(ATLANTA, GA – October 5, 2007) Who ever said that you can’t have it all!? MTI Baths, renowned in the industry for offering handcrafted products of impeccable quality, offers multiple forms of hydrotherapy, all designed to be not only effective but hygienic as well. Virtually all MTI baths can be specified with any of four different types of hydrotherapy: whirlpool, air bath, combination whirlpool / air bath or simply as a soaking tub. In combination with a large array of options and a manufacturing process that builds to order and yet ships within 7 business days, this versatility offers unparalleled flexibility in creating an individualized bathing experience.
A whirlpool bath is perhaps the most widely known form of hydrotherapy. Whirlpool therapy provides a deep-tissue massage, which is perfect for thoroughly relaxing sore muscles after intensive training, workout or after a muscular injury. MTI whirlpools are extremely therapeutic because they allow an adjustable mix of air and water, allowing the bather to attain the amount of pressure desired.
But sometimes it’s what you don’t see that is most important! Such is the case with MTI’s optional whirlpool cleaning system. By their nature, whirlpool plumbing lines have a tendency to collect soap residue, body oils, dirt and water deposits. MTI’s patented Fill-Flush® / Simple Touch® cleaning system, when used on a regular basis, keeps the whirlpool plumbing lines clean and clear by circulating fresh water and cleaning solution (such as MTI’s own Fresh Wave brand) through the water and air lines, point-massage jets and pump. In less than five minutes and with less than 10 gallons of water, an MTI whirlpool is left clean and sanitary for the next use.
MTI Baths, unparalleled in the industry, has always affirmed that its patented Fill-Flush / Simple Touch whirlpool cleaning system is “the best in the world.” From time to time, however, MTI has been challenged regarding the effectiveness and thoroughness of this system. So MTI decided to have its cleaning system tested by an independent third party, and the results have just been received. The National Sanitation Foundation tests, conducted on the MTI Fill-Flush / Simple Touch system with Fresh Wave cleaner, validate MTI’s hygienic claims. The test results show that MTIs cleaning system meets the bacteria cleaning requirements for pools and spas, as specified by the National Standards Foundation (NSF)/American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in Standard 50 – a standard requiring a 99.9% reduction in Streptococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
One Step Further – Ozone
As an additional option to improve the quality of the whirlpool bath, MTI took cleanliness one step further by offering the bath Ozonator. This device creates Ozone, one of the most powerful natural oxidizers and disinfectants in the world, 200 times stronger than bleach yet not a traditional chemical. The Ozonator is a safe, gentle, environmentally friendly, natural bath sanitation system that works while the user is enjoying a whirlpool bath and leaves no chemical by-products in the water.
Made naturally from the oxygen we breathe, Ozone kills all known bacteria, viruses, cysts, yeasts, molds and mildew and helps rid the water of disease-causing microorganisms. When the whirlpool pump is activated the Ozonator system automatically begins operating in unison. Ozone is generated and immediately mixes into the recirculating bath water. The longer the whirlpool is running, the more Ozone is infused and the purer the bath water becomes. When the whirlpool pump is turned off, the Ozone generator also turns off. Ozone has safely been used for years in commercial and residential pools, spas, aquariums, zoo life support, fountains, fish ponds, winery systems and multiple agricultural applications.
Air Bath Therapy
Air bath therapy, or thermo-air massage, provides a light, full-body massage, very different from the firmer massage provided by a whirlpool. Millions of relaxing bubbles arise from the bottom of the bath and caress the skin to open capillaries and increase blood circulation. The air is pre-warmed to body temperature by a super-quiet blower with a ceramic heating element. Air bath therapy provides an effect of well-being throughout the whole body.
Clean Air Baths
Air baths have gained in popularity over the last several years, and some would say that it is because air baths are more sanitary than whirlpools. This is simply untrue. It is the design and engineering of an air bath that will determine if it is hygienic or not. MTI air baths are inherently hygienic and are unsurpassed in the marketplace for cleanliness. Specially designed plastic protective jet housings, unique to MTI, isolate components to prevent residue buildup in the fiberglass backing of the bath. Sealed in each housing is a built-in backflow prevention check valve that is designed to keep bath water from entering the air lines. Finally, 7 minutes after the water has drained from the tub, an automatic purge cycle engages for 1 minute to remove any water that might be remaining in the air jets. This ensures that the next bath will be sanitary and fresh, even after a soaking bath or a shower.
MTI is committed to providing its customers with the most effective and hygienic air bath experience. The combination of features described above simply cannot be found in other systems on the market. MTI goes to these extremes to provide the most enjoyable, sanitary thermo-air massage possible.
Other Hydrotherapies If you’d like to have the best of both worlds, you can order an MTI bath with a combination whirlpool and air bath. This is like having a hydrotherapy menu at your fingertips. Depending on your mood or needs, you can select the light, full-body massage of an air bath, or the deep, penetrating massage of a whirlpool. Or enjoy them simultaneously! But be sure not to overlook the benefits of the most fundamental form of hydrotherapy: a simple soaking bath. The buoyancy created by water temporarily relieves some of gravity’s stress on your body, while the water’s heat fosters deep relaxation. Often neglected and frequently underestimated, a simple soaking bath in a comfortably designed MTI tub is totally therapeutic and can be just what the doctor ordered.
MTI’s innovation has led to the development of additional therapeutic, hygienic products to delight and pamper. The Jentle Ped foot spa is one such product, and it’s an excellent way to complete your home spa environment. Jentle Ped offers the therapeutic benefits of a warm footbath combined with a relaxing foot massage provided by directional high-flow whirlpool jets and ergonomic design. The same Fill-Flush whirlpool cleaning system, as well as the Ozonator used in MTI tubs, are also available in the Jentle Ped to ensure that the therapy will also be hygienic. In fact, Jentle Ped foot spas in commercial applications are always specified with Fill-Flush to protect the salon clients, and the Ozonator to protect the salon technician.
What Does All Of This Mean For You?
Simply put, when you relax in an MTI whirlpool or air bath, or use any of MTI Baths’ spa products, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have purchased the most hygienic system on the market. MTI has taken these steps to ensure that you relax in luxuryand nothing else!
Since 1988, MTI Baths has earned a reputation for impeccable quality, innovation and unique customizations for air baths, whirlpools and soaking baths, offering more than 100 acrylic models in a variety of colors with endless options. MTI also offers a line of durable acrylic shower bases and companion glass enclosures. Located near Atlanta, the employee-owned company offers products through an exclusive network of kitchen and bath showrooms throughout the country. The company is gaining national recognition for its ability to provide products that are both innovative and classic.
For more information about MTI hydrotherapies, cleaning systems or other MTI products, call 800-783-8827 or visit www.mtiwhirlpools.com.