Large walk-in whirlpool tubs are becoming more and more popular as the number of individuals over the age of 55 steadily increases each year. Not only are walk-in bathtubs relaxing and therapeutic, but they are also much safer and easier to use for individuals with mobility issues. As the best installer of walk in bathtubs in Dallas, I can assure you that most homeowners who purchase a walk in bath tub suffer very little buyer’s remorse.
Usually, walk-in tubs are designed to be retrofitted into virtually any bathroom with an existing tub; although there are exceptions. In most cases the tub will measure between 46 and 60 inches long, which means they can easily fit into a standard alcove.
There are many benefits to walk in tubs. Here are a few:
Relaxing in a tub with over thirteen jets massaging every inch of your body sounds amazing, right? From personal experience, it absolutely is! Many walk-in tubs are built with advanced hydrotherapy systems that can relax strained and aching muscles, thereby reducing inflammation, and ultimately relieving stress.
A warm bath can do more than relax strained muscles. Sitting in a warm bath in a quiet environment can do wonders for people who have trouble falling asleep. Studies show that taking a warm soothing bath before bed can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Help with Heart Health, Alzheimer’s, and Arthritis
We’ve already listed stress reduction as a major benefit. Research shows that reduced stress is good for the heart. So an ultra-relaxing and invigorating soak, which experts suggest reduces stress and improves sleep, can also improve your heart health.
Alzheimer’s patients can regain some of their independence, and privacy, by using a walk-in bathtub. Even if a caregiver has to be present while bathing, a walk-in tub is much deeper than a traditional tub and therefore covers most of the body; allowing individuals to bath comfortably while not being exposed. Non-slip floors, pre-installed grab bars, and easy access to controls make it easier and safer for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other medical issues to operate the tub themselves.
Sitting in water can reduce a person’s weight by up to 90%. This reduction in weight, coupled with warm water, immediately relieves pressure on joints, allowing them to heal more quickly, increases blood flow, sending much needed nutrients to damaged muscle tissue, and keeps joints looser, according to studies conducted by The Arthritis Foundation.
If you’re considering a walk-in bath tub and would like to speak to an experienced walk in bathtub installer in Dallas, contact Golden Years Renovations LLC. We’re the Dallas and Fort Worth area’s number one installer of walk in tubs. Our Aging In Place Specialists will not only professionally install the tub of your choice, but we’ll also help you select the right walk-in bathtub for your needs and for your budget.