A Seattle Walk-In Bathtub offers increased comfort when bathing, because you are comfortably seated and you sit deep in the water. No shoulders, knees or elbows are above the water. The warmth is all around you.
You walk in, just like moving from room-to-room. Convenient hand-holds are well placed to make it easy to get in and out. Many of our tubs are ADA compliant and may qualify for tax savings (see your tax professional for more complete information).
It’s like having a spa at home. Every day you can experience the warm soothing feeling you get from being in a spa. Many of our tubs feature soothing hydrotherapy jet systems that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle or assist with rehabilitation.
The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy increases blood circulation, including circulation of the immune system’s white blood cells. Hydrotherapy also increases the body’s production of endogenous opioid peptides, particularly endorphins. Enhanced circulation and increased endorphins strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, heal injured tissue, improve well-being and energize the body.
Hydrotherapy also supplies fresh nutrients and oxygen to injured tissue and helps with the removal of waste products. In injuries alternate applications of heat and cold accelerate healing by improving blood vessel integrity and muscle tone. Heat causes peripheral (surface) blood vessels to dilate or expand. Cold causes peripheral blood vessels to constrict and drives blood back to the organs.
Conditions That Benefit From Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy aids the rehabilitation process in injuries and stroke, and it improves respiratory infections. Hydrotherapy is also known to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions. In addition, hydrotherapy reduces the effects of stress by increasing endorphin production, improves sleep, and prevents headaches.
Hydrotherapy is also reported to improve blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes, lower blood pressure, and reduce symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis. Recent studies also show that cold water treatments, including swimming, are potentially effective treatments for depression and also offer pain relief. In patients undergoing strength training, hydrotherapy has also been found to improve recovery times.