Is a Walk-in Tub Right for You?

A walk-in tub is kind of a combination of a Jacuzzi and a bathtub. It is taller than a bathtub and occupies a space about the same size as a standup shower. It holds several gallons of water and could contain water jets and other features similar to those of a Jacuzzi or hot tub.

Unique walk-in tub features help make it possible for you to immerse most of your body into a walk-in tub and enjoy the soothing effects of the very warm to hot water for your bathing experience. A built-in and submerged seating area helps to hold you up and prevent slipping or falling due to the wet surface beneath your feet.

Advantages of a Walk-In Tub

If you have aching muscles and joints, a walk-in bathtub can help soothe them and relieve any swelling and inflammation that might cause you to endure significant discomfort. Walk-in bathtubs deliver effective and medicinal hydrotherapy that can provide you with full-body relief for your daily aches and pains.

A walk-in tub has many advantages over a conventional tub or a shower. Those advantages include:

  • Easier ability to support yourself than when using a bathtub.
  • Improved body circulation.
  • Therapeutic options for medicinal effects.
  • Deeper water than a bathtub.

Installing a walk-in tub in my home requires the help of experienced installers who can ensure the water lines and electricity are hooked up properly. The tub has to be watertight to make sure the narrow doorway into it will not leak and create a slip-and-fall danger.

Additional Considerations With a Walk-In Tub

Walk-in tub features help to make the tub much more versatile and useful than a traditional bathtub or shower. It also requires a bit more time to fill up the deeper water and drain after you bathe.

You have to sit inside the tub while it is filling and draining. Otherwise, you would not be able to open the entry door without letting out the water. You can start washing while the tub is filling with water by using an extended spray mechanism. And you can enjoy a long soak in the soothing and warm waters.

If you are considering a walk-in tub, call Penn York Medical in Binghamton or contact us online to learn more. We can help you better understand the potential benefits, costs, and installation procedures. Penn York Medical has more than seven decades of experience helping our customers get the best bathing experience available.