Traditional tubs and showers can present serious problems for certain people. Accidents may occur when getting in or out, or even when taking a bath or shower. A walk-in tub provides a solution to these issues. Not only that, but it offers several other significant benefits as well. Here’s why you should consider installing one.
Who Is a Walk-In Tub For?
Walk-in tubs are an excellent option for older adults who might have trouble getting in and out of a traditional tub or shower or might have difficulty getting up from a standard bathtub. They’re also great for people with mobility issues, who might not be able to get into a regular shower or tub to bathe.
How Does a Walk-In Tub Work?
Traditional baths require you to lift your legs over a ledge, presenting significant issues for seniors and individuals with mobility issues. A walk-in tub provides an alternative. While the tub’s edge is higher, there’s a door on the side that opens and shuts. The door is watertight, meaning it won’t leak when you fill the tub. After draining the tub with SanSpa’s 2” fast flow drain with fail-safe chain, you can easily open the door and exit the tub. Our tubs feature a single lever waterfall high flow value designed for 18 gallons per minute, so you won’t have to wait very long to enjoy your bath.
What Are the Benefits?
The ease of getting in and out is just one of the many benefits of installing a walk-in tub; simply sit down and slide in – it’s that easy! Here are a few more of the incredible benefits you or your loved one may enjoy:
Built-In Safety Features
Conventional tubs and showers don’t have safety features. Trying to get up from a bath or stabilize yourself in the shower using the door handle can be dangerous. Our walk-in tubs come with perfectly located built-in grab bars and non-skid flooring, which make the bathing experience much safer.
Greater Water Immersion
When you fill a regular tub, you typically only get about 12 to 14 inches of water, leaving much of the body exposed. That’s not a whole lot. Walk-in tubs are taller, which allows you to immerse more of your body in water. The tubs are generally narrower, too, so you don’t have to worry about using more water.
Heated Backrest and Seat
Enjoy thermotherapy in the comfort of your own home. The comfort of being completely submerged in hot water has always been considered the ultimate pleasure in relaxation and home thermotherapy. It is often quite complicated to get that much-needed warmth to the area where tension accumulates the most.
Immersing your body in warm water provides several benefits. It can help alleviate symptoms of many common ailments, including:
- Heart disease
- Skin conditions
- Neurodegenerative conditions
Our walk-in tubs also have jets built-in, which can provide additional therapeutic benefits.
Peace of Mind
Finally, a walk-in tub provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones. You can bathe with confidence. Or, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one has a much lower risk of falling while bathing.
If you or a loved one is having trouble getting in and out of a traditional tub or shower, a walk-in tub may be the solution for you. For more information and to get a quote for a walk-in tub, contact us today!