Abstract: A portable, compact foot treatment unit to be used either with or without water and capable of providing various combinations of heat and massage is disclosed. The unit includes a casing having a tub for receiving a liquid. Heat is provided both at the water line level and also below the foot rests to achieve a uniform temperature throughout the water bath. Other features that can be included are an improved vibrator assembly and foot rests having raised arch portions with anatomically designed features. The vibrator includes a C-shaped vibrator plate and a power transformer mounted at the upper end portion of the plate. The lower end portion of the plate is mounted in the casing at the level of the floor of the casing. The floor of the casing has a foot receiving section that has a specially formed anatomically shaped arch construction.
November 8, 1983
Date of Patent:
April 30, 1985
Belvin F. Friedson, Arnold Thaler, Ivan Saud