Athletes are known for soaking in deep tubs after an intense workout or game. You may also know that seniors do exercises in swimming pools. The reason for both of these situations is hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is the use of water to help manage pain and promote healing. In fact, it has been a proven medical concept since the time of ancient Egypt.
However, a walk-in tub can be configured with advanced hydrotherapy options, including jets and air bubbles. The combination of heat from warm water, buoyancy, and massage can help ease aches pains and muscle tension.
Not only that, but walk-in tubs equipped with these settings can also help those struggling with circulation problems, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more uncomfortable health-related issues. Warm water also releases endorphins, also known as the body’s natural painkillers.
Walk-in tubs are typically deeper than traditional tubs, but you also have the option for an extra-wide extra deep tub, which allows the user to take a fully submerged bath.