You might think that a walk-in tub is only for the elderly and less mobile, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, it is ideal for seniors and people with a physical handicap, but also pregnant woman and people with chronic diseases, should have a walk-in tub installed. Why? It will make your life easier or at least healthier. Check out the following health benefits of a walk-in tub.
Joint, Muscle & Bone Health
Water therapy can be relief for people who are suffering from musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis and lower back pain. The warm water will help loosen up stiff joints and relieve the pressure from inflammation. Especially the part where you immerse in the tub is good for people with joint, muscle and/or bone. Walk-in tubs contain more water than a regular bathtub, allowing for deeper immersion.
If you’re (morbid)obese, you’ll probably know that you won’t fit in a regular bathtub. That’s why you should buy a bariatric tub. This is a standard walk-in tub for lager and overweight adults. Another reason for buying this bath is that you won’t have to step over the bath rim. You just have to open the tub’s door and step in.
Heart & Circulation Health
Walk-in tubs can also help your cardiovascular health. If you immerse in a tub, your blood returns to the heart more easily. The heart will pump faster, which will increase oxygen delivery and your blood pressure is lowered.
Depression & Sleep
A warm bath can be beneficial for people suffering from depression and sleep issues. Why? Depression is linked to low levels of serotonin. Your brain will increase the release of this hormone as a response to an increase in body temperature. Adding an afternoon bath to your routine will also help you sleep better. This is because warm bath can stabilize the mechanism that regulates your sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythms).
Last but not least people who suffer from skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis, will benefit from a walk-in tub. Soaking in a warm will sooth the skin especially when you have tab with a microbubble system.
Now that you know all the health benefits, all you have to do is research which walk-in tub is best for you.