If you want to enhance your overall health and wellness, adding a walk-in tub to your home could be an excellent solution. Beyond the typical safety features such as a built-in seat, safety grab bars, and non-slip flooring, a walk-in tub can also provide numerous health advantages that make installing one a worthwhile home improvement to consider.
Walk-in tubs are becoming increasingly popular due to their restorative therapeutic benefits. One of a walk-in tub's most significant therapeutic benefits comes from its hydrotherapy jets. Directing warm water through hydrotherapy jets offers soothing relief for aching joints and muscle pains while also reducing inflammation and stiffness.
For individuals with high blood pressure or diabetes, using hydrotherapy jets and warm water can also boost blood circulation. Improved circulation leads to increased oxygen levels which can help manage current health issues or keep them at bay.
And if you want to enjoy a deep soak, you won't have to worry about draining the entire tub. Quick drain technology allows the water to drain quickly and efficiently. Many higher-end models even have additional heaters in the seat and pump system to keep the bath water warmer longer—a huge bonus during our Minnesota winters.
In addition to providing relief, hydrotherapy jets are able to target particular areas of the body, resulting in a calming massage that can alleviate stress. Reduced stress levels can have a beneficial impact on the mind. The serene, spa-like ambiance promotes self-care and relaxation. It may also contribute to more restful sleep, which is essential for general health and well-being.
For an even more relaxing environment, a chromotherapy light system can be installed in a walk-in tub for positive mood-altering effects. Chromotherapy is a light therapy that utilizes colors to help improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. By incorporating this treatment into your walk-in tub, you can create an exceptionally tranquil atmosphere.
One of the most luxurious features of a walk-in tub is the option for heated seats, which keep you warm while the tub is draining. They also create a more comfortable bathing experience. Of course, it's important to note that, like today's automobiles, not all walk-in tub models come with the option for heated seats. However, many higher-end models will include this added comfort feature.
A walk-in tub can provide independence during bathing for those with mobility issues. Unlike a standard bathtub, the ease of use provided by a walk-in tub allows individuals to bathe independently without needing assistance from a caregiver or family member. The wide door entry simplifies getting in and out while ensuring and maintaining one's privacy and peace of mind, which can be a great relief.
A walk-in tub is a wise investment that can improve your physical comfort, state of mind, and safety, making it the perfect addition to your home. So, why not make the switch and enjoy all the fantastic benefits of a walk-in tub? We can help you determine which size options will fit to fully complement your bathroom.
At Access Design + Build, we are committed to using universal and accessible design to create environments that support our clients and their unique needs. Our three decades of experience will ensure your walk-in tub is beautiful and customized for you and your home.