Air Tubs vs. Whirlpool Tubs
People who have decided to finally invest in a “dream bathroom” have many more options than just having bathroom remodeling companies install a big, conventional bathtub. Today, it’s also possible to enjoy a healthy, therapeutic soak with air or whirlpool tubs, but which one is right for you?
Whirlpool tubs are similar to hot tubs in that a high-pressure air stream is “jetted” through the water to create a more forceful flow. Many people are familiar with the feeling of whirlpool tubs from other sources, but whirlpool tubs are considered a source of hydrotherapy.
Whirlpool tubs can relax muscles, improve cardiovascular health with better circulation, and even burn as many calories in an hour of soaking as taking a 30-minute walk. Hydrotherapy has many health benefits, which is why it is often used as a preventive measure in healthcare.
While whirlpool tubs send concentrated jets of water in distinct directions to create a high-pressure flow, air tubs use the jets to create bubbles surrounding the bather. It’s a less direct form of hydrotherapy, but that is preferable to some, as it can still provide muscular and circulatory benefits. However, air tubs tend to command higher prices than whirlpool tubs, so it’s a bigger investment for bathroom remodeling companies to put one in your home.
Air tubs also tend to be quieter than whirlpool tubs—though more expensive whirlpools can be very quiet—and are generally lower maintenance than their counterpart. For people interested in holistic therapy, such as aromatherapy or chromatherapy these techniques can also be integrated into air tub use.
Ultimately, your lifestyle and the kind of relaxation and therapy preferences you have will be the final factor in determining which one is right for you.
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