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The Benefits of a Walk in Bath
Soothing the body and mind with a warm bath is a great way to relax after a long day. The warm water in a bath offers many health benefits. A walk in bath is great for a variety of people. It provides an experience that is luxurious and helps to improve overall health.
See how one could benefit you below.
Many people who get older or have health issues may not be able to get into a traditional bath. Adding a walk in bath to a bathroom is a great option for anyone with mobility issues. Walk in baths will often have textured floors that are non-slip, safety bars, low thresholds, comfortable seating, and controls that will be easy to use.
Relaxing in a warm bath is a great way to relieve stress, and with a walk in bath you can choose if you would like to sit or lie down, increasing your options and letting you choose which is more comfortable for you.
Some walk in baths may come with air jets, the circulation of tiny bubbles from them will also help to reduce stress. This reduction occurs as the action of the bubbles starts to release endorphins. These are elements that are found in the body which help to counter the unhealthy effects of stress. Headache pain is also reduced when a user is relaxing in a walk in bath. The goal is to have the body start to unwind on its own.
Soaking is not the only benefit of a walk in bath. These units can be installed with shower systems which are hand-held. This means a person can enjoy the benefits of a shower while sitting. Walking into a bath will be just like walking into a shower stall.
Sooth Muscles and Joints
Walk in baths can come equipped with water and air jets for optional relaxing techniques. Water jets can offer a deeper massage experience by targeting specific areas of the body. Air jets provide tiny bubbles, which offer a gentle massage all over the body. User preferences for the air and water jets can be set by using controls on the bath. The use of a walk in bath is a great option for people who suffer from back pain, arthritis, and other muscle or joint conditions.
Warm and soothing water coming from a walk in bath will improve circulation. This occurs by opening capillaries that are near the surface of the skin. This will result in improved oxygenation and blood flow that will help remove toxins, increase metabolic functions, and aid in digestion.
Improve Sleep Patterns
Getting a good night's sleep is often difficult when a person's body is not at rest. A warm bath offers the user a home remedy to help reduce muscle tension while relaxing the body. The result is getting a good night's sleep as the increase in body temperature means most people get to sleep sooner.
Walk in baths are offered in various sizes and types. So there will certainly be one to match the design and style of your bathroom. Check out our range in the menu above.