One of the primary advantages of our walk-in and portable tubs from Heavenly Walk-In Tubs is hydrotherapy. Water has remarkable healing powers, and our tubs combine safety and comfort with these kinds of recuperative therapy.
If you’re looking for a bathtub for an elderly relative, you can sell them on far more than just the practical benefits. Here are a few specific additives you can include in a bath to enhance the experience and increase the healing powers of a bath for you or a loved one.
For seniors who may suffer from skin irritation or other skin issues, oatmeal is a fantastic addition to a soak or bath. Oatmeal is well-known for its ability to help with ridding itching and other skin discomfort – it’s a common solution for poison ivy, among other issues. Another alternative here is baking soda, which has similar effects for many people and can easily be incorporated within a bath or a soak.
Staying fresh and energetic is a struggle for many reaching their later years, but adding a little peppermint can go a long way to helping counter this. Some peppermint leaves or essential oil dripped into the bath – or even those aromas taken alongside it – can help many people feel rejuvenated and energized. Anything in the mint family will act as a cooling agent, and many have similar reviving properties.
On the flip side of the coin, some senior struggle with going to sleep and staying asleep at night. Lavender drops in the bath are a great way to combat this – lavender is known for soothing properties, and for helping people sustain a full night’s sleep. Another aroma that might be helpful here is vanilla, which helps make people sleepy.
For seniors who deal with strained or tired muscles through the day, a little eucalyptus in the bath can provide relief. Other substances that also may help here include bay, Epsom salts and sage. Eucalyptus can also show some benefits fighting off the common cold.
Want to learn more about beneficial additions to the bath, or interested in our products? Speak to the pros at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.