Walk in bathtubs - embrace the benefits of water.
Walk in bathtubs may be your answer to safely enjoying the healing benefits of bathing. Also called safety tubs, they allow the user to walk into the tub without climbing over a bathtub wall. Since stepping over the bathtub walls requires flexibility, strength and balance, deficits in any of those areas increase the risk of dangerous falls. The fear of falling alone can come between the healing benefits of water (hydrotherapy) and those who need it most. Walk in tubs eliminate the need to step over a tub edge, therefore reducing the risk of falling and improving the chances of healing through water therapy.
Hydrotherapy is the most powerful, nonpoisonous means of circulating lifegiving blood into and out of diseased areas of the body. Leviticus 17:11 tells us, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood." Without blood, cells die and we die. I like to think of blood as first responders who are always on call. When the body needs healing, the blood delivers nourishment and oxygen as well as white blood cells to take out the trash. Then, more first responders come in and rebuild.
Blood tends to get sluggish and pool in areas of disease and sickness minimizing the available nourishment and oxygen. Water to the rescue! Inside of course and out! Our best selling Natural Remedies Encyclopedia discusses 17 ways that water can affect the body. These include as a:
The section on Full Baths in the above mentioned resource outlines the incredibly effective use of 6 various kind of full immersion baths (with specific directions for implementing each one)that one can easily accomplish using walk in bathtubs. These are:
Seven types of Shower Baths are also listed in detail for those who would rather use a shower.
Safety Features of Walk In Bathtubs:
They also provide convenience and safety features enjoyed by aging bodies who maintain a healthy fear of falling.
These benefits include:
These tubs are becoming the bathing entity of choice in an aging generation. However, these durable, sleek designs are compact and come with so many added features that many home owners are opting for this remodel now to save them heartache (and possible injury!) in the future. Who wouldn't enjoy this luxurious bathing feature even in younger years?
Fear of falling will keep most elderly out of the shower or bathtub thus resorting to sponge baths. While sponge baths may or may not be adequate the benefits of water on the skin by shower or bathtub provide warmth, decreased pain, increased circulation and possible increased mobility. Bathing keeps us healthy by literally showering us with the benefits of water on the skin. Flaunting many safety features, they allow those with the greatest fear of falling to bath in the comfort, security and peace of safety. In my opinion, the number one necessity to optimal rehabilitation in your home!
With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day now till 2030, walk in bathtubs will become very popular and like many products designed to help an aging community, there will be knock off products as well. Be sure that you are working with a Better Business Bureau approved store when searching for your tub. We recommend Amazon.com.
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