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Types of Hydrotherapy

MTI is a recognized leader when it comes to the technology of modern hydrotherapy, offering five distinct types of hydrotherapy experience. Each is unique; each is thoroughly therapeutic. Whether you prefer the simple luxury of a soaking bath, the gentle experience of bathing in a forest stream, the invigorating deep-tissue massage of a whirlpool, the light full-body thermo-air massage, or a combination of the air bath/whirlpool, MTI offers more than 200 tub models with multiple configurations to meet your specific hydrotherapy needs.

Soaking Bath

The most elemental form of hydrotherapy is the soaking bath, where heat and water’s natural buoyancy foster deep relaxation. All MTI soaker tubs are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort with a thick cast acrylic shell or Engineered Solid Stone®, both of which keep bath water warm longer. And this means a longer soak for you.

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Stream Bath®

The newest form of hydrotherapy from MTI. Imagine the soft sound of flowing water as a gentle current caresses your body. MTI’s exclusive Stream Bath technology replicates the feeling of sitting in a tranquil forest stream. Directional vents (not jets) provide a gentle current of water created by a whisper-quiet pump so you can enjoy the feel and sound of your private stream. Stream Bath is so gentle it is ideal for all ages, from the very young to the more senior. Think of it as the Ultimate Soaking Tub. Available on most drop-in Designer Collection tubs.

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Whirlpool Bath

Enjoy the power of a deep, penetrating massage. This type of hydrotherapy comes from strategically placed jets that may be targeted to specific areas of the body. This system is ideal for a sports-related injury, using powerful jets that thoroughly massage muscles and help eliminate accumulated toxins. Operated by a whisper-quiet pump, MTI whirlpool systems use a mixture of air and water that can be adjusted from a gentle swirl to a more vigorous pulse.

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Air Bath

The blissful combination of water, heat and air movement creates an incomparable effect that is as therapeutic as it is relaxing. The movement of millions of tiny air bubbles activates the lymphatic systems, increases blood flow, stimulates endorphins and relieves sore muscles and other painful ailments. MTI offers two unique air systems: Air Massage and Air Massage Elite. Both provide a full-body massage experience via 20 or 30 air jets located in the bottom of the bathing well. Because of its gentle massage action, the air bath may be particularly well suited for the elderly.

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Air Bath / Whirlpool Combination Bath

Enjoy the best of both worlds with this fully adjusted hydrotherapy system. Select the light full-body massage of an air bath, the deep penetrating massage of a whirlpool or both simultaneously. Great for households with family members of different ages and needs.

Hydrotherapy benefits people of all ages and lifestyles, from the teen athlete who needs a water massage for tired muscles to the elderly grandparent who finds relief in the soaking tub from troublesome arthritis. MTI offers designs for all generations, that is, bathing products and therapies that will accommodate the needs of every member of today’s multi-generational household. For more information on Universal Design, go to Trend: Universal Design.

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Complementing Therapies

For a more holistic experience, enhance your hydrotherapy with the  complementing therapies from MTI.

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Aromatherapy

Indulge your olfactory senses with aromatherapy as part of your bathing experience. This ancient therapy uses the art and science of naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to promote wellness of the body, mind and spirit. MTI incorporates aromatherapy into the bath via a deck-mounted well that houses fragrance canisters. When the thermo-air massage system is activated, warm air blows the fragrance and captures it inside tiny air bubbles that pop and release the aroma when they reach the water’s surface. The scent fills the air, not the bath water. Aromatherapy has been shown to provide stress relief, mood enhancement and boost the immune and respiratory systems.

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Chromatherapy

Enhance your holistic experience by adding chromatherapy to your MTI bath. Light and color have been long recognized for their effect on human biorhythms and equilibrium. MTI baths offers the option of underwater lighting via digitally controlled LEDs. Different colors are thought to have different therapeutic effects, such as blue for serenity and red for energy. Choose colors according to mood and need, or select a preset program.

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Audiotherapy

Enjoy music from a new perspective with MTI’s award-winning Stereo H2O — an invisible audio system that delivers amazing sound through the tub itself. You will experience music in a whole new way as you actually “feel” the music through your body as it travels through the bath water. It’s a unique way to add the healing power of music – from classical concertos to rock-and-roll – to your bathing experience.

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Thermaltherapy

There’s nothing like a nice hot bath. Now MTI keeps your bath hot longer. Its inline water heating systems maintain bath water at a comfortable 102°F so you can enjoy your bath for as long as you like. For added comfort, MTI offers its Radiance® system that brings radiant heat into the bath structure to warm your neck, shoulders and back. The heated bath shell is not only comfortable for the bather, but also helps prevent heat loss from the bath water.

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