Walk-in Tub Health Benefits
For thousands of years, people around the world benefited from the healing power of bathing. The ancient Romans used baths in their medical treatments. Numerous spas and bathing commons in Greece, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Spain and Turkey stand as a testament to the abilities of warm water therapy. In recent decades, doctors have confirmed the healing power of bathing in warm water. Studies and testimonials have shown the public how these proven health benefits, known as hydrotherapy, offer a reliable and affordable homeopathic method for treating many of today’s most common ailments that seniors must deal with. Bliss Tubs is committed to helping seniors surmount the risks of normal bathing by offering a high quality walk-in tub that grants independence and access to a therapeutic spa system at home.
A Bliss walk-in tub gives you peace of mind with added safety, comfort and therapeutic benefits. For those who have struggled to get into and out of a standard tub, dreading the slippery shower floor and an unmanageable glass door, a Bliss Walk-in Tub is waiting. No more sitting on a folding chair in the shower or struggling to get up and out of the standard tub. Just open the door, step in, sit down in our comfortable contoured built-in seat and enjoy a much deserved bath.
Types of Tub Therapy
Walk-in tub soaking stimulates the contact and temperature receptors located on the surface of the skin which promotes relaxation and stress relief. Water, whether consumed or applied externally is a great way to detoxify the body and replenish it with much needed hydration. Soaking in varying temperatures of water can be good for the nervous system and for blood flow which impacts heart, lung & kidney health and much more.
Bathing therapy is touted as an easy way to treat many ailments. Such therapy can be used to treat inflammation, tendonitis, infection, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, injuries, back pain, and other painful ailments. Studies have shown that water therapy is great for rehabilitation from accidents, traumas, strokes, connective tissue diseases and even asthma and other respiratory related problems. Soaking in warm water is not only used to treat ailments, it is also well known for preventing them. Because bathing therapy increases blood circulation, the immune system is strengthened, increasing energy and improving overall mood.
Taking a warm bath in a Bliss walk-in tub also reduces the effects of stress, reduces pain, improves sleep, prevents headaches, and has been found to improve blood sugar, lower blood pressure and potentially help to treat depression. Walk-in tubs are often deeper than a traditional tub offering you a more immersive and comfortable bath which makes therapy in a walk-in tub ideal.
Air Massage Therapy
Each Bliss walk-in tub with air massage therapy comes with eighteen strategically placed air jets to guarantee the body receives attention where it is most needed. Air massage therapy rejuvenates the skin with a light touch massage, helping to manage pain and make every bath in a Bliss walk-in tub a spa experience. Gentle bubbles from the air jets on a walk-in tub calm the nervous system, reduce stress, detoxify the body by stimulating the lymphatic system and improve blood circulation.
Hydro Massage Therapy
Bliss walk-in tubs can be equipped with six state-of-the-art water jets. Our water jets offer a vitalizing spa experience as warm water is pumped through jets strategically placed throughout the tub offering a more vigorous, focused massage to hit specific areas such as the lower back, arms, hips, legs and feet.
Dual Massage (Air and Water Spa Systems)
Dual massage walk in tubs offer the ability to have both hydro and air massage so that when a Bliss walk-in tub is brought into the home, each bather can enjoy a softer light touch massage, a more forceful and focused massage or can choose to have both soothing spa systems activated at the same time.
Arthritis affects the lives of millions of Americans, but few know how close help is. Simply bathing in a walk-in tub serves as an easy yet effective remedy for this debilitating condition.
In 1998, two physicians discovered that after just three weeks of regular warm bathing, arthritis sufferers were less stiff, endured less pain, and began feeling more limber. The physicians determined that this simple treatment did so much to treat arthritis because when water reduces weight by 90%, pressure is relieved from joints, thereby decompressing cartilage and promoting much needed repair. Warm water therapy enhances this healing process by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow to sore or damaged tissue. The Arthritis Foundation affirms that warm water therapy keeps joints moving in a gentle setting. A walk-in tub can help restore strength and even delay further damage to sensitive joints. For those seeking relief from arthritis, a Bliss walk-in tub is a safe, reliable remedy.
Bringing a Bliss walk-in tub into the home is one of the best steps for treatment and management of diabetes. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, type II diabetes patients reported a 13% reduction in blood-sugar levels, improved sleep, and an increased sense of well-being by simply enjoying warm water therapy as a home remedy for diabetes symptoms. Research shows stress reduction improves the quality of life and may indirectly improve blood sugar control. What better way to relax than to step safely into a walk-in tub by Bliss Tubs?
Living with Alzheimer’s requires patience for both the patient and the caregiver, and bathing is one of the most difficult tasks to overcome. A walk-in tub addresses many of the fears that come with bathing for Alzheimer’s sufferers.
Using a walk-in tub:
Lets the patient feel in-control and relaxed, allowing them to see all sides and enter the tub without fear.
- Creates a safe atmosphere. Every Bliss walk-in tub has a non-slip floor on the bottom and pre-installed grab bars. We can also provide additional grab bars for the bathroom upon request.
- Uses Seated Bathing: Our built-in contoured seat makes it easier for the caregiver to help the patient into the walk-in tub while providing a greater sense of safety.
- Provides much-deserved dignity: The customized style of a Bliss walk-in tub addresses fears of exposure and vulnerability while they sit comfortably in a warm bath.
For many people looking to improve their heart health, exercising is not easy. However, a recent Mayo Clinic study revealed how soaking in a warm bath increases heart rate while lowering blood pressure, providing the cardiovascular benefits similar to those of cardio exercises while granting the bather greater comfort and less strain on their heart. The study showed that warm water immersion, such as is available in a Bliss Walk-in Tub, can protect the heart from arrhythmias and improve the strength of the heart.
Drifting peacefully into a deep sleep can be difficult after a stressful day or when trying to ignore chronic pain. Instead of reaching for over-the-counter sleep aids, there’s a simpler, safer and more natural solution: a warm bath in a Bliss walk-in tub. Studies from around the world have shown that taking a twenty minute bath at least an hour before bed naturally puts the body into a state of relaxation and sleep readiness. Although it may not grant relief from sleep apnea, a Bliss walk-in tub’s therapeutic spa system rejuvenates the body and mind, letting a full night sleep come easily.
Hydrotherapy helps heal the mind in many ways, and a Bliss walk-in tub offers a variety of spa systems that can help with pain and stress relief. Even as children, people are taught how taking a warm bath at the end of a taxing day is one of the best ways to alleviate stress. In the years when living a comfortable, stress free life is most important, it is essential to bring a walk-in tub into the home. The stress relief from a Bliss walk-in tub will help strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, improve metabolism, manage diabetes and improve heart health. Enjoying a safe, stress free bathing experience is what every person deserves, and a Bliss walk-in tub is there to help.
A Word of Caution
If you suffer a chronic condition, are pregnant, are not sure if you have a condition, have sustained a prohibitive injury or have any other reason not to utilize one of the features found in a walk in tub, you should consult your physician. All these benefits can be enjoyed by anyone who owns a Bliss Walk-in Tub, however we encourage those doing research into walk-in tubs to be aware of the precautions which should be taken if there are medical conditions that can be further complicated or aggravated by utilizing any of these features.
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