get where it’s going. One of the places it gets stuck most often is around the calves and ankles.
That’s why pregnant people’s feet and ankles swell. The baby presses down on the lymph nodes located in the groin area and fluid can’t exit appropriately, ends up settling in the legs instead of leaving.
So this machine is just sort of massaging the lymph fluid upwards. It hits the appropriate nodes, gets shunted over to the bladder (or sent on about its lymphy journey) and ta da! Most people who sat for this machine would actually have slenderer legs when they came out, due to relocated lymph fluid.
Of course, if you’re prone to that sort of swelling, you’ll have chubby ankles again in a couple of hours (or a day or two), but it’s still neat!
More skulls in spacesuits. Part one.
This collection is from the Flickr group Skeletons in Spacesuits. Featuring the work of Darrell K Sweet, John Harris, and Michael Whelan, among others.