Walk In Baths, Hydrotherapy, and a Healthy You
For many budget shoppers, the word massage is synonymous with unnecessary. However, when it comes to the hydrotherapy massage in your walk in bath it can be a lot more important than you think at first. Especially in your later years, it can be very therapeutic for your sore muscles and even arthritis.
The Benefits of Soaking
Simply having a good soak in a hot bath can have many health benefits. Although you want to be sure you’re not overheated, “soaking in hot water (such as a hot tub or bath) before retiring to bed can ease the transition into a deeper sleep…” (National Sleep Foundation). It also can help increase circulation as blood vessels dilute in an attempt to cool the body down. This has a number of benefits, such as relieving tension and headaches, loosening and relaxing skin, joints and muscles, and even increasing blood flow to injured areas, which delivers more nutrients and helps you recover more quickly.
Air massage is a gentle form of massage, where bubbles are released at the bottom of the tub and float up along your body. This gives you a soft, relaxing light touch massage. It also engages the light touch receptors that are just below the surface of your skin, encouraging yet further relaxation and better circulation.
Jets provide a more forceful and focused massage for those areas which typically experience higher tension, such as the lower back or the soles of the feet. These are strategically placed in the bath to hit those areas, and can result in physiological change by engaging the pressure receptors that are located deeper within your muscle’s tissue. This promotes even further relaxation and rejuvenation. In addition, it will detoxify your body by stimulating the lymphatic system.
As you can see, hydrotherapy is much more than an unnecessary luxury. It is a way to treat sore muscles, relax after a stressful day, get more and better quality sleep, relieve arthritis pain, and much more. If you have any questions or would like help deciding which walk in bath is right for you, please don’t hesitate to call our experts at 1 (800) 346-1821.