The hydrotherapy provided by a simple soaking tub is an organic form of pain relief that works its magic through the buoyancy and heat therapy of water. Body weight is reduced by 90% in water, giving one a sensation of weightlessness that significantly relieves the effects of gravity, easing pressure on aching joints, muscles and bones which can help increase physical function. Soaking in warm water quiets the body and slows internal organs. Heat dilates blood vessels and increases circulation in the body, thus allowing enzymes and endorphins (the body’s natural pain relievers) to work more quickly and effectively. It also stimulates sweating and increases the elimination of toxins. A recent study by the Mayo Clinic found that a hot bath provides many of the health benefits of exercise with less strain on the heart. Soaking in a hot bath increases the heart rate while lowering one’s blood pressure rather than raising it as does exercise. And, according to the Arthritis Foundation, “Hydrotherapy is one method of using water to help treat arthritis. The soothing warmth and buoyancy of the water make it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain.”
Soaking baths by MTI provide the perfect environment for taking advantage of this most basic form of hydrotherapy. All MTI soaker tubs are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort. Whether our thickly backed cross-linked cast acrylic, Mineral Composite or SculptureStone tubs, the comfortably designed interiors and superior insulating properties of carefully selected high-quality materials help maintain the warmth of the bath water.
A hot soaking bath is the most elementary form of hydrotherapy and provides a significant therapeutic basis for other hydrotherapies offered by MTI. Determine your hydrotherapy needs, then let MTI design it with you and build it for you.