WALK-IN SHOWERS WITH SEATS
If you start asking people in what position they shower, you will usually get two answers – either they shower standing upright, which is expected, or they’ll tell you they prefer taking a bath rather than showering. In this case they were are lying down and soaking in the hot water.
Some years ago a new way of showering was devised. It is this kind of showering that gives people a third option, and indeed more and more individuals are deciding they prefer this position as oppose to standing upright or laying down. The quite simple inventions are referred to as walk-in showers with seats. That’s right, you can have a shower while sitting down.
Walk-in showers with seats saw their early rise in the beginning of 50s in the 20th century, yet were forgotten in the following few decades. Nonetheless, their second rise is up and about, happening right now. Because of the many benefits walk-in showers with seats offer to elderly people, and the trend of increase of human life-span in developed countries, these kind of seats have become very popular in recent years.
Of the advantages the walk-in showers with seats bring, none is as important as the comfort of using them, in relation to ordinary showers. For the human body, standing up is in part connected with numerous muscles that need to be sensitized and called into action. But under the shower, all we want to be is relaxed, washing away the wears and tears of the day. And the best way of doing that is sitting. While you are sitting, your muscles are relaxed because there is no need to stabilize your body or support your upper body with leg muscles. Walk-in showers with seats offer us not only to relax our muscles, but it enables us to connect this rejuvenating experience with showering, thereby getting a double bust of relaxation comfortably.
Walk-in showers with seats are best fit for elderly generation. With age, standing up sometimes becomes burdensome for the spine, which has to support the upper body mass. Especially when showering, this may become a problem. Walk-in showers with seats are the solution. You just step in the shower, adjust the water you want and simple sit down all the while water is washing you.
Not only for elderly people, walk-in showers with seats can be used by any generation. This is because there is yet another benefit walk-in showers with seats provide. By letting you sit down, you have more maneuvering space and can reach your legs with ease. While standing up on your feet, it is very difficult to clean them, because you have to reach down with your arms, which takes strain on the spine and demands additional stabilizing skills on your part. With walk-in showers with seats washing your legs and feet is considerably easier.
Walk-in showers with seats are also less dangerous to use than regular stand up showers. A slipping under the shower is very common accident and can have fatal consequence, especially for elderly people with osteoporosis. The accident usually happens while one is standing on one foot. You might ask why a person would do such a thing, but remember how you clean your feet. You are desperately trying to stabilize while scrubbing one of your feet and standing on one leg, balancing only with a single hand, usually leaning against slippery ceramic tiles. With walk-in showers with seats this is never the case and accidents such as these are much less likely to happen.
Of course there are some bad sides to having walk-in showers with seats. The first one is usually the stereotype that if you have a walk-in shower with seats you are most probably old. I’m not here telling you you shouldn’t listen to people with prejudice, but this is nevertheless the prime reason why people don’t use this kind of showers. On the other hand, however, if people in old age use them, then obviously there must be some kind of benefit from them. The advantages were pointed out in the beginning of these articles, but the fact that more and more people are using walk-in showers with seats tells us that the stereotype is losing its momentum and people are comfortable enough with their age to see through the prejudice and use the benefits walk-in showers with seats provide.
The problem might also be that these kinds of showers take a bit more space than the usual one. With additional tiles and size, they tend to be more expensive. The increment from normal walk-in showers is in itself not that substantial, but where the additional costs come in is the installation, because for the seats to be built, more material is needed. Also it’s hard to do you yourself and you’ll probably need someone with expertise in this area of work. On the other hand, the water costs connected with such showering tend to be much lower than if you are regularly taking a bath. On comparison with normal showering, showering in walk-in showers with steps is not connected with an increase in water consumption. So if you use normal showering, there is nothing to be afraid of concerning the costs, and if you are used to taking a bath, you might just save some money by showering in such a way. And you will also notice that seating down can be as relaxing and comfortable as laying down in a bath.
To sum up, walk-in showers with seats offer numerous advantages. You can have more comfortable experience and wash yourself with ease. There is no danger of slipping and breaking your bones or worse, because you’re not even standing. Washing your legs and feet is simpler not only for you, but for your spine as well. On the other hand, there might be some additional costs connected with acquiring walk-in shower with steps, but the water consumption should not increase. All in all, either your are an elderly or just like to shower more comfortably, the new trend of walk-in showers with seats is the one to follow.