When you get older, simple tasks such as washing can become difficult. From mild aches and pains to the most devastating illnesses, our elderly community face it all. Some seniors have to put up with arthritis, which is a painful and immobilizing condition which can affect any part of the body. Osteoporosis is another condition that causes bones to break which is why minor falls can lead to spells in hospital.
There must be nothing worse than not being able to carry out basic hygienic tasks. We all love a long soak in the bath and for many years people have been aware of the healing power of bathing. But there is a solution: Walk in baths. They are a great invention. There are many benefits of walk in baths including keeping your independence for longer, keeping you safe while bathing, and they also offer therapy.
All of our walk in bath offers hydrotherapy massage to help sore muscles and joints. You get the benefit of a spar hot tub like experience. We also manufacture our baths and go that extra mile.
There is no reason why age or disabilities should stop us enjoying a long soak in the bath. Walk in baths are a brilliant invention. The problem when you get older is that getting in a bath is like sitting on the floor. Not a problem for an abled person, but someone who is on the older side will have trouble. Its the getting up again that poses the problem. Those less flexible have trouble getting off the floor and getting out of a bath is the same. Trying to get in and out of an extremely slippery and wet bath is very dangerous. This is where walk in baths are a brilliant invention. They are higher up than conventional baths, have a seated area and an easy door that when closed is watertight. You simply step in and sit. Even conventional shaped baths can come with a door and a bath belt lift which takes you from sitting to laying position.
Health Benefits of Walk in Baths
- Makes bathing possible
A walk in bath allows those with mobility issues to enjoy a soak in the bath.
- Gives safety, security and independence
A walk-in bath offers safety, security and independence. We all want to remain independent for as long as possible and walk in baths are the solution.
- Removes the risk of falls
Walk in baths are designed to prevent slipping so they eliminate the risk of slipping and falling.
- Offers hydrotherapy healing
Hydrotherapy helps to reduce muscle tension and relieve pain and a number of ailments.
- Rehabilitates injured muscles
The massaging effect of the hydro jets help to rehabilitates injured muscles
- Boosts your immune system
Again this is down to the hydrotherapy and how it boosts your immune system
- Reduces stress
Being able to soak in a bath with or with the air jets will reduce blood pressure caused by stress. It is long known that spa systems help with pain and stress relief. Taking a bath is the best way to forget the stresses of the day. Bathing helps to strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, and improve metabolism.
- Encourages detoxification
Using hydrotherapy increase the circulation and clearance of our main organs of detoxification: the skin, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system and liver
- Helps with Arthritis
Those suffering from Arthritis will benefit from a walk in bath because warm water hydrotherapy enhances the healing process of Arthritis according to The Arthritis Foundation. According to their studies regular warm bathing made arthritis sufferers less stiff, they had less pain, and felt more limber. This is because water reduces weight by 90%, which means pressure is relieved from joints, thereby decompressing cartilage and promoting repair. Warm water therapy enhances this healing process by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow to sore or damaged tissue.
Walk in Bath Installation
Walk in baths can be installed quickly and easily into any existing bathroom. Contact us today if you want to start enjoying the benefits of a walk in bath.
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