Healing Benefits of Walk-in Bathtubs
Since ancient times, warm water has been used to improve healing and treat a wide variety of diseases. Today, modern science is proving the amazing healing abilities of warm baths. And what better way to soak than in a safe secure walk-in tub in your own home?
Almost 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation states that warm water stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and joints, keeping them more flexible and comfortable. Soaking in warm water also reduces the gravity that causes joint compression.
A study conducted by two physicians in 1998 showed that 90 percent of the pressure on joints was relieved by soaking in warm water. After only three weeks of regular soaking, patients had considerably less stiffness, less pain, and increased flexibility. Walk in tubs with jets can increase the therapeutic benefits, as well as the enjoyment, of walk in bathtubs.
Improved Heart Health
A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic revealed that soaking in a nice warm bath offered benefits similar to those provided by cardio fitness exercises! Soaking in a warm tub has shown to increase heart rate while actually lowering blood pressure. A warm soak was not only far more enjoyable and comfortable than exercising, it put less strain on the heart, protected against arrhythmias, and improved heart strength.
Rest and Relaxation
Studies show that a twenty-minute bath enjoyed an hour before bedtime relaxes sore, tired muscles and improves sleep readiness. A sound night’s sleep rejuvenates mind and body, and increases your overall sense of well-being. In addition to stress relief, walk-in bath tubs can increase immune function, boost your metabolism, lower blood pressure, manage diabetes, and improve heart health.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, simply enjoying a nice soak in a warm bath reduced blood sugar levels up to 13 percent in those suffering from type II diabetes. Research indicates that reducing stress levels can also help improve blood sugar levels.
Bathtubs for the disabled are a blessing for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. Secure walk-in bathtubs help allay fears that patients may have. Being seated during bathing provides safety, and makes it easier for the caregiver to help the patient into and out of the tub. The high sides allow for dignity and privacy.
Peace of Mind
The CDC states that two-thirds of all injuries occur in the bathroom. Bath tubs for the disabled offer peace of mind with their special built-in safety features. They offer a low step in for getting in and out easily. Safe, anti-slip surfaces mean you don’t have to worry about slip and fall accidents. Sturdy built-in safety bars make sure you can get up and down securely. If you’re concerned about what walk-in tubs cost, know that the cost is easily off set by the safety and security it provides.
In this era of cheap outsourcing and shoddily made foreign products, it’s nice to know that some things, like walk-in bathtubs, are still made right here in America. This means you get a well-made, high quality tub that is safe, works great, and has a lifetime warranty.
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Bathing should be a soothing experience, regardless of age or mobility challenges. When it comes to your daily routine, you should never have to choose between comfort, safety, and independence — and now, with Safe Step Walk-In Tubs and Walk-In Showers, you don’t have to.
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