Soaking in a soaking tub has become a popular way to relax and rejuvenate. The benefits of soaking vary from person to person. It depends on the purpose of the soaking bath, the physical condition of the body and the preferences of the individual who will be using the tub. Some people enjoy the feeling of floating over the edge of a warm bath while others crave the feeling of being completely enveloped in warm water.
An average soaking tub is around three to four feet deep, with some models going as much as six or eight feet deep. A deep soaking tub is usually rectangular but quite shallow, allowing a larger bather to immerse much more of his or her body in the water than can be done in a standard bathtub. While typical bathtubs are rectangular but pretty deep, a deep soaking tub is rather deep but fairly narrow. Because of this feature, it is good for use by only one person, although two or more could be comfortable depending on the model used.
Some soaking tubs come with special features such as jets or pumps to help increase the water depth. Some models come with seats that allow you to lay back and relax while you are soaking. Others have seats but no shower attachment, which make them good for use with a shower attachment.
Other features available include temperature control and auto shut off capabilities. Some models are equipped with an air bath, which simulates the relaxation and warmth of a hot spring. Others feature controls that allow the user to adjust the water depth, initiate or stop heating and air out the tub. Most come with an instructional manual to help the owner or prospective owner learn how to use the features.
When shopping for the right Soaking Bathtub, you should take these features into consideration. The water depth needs to be deep enough to soak your entire body. The air bath lets you enjoy the benefits of a warm air bath without having to purchase or maintain one. You also need to consider how many people will typically be using the tub.
For small family size soaks, the Soaking Bathtub with an Air Bed will provide plenty of space and comfort for your growing family. If you have a larger family or plan on spending time in the tub more than once or twice a day, the Soaking Bathtub with a Shower attachment would be the ideal choice. This tub comes with both a high and low setting that allows you to choose a setting that gives you a full soaking bath or a partial one. The air pump automatically shuts off when the water depth reaches a certain point, thus providing you with a refreshing relief from the warm water.