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7 Benefits Of A Walk-In Tub

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7 Benefits of A Walk-In Tub

Have you considered exchanging your old standard tub for an exciting and luxurious walk-in tub? The time couldn't be better. As walk-in tubs have grown more popular, innovators have constantly added to the market and the walk-in tubs of today are of some of the best quality tubs. For those who are still on the fence consider these seven benefits of a walk-in tub that you can enjoy

1. Convenience 

Perhaps the biggest benefit of a walk-in tub is the fact that it's just more convenient to use. No one actually enjoys stepping over the wall of their tub in order to access it. Too often, if the floor is slippery you could injure yourself in the process. A walk-in tub is just a lot easier to enter and relax inside of for a wonderful bathing experience. 

2. Hydrotherapy 

Most walk-in tubs have hydrotherapy features. Whether you suffer from arthritis or a skin condition, walk-in tubs provide healing benefits. Many tubs are equipped with jets designed to help with pain, inflammation, and to promote overall relaxation and soothing of muscles. You can sit or lay back and let the jets soothe your problem area.

3. Safety 

As mentioned before, if the floor of your tub or shower is slippery, and you don't expect it, the fall could potentially be lethal. Or, at the very least, you could end up in an incredible amount of pain. You may even have to send for an ambulance to take you to the hospital due to a broken bone. Walk-in tubs don't offer that concern. They're easy to get into and provide safety railings, so you can support yourself through the entire transition. 

4. Independence 

For older people, the walk-in tub offers you something key--independence. Sometimes, if you're unable to stand for long periods of time or you require help from someone else to clean you. You can take that task back with a walk-in tub. By sitting down on the comfortable bench, you can clean yourself and enjoy a bit of returned freedom. 

5. Luxury 

Walk-in tubs are not just for the elderly. For those who love a good Jacuzzi, you can enjoy the luxury it offers all while having the ease of simply walking into the tub instead of climbing over the top of it. Soak and relax for hours in your walk-in tub. 

6. Affordability 

Perhaps one of the best benefits of a walk-in tub is that it's affordable. For those who want convenience, independence or just a luxurious bath, you can easily afford to have a walk-in tub crafted just for you and installed with ease. Where many other tubs and showers can put a bit of a bruise to your budget, you can rest with financial relief at acquiring something incredible without significantly injuring your wallet. 

7. Love A Shower? 

As its name might misconstrue, a walk-in tub isn't just a bath. So, if you prefer a shower, you can rest assured. Walk-in tubs typically offer shower instruments as well. So, you don't have to just bathe yourself all of the time if you prefer a quick shower instead. This versatility matches the standard tub and shower combination but goes beyond that in also offering all of the benefits listed above.

The Best of Everything 

Essentially, the walk-in tub takes the best features of a standard tub and shower unit but then goes beyond that. It offers you affordability, luxury and convenience to not just take your bath and clean yourself, but to enjoy it. 

Caryl Anne Crowne is a contributing writer and media specialist for Re-Bath. She often produces content for a variety of renovation blogs.