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Treat Yourself to a Spa-Like Experience at Home

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Is your body in need of revitalization? Forget about spending loads of money for trips to the Spa because with the right piece of equipment, you can have it all, right in the comfort of your own home.

We’re talking about the walk-in bathtub.

There are many versions on the market today so you can do a little bit of research to make sure you purchase the one that best suits you. There are a few reasons why a quality, large soaker tub that you can conveniently walk in and out of, has much to offer by way of relieving daily aches and pains.

Back and Knees

Give your back and knees a break and treat yourself to a hot bath each evening. Many walk-in tubs also have a chair that swivels you in and out – making the task of getting yourself into the tub much easier on your joints (particularly your knees). Once you’re inside, focus on relaxing your body from head to toe. Close your eyes and let the hot water melt away your pain.

Salts and Oils

Looking for more of a spa-like experience? Add Epsom salts to your bath. Or if you’re feeling a little under the weather, add eucalyptus oils to clear your sinuses before bedtime.

Soothe Your Skin

After all of those long winter months, your skin may feel dry and malnourished. Consider adding lavender oils to your bath to deeply moisturize your skin from the inside out. You’ll walk out feeling freshly rejuvenated.

Arthritis

For those of us with arthritis, we need a bathtub that’s easy to get in and out of. Furthermore, studies have shown that warm water can relieve pain caused by arthritis, reduce inflammation, and increase blood supply to your aching joints.

Take 10 to 15 minutes out of your day to enjoy the positive results you’ll notice from a nice, warm, relaxing bath – in a tub that’s designed for simple entry and exit.

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