Walk-in Tubs ... Not Just for Seniors, Part 1

By Kerry Knight

Although the majority of those who purchase and use the Walk In Tub are senior citizens, there are others who have found them to be life savers. One such group are the post-surgery patients.

Regardless of age, when one has had surgery, they have conditions that warrant the need for a walk in tub. The air jetted bubbles, the water jetted whirlpool and the inline heater have proven to assist greatly in the healing process after surgery.

The stimulation to the skin and soft tissue brings an increase in blood circulation to the affected area, thus helping with healing and pain management.

Pain, especially due to swelling, can be helped greatly with water therapy, plus it is natural, drug free, and non-invasive.

The very idea of being able to relax in a walk in tub with warm, circulating water brings a new life back to an aching body.

Also after surgery, the patient is weaker and the fear of falling is a natural concern. Often time’s family members and other caregivers are enlisted to help with bathing. This brings on a higher dependence from others.

No one wants to be a burden on others, and the idea of being able to get into a walk in tub safely, and bathe oneself, is an enormous relief for all concerned.

In this article, I have discussed how walk in tubs are not just for the senior population. Post surgery patients are looking for way to heal faster and stay safe when bathing. Walk in tubs are idea in that they make it easier for recuperating patients to get in and out out the tub to bath plus they get the benefits of hydro therapy as well. This article list a some of feature and benefits of walk in tubs especially with respect to surgery patients. If you found this article to be useful please pass it on to your friends. If you have a comment leave it in the box below. It has been my pleasure sharing this information with you. Thanks again for sharing this journey together.

Until next time keep smiling.

Alan & Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc and Senior Bathtub.com in Jacksonville Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products they are also award winners, winning the best of Jacksonville Chamber Award 3 years running. If you would like to contact them call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231 or email them at alan@tubking.com. 


  1. One of the perks that I love on trips is to get a hotel suite with a whirlpool tub. Now you can have those same perks in your home.

  2. There's nothing more relaxing after a hard day at work to jump into a tub and feel those hot water jets working out all the stress. This is one luxury that's worth every penny.