Sensory Therapy - Thermaltherapy

Heat therapy can be traced back to 500 BC when Egyptian physicians used the sun’s rays to promote healing. Other sources of early thermaltherapy were hot baths, mud baths and hot air caverns linked to volcanic sources.

You may have used thermaltherapy thru items such as a hot compress or a heating pad. The benefits of thermaltherapy include:

  • A common treatment for arthritis, swelling and joint pain.
  • Known to improve circulation and ease stiff muscles.
  • Quiets the body and slows internal organs.
  • Dilates blood vessels and increases circulation in the body, allowing enzymes and endorphins to work more quickly and effectively.
  • Stimulates sweating and increases the elimination of toxins. (The Mayo Clinic found that a hot bath provides many of the health benefits of exercise with less strain on the heart.)
  • Increases the heart rate while lowering one’s blood pressure rather than raising it as does exercise.
  • Makes the body more receptive to the benefits of air bath or whirlpool hydrotherapy.

MTI offers two ways of applying the benefits of thermaltherapy to your bathing experience:

  • Inline Water Heating System: (Specification Sheet)
  • Inline Water Heating Systems are available in most Designer drop-in tub models. See individual product specification sheets for details.
    • Maintains bath water at a comfortable 102°F so you can enjoy your bath for as long as you like.
    • For soaking tubs and air baths, this optional system is manually activated by an On/Off switch.
    • The system will gently recirculate the bath water through the inline heater, with negligible disturbance to the water.
  • Radiance® System: - Specification Sheets: (Tub System)   (Shower Base System)
  • Radiance® System is available in most Designer acrylic tubs and Designer Acrylic Shower Bases. See individual product specification sheets for details.
    • Incorporates radiant heat into the bath shell structure to warm your neck, shoulders, back and bottom.
    • Radiance can be left on all the time. Using low voltage technology, the Radiance design uses about as much energy as the small light bulb in a lamp which you might leave on all the time in your home.