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Walk-in Tubs For The Handicapped

Nov 17, 2007
For anyone with any type of handicap or disability the walk-in tub offers independence and freedom. Bathing themselves can give a person a sense of dignity that they may have either lost or have never had.

The walk-in tub can hold up to 46 gallons of water, ensuring a calming and cleansing bath. Built with many safety features, the walk-in tubs offers security with minimal assistance.

An anti-scald water mixing valve prevents the water temperature from rising above a preset temperature. Special drains expedite the drain time, thus becoming very beneficial for those with health problems that may require immediate attention.

A twenty-four inch inward opening door with a five inch rise on the threshold, allows easy access. Constructed of high quality fiberglass the walk-in tub has a contoured, cushioned seat that makes bathing more enjoyable.

The seat and floor are slip-proof and thereby offers more secure footing. The faucets are within arms reach along with an extendable showerhead that makes reaching even the most difficult areas a breeze. Grab bars come standard on all of the walk-in tubs.

Equipped with air propelled hydrotherapy jets the walk-in tub has temperature sensors that adjusts and maintains the heat of the jets. This allows for a gentle massage that is very soothing to aching muscles and sore joints. Among the warm massage benefits are the reduction of arthritis, muscle strain, inflammation and menstrual cramps.

It also reduces high blood pressure, stimulates the elimination of impurities through the skin, promotes emotional balance, increases circulation, and relieves varicose veins.

It has also been shown to alleviate bladder and urinary distress. Some studies also suggest that warm water massages restore emotional balance and help to eliminate insomnia. Soaking in cool water reduces fever.

The water is drained and is not recirculated. This is extremely important as it provides a bacteria-free environment especially for those with diabetes, open wounds, or recovering from recent surgical procedures. This is also important if the tub is used by more than one person.

The fiberglass construction offers easy cleaning and maintenance. The walk-in tub comes in white and biscuit, but it can be ordered in custom colors. The tub was designed to fit into the space that is normally occupied by a conventional bath tub. Existing plumbing and drains can be used so there is no additional cost to have plumbing moved.

This tub was designed to restore independence, self-confidence, and dignity as well as to offer a safe way to bathe in comfort.
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