Benefits of a Walk-In Bathtub
There can be many reasons for wanting to get a walk-in bathtub, but did you know that the benefits when getting one even outweigh the reason? You may be looking for a walk-in bathtub for accessibilities and safety, but have you considered that there are health benefits to having a walk-in bathtub as well? Do you have arthritis? Do you have diabetes? Do you have a sleeping disorder? Chances are, you’ve never considered the healing benefits a walk-in bathtub could have for you.
What Benefits Are You Looking For?
Whether you have diabetes, fibromyalgia, or any number of illnesses, a walk-in tub will help sooth your aching bones, ease your troubled mind, and even help you relax to get the restful night you’re needing. Having one of our walk-in bathtubs installed into your home for safety and independence will also be a benefit to your health as well. Read on for more information pertaining to your specific health issue. We’ve got you covered!
Alzheimers and other Mind-Altering Afflictions’ Benefits
Alzheimer’s can be difficult, not only for the person who has it but for the caregiver(s) as well. Believe it or not, a walk-in bathtub does benefit those with Alzheimer’s. Have you ever tried to give the person you’re caring for who has Alzheimer’s a bath and they are afraid of the tub? There may be several different reasons for this fear, and even if you don’t understand them, they’re very real to the person who has them and your patience and understanding is important. Having a walk-in bathtub can help eliminate these fears or at least assuage them to some extent.
The swinging door opens to show the patient exactly what is on the side of the other wall. You won’t have to pull them forward in fear because of the unknown. They are able to step into the tub knowing what they’re stepping into long before they even reach the bathtub. Plus, they can see the water as it enters the tub, taking care of that fear as well. Once they are in the tub, they’ll be able to use the pre-installed grab bars to help them sit on the seat. They will also feel the non-slip floor at their feet, giving them that extra sense of security. In addition to all the safety features, the high walls will provide a sense of privacy they wouldn’t necessarily feel in a regular bathtub. The Alzheimer’s patient will feel more at ease bathing in their own bathroom with a walk-in tub.
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Muscle, Joint and Bone Pain Benefits
For those who live with joint, muscular and bone pain day in and day out, they already know how good warm water can feel and how nice a long bath can soothe their aches. With a walk-in bathtub, you won’t have to worry about climbing over a tub wall anymore and feeling the ache and pull in your muscles and joints as you slide down into the tub below. Instead, walk into your new bathtub and sit on a seat with ease. No more bending down and aching bones. Use the integrated grab bars to lessen the burden of sitting down.
Soaking in a walk-in tub will help you relax easier and relieve the tension in your muscles, joints and your bones. If you have a jetted tub, you’ll benefit from a soothing water massage while you soak as well. Our jetted tubs come with a dual massage system, directing water and bubbles to relieve your aches and pains. You’ll feel relaxed and your aches will feel relieved after taking time to care for your aching body in our walk-in tub.
The benefits of a walk-in bathtub for patients with diabetes can be unparalleled. Warm water helps to increase blood circulation, maintain your glucose levels and avoid painful leg cramps. By stepping into a walk-in bathtub and relaxing in the warm water, you’ll notice the benefits in how you feel and look forward to how you feel afterward. Taking time to relax in one of our walk-in bathtubs will help you sleep which will, in turn, help you maintain low blood sugar levels.
Beyond the Health Benefits
With all the health benefits you can enjoy with a walk-in bathtub, you’ll find an increased sense of independence and safety in your bathroom as well. Whether you’re a senior citizen or a person who needs a walk-in bathtub for any number of reasons, the benefits you’ll get will help you feel better in your own bathroom. Call us today to see how you can be basking in the benefits of your very own walk-in bathtub!