Frequently Asked Questions
American Tubs makes comfortable, accessible walk-in bathtubs for seniors, the disabled, or anyone with mobility issues. Read more, below, to get answers to your questions about walk-in tub types, features, and benefits. If your question isn’t included on this page, please contact us! We are happy to help.
Walk-in Tub Features & Benefits
Bathtub soaking stimulates the contact and temperature receptors located on the surface of the skin which promotes relaxation and stress relief. Water, whether consumed or applied externally is a great way to detoxify the body and replenish it with much needed hydration. Soaking in different temperatures of water can be good for the nervous system and for blood flow which impacts our hearts, lungs and the entire body.
Bathing therapy is touted as an easy way to treat many ailments. Such therapy can be used to treat inflammation, tendonitis, infection, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, injuries, back pain, and other painful ailments. It’s not only used to treat ailments, it is also well known for preventing them. Studies have shown that water therapy is great for rehabilitation from accidents, traumas, strokes, connective tissue diseases and even asthma and other respiratory related problems. Because bathing therapy increases blood circulation, it can help strengthen the immune system, give you more energy and improve the way you feel overall. It also reduces the effects of stress, reduces pain, improves sleep, prevents headaches, and has been found to improve blood sugar, lower blood pressure and potentially help to treat depression.
Micro-bubbles are the latest technology from Japan. At just 1/1000 the size of ordinary water bubbles, micro-bubbles are small enough to get into the pores of the skin. Their negative ions bond with bond with positive ions contained in dirt. Like other bubbles, micro-bubbles rise, removing impurities from pores.
Our micro-bubbles system is environmentally friendly and removes dirt, odors and excess oil. It has a massaging effect and oxygenates the skin. No scrubbing, rubbing, shampoos or chemicals are used. Dry, rough skin can benefit from the removal of dead keratin with micro-nano bubbles.
Our available chromatherapy system consists of LED lighting, with a variety of colored lights. It is used to balance physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional energy. With our LED chromatherapy system, you can create an ideal, relaxing environment, right in your own home!
Aromatherapy helps improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our central nervous system. Just a little drop of aromatherapy oil, combined with warm water bathing, can rejuvenate both body and mind.
Air and hydro massage therapy help with pain management and relaxation. They help calm the nervous system, reduces stress, tension and anxiety, and help detoxify the body by stimulating the lymphatic system and improving blood circulation. Air bubbles provide a light-touch massage in your bath. Soft bubbles of air blow into the bath from the bottom of the tub and float to the top, gently massaging your entire body.
With hydromassage therapy, water jets provide a more vigorous, focused massage, as water sprays out of the jets which are strategically placed throughout your tub to hit specific areas such as your lower back, arms, hips, legs and feet.
Thermal Effects: Used appropriately, both warm and cold baths can help lessen pain and discomfort and can improve the healing process. Warm baths open up the small blood vessels that are closest to surface tissues. This leads to increased blood flow and circulation which helps your tissues heal, oxygenate and purge toxins. Warm water also slows down your internal organs and is good at reducing aches and pains. Heat increases the production of beneficial body hormones and stimulates the immune system. Warm, moist air from a hot bath can help open up congested or constricted airways in your lungs, throat and sinuses. On the other hand, cold water therapy is effective for numerous conditions such as sprains, where constriction of vessels reduces swelling and other issues.
Mechanical Effects: The massaging effect of the air bubbles, like the motion of water jets; create beneficial chemical reactions in your skin and tissues. This, too, leads to increased circulation, which helps oxygenate tissues and expel toxins. Also, as we age, gravity and impact injure joints and connective tissues. Being in water decreases your body weight by 90%. This buoyancy relieves physical stress from your joints and bones, helping to relieve pain and discomfort. This floating effect also helps relax the body, because muscles don’t have to work as hard to keep the body in position and are given a chance to relax.
A handheld shower is included with the standard faucet set, so you can shower in your walk-in tub. We also carry an optional shower door and slide bar so you can adjust the height of your shower to meet your needs.
Financing and Special Offers
Yes, financing is available for all of our walk-in tub models. Apply for a loan online now.
Yes, American Tubs offers $600 off the cost of your installed walk-in bathtub with our downloadable coupon. We may also run other offers from time to time. Subscribe to our email list to hear about special offers right away!
Check with your insurance provider to see if your policy may cover some of the cost of a walk-in bath. You can also contact your state Medicaid office to see if they offer any assistance. Medicare covers some in-home durable medical equipment, however, walk-in tubs often do not qualify for Medicare coverage.
American Tubs offers a large selection of sizes for most bathrooms. We offer compact to extra-large walk-in bathtubs so there is a size to fit your needs.
Walk-in bathtubs are a great solution for anyone with mobility issues, whether due to advanced age or disabilities. With a host of soothing massage systems available, our tubs can help to ease pain and reduce stress. Built-in safety features help you avoid slip-and-fall accidents, a major concern for seniors. Learn more by reading our article, “Who needs a walk-in tub?”
Yes, we carry walk-in tubs for larger bathers. Our models include extra wide and extra-deep sizes. Our tubs fit bathers up to 350 lbs.
Yes. We want your transition to your new walk-in tub to be a great experience so we will remove and dispose of your old bathtub for you!
We have a large, nationwide network of walk-in tub installers/dealers. Contact us today to find one near you!
All of our dealers and installers are licensed contractors, with years of experience installing walk-in bathtubs. You can be confident your installer will complete your installation with professionalism.