Ahhhhhhhh. There’s nothing quite like sinking deep into the soothing waters of a nice, warm bath at the end of a long day. Submerging yourself in the rejuvenating warmth of a soaking tub is a pleasure beyond compare, and history speaks loudly of its therapeutic benefits.

Science tells us that bathing has the potential to:

  • Improve heart health, as heat makes your heart beat faster
  • Help you breathe more easily, increasing oxygen intake and clearing out your sinuses
  • Improve blood flow
  • Balance your hormone levels with both hot and cold temperatures
  • Boost your beauty routine by adding certain salts, oils, and minerals to your bath
  • Regulate your core body temperature
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Relax the nervous system and improve mood

With all these benefits, there’s no reason not to be taking baths! Now, the question is, what’s the best way to bathe so you can reap all the rewards? We believe that the path to peaceful bathing starts with a heated, deep soaking tub.

What makes a heated deep soaking tub different from your average run-of-the-mill bathtub? For starters, it’s much deeper. This seems quite obvious. After all, it’s right there in the name. But does that make a soaker tub better by default? We say: yes.

Why Choose a Soaker?

Soaker tubs are deeper and often shorter than your standard tub. This design makes them more space-efficient, and therefore more suitable for mid-size bathrooms. You can comfortably submerge yourself, even when seated in an upright position, which tends to be more ergonomic and supportive than a fully reclining position. If your soaker tub is smaller and deeper than a standard tub, you may actually be able to use less water to fill it, depending on total volume.

Here’s another perk: if you and your partner enjoy a shared soak, the tub’s size makes it the perfect fit for a second bather. Sometimes when it comes to bathing, the more, the merrier!

An additional unexpected benefit is that the soaker tub’s dimensions allow for more efficient heat retention. Your water will take a lot longer to cool down because there is less surface area, and therefore, less exposure to air.

On top of their practicality, soaker tubs come in a variety of chic designs. Freestanding bathtubs can showcase finely sculpted shapes, modern profiles, and luxurious design features. Soaker tubs are available in hourglass and double slipper designs, among others, and the highly-sought-after clawfoot freestanding tub is always a favorite. Whether you’re after a more contemporary or traditional look for your bathroom, there is a soaker tub out there just for you.

Special Features

Heated deep soaker tubs, aside from their luxurious soaking capabilities, can also be equipped with various special features. Whirlpool jets, air jets, and microbubbles help to relieve stress and soothe sore muscles. Meanwhile, tub decks with pillows, shelves, and armrests complete your spa setup.

If all this talk of a nice long soak has you craving a spa day, a heated deep soaker tub might be the perfect addition to your bathroom. To get started, connect with the spa specialists at Touchstone, and let’s talk about the possibilities.