(Atlanta, GA – October 14, 2010) Aching feet are a common ailment that affects people of all ages and walks of life. Foot health can be of particular concern to older adults because as we age, problems with our feet can contribute to serious health conditions, such as poor circulation and diabetes. MTI understands the real need that people have to care for their feet and offers the Jentle Ped® foot spa as a beautiful therapeutic instrument that will promote wellness and provide relief for the entire family.
Jentle Ped brings the benefits of a resort spa experience to the home. Soothing heat and massage rejuvenate weary feet from heel to toe, while multiple high-flow jets can be adjusted to target specific areas of the feet. The tub has a gently sloped floor that guides the feet into a relaxed position, while dual curved recesses cradle the calves. A raised bar in the center of the bath floor encourages the user to stretch and exercise different areas of the feet during the bath in a method similar to reflexology, an ancient healing massage technique that purports to stimulate different areas of the body by targeting specific areas of the feet.
The human foot contains more than 7,000 nerves, so it’s no wonder that a foot massage feels so good! Jentle Ped offers the ultimate foot massage experience, whether the goal is to simply relax at the end of a busy day or to help alleviate symptoms of an ongoing medical condition. Experts believe that the benefits of foot massage go well beyond relaxation. Foot massage has been credited with many health benefits, such as preventing headaches and insomnia, reducing fatigue, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy and reducing high blood pressure.
As we get older, we are more prone to foot problems. Hydro foot massage can be of particular benefit to the elderly, helping to relieve the aches and pains brought on by arthritis and rheumatic disorders. Poor circulation or edema is a widespread ailment often indicated by swollen ankles, cold feet and numbness or tingling. A warm water soak with massaging jets can improve blood flow to the feet and offer temporary relief. A soothing soak can also alleviate foot pain caused by diabetes and help to ward off potentially serious complications. The heat of the water itself can be beneficial in promoting nail health and treating nail fungus.
Another common problem for older people is thin skin. As our skin ages, it tends to thin and retain less moisture, leading to dry skin that may tear easily and create a potential source for infection. The hydrotherapy benefits offered by Jentle Ped allow seniors to keep their skin clean and well-hydrated.
For those lacking some flexibility, the Jentle Ped can make it easier to clean and care for hard-to-reach feet. An optional hand-held shower can also be added to further ease the process. Maintenance is also made easy with MTI’s innovative and patented Fill-Flush® cleaning system that ensures a completely hygienic soak with every use. The system cleans the entire internal plumbing system in just a few minutes with only a few gallons of water, leaving it sparkling clean and sanitary for the next use.
The Jentle Ped foot spa experience can also be enhanced by the addition of Ozone to the spa water. Ozone, the most powerful oxidizer and disinfectant, rids the water of disease-causing microorganisms, cleaning the water while the foot spa is running. In fact, MTI’s Ozone generator is so effective that this option is frequently specified on the Jentle Ped for commercial applications as a safeguard for spa technicians as they administer to their clients.
Crafted of durable, high-gloss cross-linked cast acrylic, Jentle Ped is available in a variety of stunning colors. The sleek spa is available in three models that let you pick the style and size that is best suited for your home. The original 110JP measures 28″ x 23″ x 13″/10.5″ deep and retails for $985 – $1811 depending on color and options. The 120JP curved design, measures 26.5″ x 24″ x 12.875″/9.25″ deep and retails for $1004 – $1862. The compact 130JP, measures 25.25″ x 18.5″ x 12.5″ /8.75″deep and retails for $973 – $1832. All three models are for drop-in application and allow the foot spa to blend effortlessly with your existing décor, making it an easy yet much-appreciated addition to any bathroom designed with healing and rejuvenation in mind.
About MTI Baths
Since 1988, MTI Baths has earned a reputation for impeccable quality, innovation and unique customizations for its expansive line of bath products. MTI offers fine products in acrylic, engineered solid-surface and wood, all manufactured with care in the USA. MTI’s Designer and Classic Series include over 100 bath models, constructed of high-quality Lucite® cross-linked cast acrylic. Most can be specified as a soaker, air bath, whirlpool or combination whirlpool / air bath, complemented by a huge range of options and accessories. MTI also offers durable acrylic shower bases, frameless glass enclosures, handcrafted bath furniture and specialty products, such as the Jentle Jet® laundry sink. MTI’s Boutique Collection of design-savvy solid-surface tubs, lavatory sinks and shower bases presents a rich resource for those looking for distinctive bath products in alternative materials. As committed as MTI is to cutting-edge design and materials, of equal importance is environmental responsibility. For the full MTI Green Story, go to mtiwhirlpools.com/About Us/MTI and the Environment.
Add Jentle Ped to your home bath environment, and every member of your family – young and old – will thank you. For more information call 800-783-8827 or visit www.mtiwhirlpools.com.