Whirlpool baths, so called because of the swirling motion that they exhibit, provide a powerful deep-penetrating massage through the combined use of air and water. A whirlpool pump is used to draw water in from the bathing well and reintroduce it by propelling the water through jets mounted on the inside tub walls. The flow intensity is controlled by a dial that adjusts the amount of air mixed with the water to provide effects that range from a gentle, relaxing swirl to a more vigorous deep-tissue massage. As more air is mixed with the water, the pressure of the jetted air / water mixture increases.
Whirlpool massage relaxes the muscles thoroughly and helps eliminate accumulated toxins. This type of hydrotherapy will also have a repairing effect after intensive training, aggressive physical activity, a workout or after a muscular injury. The water-jet massage of a whirlpool bath allows you to obtain a powerful, deep, therapeutic massage — even to specific areas of your body. Since the direction of each high-performance point-massage jet is adjustable, specific body areas can be targeted, and any jet may be closed to enhance the pressure of the remaining jets. This is ideal for a body area that requires a deeper, more penetrating massage.
MTI offers extreme customization in whirlpool packages. The pre-engineered whirlpool configurations contain the most popular features requested by customers over time. With MTI, however, this is only a starting point because the possibilities for personalization are endless. If you want to get a softer, pulsating massage you can substitute a rotary-therapy jet for a standard point-massage jet. You can even specify the exact location of jets or add extra jets to target special areas of the body that need deeper massage. Some Designer Collection models include Tsubo-Hydromassage in the Ultra-Therapy whirlpool package. Tsubo utilizes micro-jets to create the rhythmic pressure of a pulsating shiatsu-like massage. Whatever specific needs and preferences you may have for your whirlpool bath, MTI’s customization capabilities can accommodate.
It should be noted that within the last several years whirlpools have decreased in popularity with the advent of air baths. This decline has been based on inaccurate and incomplete information. First, some people think that air baths and whirlpools are interchangeable in the type of therapy they offer. Unequivocally, they are not. Whirlpools, as described above, provide a deep-tissue massage, and air baths a light full-body massage. Different hydrotherapies for different conditions and circumstances with different results. One cannot take the place of the other.
Secondly, many people believe that air baths are “cleaner”, or more sanitary, than whirlpools. They assume that because air baths do not use a pump and pipes, they cannot harbor elements that can breed bacteria. The truth is that both air baths and whirlpools can be either “clean” or problematic. It depends on how both are engineered and maintained. And MTI excels in both areas for whirlpools and air baths.
If a whirlpool bath is what your body and spirit need or desire, MTI can certainly provide you with the whirlpool power to heal and renew. Clean. Safe. And just the way you want it.