What is a walk-in tub?
A walk-in tub is exactly what it sounds like… a bathtub that you can walk-into. Why is this necessary you might ask? Many reasons. Walk-in tubs are great for older folks who may not be able or sturdy enough to step into a bathtub every day. Other than that, there are so many different benefits to walk-in tubs as opposed to a regular bathtub.
Here at Surface Bella, we work with all kinds of tubs and shower fixtures. Walk-in tubs have become quite popular over the last couple of years and we have installed a lot in our days. When we kept getting calls about installing walk-in tubs, we decided to do some of our own research on them such as what they are, why people like them, and what the benefits of having one are. We were amazed to see just how beneficial and amazing these kinds of tubs are, and we just knew we had to share our findings with you!
Walk-in tubs are a great way to enhance your bathing experience no matter what age you are. Whether you are an athlete or just looking for a bathtub that massages you all in one, a walk-in tub is a great idea for you. Walk-in tubs typically come with multiple different water jets that are known to help relieve pain or injuries. Walk-in tubs are a great therapeutic tool, so if you suffer from constant pain anywhere on your body, getting a walk-in tub would be a great option for you!
Walk-in tubs are also commonly referred to as hydrotherapy tubs that are used as a holistic approach to healthy living and physical well-being. Since there are jets spread throughout the tub itself, you can target certain areas that you experience pain in. For example, if you have constant pain in your feet, you can use the feet jet to apply high pressure from the jet – instantly soothing and alleviating your foot pain. If you have this tub in your home, you can use this feature whenever you feel pain!
Now that you have a good understanding of what a walk-in tub is, let’s get into the fun stuff. We are going to talk about the many different benefits of a walk-in tub, and how you can get your very own installed!
What are the benefits of a walk-in tub?
When it comes to walk-in tubs, most are used to treat pain or injuries, or they are for older people who may not be able to easily get into or out of a bathtub. There are so many different benefits to these kinds of tubs, so let’s not waste any more time – let’s talk about the different benefits of a walk-in tub.
5 Benefits of a walk-in tub:
- Improve overall health
Water therapy is one of the best things to treat overall health and body pain. Since a walk-in tub is filled with different jets that used water to treat pain and muscles, taking a warm bath in a walk-in tub can improve your overall health by alleviating stiff joints, tense muscles, and even reduce inflammation in the body. Since the pressure from the water jets is very high, your muscles will feel like they are getting massages, you’re just in the comfort of your own home!
- Increase heart health and circulation
Walk-in tubs are great for people of all ages, but especially for older folks who have issues with heart health and circulation. When in your walk-in tub, the water jets put pressure on your body causes your blood to flow through your veins faster – resulting in blood returning to your heart easier. When your heart is pumping faster, your blood is being redistributed better and your circulation is improved. Your blood pressure will be lower since the water pressure is reducing the amount of work your blood vessels are doing, creating better heart health and circulation!
- Better sleep
When you soak in a walk-in tub and use all the different water jets, your body and joints are going to be nice and relaxed and experience little to no pain – thus allowing you to sleep better. There is nothing more relaxing than a nice warm bath with water jets massaging out those knots in your neck or shoulders. You get out, put some comfy clothes on and you are ready for a great night’s rest. Who else just had a nice big yawn after dreaming of how relaxing that sounded?
- Blood pressure
Using a walk-in tub can actually help to lower your blood pressure. Because the jets cause your blood to flow to your heart and through your vessels quicker, your blood pressure will naturally lower. It’s a known fact that warmth and steam affect your blood pressure, meaning that a walk-in tub is the perfect solution if you suffer from high blood pressure. Simply sit in your walk-in tub for 20 minutes a night and watch those blood pressure levels go down!
- Stress & depression
It’s no surprise that a nice soak in a hot tub reduces your stress and helps you to relax – the same goes for a walk-in tub. A walk-in tub is essentially an indoor hot tub – you can sit and soak in warm water, have the jets on where your muscles are tense, throw on some spa music, use some essential oils, and relax. Walk-in tubs are a great way to decrease stress and depression due to you being fully relaxed and taking some strain off your body.
Installing your walk-in tub
After reading all of the benefits of a walk-in tub, you probably want one in your home now, right? We got you covered! Here at Surface Bella, we have experience installing walk-in tubs quickly and easily. If you’re looking to install a new walk-in tub in your home, let us be the ones to do it!
To get a quote or request an appointment, give us a call today!