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The Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy, Chromatherapy, & Aromatherapy

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Perfect for aches, blood pressure, and sleep disorders.

Inside and outside of the body, water is a vital ingredient to a healthy life. Hydrotherapy has no reverse side affects and has many positive health benefits. Our hydrotherapy systems use water to heal your body. Soaking in warm water relieves the body from the stress of gravity, reducing the bodies weight by 90%. As a result, there is less stress placed on your joints, muscles and bones.

Bathing in warm water has the added benefit of dilating your blood vessels and aplifying blood circulation. Additionally, this allows for your bodies endorphins to reach your places of pain quicker, reducing your overall pain. Our tubs, built to maximize the benefits received from hydrotherapy, will be a life changing investment.

Hydrotherapy jets bring relief from the muscle stiffness, and aches from rheumatism and arthritis. The hydrotherapy jets give the body maximum coverage, ensuring maximum benefit. Our adjustable pulsation control enables you to choose how much is best for you. Our hydrotherapy jets are push button controlled enabling ease of use for those with diminished strength in their hands, limited eyesight, or are arthritic. As little as 15 minutes of hydrotherapy jet relaxation a day can greatly improve the way you feel.

Hydrotherapy Benefits

  • Cardiovascular benefits: Increased heart rate while lower blood pressure
  • Inflammation: Reduces inflammation of varicose veins, hemmorhoids and tendinitis
  • Muscles and Joints: Reduces muscle tensison, joint paint, and back pain.
  • Skin Conditions: Alleviates symptoms of rashes psoriasis and eczema.
  • Arthritis: Lessens joint pain caused by chronic arthritis.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Lessens pain in wrist and hands.
  • Boosted Immune System: Releases endorphiins which aids a healthier immune system.
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Helps reduce pressure caused by anxiety, depression and stress
  • Sleep Disorders: Fall to sleep quicker with an improved quality of sleep.
  • Alzheimer’s: A secure, relaxed, and dignified environment for your loved one.
  • Diabetes: warm water reduces stress and blood sugar levels.
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The Benefits of Chromatherapy

The Power of Color and Light

Color is reflected light that our brains interpret as colors. Chromatherapy is a branch of holistic healing that uses color to induce an emotional response in an effort to achieve optimal health. Certain colors have significant psychological and physiological effects. For example, blue is cool and sedating; red is hot and stimulating; orange is warm and encouraging; and green is balancing and calming.

Chromatherapy has been around for thousands of years, but is now becoming more mainstream. Doctors are using it in conjunction with acupuncture as a noninvasive means of treating ailments such as jetlag, eating and mood disorders, depression, insomnia, migraine headaches and some lung diseases. Employing color light therapy daily can help keep us emotionally and physically strong for a lifetime.

Experience all nine designer color modes by turning the bathtub button light off and on to change lighting effects. Let it circulate through its nine (9) colors or stop it on the color of your choice.

  • Magenta an atmosphere of romance
  • Blue creates a feeling of tranquility
  • Red inspires passion
  • White promotes harmony and balance
  • Sunburst evokes pleasure
  • Green generates healing
  • Tidal Fade fades through blues and greens
  • Afterburner Fade fades through warm colors
  • Color Burst energetic strobe through all colors
  • Slow Dance vibrant, slow fades through all colors

Our Aromatherapy Features:

  • 10 dramatic lighting effects
  • Available in 9-LED model
  • Fits standard light niches
  • Easy installs in 12V AC, wedge-based sockets
  • LEDs last over 100,000 hours
  • Lifetime Warranty

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Relieve your stress..

What is the first smell that crosses your mind. Are you envisioning fragrant candles or baskets of potpourri? Maybe the sensation of sitting in a garden crosses your mind? Can you close your eyes and smell freshly baked bread? Did you smile and feel a little calmer?

Smell is the only sense that bypasses the blood-brain barrier to the Central Nervous System. Through the olfactory system, essential oil molecules have direct access to the limbic area of the brain, which is the center of man’s emotions and memory. Additionally, as in the case of massage and direct steaming or bathing, the oils are absorbed by the skin and carried by body fluids to the nervous and muscular systems for an overall healing effect. In addition to the influence of aroma on the brain, the other benefits of Aromatherapy can be found through the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils. The direct infusing of the oxygen cells with the oils help to stimulate the body to improve itself; through benefit to the individual emotionally, physically or mentally.

The combination of Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy is a natural and very
efficient combination, as it offers both the aroma and a delivery system through hydrotherapy in a walk-in bathtub. The ease of entering a walk-in bathtub and the relaxation and benefits of hydrotherapy, multiply the benefits of aromatherapy. During hydrotherapy, a person is submersed in water, either to soak or to exercise. A therapist will instruct a patient on the types of movements that will benefit his or her condition. For example, hydrotherapy can be especially useful to treat the joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The painful swelling in the joints that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to decrease through the use of hydrotherapy. If an individual suffering from rheumatoid arthritis were to combine a hydrotherapy session with the use of essentials oils such as Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender, Cedarwood, Nutmeg, and Yarrow they would receive an increased benefit.

In some studies of cancer patients, the use of aromatherapy has been shown
to help reduce anxiety, nausea, depression, and high blood pressure. In a Japanese study, a lemon essential
oil in vapor form has been found to reduce stress in mice. M.D. Anderson, located in Houston, TX and designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the first three Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States, teaches a monthly aromatherapy class through its “Place of Wellness” a center within the institution that focuses on helping patients and caregivers deal with the non-medical issues of living with cancer.

Aroma-therapeutic products can benefit you by creating positive feelings
that in turn influence physical changes in your body:

  • Headache Relief: Peppermint
  • Immune System Stimulation: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Tea Tree
  • Inflammation of the Joints: Eucalyptus, Peppermint (or a combination of the two) Cedarwood, Lavender,
    Nutmeg, Yarrow, Clove Bud and Sage
  • Muscle Tension Relief: Chamomile, Clary sage, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, YlangYlang
  • Indigestion Relief: Peppermint
  • Relaxation: YlangYlang, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Clary sage and Chamomile, Orange,
    Neroli, Sandalwood
  • Respiratory Problem Relief: Eucalyptus
  • Fatigue (emotional and mental) Relief: Basil, Clary, Coriander, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Orange, Pimarosa, Peppermint,
    Rosemary, Thyme, YlangYlang
  • Fatigue (physical) Relief: Basil, Ginger, Lemon, Lavender, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary

Learn About the Pure Bubbles System in Our Walk-in Tubs

Pure Bubbles System

Skin Therapy. Anti-aging. Perfect for Every Walk-in Tub.

Oxygen

After the age of 30, skin cell production decreases noticeably. With 70% more oxygen than regular tap water, our Pure Bbbles System will increase the skin cell regeneration process and make your body feel glowing, radiant and plumped through the stimulation of your natural collagen production.

Purity

This revolutionary treatment will clear the skin by exfoliating and removing the impurities within the skin pores. It will lighten superficial skin imperfections and pigmentation spots while naturally blending the skin tone.

Anti-Aging

The pure bubbles system cleanses, hydrates, and revitalizes and tightens the skin. You will immediately see a reduction of the fine lines and wrinkles combined with an improved, moisturized skin elasticaity resulting in a truly rejuvenated and radiant skin.

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Tips for Walk-in Bath Tub Shopping for Elderly Parents

For many seniors, staying at home is the most economical and desirable living arrangement. But without proper preparation, home can also be surprisingly dangerous. Consider these facts:

  • 6 out of every 10 falls happens at home
  • 1 out of 3 adults over 65 will get injured in fall
  • Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries in elderly adults

The good news is that many home injuries are preventable. The bathroom is a great place to start. With hard, slick surfaces that frequently get wet and slippery, bathrooms can be danger zones. A little work, however, goes a long way toward creating a safe, comfortable environment.

Senior-proofing your bathroom: Small projects

These projects and purchases can be completed by most homeowners in a weekend, and make a big difference in your loved one’s safety.

  1. Put non-slip pads or strips on the bathtub or shower floor.
  2. Remove bathmats or area rugs that could cause trips and falls.
  3. Install grab bars and/or safety rails in the bath or shower and near the toilet. Safety bars should be long and wide enough to grasp easily, be covered in a non-slippery grip, and be well-anchored enough to hold an adult’s weight.
  4. Get a toilet safety frame or raised seat to add stability while using the toilet. Two options are molded plastic and the adjustable variety; both will add between 3 and 6 inches to the toilet.
  5. Buy a shower stool, seat, or transfer bench. It should have a rigid seat and back, and rubber tips on the feet to prevent slipping.
  6. Make sure toiletries and supplies are within easy reach.
  7. Set the water heater to 120 degrees or lower to prevent scalding.
  8. Add nightlights or motion lighting to the bathroom to ensure it’s well lit even at night. Think about lighting the path from your loved one’s bedroom to the bathroom.
  9. Don’t forget to ensure that any and all light switches are easily accessible.

Senior-proofing your bathroom: Bigger projects

These projects may require professional help, but can also play a big role in making your loved one’s bathroom as safe as possible.
  • Hang the door so that it opens outwards in case of a fall (if necessary). Remove any door locks.
  • Install a hand-held shower nozzle, which can be simpler to use while sitting down.
  • Replace glass shower doors with plastic or shower curtains.
  • Create a tub cut out. Lower one side of the tub so that it’s easier for seniors to get in and out.
  • Install a walk-in tub.

Remaining in the home can provide seniors with a strong sense of comfort and confidence. By following the tips listed above, you can help make sure that your loved one stays safe as well as satisfied.

We’re VA Approved – Get Up To $6800 Towards Your Walk-in Shower

We are currently only accepting VA Approval request for Walk-in Showers

If you live in Texas – Best Buy Walk-In Tubs is VA Approved in TX. We have installed our Texas made walk-in Shower in disabled Veterans homes for years.

If you are considered 50-100% disabled by the VA you could qualify for up to
$6800.00 to use towards the purchase and installation of a walk in Shower. If you are having problems with bathing and would like more information give us a call or fill out the contact form.

If you live out of the state of TX – Please call or speak with your State or local VA Prosthetics Department.
Home Improvements Structural Alterations (HISA)

Under the Home Improvements Structural Alterations (HISA) program, Veterans
with service-connected disabilities or Veterans with non-service-connected
disabilities may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary
for the continuation of treatment or for disability access to the home
and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities.

A HISA grant is available to Veterans who have received a medical determination
indicating that improvements and structural alterations are necessary
or appropriate for the effective and economical treatment of his/her disability.

In order to receive a HISA grant, the Veteran must first have a prescription
from a VA or fee-basis physician. This must include:

  • Specific items required
  • The diagnosis with medical justification
  • The Veteran’s name, address, SSN, and phone number(s)

Limits on HISA Grants

The HISA program is available for both service-connected Veterans and non-service-connected
Veterans. On May 5, 2010 the President signed the Caregiver and Veterans
Omnibus Health Service Act of 2010, increasing the amounts available under
the HISA grant:

Home improvement benefits up to $6,800 may be provided to a:
service-connected condition
Home improvement benefits up to $2,000 may be provided to all other Veterans
registered in the VA health care system
non-service-connected Veteran rated 50-100 percent of disability through the VA.