Sometimes referred to as “bubblers”, air baths have greatly increased in popularity within recent years. Air baths represent a newer technology than whirlpools and offer a gentler yet invigorating full-body massage. Air baths are so gentle that the elderly can also benefit from this type of thermo air therapy, an important factor in light of the increasing elderly population in the U.S. Recent popularity of air baths is also due, in part, to the belief that air baths are “cleaner” than whirlpools. The truth is that air baths and whirlpools can be either “clean” or problematic, and this depends upon how they are engineered and maintained. MTI excels at engineering hygienic, easy to maintain whirlpools and air baths.
Air baths provide a combination of therapeutic elements necessary for optimal relaxation. Water offers the effects of weightlessness and relaxes muscles. Heat relaxes the body to make it more receptive to the benefits of the massage. The movement of air activates the lymphatic system and blood circulation. The combination of water, heat and air movement create an incomparable therapeutic effect and offers physical relaxation and even relief of pain related to ailments such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Air bath therapy produces an effect of well-being throughout the whole body by stimulating the production of our natural analgesic hormones known as endorphins. Because of the stimulating but non-aggressive action of air bath massage, the elderly can also enjoy and benefit from it.
MTI air bath systems are thoughtfully engineered for maximum therapeutic performance. Our air systems provide a light full-body massage through air jets on the bottom of the bathing well without sacrificing bather comfort. As the air bubbles rise from the bottom, they cling to the skin and open the pores, drawing the capillaries to the surface and thereby increasing blood circulation and detoxifying the bather. A quiet blower with a ceramic heating element pre-warms the air to body temperature and provides millions of relaxing air bubbles to caress the body.
MTI’s design allows for optimized placement of the air jets for your therapeutic benefit. By contrast, other manufacturer systems available deliver air distribution from the perimeter of the bathing well. With these other systems, only a percentage of the air bubbles will actually come in contact with the body, and the aesthetics of the bathing vessel are affected. The channel systems have the additional disadvantage of providing uneven air distribution, which is especially noticeable at lower speeds. They are also difficult to keep sanitary.
MTI’s air bath systems are inherently hygienic, by design. Built-in check valves allow the air produced by the blower out but prevent any water from entering the air lines. An automatic purge cycle activates minutes after use. The blower turns on and blows air through the air lines, removing any residual water that may be in or around the jets. This underscores MTI’s thoroughness in producing systems that are hygienically sound.
If air bath hydrotherapy sounds like a match to your wellness wants and needs, let MTI build it for you. Your air bath system will be designed and built for aesthetics, maximum therapeutic benefit, comfort and hygiene.